ARTYRA Studio- Art by Aleksandra Kalinic

 

Aleksandra Kalinic was born in Belgrade, Serbia and holds a degree from Belgrade Arts University. Aleksandra’s artistic career continued when she immigrated to Canada and settled in Vancouver. Curiosity and creativity led her to express ideas using different media, including handcrafting one of a kind silver and vitreous enamel jewelry.

Aleksandra has exhibited her work in many juried international and national exhibitions in Canada, Serbia, Japan, Australia, Czech Republic, Argentina. She has won various awards for her artistic accomplishments, both in Canada and abroad.

She is a Signature Member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (AFCA)

 

Painting
Painting is my passion that has followed me since childhood.
My paintings are autobiographical. They cherish memories and capture some precious moments of everyday life.
Through portraits I study character, emotions, mood and essence. My brush work is loose and gestural but I strive to achieve  likeness, capture personality and depict eyes as “alive", as if my subject is about to say something. 
I am inspired by charming places I have visited and by people I met there. 
Dancers fascinate me with their passion for beauty of the movement and joy of performing.
Painting old towns feels like special kind of traveling. In some quiet, unobtrusive way they hide so many different lives and destinies but also have a life of their own.

To me, painting is a fascinating journey through the landscape of the simultaneity of beauty and fragility of life. 

 

Jewellery
Inspired by archeological artifacts, I strive to create unique jewellery that looks ancient yet modern, raw yet sophisticated, bold and delicate. In my design the ancient and modern worlds meet. 
All my pieces are individually handcrafted by me through all stages of the jewelry making process.

My jewellery is hand fabricated from sterling silver using traditional techniques, of which my favourite is fusing. Fusing feels like sculpting with the flame and it allows me to achieve the desired medieval look of my pieces, as if they had been discovered at some archeological site. 
Most of my pieces have 18k gold details symbolizing the heart and the essence of the piece.
I also add gold to my work using technique Keum-boo, the ancient Korean art of applying 24K gold foil to the silver.
Significant part of my jewellery is miniature paintings in vitreous enamel, which are set in hand-fabricated silver ‘frames’. Vitreous enamel on metal enables me to transform my love for painting into wearable art.
Many of my pieces are oxidized-darkened to create ancient and rustic look. Oxidation is on the surface of the metal and could wear off or piece can continue to oxidize because it is nature of silver. My preference is to not coat silver to seal patinas, but rather accept its nature of changing.   

 

GALLERIES:
FEDERATION GALLERY- 1241 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC
THE AVENUE GALLERY- 2184 Oak Bay Avenue Victoria, BC

AQUAMARIS ART GALLERY- Suite 202 - 330 Duncan Street, Duncan, BC
• CCBC Shop & Gallery- 1386 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver
• CIRCLE CRAFT- 1-1666 Johnston Street, Net Loft Granville Island, Vancouver
• ART GALLERY OF GREATER VICTORIA- 1040 Moss Street, Victoria

 


                                                     

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EDUCATION:
Belgrade Art University, Faculty Of Applied Arts, Degree in Ceramics, Serbia, 2001
Jewellery Techniques Course, Vancouver Community College, Canada, 2009

 

 

JURIED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
"Artists' Choice"- FCA, Vancouver, BC, 2022
• "Ten Squared”- Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2021

• ”Scenes From Western Canada”- Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2021
“Signature Exhibition”- Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2021
• “Vancouver Salon”- Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2021
• “Peace and Trust"- Federation of Canadian Artists, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2021

"Water"- Federation Of Canadian Artists online exhibition, Vancouver, BC, 2021
• “Signature Medal Exhibition”- Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2020
 “Bella”- Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2020
“The Annual International Representational Exhibition”- Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2020
 “The Vancouver Salon”- Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2020
“Success 2020”- Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2020
• “Muse”- Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2020
“Artist’ Choice”- Federation Galley, Vancouver, BC, 2020 
• “Active Members”- Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2020
“Sweet Sixteen”- The Gallery at The Cultch, Vancouver, BC, 2020
“The Vancouver Salon" - Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2019

"Muse" - Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2019
"Canvas Unbound" - Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2017
"Painting on the Edge" - Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2016
"Icon" - Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2016

• "Culture"- Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2016
"Canvas Unbound"- Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2016
"Muse"- Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2015
"Canvas Unbound" - Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2015
"Landscapes"-Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2015
"Digital Imagery"- Federation Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2014
"The Earring Show"- Craft Council of BC Gallery, Vancouver, BC, 2014
Christmas Boutique- Place Des Arts, Coquitlam, BC, 2010, 2009, 2007
“In the Palm of a Hand”- BC-Tajimi (Japan) Exchange Exhibit- Potters Guild of BC, Vancouver, BC, 2006
BC-Tajimi Exchange Exhibit- Tajimi Creative Plaza, Tajimi, Japan, 2005
"BC in a Box”- Traveling Exhibition, BC , 2005
”Threads”- Solo Exhibition, Blackberry Gallery, Port Moody, BC, 2004
”Exhibition of the Faculty of Applied Arts”- Museum of Applied Arts, Belgrade, Serbia, 2004
Artzept Exhibition “Cup 2004”- Hilton Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic, Traveling Exhibition , 2004
“Canadian Handmade Products Exhibition”- Canadian Embassy in Tokyo, Japan, 2003
The Third International Triennial Of Ceramics “Cup 2003”- Art Pavilion Cvijeta Zuzoric, Belgrade, Serbia , 2003
“Blackberry Heritage Holidays Exhibit”- Port Moody Arts Centre, Vancouver, BC, 2003
“Place Des Arts Annual Miniature Exhibition”- Place des Arts, Coquitlam, BC, 2003
“The 2003 Sydney Teapot Show”- Inner City Clayworks Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 2003
“The First International Biennial of Contemporary Mosaic for Museum”- Association Cultural Rumbo, San Nicolas, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2003
“33rd May Exhibition 2001” - Museum “25.Maj”, Belgrade, Serbia , 2001
“7th Belgrade Mini Art Scene” - Gallery “Singidunum”, Belgrade, Serbia, 2000
The Second International Triennial Of Ceramics “Cup 2000” - Museum of the Applied Arts, Belgrade, Serbia, 2000
“The World of Ceramics” - The Exhibit Hall “Knjaz Milos”, Arandjelovac, Serbia, 2000
“Graduates’ 2000” - Museum of the Applied Arts, Belgrade, Serbia, 2000
“6th Belgrade Mini Art Scene” - Gallery “Singidunum”, Belgrade, Serbia, 1999
Traditional Exhibition “Cup” - Gallery “Mala Galerija”, Belgrade, Serbia, 1999
“The Fifth International Biennial of Miniature Arts”- Cultural Center, Gornji Milanovac, Serbia, 1998
Traditional Exhibition “Cup” - Gallery “Mala Galerija”, Belgrade, Serbia, 1998
“5th Belgrade Mini Art Scene” - Gallery “Singidunum”, Belgrade, Serbia, 1998

 

 

AWARDS:
• Honourable Mention Award - Exhibition The Vancouver Salon, Federation of Canadian Artists, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, 2019
• Honourable Mention Award - Exhibition  Muse, Federation of Canadian Artists, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, 2019
Third Place Award - Exhibition Landscapes, Federation of Canadian Artists, Federation Gallery, Vancouver, 2015
• Mention To the Cultural Identity-The First International Biennial of Contemporary Mosaic, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2003
• ULUPUDS Award - Exhibition Graduates, Museum of Applied Art, Belgrade, Serbia, 2000

 

 

JURIED CRAFT SHOWS:
American Fine Craft Show NYC- Javits Center, New York City, NY, 2013
• ArtFest Spokane, WA, 2013
• Circle Craft Christmas Market-Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre, Vancouver BC, 2010, 2006, 2005

 

 

RESIDENCY:
• 27th International Artist In Residence Symposium "Marble And Sounds", Arandjelovac, Serbia, 2000


 

MEMBERSHIPS:
• Associate Member of the Federation Of Canadian Artists (AFCA) 
• Craft Council Of BC
• Circle Craft Association

• Society Of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG)