INTRODUCTION

       A remarkably talented artist hailing from Slovakia, and having spent her creative formative years in the hub of Athens’ art community, Katarina Vasikova exemplifies the sublime influence of both cultures in her work. Whether in mixed media paintings or print work, her message never fails to resonate with the viewer. 

Ann Tenen, ART Collector

 

Biography

 born in Nitra, Slovakia in 1981.

Upon graduating from the Secondary School of Civil Engineering, Katarina Vasickova moved to Athens, Greece, where her interest in architecture and art flourished. 

She credits her mentor, the Czech academic painter and graphic artist, Vratislav Ševčík, for her immersion into graphic art, and the development of and sharpening her skills in its techniques

Studying and collaborating with many different artists brought her to the art of Ex-Libris and printmaking.  Here is where the respect of the tradition of technique, materials and diligence becomes very significant. 

The integration of geometry, abstract, feelings, nature and the woman, in all aspects, is the essence of her work.

She continues to evolve as an artist in every way, mastering old and new techniques.  

Katarina Vasickova is a freelance artist living and working in Athens, Greece, since 2002. She has participated in numerous exhibitions locally and internationally, and has garnered several awards.  She is a member of the Greek Chamber of Fine Arts, Associazione Italiana Ex Libris, and the Czech Association of Ex Libris, to name just a few.

Awards

       

2015/ Artist in Exhibit “Shenzen International Watercolor Biennale 2015-2016” / Shenzen, China.

2016/ –2nd place “ 8th Ex libris Competition “ Library of Bodio Lomnago “non Italian Artist

2016 / Artist in Exhibit “ Wuhan Art Museum / Traveling Exhibition of SIWB/ Wuhan City , China

2016/ Honorable mention /4th guanzhou international Miniprints Biennial

2018/1st prize “International exlibris Biblioteca Di Bodio Lomnago/Italy, “Young Artist/

2018/  /1st prize / Flag for the occasion /”WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY ”  Delphi, Greece 

2019/- 6th Finalist  of an competition Hladame umelcov, Slovakia

2019/ Honorable / Ukrajina exlibrisklub ,Gallery Bielyj Svit

Solo exhibition

  

2010 /04 – “Σώμα &Πνεύμα ” Restorant Καλλίστη γεύσεις ,                   

2013/04 – “let the colors out ” Parnassos Literary Society Athens,         

2014/10 – “from B to V ” Grecotel Pallas Athena                                     

2014/2015- “Art & Wine” Winepoint Athens                                             

2016/04- “Feelings”  Metrostages, Syntagma

2018/11- “FEELINGS” H GALLERY Hyundai Department Store/ South Korea , Seoul 

2019/06 – “FEELINGS” Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Athens 

2019/07- “FEELINGS” Rethimno/Crete , Greece

     

Group exhibition

 

2009 – Fringe Festival Athens / / Technopolis dimou Athineon                

2011-Fringe Festival Athens   / Melina Mercoury Foundation.            

2012- Department of Piraeus & Islands Club for UNESCO / Hilton Athens.                             

2013/06 – “For children ” international day of children / Residence of the ambassador of Slovak republic 2013/09 – “Czech and Slovak visual and Graphic Artists in Greece / Czech and Slovak embassy.     

2014/03 – Slovak Embassy economic day / Dimos Aspropirgou.                                              

2014/04 – Somna Lombardo , Visconti Castle, Italy / Xotaris art forum                                   2014/04- “Two of a kind” / Chearart Gallery Halandri / Czech and Slovak embassy.                 

2014/05 -“Iliadyssey ” /biblioteca Sormani Milano, Italy / Xotaris art forum                            

2014/07 – “Street art Festival Athens / Spata.                                                          

2014/10 – “We4” / Slovak,Czech, Poland,Hungary embassy’s / Cacoyannis Foundation Athens.      

2014/10 – “Trienalle of Ex libris ” , Chrudim , Czech Republic.                                         

2014/12 – 1st  Exhibition of Fine arts in KOLAZ STUDIO Athens /               

2014/12 – “Rem Brand Name project / Athens Technochoros Gallery.                                       

2015/02- ” Art Tribute to Jiri Trnka /Czech cultural center in Kosice, Slovakia                    

2015/04 “Iliadyssey -Ancient Greek Mythilogy/ New Delhi , India/ Xotaris art forum.            

2015/04 ” Dialogs of social network ” / Synagogue of Levice , Slovakia.                                

2015/06 – “Art Tribute to Adolf Born /Czech cultural center in Kosice, Slovakia                  

2015/08 ” Chocolate Festival ” / Gallery Nitra , Slovakia ,                                            

2015/08 -“Enter into Art 2015” / Cologne, Germany.                                                      

2015/09 ” Fajky ocami zeny ” / Gallery of Jozef Necseyho, Levice, Slovakia.                           

2015/09 ” Ex Libris 2015 ” / Spolok zebratelov a priatela Ex libris , Chomutov, Czechia.        

2015/10 “Fashion Room Servis ” / Ozon Magazin / Grecotel Pallas Athena , Athens.                 

2015/11 ” Biennale Terras Gauda ” Maritime Station of Virgo ,Spain.      

2015/12 “ The Birth of Europe” / Grecotel Pallac Athena / Athens Greece                         

2015/12 “Shenzen International Watercolor Biennale 2015-2016” / Shenzen, China.        

2016/03- “ Art Print Fest Athens” / Triennial print fest/ Athens

2016/03- “ Jiling Art Museum / Traveling exhibition of SIWB/ Nanjing City , China  

2016/04-  “ Fasion Room Service XXL/ Grecotel Pallas Athena / Athens, Greece

2016/04 – “ 8th Ex libris Competition “ Library of Bodio Lomnago “ / 2nd place “non Italian Artist // “Villa Puricelli in Bodio Lomnago” / Italy

2016/04- “ Caryatid” / Municipality of Casciago / Italy

2016/04-  “The Birth of Europe “ / Cloister in Voltorre/ Italy

2016/05- “ Wuhan Art Museum / Traveling Exhibition of SIWB/ Wuhan City , China

2016/05- “ART ATHINA 2016/ Athens ,Greece

2016/09- “Palivou Estate, Technochoros gallery/ Nemea , Greece

2016/09- “Constantin Gofas Estate ,Wine Label Competition –  JURY / Nemea Greece

2016/09- “Second International Exlibris Competition Varna 2016/ Varna , Bulgaria

2016/12- “2016 The 4th Guangzhou International Exlibris and Mini-prints Biennial / Guangzhou, China

2016/12- “Kabinet drobne Grafiky , Galerie 9 /Prague,  Czech Republic

2017/03- “Eagle gallery” /Edgard Allan POE/ Czech Republic

2017/03- “Eva,La Dona Eterna” Italian EXlibris Association / Athens , Greece

2017/10- “IX Rassegna Internationale di Incisione Cremona” / Italy

2017/10- “Wu Jin Exlibris Museum”, Chang Zhu Shanghai / China 

2018/01- “Energy Athens” Museum of Architecture and Design/Athens , Greece

2018/04- “International exlibris Biblioteca Di Bodio Lomnago/Italy, /1st prize “Young Artist/

2018/04- “EXHIBITION OF THE GRAPHIC ARTIST OF THE CHAMBER OF FINE ARTS/Athens, Greece

2018/05- “WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY ” /1st prize / Flag for the occasion / Delphi, Greece 

2018/05- “WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY ” Exhibition , ZAPION , Athens , Greece 

2018/06- “1st Graphic Symposium of The Chamber of Fine Arts / Nikaia , Athens , Greece  

2018/07- “GENERACE 2018 EXLIBRIS “/THE YEAR OF CZECH EXLIBRIS /PRAGUE , Czech Republic 

2018/08- “International Exlibris Competition Varna / Largo gallery , Varna , Bulgaria ,Selected artist

2018/08- “FISAE” International exlibris congress Prague 2018

2018/08- “GENERACE 2018 EXLIBRIS “/THE YEAR OF CZECH EXLIBRIS /PRAGUE, Landorka Czech Republic 

2018/09- “BIBIANA-KIWANIS babiky, Bratislava/Slovakia

2018/09- “Eva,La Dona Eterna” Achanon, Creta,Greece

2018/10– “PRINT FEST 4TH EDITION”-Municipal Art Gallery of Nikaia-Ag.REntis”Dinos Katsafanas”/ Athens , Greece

2018/10- “MUNICIPAL OPEN ENGRAVING STUDIO of NIKAIA-AG.RENTIS – Mezzotint workshop/ Athens Greece

2018/10- “HELLENIC SOCIETY EX LIBRIS THEOGONY- Ex libris exhibition and speech , Stoa tou Bibliou / Athens , Greece

2019/06- HLadame umelcov, finalist of an competition 

2019/07-BELYJ SVIT/ KYJEV/ UKRAINE /

2019/10-“INTERNATIONAL PRINTMAKING EXHIBITION CREMONA /Italy