Welcome

Biljana was born in Sarajevo and has lived in London since 1976.

Her background is as diverse and colourful as her style – linguist, poet, designer and printmaker. She discovered etching which is now her main creative outlet, drawing inspiration from the nature photography which has always been a central theme. Her imagination is continually fuelled by the natural environment and opportunities afforded by travel.

She is endeavouring to establish and sustain her artistic style, always keen to extend the process of visual exploration, experimenting in mixed media (particularly digital embroidery). She has found the healing and inherently embracing quality of creativity has helped overcome the limitations of her disability.

As far as etching editions are concerned her limit is 20, as it is too repetitive for her impatient and inquisitive nature; eagerly anxious to produce new work.

Biljana is immensely grateful for the support of Morley College and The University of the Arts in fostering her development and facilitating her achievements.

Her work has been exhibited at:

  • The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition in 2005, 2008, 2011 and 2012 (her etching Amore a prima vista listed in the Academy Illustrated 2005)
  • January 2013 Art Pavilion “Cvijeta Zuzoric” (ULUS) Belgrade, Republic of Serbia;
  • February 2013 – A month of Serbian Culture in London at Queen Victoria Gallery, London SW3 5EE.
  • One man shows abroad (Republic of Serbia) 2005, 2008 and 2016.

Awards

  • She was awarded Kew Studio Prize at Mall Galleries for “an outstanding London-based etcher” at Originals 2009 exhibition.
  • She became a member of ULUS (The Association of Fine Artists of Serbia) in 2013.

Education

  • Morley College, London - Printmaking (2004-2009)
  • Morley College, London - C&G Certificate in Teacher Training course in Visual Arts, Level 3, Morley College, 2005
  • University of the Arts, London - Fashion Design (Digital Embroidery) (2001-2003) Foundation Degree in Arts
  • WestminsterKingsway College - C&G Fashion Design & Life Drawing (2000-2001)
  • University of Belgrade - Faculty in Philology (1970-1974)