Dora Bratelj - Academic Painter - Graphic Artist, Conservator and Restorer of easel painting at Croatian Conservation Institute.
Statement and biography
My main interest is to work in traditional graphic techniques but also get involved in drawing, painting, illustrations, photography, and for over six years working in the Croatian Conservation Institute.
I was born in 1980 in Novi Sad, Serbia, but from earliest childhood, I lived in Zagreb, Croatia, where I finished high School of Fine and Applied Arts. I also attended a private two-year school of creative painting.
2003 I enrolled into the graphics department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb.
04th 06th Of 2008. passed the final exam and earned the professional title of senior academic painter and graphic artist.
2006 I was awarded by Academy as a student with great results.
2010 I received a prize purchase Graphics from the Prints Cabinet Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences(HAZU).
2006, 2008, 2010. have been published some of my works in Croatian Journal of Art Prints.
I participated in over 20 group juries exhibitions at home and abroad, among others in the UK, Hungary, USA...and have had five graphics solo exhibitionsg.
With one graphic, multi-colored linocut "The Dove Postcard 4" I'm now, in 2013., part of the exhibition organized as part of a "nomadic project",called YOUnit in Art or YOUnite TOUR,with live exhibitions of artworks in galleries in USA.
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 Äakovo, Croatia, City"‹"‹ University Library,Osijek (GISKO) Croatia.
Since 2010 I have been a member of the Croatian Association of Artists (HDLU)