Dora Bratelj – academic painter and graphic artist
Statement and biography
I'm always inted in traditional techniques of multiplication by the fighting with the resistance of materials - the matrix that carries our vision and ideas, storage and further transmission of knowledge about the techniques of traditional values in art as a basis for creating contemporary works of art; fascinates me a sense of tactility of paper structure, color saturation, and at the end, the mystery of graphic prints and challenge what's coming when the roller passed over the plate and lift the paper . This is the magic of graphics, never sure what we'll get to test your graphics - a disappointment or a thrill!
My interest also get involved in painting,drawing, illustration, photography, and for almost six years working in the Croatian Conservation Institute
I was born in 1980 in Novi Sad, and from earliest childhood, I live in Zagreb, Croatia, where I finished elementary school and the School for the Applied Arts. I also attended and completed a private two-year school of creative painting. Over ten years I do art photography, my works were exhibited in many exhibitions at home and abroad for what I've got a few awards.
2003 I enrolled into the graphics department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb.
I graduated in June 4th 2008.
In November 2008 I participated in the exhibition of the best graduates of the academy.
During and after the study I participated in more than 20 group exhibitions at home and abroad, for example: 21 Biennial of Osijek, 2008; an international exhibition of " SEE VISIONS “, Sarajevo, BIH, 2008; international exhibition “Open Vernissage” Osijek 2009; Temporary Art Spaces, Halifax, UK, 2009.; 5th Triennial graphics Croatian in Zagreb, 2009; 4th Ex Yu international exhibition of prints in Belgrade, Serbia, 2010;
I am particularly proud that my graphics included in the graphic map "Selected Authors 5th Croatian Triennial consists of 15 original prints of prominent Croatian graphic, published to mark the half century of continuity of the Zagreb exhibition graphics.
2007 I carried out work on open space: a floor mosaic of granite in the square in Ivanic Grad.
I participated in V. Triennial - CROATIAN ARTISTS ON Passion and Resurrection: Neighbours 2012th Mimara Museum, Zagreb 2012,
I participated at the international exhibition of the painter, sculptor and printmaker named ARAD Biennale - MEETING POINT 3 in Pecs, which is in progress.
I had four individual exhibition: 2009 mixed media drawings and prints, and 2011 and 2012 three exhibitions of my graphic map multicolor linocut " The Dove Postcard"
My works are included in public collection, among others, in the Graphics Section of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (HAZU) and in the SKC gallery in Belgrade, Serbia, Halifax,UK, Memorial Museum bishop Strossmayer Đakovo, Croatia, City University Library,Osijek (GISKO) Croatia.
graduates of the academy.
2006 I was awarded by Academy as a student with great results. 2006, 2008 and 2010 have been published some of my works in Croatian Journal of Art Prints.
2010 I received a prize purchase Graphics from the Prints Cabinet Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences(HAZU).
Since 2010 I am a member of the Croatian Association of Artists (HDLU).…Read More
Academy of Fine Arts, Graphic department, Zagreb, Croatian,2003- 2008, university
Private School for creative painting ,Zagreb, Croatia,1999 - 2001
School of Applied Arts,high school,department of graphic design,( SPUD),Zagreb, Croatia,
1995- 1999.…Read More