Moved to North America in 1988. Since 2009 in New York City.
Small Works Exibition, Manhattan Borough Office, New York, 2019
Small Works Exibition, Manhattan Borough Office, New York, 2017
22"x30" exhibition, Manhattan Borough Office, New York, NY 2016
Small Works Exhibition, Manhattan Borough Office, New York, 2015
Annual Spring Art Exhibition, benefit for NYC's homeless, New York, 2015
22"x30" exhibition, Manhattan Borough Office, New York, 2015
Marion R. Netter Scholarship for 2017/2018
Member of Art Student League of New York, 2014 - now
The Chelsea Classical Studio, School of Fine Art , New York City, USA, 2018-
worked with Robin Smith, emerging portraiture painter on her approach to figure painting from life
The Art Students League of New York, New York, USA, 2010 -
worked with renown and well established painters like Mary Beth McKenzie, Max Ginsburg, Gregg Kreutz, Jerry Weiss, Ronnie Landfield, Kikuo Saito, and James Little on different approaches to drawing, painting, color design and composition in portraiture and figure painting from life, and in abstract paintings.
Ottawa School of Art, Ottawa, Canada, 2004-2008
trained in classical drawing and painting
Ph.D. Mathematics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, USA, 1992
M.S. Statistics, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada (1995)
M.S. Mathematics, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, 1984
B.S. Mathematics, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Serbia, 1978
My formal education was in mathematics. I loved it. However, through mathematics I could not express my non-rational and spontaneous side. This is exactly what my paintings are about, my feelings invoked by a subject I paint, not the subject itself.
I have expressionistic use of color, line and paint. I use bright and strong colors, and thick and textured paint, which imbues my paintings with subtle drama and energy.