Tatjana Jovancevic was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, one of the republics in former Yugoslavia. She came to the United States in 1991 as an exchange student. While she was here the war broke out in her homeland, and she ended up staying to finish her schooling. She currently resides in Chicago. Art making has been a part of Tatjana's life as far as she can remember—her father saved her first drawing from when she was two years old. Her main passion remains putting down marks on paper, but throughout the years she crossed over to other media as well. Tatjana earned a BFA in Visual Communication from Northern Illinois University. Her work spans site-specific interventions, works on paper and fiber projects. Tatjana's art is influenced by the effects of being an individual from a war-torn country, as well as by her inner reflection and examination. She started exhibiting publicly in 2009 and since then she exhibited locally in a two person show as well as group shows including Woman Made Gallery, Portage ARTspace, Calvin College, and Olivet Nazarene University and internationally at Royal Scottish Academy.
Tatjana's ArtPrize Entries
These are Tatjana's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.