Isola by Maya Kulenovic
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Isola 2015 - 2016

Maya Kulenovic

CanvasOil paintPaint
102 ⨯ 79 cm
ConditionExcellent
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Morren Galleries Utrecht

  • About the artist

    Maya Kulenovic’s paintings have been exhibited in over thirty solo exhibitions and many more group shows and art fairs in Canada, the UK, the Netherlands, USA, Ireland, Italy, Japan, South Korea, and Turkey. Her work can be found in many collections around the world.

    A book on her work with introduction by Edward Lucie-Smith was published by d’jonge Hond 2008 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Her latest monograph, Fugue, including an essay by Mark Kingwell was published in Toronto, Canada in 2017.

    She studied art at London University of the Arts (at Chelsea College of Art and Design) in London, England (Masters of Arts), Ontario College of Art and Design University (AOCAD Honours) in Toronto and Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul. She is also an alumna of London Goodenough College in London, England.

    Canadian by nationality, she is currently based in Toronto. She was born in Sarajevo, 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


    2020
    EROSIONS, Imagefoundry, Toronto, Canada. Off-site exhibition for ArtTO
    FIGURES OF AMBIGUITY, Principle Gallery Charleston, Charleston, SC, USA

    2019
    VESTIGESJames Baird Gallery. Pop – up exhibition, November 8-10, Toronto, Canada.

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

    2016
    RECENT PAINTINGSGalerie deTwee Pauwen, The Hague, The Netherlands. January 17 – March 3 2016.

    2012- 2013
    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
    MAYA KULENOVIC at 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, 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
    MARIANNA 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
    Gallery artists, Galerie de Twee Pauwen, The Hague, The Netherlands
    ART BREDA ART FAIR, Galerie de Twee Pauwen Booth, Breda, The Netherlands

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

    2014
    Group exhibition, galery artists, Galerie LeRoyer, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    2013

    Gallery artists, Galerie LeRoyer, Montreal, Quebec, Canada


    2012
    ART WYNWOOD, International Contemporary Art Fair / Galerie LeRoyer Booth – Miami, United States
    CONTEXT ART MIAMI / Galerie LeRoyer Booth, Miami, United States
    G
    allery artists, Morren Galeries, Utrecht and Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    ART TORONTO INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR, Galerie LeRoyer/ Galerie Saint Dizier Booth, Toronto, Canada

    2011
    AAF AMSTERDAM / Morren Galleries Booth, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Gallery artists, Morren Galeries, Utrecht and Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    2009 – 2010
    Gallery artists, Galerie LeRoyer, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    2009 – 2010
    Gallery artists, Morren Galleries, Utrecht and Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    REALISME ART FAIR Amsterdam / Galerie Utrecht Booth, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    2008

    REALISME ART FAIR Amsterdam / Galerie Utrecht Booth, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Gallery artists, Galerie Utrecht, The Netherlands

    2007
    REALISME ART FAIR Amsterdam / Galerie Utrecht Booth, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Gallery artists, Blackheath Gallery, London UK
    Group exhibition, Robert Hughes Gallery, Austin, Texas
    MODERN FIGURE, Oisin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland. Catalogue.

    2006
    CONSUMED: THE BEST of QUAB, QUAB Gallery, Calgary
    EXPOSED: THE OTHER SIDE OF 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
    QUAB Gallery Artists Visiting Exhibition, 1040 Gallery, Montreal
    Gallery artists, QUAB Gallery, Calgary
    INTERNATIONAL WOMEN IN ART, Aldo Castillo Gallery, Chicago
    Invitational exibition, Aldo Castillo Gallery, Chicago

    2004
    Gallery artists, 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
    ART TORONTO INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR, Toronto, Canada
    MARIANNA GARTNER, MAYA KULENOVIC, JULIE MOOS, Sable- Castelli Gallery, Toronto
    RHYTHM, RITUAL AND REPETITIVE ACTION, curated by Virginia MacDonnell, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts
    Chelsea College MFA show, Pump House, London, England.
    DIVINE, curated by Rae Johnson, Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts.
    MATTERS OF THE SOUL, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto.
    THE DD EXHIBITION 1996, International Drawing Exhibition, Kyoto, Japan
    PROPELLER, Inaugural Exhibition, Propeller Gallery, Toronto
    TORONTO OUTDOOR ART EXHIBITION, Nathan Philips Square (Best Student Award)

    1993-1995
    INVITATIONAL STUDENT EXHIBITION – Touring exhibition, Marmara University, Istanbul University and Bosphorus University, 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
    Kulenovic was offered the Ontario- Quebec Student Exchange Fellowship (which she declined)
    Av Isaacs Tuition Scholarship
    NCR Canada Ltd. (Best Student Award), Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition


    REVIEWS, INTERVIEWS, CATALOGUES

    Print (Selected)
    Q&A with artist Maya Kulenovic, who makes American solo debut with Charleston exhibit, by Kalyn Oyer, The Post and Courier, Charleston Scene, March 2, 2020 link
    Breaking Boundaries – Collector’s Focus: Women Artists, by By John O’Hern American Art Collector Issue 173 Page 62, March 2020
    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, 2012
    Maya Kulenovic, review by Karin van der Beek, KUNSTKRANT november/december 2012 pg 17
    Art Toronto 2012 Catalogue  link
    De Mens Als Angstig en Bloeddorstig Wezen review by Lennard Dost, de Volkskrant 2009
    Maya Kulenovic: State of Being by Edward Lucie – Smith (book essay), 2007
    Modern Figure Catalogue, Oisin Gallery, Dublin, Ireland 2007
    Magazine cover and 2-page review by Severine Morren, ArtAlert, The Netherlands, 2008
    The Horrors of WAR, by Hugh Graham Visual Arts, Fast Forward magazine, Calgary, 2006
    WAR exhibition review, City TV Calgary, 2006
    War, Yarn and Sunscreen by Wes Lafortune, Artbeat, FFWD Magazine, Calgary, 2006
    Art at War, by Margaret Hawkins Chicago Sun -Times, Galleries, 2004
    Art at War by Bara Sapir, Zeek: A Jewish Journal of Thought and Culture, 2004
    ZED TV, YEAR 0, Maya Kulenovic. CBC Vancouver. 2003
    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 1996
    Online (Selected)
    Maya Kulenovic: Interview, il Canto di Orfeo, 2016 link
    Something Lost, Something New: Interview with Maya Kulenovic, Combustus Magazine, 2014 link
    Maya Kulenovic: The Line Between Chaos and Order, MIMIK Magazine, Summer 2013 link
    Maya Kulenovic: Interview With an Artist, Atlas Magazine, Winter 2012 pg 198 link

    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.


    PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

    London Goodenough College, London, UK. ArtUK


    OTHER

    Maya Kulenovic was one of the founding members of Propeller Centre for the Visual Arts (now Propeller Art Gallery), a well-known artist run centre and exhibition space in Toronto (1996).

    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. IMDB


    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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