Tijana Petrovic is Croatian artist based in London and a Central Saint Martins MA Fine Art graduate working with the media of painting and sculpture. She explores the themes of inhibitions, vulnerabilities and complex emotional states such as nostalgia with an aim to cope with the anxieties related to everyday life. She wants to turn the negative or mundane into something positive  aesthetically pleasing or comical  and break the boundaries of the uncomfortable by enabling discussion on difficult topics in light-hearted way.

Tijana's figurative and meticulous works are a contemporary response to the Surrealism. The scenes she depicts are both familiar and unfamiliar. She combines real-life motifs in uncommon ways and through deadpan humour she challenges the viewer's perceptions and encourages them to see things differently.

Tijana's works are a part of private collections in the UK, Republic of China, and Croatia.

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION

2018-2020 Central Saint Martins – MA Fine Art

2012-2014 Faculty of Graphic Arts MA in Graphic Technology

2009-2012 Faculty of Graphic Arts BA in Graphic Technology

 

EXHIBITIONS

2021 London Art Biennale – Chelsea Old Town Hall / London

2021 The Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition – Mall Galleries / London

2020 London Grads Now – Saatchi Gallery / London

2020 New Futures Digital – Kovet.Art / London

2020 Sunny Art Prize– Sunny Art Centre / London 

2020 Let the Grass Grow Beneath Your Feet – Trinity Art Gallery / London 

2020 Introductions – Slash Arts Gallery / Harwich

2020 Forces – Art Number 23 gallery / London

2020 Becomings – APT Gallery / London

2020 Together Alone – Hampstead Heath / London

2020 Portal 1.0 – virtual exhibition

2019 Big Space – Central Saint Martins / London

2019 Auction – Lethaby gallery CSM / London

2019 Discovery Sessions – Trinity Art Gallery / London

2019 Carnival of Contemplation – Dalston / London

2019 We Are Here We Are – CSM Interim show, Apiary Studios / London

2018 Oblak – coffee shop / Prague

2017 Skin – Linus Galleries / USA

2017 Cityscapes – Light Space and Time online art gallery

2017 All Women – Light Space and Time online art gallery

  

AWARDS

2021 Robert Walters Group UK New Artist of the Year Award in collaboration with the Saatchi Gallery – longlisted

2021 The Tim May Memorial Prize

2020 Visual Art Open – shortlisted 

2020 Sunny Art Prize – shortlisted

2020 The Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize – finalist

2019 Mona Hatoum Bursary – Central Saint Martins

2017 Special Merit Category Award – Light Space and Time online art gallery

 

OTHER EXPERIENCE

2021 Art Assistant at Sky Arts television channel / Landmark series

2020 BA Fine Art Group Crit Facilitator at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design

2019 Tate Exchange workshop at Tate Modern / London

2019 Intern at Ryder Projects gallery / London