Vineta Cook is a contemporary abstract photographer and painter with roots of abstract expressionism. Born in northern Lithuania, in the hometown of Jonas Mekas (God father of American avant-garde cinema), she has been dabbling in art and experimenting with different materials since early childhood. At age fifteen she won the silver medallion from European Union art contest held in Lithuania. After that she studied art privately for a year with Lithuanian artists R.Briediene, E.Skuja and V.Jazauskas. Later she finished at Vilnius Pedagogical University, receiving her bachelor degree in Arts and left Lithuania for the United States with her family in 2005. Vineta has received awards from the European Union, Manhattan Art's International and in 2008 was entitled "Best Emerging Artist" from the Best of 2007 Art Source in New York. Her photography prints were used on the set of the CW Network TV series, "One Tree Hill" Season 8 (12), NBC's TV series "Up All Night" (starring Christina App
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