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Maya Kulenovic is a Canadian artist, living in Toronto, Ontario.
She was born in 1975 in Sarajevo, SR Bosnia and Herzegovina, SFR Yugoslavia

EDUCATION

1997-98 Master of Arts, Chelsea College of Art and Design , University of the Arts London, England
1997-98 Resided at Goodenough College, London, England
1995-97 Fine Arts Department, Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto. AOCAD Honours.
1992-95 Painting Department, Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey. BFA program. Painting and Printmaking.
1982-91 Music training in classical piano

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
EVANESCENCES, Barbara Frigerio Contemporary Art, Milan, Italy February 18 - 28
Galerie deTwee Pauwen, The Hague, The Netherlands. April 9 - May 20.

2016
Galerie deTwee Pauwen, The Hague, The Netherlands. January 17 - March 3 2016.

2012- 2013
MAYA KULENOVIC: SELECTED WORKS 2005-2012 Paintings from Mr Bert Bolkenstein collection. Morren Galleries, Amsterdam. Opening word by Dr. Bob van den Boogert, Curator, The Rembrandt House Museum, Amsterdam. 

2012

SOLITAIRE, Morren Galleries, Utrecht, The Netherlands

2011
RECENT PAINTINGS, Morren Galleries, Utrecht, The Netherlands

2009-10
NEW WORKS, Morren Galleries, Utrecht, The Netherlands

2008
RECENT WORKS, Morren Galleries (former Galerie Utrecht), Amsterdam, The Netherlands
MAYA KULENOVIC, Exhibition and Book Launch, Galerie Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Opening Word by Mr Edward Lucie- Smith.

2007
MAYA KULENOVIC, Galerie Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

2006
CLAIR/ OBSCURE, Galerie Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
QUAB Gallery, Calgary
ECHOES, Gallerie Luz, Montreal (March- April)
PENUMBRA, Blackheath Gallery, London, UK (May)

2005
WAKE, QUAB Gallery, Art Central, Calgary

2003
YEAR ZERO, SPIN Gallery, Toronto

2002
SUBLIME, Partners Films, Toronto

2001
INTER NOS, ZYPR Gallery Toronto
MAYA KULENOVIC: Portraits, Una Mas, Toronto

2000
SEER, I-Land Gallery, Toronto
MAYA KULENOVIC, Partners Films, Toronto
EXPOSURE, SPIN Gallery
CAPRICE II, La Vitrine Gallery, Scotia Plaza, Toronto

1999
PROCESSION Gallery 89, John Abbott College, Montreal
CAPRICE, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto
MAYA KULENOVIC, paintings, Revolutionary Bean cafe, Beaches, Toronto

1998
VERTIGO studio MFA show, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, UK

1996
WALLS-VOIDS Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, Toronto


SMALL SOLO EXHIBITS, TWO AND THREE PEOPLE EXHIBITIONS- SELECTED

2017
STATE of MIND, Morren Galleries, Utrecht, Netherlands.

2006- 07
WAR , QUAB Gallery, Calgary

1999
Mariana Gartner, Maya Kulenovic, Julie Moos at Sable- Castelli Gallery, Toronto.


GROUP EXHIBITIONS- SELECTED

2018
CITY LIMITS, invitational group exhibition, Principle Gallery, Alexandria VA, USA

2017
FORZA Galerie Le Royer, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Woman, James Baird Gallery Pouch Cove (Canada), Miami (USA)
Skin, Galerie de Twee Pauwen, The Hague, The Netherlands

2016
Principle's Six, Principle Gallery at The Vendue, Charleston, SC, USA
Inspirational Forms, Principle Gallery, Charleston, SC, USA
Galerie de Twee Pauwen, The Hague, The Netherlands

2015
Principle Gallery, Charleston, SC, USA
Galerie LeRoyer, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2014
Galerie LeRoyer, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2011-13
Morren Galeries, Utrecht and Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Galerie LeRoyer, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

2009 - 2010
Morren Galleries, Utrecht and Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2008
Galerie Utrecht, The Netherlands

2007
Blackheath Gallery, London UK
Robert Hughes Gallery, Austin, Texas
Oisin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
QUAB Gallery, Calgary

2006
Stampede, QUAB Gallery, Calgary
Fence Project; Sungnam - Pangyo, Korea - Public Design Innovation Centre
Abstract Mind Mural, A. Castilo Art Foundation; Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

2005
1040 Gallery, Montreal
QUAB Gallery, Calgary
International Women in Art, Aldo Castillo Gallery, Chicago
Aldo Castillo Gallery, Chicago

2004
QUAB Gallery, Calgary
INANIMATION, Museum of the Future, Toronto (installation, Collaboration with A S Hamilton)
Art at War, Chicago State University, Chicago
Art at War, Aldo Castillo Gallery, Chicago

1995-2004
Hot'n'Fresh, SPIN Gallery, Toronto
Mini-Me SPIN Gallery, Toronto
Toronto Fashion Show, SPIN Gallery, Toronto
Gender Less Generation, SPIN Gallery, curator Juno Youn, Toronto
Faculty exhibition, MacLaren Gallery, Georgian College, Barrie
Children of the Revolution, Fleurs du Mal Gallery, Toronto
Sable- Castelli Gallery, Toronto
Rhythm, Ritual and Repetitive Action, curated by Virginia MacDonnell, Propeller CVA
Pump House, London, England. Chelsea College MFA show.
Divine, curated by Rae Johnson, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts.
John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto.
The DD Exhibition 1996, International Drawing Exhibition, Kyoto, Japan
Inaugural Exhibition, Propeller Gallery, Toronto
Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Nathan Philips Square (Best Student Award)

1993-1995
Touring exhibition at Marmara, Istanbul and Bosphorus Universities, Istanbul
SIEMENS. Juried exhibition organized by the Siemens Inc.


AWARDS AND GRANTS 1996-99

Sheila Hugh Mackay Foundation Grant
London Goodenough Trust bursary
Mudge Massey Graduate Travelling Scholarship
David L. Stevenson Scholarship
Mrs. W.O. Forsyth Scholarship
was offered the Ontario- Quebec Student Exchange Fellowship
Av Isaacs Tuition Scholarship
NCR Canada Ltd. (Best Student Award), Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition


REVIEWS and CATALOGUES - SELECTED

Exhibition review in COLLECT Magazine (Arts Antiques Auctions), February issue 2016
Faces of Chaotic Beauty: Questions and Appeals in Maya Kulenovic's Painting
(An essay by Mark Kingwell, included in Measure Yourself Against the Earth: Essays, pages 228)
Painting 'Halcyon' in Vernis magazine, pg 25 - 26, 2014
Maya Kulenovic en Rembrands Clair- Obscur by Bob van der Boogert (Curator, Rembrandthouse), Exhibition essay,
Maya Kulenovic: State of Being by Edward Lucie - Smith (book essay)
De Mens Als Angstig en Bloeddorstig Wezen review by Lennard Dost, de Volkskrant
Magazine cover and 2-page review by Severine Morren, ArtAlert, The Netherlands
The Horrors of WAR, by Hugh Graham Visual Arts, Fast Forward magazine, Calgary
WAR exhibition review, City TV Calgary
War, Yarn and Sunscreen by Wes Lafortune, Artbeat, FFWD Magazine, Calgary
Art at War, by Margaret Hawkins Chicago Sun -Times, Galleries
Art at War by Bara Sapir, Zeek: A Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture,
ZED TV, YEAR 0, Maya Kulenovic. CBC Vancouver
Inter Nos exhibition image and review, listings section, Nov 2001 The Globe and Mail,
Exposure Exhibition Review, Sep 2000 Eye Magazine,
Caprice, Summer issue 1999 MIX Magazine,
Sable-Castelli exhibition review, Gallery Going, Feb 1999 The Globe and Mail,
Rhythm, Ritual and Repetitive Action exhibition catalogue,
MA 1998, Chelsea College of Art an Design, London, England, exhibition catalogue
The DD Exhibition catalogue, Kyoto, Japan
Soho International Art Catalogue, New York

as well as many articles and intervies in various on-line based magazines, archives, encyclopedias and blogs.


TEACHING POSITIONS

2000-2002
Art History. Industrial Design Department, Humber College, Toronto, Canada
Drawing From Imagination. Fine Arts Department, Georgian College, Barrie, Canada
Concept in Drawing. Fine Arts Department, Georgian College, Barrie, Canada
Painting Studio Course. Faculty of Art and Design, Georgian College, Barrie, Canada.
Life Drawing Course. Faculty of Art and Design, Georgian College, Barrie, Canada.


OTHER

In 1996, MK was one of the founding members of Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts, a well-known artist run centre and exhibition space in Toronto.

As a sculptor, she occasionally creates artwork for film in the areas of trauma simulation, anatomy, surgery or fine art sculpture. At special request only.

MK has studied and instructed martial arts for many years. She has achieved various advanced black belt levels in the arts of Karate, Kobudo and Wing Chun Kung Fu.


ASSOCIATIONS

LGAC London Goodenough Association Canada


ART FAIRS

Regular participation in the following Art Fairs :

Europe: REALISME AMSTERDAM .

North America: TIAF (Toronto International Art Fair, Toronto), Art Wynwood, Context Art Miami


PUBLICATIONS - MONOGRAPHS


2017
MAYA KULENOVIC: FUGUE
essay by Mark Kingwell
interview with Anthony Collins,
148 pages Hardcover; English
ISBN 978-0-9958993-0-8


2008
MAYA KULENOVIC, writing by Edward Lucie Smith,
128 pages Hardcover; in English and Dutch
Publisher: d'jonge Hond Publishers and Galerie Utrecht
ISBN 90-8910-045-8


PUBLICATIONS - OTHER


2015
Faces of Chaotic Beauty: Questions and Appeals in Maya Kulenovic's Painting
An essay by Mark Kingwell, included in Measure Yourself Against the Earth: Essays, pages 228-233
Publisher: Biblioasis
ISBN 1771960469


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