Tjaša Iris

curriculum vitae

 


Slovenian painter Tjaša Iris, (born Demšar) was born in Kranj, Slovenia in 1968. Her studies were concentrated outside of Slovenia and from 1988 to 1991 she studied at Fortman Studios Florence (Italy), International School of Fine Art where she earned her diploma in painting and photography. After a short exchange program at the University of Staffordshire, England, she completed her artistic education at the Academie Minerva at Groningen, The Netherlands, initially concentrating her studies in the Audio/Visual department (photography, video, computer animation, painting) and later her Master of Fine Arts Degree in Painting, her final chosen field of study. Tjaša Iris is an avid traveller and has resided in Venice for seven years and lived for two years in California (U.S.A.). A part from these extended residencies she has travelled extensively all over the world and has been invited to several Artist in Residency Programs, as four stays at Cite International des Art in Paris. These travels have allowed her to exhibit her artwork in many European, South African and American Galleries. Her paintings are now to be found in several public and private collections. From 2004 she lived between Paris and Branik, where she worked. Lately she has been very much attracted by explosive energy of the South-East Asia. Followed by stays in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Bali, Indonesia.  Collaboration with Asian galleries as Instinc in Singapore, Wina Gallery in Bali and 116 Art Gallery in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She exhibited as well as a “NEW FIND” at Art Singapore 2010 and extensively at AAF Singapore 2010. And exhibited at institutions as UCSI University in Kuala lumpir, Neilsons Hays Rotunda Gallery in Bangkok and The Substation Contemporary Arts Center in Singapore.
 
She learnt seven languages, five of which she speaks fluently.
 

 

most important personal exhibitions

(* indicates a publication)

2012  SINGAPORE, “The Substation” Cultural Art Center, 22 May – 2 June 2012.

2012 BANGKOK, THAILAND, “Garden of Eden”, Neilson Hays Rotunda Gallery.

2011 KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, UCSI Kuala Lumpur University. *

2010  UBUD, BALI, INDONESIA, Wina Gallery. (two women show)

2010  SINGAPORE, AAF – The Affordable Art Fair Singapore, E7. *

2010  SINGAPORE, As NEW FIND at ART SINGAPORE 2010. *

2010  SINGAPORE, Instinc Art Gallery. *

2009  KOPER, SLOVENIA, Gallery Meduza, Coastal Galleries Piran. *

2005  BRANIK, SLOVENIA, Villa Flora. Open Studio "PARIS PAINTINGS".

2005  PARIS, FRANCE Two man show Tjaša Demšar and Diek Grobler (South Africa), Cite´Internationale des Arts.

2003 ONLINE, U.S.A., d’ART Gallery

2000  MURSKA SOBOTA, SLOVENIA, Gallery Murska Sobota. *

1999  SKOFJA LOKA, SLOVENIA, Gallery Groharjeva. *

1998  IZOLA, SLOVENIA, Gallery Insula.

1998  LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA. Gallery Krka. *

1998  PAESE, TREVISO, ITALY, Municipal Gallery.

1997  CAERANO DI SAN MARCO, TREVISO, ITALY. Gallery Villa Benzi Zecchini.

1996  AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, ART EXPO, Amsterdam RAI.
1993  GRONINGEN, THE NETHERLANDS, “Yellow Labyrinth”, Gallery »S«.*

 

 

 

 

upcoming personal exhibitions

2012  DUBAI, U.A.E., Dubai International Art Center, 17 October – 3 November 2012.

2013  CHIANG MAI, THAILAND Chiang Mai Contemporary Art Museum, in November.

2014  BAGKOK, THAILAND, Jamuree State Art Gallery, an Art Museum of Chulalongkorn University. 25 December 2013 – 17 January 2014.

 

 

 

 

most important group exhibitions

(* indicates a publication)

2012  IDRIJA, SLOVENIA, Slovenia Opened for Art Sinji Vrh International Art Symposium at Gewerkenegg Museum of Idria*

2012  GORIZIA, ITALY, Slovenia Opened for Art Sinji Vrh International Art Symposium at Cosic Gallery*

2012  RADOVLJICA, SLOVENIA, Slovenia Opened for Art Sinji Vrh International Art Symposium at Sivceva hisa Museum*

2012 CHIANG MAI, THAILAND, 116 Art Gallery, “Nouvelle Expressionisme (four women show), 15 Dec. 2011 12.   Feb. 2012. *

2011  SEZANA, SLOVENIA, Slovenia Opened for Art Sinji Vrh International Art Symposium at Srecko Kosovel

         Cultural Art Center *

2011  BREZICE, SLOVENIA Franc Les Art Collection at Brezice Posavski Museum, 11. Nov. 2011 – 8. Jan. *

2011  SIENA, ITALY “Drawing Connections”, Siena Art Institute - founded by John Getty III, 24 Sept.

2011  SINJI VRH, SLOVENIA, Slovenia Opened for Art, 1 July *

2011  AJDOVSCINA, SLOVENIA, Slovenia Opened for Art, at Lična hisa Art Gallery 30 June *

2011  CATEZ OB SAVI, SLOVENIA, “Franc Les”  Artist Colony at County Hall. *

2010  SENCUR, SLOVENIA, Zlata Ribica” Art Collection at Sencur Museum. *

2010  BOVEC, SLOVENIA, Zlata Ribica” Art Collection, Fortress Kluze Exhibition Space. *

2010  HONG KONG, “Unwrap Your Mind”, That Gallery.

2010 SLOVENJ GRADEC, SLOVENIJA, Majski salon *

2010  HONG KONG, “4x6”, That Gallery.

2010  TOLMIN, SLOVENIA, “Zlata Ribica” Artist in Residency, Tolmin Public Library Exhibition Space. * 

2009  PIRAN, SLOVENIA, Ex-Tempore Piran, Coastal Galleries Piran.

2009  BRANIK , SLOVENIA, Villa Flora Artist's Residency Program. Villa Flora.

2009  CASTAGNO, TUSCANY, ITALY, Artist's Colony Atelier d'Artista, "Il Genio Fiorentino Art Festival". Villa Castagno.

2009   GAMBASI TERME, TUSCANY, ITALY, Artist's Colony Atelier d'Artista. "Il Genio Fiorentino Art  Festival". Piazza Gambasi Terme.

2008  MEDANA , SLOVENIA, “MMM art” Artist's Colony. Klinec.

2008  BRANIK , SLOVENIA, Villa Flora Artist's Residency Program. Villa Flora.

2008  BARCELONA, SPAIN, "Artterre Group", Galeria Zero.

2008  PIRAN, SLOVENIA, Ex-Tempore Piran, Magazin Monfort.

2008  LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA, “Members of Kranj Artist's Association”,  Galerija ZDSLU.

2007  LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA, “December Holiday Sale,  Galerija ZDSLU.

2007  PIRAN, SLOVENIA, Ex-Tempore Piran, Magazin Monfort.

2007  MURSKA SOBOTA, SLOVENIA, Majski salon, Galerija Murska Sobota *

2006  CAMPELLO SUL CLITUGNNO, ITALY, “Vita bellissima”, Studio Lithos.

2004  CAMPELLO SUL CLITUGNNO, ITALY, “Ecce Uomo”, Studio Lithos.

2003  PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, "BRAKE A SILENCE ARROUND HIV/Aids", Mind’s I Art Space.

2003  PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, "FINE LINE", Mind’s I Art Space.

2002  PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA "MAIL ART", Mind’s I Art Space.

2002  KRANJ, SLOVENIA, Kranj Biennal. France Prešern House, Kranj Museum. *

2002  PASIANO DI PORDENONE, ITALY, "FOUR WOMAN ARTISTS EXHIBITION", Villa Saccomani, *

2000  KOPER, SLOVENIA, “December Exhibition”, Galerija Meduza.

1998  KRANJ, SLOVENIA, “May Days”, Mala Gallery, Kranjski Museum.

1997  IZOLA, SLOVENIA, “Marine Universe”. Gallery Alga.

1997  IZOLA, SLOVENIA, EX  TEMPORE – Korte nad Izolo.

1995  MARIBOR, SLOVENIA, First Slovenian Festival of Computer art, Maribor Contemporary Art Center.

1995  GRONINGEN, THE NETHERLANDS, “Minerva Artists”, Martini Zichenhuis.

1995  GRONINGEN, THE NETHERLANDS, “Minerva Artists”, Martini hall.

1994  ORVELTE, DRENTHE, THE NETHERLANDS, “The Path of Painters”, Orvelte, 12th century village – museum orders her a painting (1,5 x 2,5 m), that will remain exhibited in the country – side near Orvelte for the following ten years.

1992  GRONINGEN, THE NETHERLANDS, »Blue Labyrinth«. Gallery »Biemonds Belang«.

1990-2    FLORENCE, ITALY “Photography Exhibitions”, International School of Fine Art Fortman Studios.

 

 

 

 

 

upcoming group exhibitions

2013 KIEV, UCRAINE, Museum of Fine Art of Kiev, “Art Week Ucraine” in November

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        recent publications, press, radio, TV

2012 HONG KONG, artinasia.com, Evelyn Loc, Tjasa Iris: Paintings from a New Dimension at The Subastation Gallery in Singapore

2012  SINGAPORE, video, Gim Shum TV, “Tjaša Iris at The Substatio Gallery Singapore 2010…” YouTube

2012  SINGAPORE, video, Gim Shum TV, “Tjaša Iris at The Substatio Gallery Singapore 2010…” YouTube                              

2012 BANGKOK, THAILAND, Bangkok Post, Tjasa Iris: Garden of Eden Exhibition, Angelique Leijdekker, 30 Jan.

2011 CHIANG MAI, THAILAND, Chiang Mai Mail, (English On-line Newspaper) Jai-Pee Jean-Pierre Kirkgard

2011 CHIANG MAI, THAILAND, Chao (Japanese Newspaper)

2011  SINGAPORE, video, Gim Shum TV, “Tjaša Iris at AAF ART FAIR Singapore 2010…” DailyMotion

2011  SINGAPORE, video, Gim Shum TV, “Tjaša Iris “Garden of Eden” Exhibition at Meduza Gallery…” DailyMotion

2011  LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA, “Umetniki pred mikrofonom” (Artists in front of Microphone), Interview with Tjaša Iris, by Tatjana Gregoric, SLOVENIA 3 National Radio, 16 July at 11.05 am.

2011  KOPER, SLOVENIA, One Hour Radio Interview with Tjaša Iris, Tatjana Gregoric, Slovenian National Radio & Radio Koper, 10 May at 8 pm.

2010  BALI, INDONESIA Bisines.com, “Happy Place”, 3. dec.

2010  BALI, INDONESIA, The Beat Magazine, Bali and Jakarta Event Guide, “Happy Place”, 3. Dec.

2010  BALI, INDONESIA, article, Bali Post, “Happy Place”, 1 Dec.

2010  BALI, INDONESIA, article, Henny Handayani, Bali Voice Art Magazine, “Happy Place”, Jan.

2010  SINGAPORE, video, Gim Shum, “Tjaša Iris NEW FIND at Art Singapore 2010”, YouTube

2010  SINGAPORE, The Straits Times, “Singapore Art Fair 2010”, 9 Oct.

2010  LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA, radio interview, Tatjana Gregoric, Slovenian National Radio & Radio Koper, “Interview with Tjaša Iris”, 28 May

2010  TOLMIN, SLOVENIA, TV video, “Zlata Ribica Artist Colony”, Mavricna Hiša Production, May

2010  SINGAPORE, video, Gim Shum, “Garden of Eden”, YouTube

2010  SINGAPORE, ARTS Beat, 25 Feb. – 3 Mar. “Garden of Eden”

2010  SINGAPORE, ARTS Beat, 11 – 24 Feb. “Garden of Eden”

2010  LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA, web interview, Giovanna Pasculli, Tjaša Iris in Singapore “Garden of Eden” exhibition, www.si21.com, 22 feb.

2009  KOPER, SLOVENIA Catalogue published in the occasion of personal exhibition at Gallery Meduza, Coastal Galleries Piran. ISBN 978-961-6394-36-9, text Tatjana Sirk

2009  KOPER, SLOVENIA, article national daily newspaper, Alenka Penjak, “Healty Mind in the Crimson of Fire”, Primorske novice, 3. May

2009  KOPER, SLOVENIA, magazine publication, “Vrtnarjeva Hiša”, photo of a painting, Bonbon Magazine, 12 May

2009  KOPER, SLOVENIA, national TV evening news video, Emanuella Gherardi Seppi, “Painting Exhibition of Tjaša Iris at Gallery Meduza”, Slovenian National TV – KoperCapodistria, 6 May

2008  LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA, radio interview, Tatjana Gregoric, “Interview with Tjaša Iris”, Slovenian National Radio & Radio Koper, 8 Sep.

2008  NOVA GORICA, SLOVENIA 8 min long TV Program by TV Primorka, Interview with Tjaša Iris about her work and the First Artis's Residency Program at Villa Flora Session, 30 August.

 

…. other art critics who wrote about the work of Tjaša Iris: Govanni Bianchi (Italy), Alessandra Santin (Italy), Polona Hafner (Slovenia), Robert Inhof (Slovenia), Anamarija Stibilj Šajn (Slovenia).

 

 

 

 

grants, scholarships, prices

1997  LJUBLANA, SLOVENIA In February she receives by Ministry of Culture the title »Status of Artist Sponsored by Slovenian government«.

1994  LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA Scholarship by the Republic of Slovenia for talented students »Zoisova«.

1992  GRONINGEN, THE NETHERLANDS Grant by the Foundation De GrootBrughman fonds, for the participation at the International Performance Art Workshop in Spain.

1990  FLORENCE, ITALY Scholarship from International School of Fine Art Fortman Studios, for excellent results gained.



 


residencies

2011  SINJI VRH, SLOVENIA, “Slovenia Opened for Art” - International Art Symposium

2011  CATEZ OB SAVI, SLOVENIA, “Franc Les”  Artist Colony

2011  CHIANG MAI, THAILAND 116 Art Gallery Residency

2011  UBUD, BALI, INDONESIA Villa Flora in Bali Artist in Residency Program

2010  TOLMIN, SLOVENIA Zlata Ribica Art Colony

2010  SINGAPORE Instinc Artist in Residency Program

2009  BRANIK, SLOVENIA Villa Flora Artist in Residency Program

2009  GAMBASSI TERME, TUSCANY, ITALY Atelier d’Artista Artist’s Residency, “Il Genio Fiorentino Festival”

2008  MEDANA, SLOVENIA MMM Art, Artist’s Colony

2008  BRANIK, SLOVENIA Villa Flora Artist in Residency Program

2007  PARIS, FRANCE Grant from French Ministry for External Affaires for a 2 month stay at Cite´ International des Arts.

2006  PARIS, FRANCE Grant from Slovenian Art Association for a 2 month stay at Cite´ International des Arts

2005  PARIS, FRANCE Grant from Slovenian Art Association for a 2 month stay at Cite´ International des Arts.

2000  PARIS, FRANCE Grant from Slovenian Art Association for a 2 month stay at Cite´ International des Arts.

 

 

 

 

up coming residencies

2013 KERALA, INDIA, Gowry Art Institute, Trivandrum, in March.

2013 RAB, CROATIA, Art Colony Paradiso, in September.

 

 

                                                                                                                                          

 

public collections
2011  SIENA, ITALY, Siena Art Institute - founded by John Getty III.

2011  GORIZIA, ITALY Banca Agricole Friuli Adria

2011  BRANIK, SLOVENIA Villa Flora Art Collection

2011  CATEZ OB SAVI, SLOVENIA, “Franc Les”  Art Collection.

2011  NOVA GORICA, SLOVENIA, National Health Insurance Organization.

2010  TOLMIN, SLOVENIA, “Zlata Ribica” Art Collection,

2009  GAMBASI TERME, ITALY, “Toscana In Art Collection”, Atelier d'Artista Association.

2008  MEDANA , SLOVENIA, “MMM Art Collection” . Klinec.

2002  LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA Public City Library Art Collection.

1998  PAESE, ITALY County Hall Art Collection.

1997  CAERANO DI SAN MARCO, ITALY Cultural Foundation Villa Benzi Zecchin Art Collection.

1996  IZOLA, SLOVENIA Korte nad Izolo, Town Hall Art Collection.

1995  GRONINGEN, THE NETHERLANS, Hanse Hooghe School.

1994  ORVELTE VILLAGE, THE NETHERLANDS, Commissioned Work - Large painting on the "Path of Painters".

 

 

 

 

writtings

1992  LJUBLANA, SLOVENIA Article on Virtual Reality published in the »Periodical for the Critique of Science« (Časopis za kritiko znanosti), n.150 – 151, page 99 – 109. Publishing as well her computer graphic work.

 

 

 

 

lecture

2011  KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA, UCSI Kuala Lumpur University.

 

 

 

 

workshops

1997  CAERANO DI SAN MARCO, ITALY Cultural Foundation Villa Benzi Zecchin

1998 – 2011 TUSCANY, PUGLIA, PROVENCE, VENICE, SLOVENIAN ALPS, PRIMORSKA PRECOASTAL SLOVENIA, BALI… Intensive one week to ten days painting workshops. Seven to eleven workshops per year, for ARTw.org and for many other cultural art organizations worldwide.

 

 

See Tjaša Iris on WIKIPEDIA pages: in Slovenian http://sl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tja%C5%A1a_Iris