My name is Ruta Krau.

I am an Artist & Designer, pursuing meaningful creative relationships that transforms unique ideas to life:

.Art. .Brand & Identity Design. .Editorial Design. .Graphic Design. .Illustration.  .Packaging. .Photography.

I studied architecture in Lithuania and Portugal. Since 2017 I work at WZMH Architects in Toronto. My work there encompasses Branding, Identity, Packaging, Print and UX/UI design for the firm’s R+D initiatives, which include the award-winning Intelligent Structural Panel. I also support the firm’s Marketing efforts as a Graphic Designer & Photographer. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture at the Vilnius Gediminas Technical University. Due to my talent, passion and unwavering commitment, I was appointed to Associate in 2020.

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Exhibitions & Publications

'Menas be Stogo'| Virtual Art Exhibition

Photograph called 'Incognito' 
2022, Vilnius, Lithuania

INSIGHT - The Art of Living
Magazine photography feature (cover & article)

sothebysrealty.ca and
2022, Sotheby's

'N-D Narrative Dimension'
Feature on limited-edition book showcasing selected works of 22 international photographers  

timespaceexistence.com and here
2021, European Cultural Centre

'This is a cool idea, let's build it right away!' is driving force behind WZMH's new Lab
Interview (WZMH Architects)

theglobeandmail.com and here    
2021, The Globe and Mail

'TIME SPACE EXISTENCE' | Biennial Architectural Photography Exhibition
Project called 'Portraits: Shaped in Concrete'
https://timespaceexistence.com/ and here
2021, European Cultural Centre, Venice, Italy

'Menas be Stogo'| Outdoor Art Exhibition
Photograph called 'The wave' 
https://www.govilnius.lt/menas-be-stogo and here
2021, Vilnius, Lithuania

'Menas be Stogo'| Virtual Art Exhibition
Photograph called 'With thyself' 
2020, Vilnius, Lithuania

Drasios Dizaineres Pedomis (Following Brave Designer's Footsteps)

2019, Juste magazine

'Ruta Krau: Rough Brutalism'
Photography Feature

2019, International Photography Magazine

Artwork of 85 Valentines for Architects and (Architecture) Lovers 
Illustration Feature

2019, Archdaily.com

'Intelligent Structural Panel'
Magazine cover, article illustrations

canadianconsultingengineer.com architectblueprint.com
2018, Architect Blueprint Magazine

‘Poetics of Light’ | Photography Exhibition
2018, Black Box Gallery, Portland, USA

'Photographic Gallery Captures the Rough Brutalism of Toronto's Andrews Building' 
Photography Feature

2018, Archdaily.com

'Aabybro School' 
Photography Feature

urbannext.net dezeen.com

On the Boards

Volunteering as an Art Director @ Human Rights Voice Lithuania
since 2019

Working as an Associate, Photographer & Visual Designer @ WZMH Architects
since 2017
Honors & Awards

Promotion to Associate
2020, WZMH Architects, Toronto, Ontario

Oxford Global Hackathon
Finalist (
WZMH Architects)
2019, Toronto, Canada

International Photography Grant
Nominee of the project 'Rough Brutalism'

2018, London, UK

‘Zango Bulevar’ | Materplan for Angola
Architecture Award, 1st place (OOIIOO Architecture)

2015, Madrid, Spain

'Hotel Benidorm' | Matimex International Architecture Prize
Finalist (OOIIOO Architecture)

2015, Madrid, Spain

‘Urban Frame. Dual Architecture.’ | Architectural Photography Workshop and Exhibition
Leader, Organizer, Events Manager. In collaboration with Birute Petruskaite

2015 -2016, Vilnius, Lithuania