Teofana Zaric, fine artist, iconographer, and art educator, weaves her artistic narrative between Serbia and the USA, creating a bridge between two worlds through her profound works. Teofana's journey in the realm of art began with a solid foundation in education. In 1996, she earned her Master of Arts degree from the University of Arts in Belgrade, specializing in Studio Art, Art History, and Theatre Costume Design at the College of Applied Arts & Design. Further enriching her skills, Teofana completed intensive Studio Training in Byzantine Iconography at the Mladenovic Iconology School in Belgrade and Prosopon School of iconology in the New York City, delving into the ancient and revered tradition of icon painting.
Teofana's artistic prowess is showcased in a diverse array of exhibitions, both group shows and solo displays, held across America and Europe. Her work has resonated with many audiences, earning her international recognition in the form of numerous prestigious awards for her paintings and drawings. These accolades are a testament to the depth of her talent and the universal appeal of her art. Her artistic odyssey finds expression in private collections across the globe, including cities like New York City, Boston, San Francisco (USA), Cairo (Egypt), Belgrade (Serbia), as well as in Portugal, Spain, Greece, and numerous other locations.
Teofana Zaric's creations are not confined by borders; they transcend geographical boundaries, offering a visual language that speaks to the soul. Whether drawing from the rich tapestry of art history or delving into the spiritual realm of Byzantine Iconography, her work stands as a harmonious blend of tradition and contemporary expression. As she continues to navigate the artistic landscapes of both Serbia and the USA, Teofana's contribution to the world of fine art and iconography is a testament to the enduring power of creativity and cultural exchange. Teofana continues to demonstrate her admiration and commitment to the art world through her pedagogical involvement. She currently serves as an adjunct professor at the Academy of the Serbian Orthodox Church for Fine Arts and Conservation in Belgrade, Serbia. nternationally collected Fine Artist, Orthodox Iconographer and Art Educator currently living and working in her hometown, Belgrade, Serbia .
2022 Honorable mention at the International Exhibition of Orthodox Icons, Konak Knjeginje Ljubice, Belgrade, Serbia.
2014 Honorable Mention at Cabinet of curiosities Art show, Beach Art Center, Indian Rocks, Florida, USA
2012 Honorable Mention at ArtaVita 2nd Worldwide Art Contest, Los Angeles, USA
2008 Honorable Mention Award at MyArtContest.com Fall Portrait Contest
2007 Award placement in the Vanguard United Creators Portfolio, distinguished collection of global artistic talents, New York-London-Tokyo
2007 Kennedy Publishing award art placement in the "Best of America Mixed Media Artists and Artisans" publication.
2005 Special Recognition Award at Spiritual VIII Exhibition, Lincoln, NE, USA
2005 BEL ART PROJECT, Portugal - EXCELLENCE AWARD
2004 Award on First World Triennale of Serbian Drawing, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
2003 Third Place at Visual Fringe Art Show, OVAL Gallery, Orlando, FL, USA
2003 Honorable Mention at Go Figure Art Show, OVAL Gallery, Orlando, FL, USA
1997 Branko Sotra Award to the Best Student, University of Arts in Belgrade, Serbia
1996 College of Applied Arts and Design, Award to the Best Graduating Student
1994 First Prize for Drawings at the 16th Exhibition of Drawings, Belgrade, Serbia
2021 Existence and Continuity, Sopot Cultural Centre Gallery, Serbia
2020 Seascapes, Stara Kapetanija Gallery, Zemun, Serbia
2003 Byzantine Impressions, Steinway Hall Art Gallery, Orlando, Florida, USA
2002 Impressions, SP Gallery, Orlando, Florida, USA
1996 Top Student Exhibition, College of Fine Arts Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
1996 Exhibition of paintings and drawings, Student Town Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia
Visum Art Association, Belgrade, since 2020
International Society of Acrylic Painters, since 2014
Orthodox Iconographers Association of America, since 2008
The Artists Registry, ECVA, since 2008
Graphic Artists Guild, USA, since 2002
IAC (International Art Contacts), since 1998
ULUS (Artists Association of Serbia), since 1996
Languages: Serbian, English, Russian
I participated in many INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITIONS.
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