Tatjana Jovancevic
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  • Chicago, IL
  • United States
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24" x 18"Marker on paper
Feb 13, 2016
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"Thanks Robert, glad you noticed it! I wasn't able to be there last year."
Feb 6, 2016
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"Hi Tatjana: Saw this piece @ CIVA 2015 and it was definitely one of my favorites in the juried exhibition !"
Feb 5, 2016
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Profile Information

Organization or Business Name
Artist + Independent Senior Graphic Designer, Art Director
Website
http://tatjanajovancevic.com
Art Interests
Arts Ministry, Drawing, Graphic Design, Installation, Mixed Media, Works on Paper
Artist / Personal Statement
My art speaks of things I have a hard time talking about. As an individual from a war-torn country, I delve into the themes of detachment from physical and true home, losing the sense of identity, and pursuit of belonging and reconciliation. Tension between light and dark, good and evil, and heavens and earth are also woven into these narratives. There’s a sense of fragility and destruction of nature and of life itself.

My work is a continuous conversation between my inner landscape and what the outer landscape offers in return. Travelling inside my thoughts, experiences and feelings, I’m trying to reach territories, some still unclaimed and almost beyond reach. As in nature, there are high and low, soft and hard, fluid and rigid, dark and light places.

I am trying to make a connection with people who view my work, as well as with nature and spiritual aspect of our lives. It’s also an attempt to have an intimate conversation with viewers, drawing them into my work, while possibly drawing them out. In the end there is a sense of redemption. Ideas and feelings are given a physical presence and a new life, and so is the artist.
Accomplishments / CV
Education

B.F.A. Visual Communication, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, 1997
Klein Artist Works, art career development program, 2010

Selected Exhibitions

2015
CIVA Juried Conference Exhibition – Calvin College Center Art Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI

2014
RSA Open Exhibition-Art – Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Point of Departure (as part of Chicago Artist Month) – The Charnel House, Chicago, IL
ONU’s 1st Regional Exhibition: Expanding Borders – Brandenburg and Strickler Galleries, Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, IL

2013
Reciprocity: Artfully Aware – OpenWall, Chicago, IL
16th International Open – Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL

2012
Women’s History Month exhibit – Dunning Library Branch, Chicago, IL

2011
Art Chicago (as part of Klein Artist Works), Chicago, IL
BIG WOMEN, small works – Portage ARTspace, Chicago, IL
14th International Open – Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL
Identity Politics Art Show – Fullton Street Collective, Chicago, IL
The Paul Show – The Charnel House, Chicago, IL
5th Annual Emerging Artists Winter Exhibit – Morpho Gallery, Chicago, IL

2010
The Egg & The Starling, Two-Person Exhibition with Rebecca Israilevich– Flourish Studios, Chicago, IL
Encaustic: Hot Art – Highland Park Art Center, Highland Park, IL
The Spirit of Wood – Life Force Arts Center, Chicago, IL
Dreams of Healing – Swedish Covenant Hospital, Chicago, IL
Planet Earth – Playful Zen Gallery, Chicago, IL

Residency
Colorado Art Ranch, artist in residence, September 2015

Bibliography
The Nature Conservancy, "Artists draw inspiration from the unique landscape and give back to nature in return.", TNC website, September 2015, http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedsta...

Philip A Hartigan, “A Chicago Alderman Opens His Office to Art", Hyperallergic, October 31, 2013.
http://hyperallergic.com/86254/a-chicago-alderman-opens-his-office-...

Swedish Covenant Hospital, “Dreams of Healing” – exhibit book sponsored by The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, Chicago

Recognition
ARTSlant 4th 2010 Showcase winner, mixed media category

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