Kamile Matulaityte studied at the Kaunas School of Photographic Art, Lithuania from 2001 – 2004 and from 2007 to 2011 she completed a BA (Hons.) degree in Photography at the Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Dún Laoghaire, Dublin. Last year she was nominated for the IADT award for a BA dissertation of a high academic standard, the Inspirational Arts Award 2011 and the IPPA National Photographic Awards 2011. Over the past few years she has participated in ten exhibitions in Ireland, the UK and Europe.
The core theme of Kamile’s photographic practice is the human-to-human relationship. It could take the form of documentation of personal relations, a maternal bond or even a silent social manifesto through self-portraiture. There are elements of erotica, mystique, intangibility and sarcasm in every project she has taken up. Kamile is interested in alternative photographic processes and is currently working with the tri-colour gum alternative process, which requires at least four days to produce a single print. The exposure time happens to be momentary, therefore, exploitative. The tri-colour gum process enables the artist to prolong the photographic dialogue with the subject and turn it into an experience that is more intimate.