About

About the Artist

With the visual metaphors made possible by collage I can force contradictory ideas to co-exist in the same reality. The result of such combinations creates new perspectives through which we can view familiar objects and re-examine the ideas they elicit. Plastic leaves, astro turf and LED lights each chosen for their specific context, are transformed into a new entity through the alchemy created by their proximity to each other.  

 

Lidija studied at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, in both the painting and sculpture departments. Formal training in color theory and figure studies still informs her work in both forms. After receiving her BFA in sculpture in 2010, Lidija made her new home in the Bay Area and since has co-founded 24k Studios in the Mission- where she has coordinated exhibitions and currently makes her own work. More recently she co-founded the mobile gallery, 24k Studios Presents, the art-truck satellite of the Mission art space. Through this gallery-on-wheels she has continued to co-curated and organize many events around the city of San Francisco and the Bay Area. Her work has been displayed in various galleries and publications both nationally and internationally.

 

 


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Education

2010               BFA in Sculpture Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston

Exhibitions

Solo:

2017               Secret Garden, Installation at 24k Studios, San Francisco, CA

2017               Icons and Idolatry, Vacation Shop SF, San Francisco, CA

2017               How My Garden Grows, SOMA Arts Center, San Francisco, CA

2015               Icons and Idolatry, Artist Television Access Window Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015               Window display 24k Studios, San Francisco, CA

Group Shows:

2017               Open Studios, 24k Studios, San Francisco, CA

2016               Breach the Surface and Sink, West Coast Craft Show, San Francisco

2016               Women Are Perfect, Galeria de la Raza, San Francisco

2015               Sexism: A Touchy Subject, Arc Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2015               Parking Lot Art Fair, For Mason Public Parking Lot, San Francisco, CA

2014               Beasties, Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol CA

2011               Plus Minus, Brant Gallery, Boston MA

2010               Carry-Out Show, MEME Gallery, Cambridge MA

2010               12 Inches, Duran Gallery, Boston MA, 3 weeks

2010               Graduating Senior Exhibition, Paine Gallery Boston MA

2010               Sculpture All School Show, Student Life Gallery Boston MA

2010               Out of the Woods, Godine Gallery Boston MA

2010               Away, Student Life Gallery Boston MA

Curatorial Projects

2016               Breach the Surface and Sink, traveling show in partnership with:

                       Parking Lot Art Fair, Urban Air Market, West Coast Craft Fair and

                       The 20th Street Block Party, San Francisco

2016               Not as Simple as It Seems, 24k Studios Presents for Off the Grid, Berkeley, CA

2012               Unstuck in Time: Paintings by Kristen Texiera, 24k Studios, San Francisco CA

2012               Heritage: film work by Cate Giordano, 24k Studios, San Francisco CA,

2013               Hand Jobs: Collaborations between Nail Artists and Jewelers, 24k Studios,

                       San Francisco CA

2010               12 Inches at Duran Gallery, Boston MA

Related Experience

2016-              Curator/Director 24k Studios Presents, mobile gallery, San Francisco, CA                       

2016               Creative Director Hungry Babes SF, San Francisco, CA

2012               Artist Assistant Xiang Gao, Miss You, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA

2012-             Lighting Technician, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA

2012               Co-Founder 24k Studios, San Francisco, CA

2012               Gallery Intern/Art Handler, Johansson Projects, Oakland CA

2011               Art Handler/Studio Assistant, Doug Argue, San Francisco CA

2011               Assembly/Production, East West Floats, San Francisco CA                          

2010               Studio/Production, Ambreen Butt, Lexington MA

Awards

2015               Ne Timeas Art Grant Recipient

2010               Crosby Award Honorable Mention

Selected Publications/Features

2017               Dwell Collective Zine feature, Issue 1 “A Woman’s Space”, Plymouth, UK

2017               Average Art Magazine feature, June Issue, UK

2017               Average Art Magazine feature, May Issue, UK

2017               SOMARTS blog feature, How My Garden Grows, San Francisco, CA

2016               Super Space Productions, Created to Create: 52 Artists in 2016, Boston, MA

2013               Nails Magazine, April Issue, Torrance, CA

2013               SF Weekly, “Hand Jobs” Nail Art Show Nails It, San Francisco, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Serbian born  

Massachusetts bred

San Francisco Based