Irena Belcovski

Irena Belcovski

Burlington, ON, Canada

About Irena Belcovski

Irena Belcovski is an internationally recognized contemporary abstract painter. Her work has been exhibited by numerous independent Canadian galleries and is found in private collections the world over. Her pieces have several times been featured on Saatchi Art’s homepage and in their 2014 “Artist of the Day" event. She further won third place in Saatchi Art’s Showdown “Back to Nature,” an internationally recognized competition drawing thousands of entries.

Born in Skopje, Macedonia, Irena has, since she was a child, held a fascination and true passion for art. She was introduced to painting by her grandfather who was a naïve painter. Having received a B.A. from the Faculty of Law Studies at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Macedonia, Irena after enrolled in a 4-year mentorship in Prof. Milosh Milosavljevic’s private atelier. In this, she cultivated her passion and began her life in fine arts.

Irena boldly relocated in 2012 to Canada to pursue a full-time career in painting whilst also continuing her Fine Art studies at Sheridan College. Belcovski is currently a successful artist living and working in the Greater Toronto Area. She has been an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists since 2015. She has also been featured on the cover and centerfold of Professional Artist Magazine and interviewed for “Artist Spotlight” in Dec./Jan. 2014’s issue.

Education

- (2014-2016) Fine Arts, Sheridan College,Faculty of Continuing and Professional studies, Oakville,ON, Canada
- (2013) Icon Painting workshop, Sacred Murals Studio
- (2008-2011) Studio Art, Atelier `Likovna Rabotilnica` Skopje, Macedonia
- (1998-2003) B.A, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje


Events

- 2015, SCA Elected Member of the Society of Canadian Artists
-14 August 2014 "Artist of the Day" Saatchi Art
-2013 Saatchi Art Showdown “Back to Nature” 3-rd place
- Featured multiple times on Saatchi Art homepage by the Chief Curator, Rebecca Wilson

PUBLICATIONS:
-2014 Dec/Jan. Professional Artist Magazine, "Artist Spotlight" Interview and Cover Feature;

Exhibitions

2020 Colour and Form Society’s 68th Annual Open Juried Exhibition

2020 International Exhibition d'Aquerelle Albi, France

2020 "Why Do You Create" Juried Exhibition, VAM Mississauga, ON

2019 Circle Arts Gallery, 14 Bay St. Tobermory, ON, Opening reception May 14th

2019 IWS Indonesia Competition & 3rd Juried Exhibition, ART BALI | ABBC Building Nusa Dua Bali

2019 International Watercolor Triennial “Water & Spirit, Varna, Bulgaria

2018, "In Situ" Art Fair, Skopje, Macedonia

2018, Museo de la Acuerela del Estrado de Mexico, Juried group exhibition, Toluca, Mexico

2017, 49th Annual Open International Juried exhibition, SCA, Papermill Gallery Toronto, ON

2017, St.Clement of Ohrid Gallery, Toronto, ON

2017, The International Collective Art Exhibition, Urbino, Italy

2016, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton ON, Art Sale

2016 Group Exhibition by selected artists, ARTA Gallery, Distilery District, Toronto ON

2015 ARTA Gallery, Distillery District, Toronto ON

2015 OUT AUT Gallery of Modern Art, Toronto, ON

2015 "MERLINO Bottega d'Arte", Florence, Italy

2014 "MERLINO Bottega d'Arte" Gallery, Florence, Italy.

2014 "Arta" Gallery, Distillery District, Toronto, ON

2014 "Tag Art Gallery" St. Catharines, ON

2014 MOC St.Ilija, Mississauga, ON

2013 "Tag Art Gallery" St. Catharines, ON

2013 "Kerr Village" Gallery, Oakville ON

2013 Small Peaces "Praxis Gallery" Toronto ON

2013 "Lister Arts" Gallery, Hamilton ON

2013 MOC St.Clement of Ohrid, Toronto ON

2013 Annual Group Exhibition “Praxis Gallery” Toronto, ON

2011 "Monet Gallery" Skopje, Macedonia

2010 Group Exhibition - “Dom na ARM” Skopje, Macedonia

2009 Group Exhibition - “Dom na ARM” Skopje, Macedonia

2008 Group Exhibition - "Dom na ARM" Skopje, Macedonia