Public Procurments and Contests
Selected participants for Terra 2020, International Terracotta Symposium:
1. Anna Korver – New Zealand
Anna Korver is currently living and working in Taranaki, New Zealand. She has been a professional sculptor since she graduated with a BA in sculpture from the University of Canterbury in 2003. Korver has been working nationally and internationally as well as has exhibited her work in both private and public commissions. She has been selected twice for the Wallace Awards, invited to exhibit at many large outdoor sculpture exhibitions, including the Brick Bay Sculpture Trail and Tai Tapu Sculpture Garden, and has attended more than 60 national and international sculpture symposium. Korver’s works are feminine in their identity and perspective, inviting intimacy and personal connection. The shapes are minimalist and tend to reflect the inner self to the outer surface. Her work has always come from an internal place, reflecting her current situation or experience. Fundamental concepts generally revolve around the defense and protection of women, but often from a subtle, gentle place. They rethink and challenge traditional women’s roles, offering a different strength where men’s and women’s sides are in balance and delicacy, and fragility is recognized instead of seen as a weakness, reflecting on feminism’s commitment to equality for both genders. More information can be found at http://www.annakorver.co.nz/
2. Marc Leuhtold – USA
Mark Leuthold’s sculptures have been included in the collections of the Metropolitan and Brooklin Museums and the Museum of Art and Design, as well as numerous collections outside the US – South Korea, Turkey, Switzerland, Japan. Critic John Perreault noted: “One look and look for artists who break history, bend down the descent, forcing it to connect the dots in new ways, even distract from some. Leuthold is one such. ”
Marc Leuthold is the son of European immigrants and interested in different cultural experiences. His work reflects the influence of the arts of Asia, Africa and the Mediterranean.
He is a professor at New York State University and has taught at Princeton University and the Parsons School of Design. He is one of forty Americans who is a lifetime member of the International Ceramics Academy. He has exhibited in numerous exhibitions around the world and participated in numerous colonies and artistic residencies. You can find a detailed CV at: https://marcleuthold.com/
3. Tamami Ichimura – Japan
Born in Shizuoka in 1987, 2011. She holds a Master’s Degree from the Joshibi University School of Fine Arts. Her book Matura won the “Best Work Award” / Joshibi University of Art and Design, University of Arts and Design 2009 (Kanagawa). She has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Japan and participated in several colonies, symposiums and artistic residency programs around the world. You can read more at: http://nasu-symposium.jp/artist_ichimura2018.html
4. Tatjana Sekulić – Croatia
Tamara Sekulić was born in 1991. She graduated from the School of Textile, Design and Applied Arts in Osijek. She graduated in 2017. at the Academy of Arts in Osijek, department of fine arts – module sculpture, under the mentorship of Denis Krašković. He is active in various fields of visual and applied art. In addition to art, she is also involved in fine arts and pedagogical work, through which she also designed and led various art projects and art workshops. Her primary medium of expression is sculpture through which she most often designs geometric forms of clean and clear lines with environmental and social themes and issues. From 2018 is a member of HDLU Osijek. He lives and works in Osijek. See more about the artist at https://tamarasekulic.com/
5. Mirjana Blagojev – Serbia
Mirjana Blagojev was born in Zrenjanin in 1974. She graduated (2000) with a master’s degree (2007) from the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. She completed her master studies at the Ecole Supèrieure des Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg, France in the direction of Object-glass (2005). She is currently pursuing her Doctoral studies at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, where she is employed in the subject of sculpture as an assistant professor. He is a member of SULUV and ESGAA (European Studio Glass Art Association). She has participated in the realization of numerous international projects as well as in numerous art symposia and colonies, exhibited at several solo and group exhibitions in the country and abroad, realized study visits in the form of lectures and workshops at the Universities of Pécs, Hungary, Faculty of Architecture Prague, Czech Republic, Academy Fine Arts and Design Bratislava, Slovakia, Academy of Arts, Split.
6. Slobodan Stojanović – Serbia
Slobodan Dane Stojanović, graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Belgrade, sculpture department, in 1970. Member of ULUS since 1975.Organized 30 solo exhibitions, the most famous of which are at ULUS Gallery in Belgrade 2002, exhibitions at SANU, branch in Novi Sad, 2001,2013, at Platoneum Gallery. He has participated in numerous exhibitions in the country and abroad. He is a participant of many colonies and author of the Janis Janulis Monument in Corfu, the Jovan Cvijic Monument / the Jovan Cvijic Museum in Beogad /, the author of the Sculpture Colony in Wood / Kalemegdan / His works are in the National Museum in Belgrade, in the Museum of the City of Belgrade, in the Gallery of Contemporary Art in Pancevo, Smederevo, Novi Sad, Apatin, Paracin, Nis, Krusevac and others. Member of ULUS Veterans Committee, and winner of awards and honors.
7. Branislav Nikolić – Serbia
Born in Sabac, Serbia, in 1970. 1991/1995 Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia. 1997/2002 MFA studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Novi Sad, Serbia. 1998/2001 MFA studies at the Netherlands Institute of Art, Enschede, The Netherlands. 1997/1998 He teaches at the School of Arts in Sabac, Serbia. Member of the Association of Fine Artists of Serbia (ULUS) since 1995. Member of the international art group Nev Remote and the independent art association Kolektiv. Along with Kosta Bogdanovic and Rajko Boskovic, they wrote textbooks for visual arts 1, 2, 3 and 4 for the first four grades of elementary school. Selector of the Jalovik Art Colony since 2002. Currently he works as an art editor and designer. More information at: http://branislavnikolic.net/