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STANKA KORDIC 
​​Bio:

    Stanka Kordic, a 1985 graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art, is an internationally recognized fine artist. Her awards include: the Gold Medal of Honor in Painting from Allied Artists of America, and 2 Certificates of Excellence from the Portrait Society of America International Competition. Stanka’s work has been exhibited in venues nationally, among them: the National Arts Club, and the Salmagundi Club in New York City, and the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown, Ohio. Selected collectors include: Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, and Key Bank, as well as having work in the permanent collection of St. Paul’s Croatian Catholic Church in Cleveland, Ohio. Stanka’s extensive private patron list spans the US and Europe. She currently serves as artist in residence at Beaumont School in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.


Artist Statement:

       "My art making is centered on responding to paint in the present moment, within the shifting boundaries that figurative representation provides. A layered conversation begins. All that is felt, observed, or revealed is welcomed. My most treasured discovery is: there is no separation in a world that breathes."



Education:

1985; The Cleveland Institute of Art, BFA, Illustration Degree with a Painting Minor.



Professional Experience:

2015-2017 Painting Instructor, Nationally

2008-present: Professional Fine Artist  

1998-2008: Commissioned Portrait Artist. In the collection of patrons across the globe.

1991-present: Artist in Residence, Beaumont School. Painting instructor and mentor.

1987-1998: Freelance Artist and Illustrator. Editorial, package design, book illustration, at local and national level. Fine Art exhibited regionally, and acquired in corporate collections including, Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, Key Corp, Bonne Bell.

1986-1987: Staff Illustrator, Rasic Art



Awards & Exhibitions: 

2018

Disrupted Realism, Stanek Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

American Women Artists, Online Spring Competition, Second Place

2017

The Artist Trust at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH

Site Unseen, Abend Gallery, Denver CO

Woman X, Invitational, Lakeland College Gallery, Mentor, OH

May Show, juried, Lakeland College Gallery, Mentor OH, Juror's Award

2014

Finalist in the Manifest Gallery 8th International Painting Annual

American Art Invitational, Saks Galleries, Denver, CO

The May Show, Juried, Lakeland College Gallery, Mentor, OH

Woman VII, Invitational, Lakeland College Gallery and Intown Club, Cleveland OH

INDA 9 International Drawing Competiton, Finalist

2013

Ambiguity & Wisdom, Solo Show at The Carnegie, Covington, KY

Women Painting Women, Invitational, The Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA

Portrait Society of America Members Only Competition, 4th Honor Award

Portrait Society of America International Competition, Certificate of Excellence

Woman VI, Invitational, Lakeland College Gallery, Mentor, OH

The May Show, Juried, Lakeland College Gallery, Mentor, OH

2012:

Portrait Society of America Members Only Competition, 3rd Place, and 5th Merit Awards

Allied Artists of American Natiional Juried Exhibition, New York, NY, Gold Medal Ptg.

Raymar International Competition, Finalist

The Laumeister Juried Exhibition at The Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT

The May Show, Juried, Lakeland College Gallery, Mentor, OH

Woman V, Invitational, Lakeland College Gallery, Mentor, OH

The Portrait Society of America International Competition, Certificate of Excellence

Solo Show, The Rhythm of Stillness, Fairmount Center for the Arts, Novelty, OH

2011

Drawing Magazine Self-Portrait Competition, Finalist

Solo Show, The Rhythm of Stillness, Sullivan Gallery, Bay Village, OH

America China Oil Painting Artist League Nation Competition, Finalist

Art Renewal Center International Competition, Finalist

Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Annual Juried National Competition, New York, NY

Oil Painters of America, Eastern Conference, Orleans, MA

Raymar Juried Competition, Finalist

Woman IV, Invitational, Lakeland College Gallery, Mentor, OH

The May Show, Juried, Lakeland College Gallery, Mentor, OH

Fairmount Juried Regional Competition, Novelty, OH, Best of Show

Backgrounds in the Forefront, Invitational, Guenzel Gallery, Fish Creek, WI

Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, Saratoga, WY, 2 week residency

2010

The Butler Midyear at the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH

Women Painting Women, Invitational, Robert Lange Studio Gallery, Charleston, SC

Artist Magazine Annual Juried Competition, Finalist

The May Show, Juried, Lakeland College Gallery, Mentor OH, Best of Show

2009

The Salon International Juried Competition, The Greenhouse Gallery, San Antonio, TX

Art Kudos International Competition

American Women Artists Juried National Competition, South Street Gallery, Easton, MD

Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Competition, Corse Gallery, Jacksonville, FL


Gallery Representation:

Stanek Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Martin Gallery, Charleston, SC



Publications & Media:

Interview feature article on The Autumn Salon

Feature article: "A Quiet that is Visceral" HYPERLINK "http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Ffineartconnoisseur.com%2F2016%2F05%2Fa-quiet-thats-visceral%2F&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNHDHptGEf9ALAg4_LDr1UFp2Gm-pA"Fine Art Today

'Exploring the Path of Most Resistance' article for Artists on Art online magazine.

Curated by Alia El- Bermani, Site Unseen,HYPERLINK "https://www.google.com/url?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.poetsandartists.com%2Fsight-unseen%2F&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNG9iRUqA_vNbqJ8W85crMVFUjXuBA" Poets & Artists, February 2017

Curated by Daniel Maidman in Devotion, HYPERLINK "http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.poetsandartists.com%2Fstore%2Fdevotion68&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNEBVo9TayG97kXSNS2mxdKZoERIfg"Poets & Artists, September 2015

HYPERLINK "http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fineartconnoisseur.com%2Fpages%2F20921606.php&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNFxbCFSWwSxE8ZWNbE2aYHDgfGTLw"Fine Art Connoisseur Today, feature article, February 2015

Curated by Steven DaLuz in theHYPERLINK "http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.poetsandartists.com%2Fsteven-da-luz-the-power-of-drawing%2F&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNHcQ3xBaeq5dj_RKBZ8Chyc_xZlng" Power of Drawing Issue, Poets & Artists, December 2014

HYPERLINK "http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.combustus.com%2F13%2Fstanka-kordic-figurative-painter%2F&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNHK4sBXbK6prHhcOw78BtDpeiWDrA"Combustus Magazine, Feature, June 2014

Fine Art Connoisseur, Self-Portrait feature, April, 2014

HYPERLINK "http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.fineartconnoisseur.com%2Fpages%2F17273729.php%3F&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNEPZCPAjJSX_Sme9bnycA7uZIX6iQ"Fine Art Connoisseur, Interview, September 2013

Artists on Art, Spring 2013 Issue, The Call to Respond

International Artist Magazine, Dec/Jan #88, Cover Art and Feature demo article
HYPERLINK "http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.southwestart.com%2Farticles-interviews%2Femerging-artists%2Fstanka-kordic&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNFyRN0fw4OQKq1c5ovkoOyf8LdX6A"Southwest Art, December 2012, Artist to Watch



Drawing Magazine, May, 2012

American Art Collector: November 2010

ArtSee Magazine: Nov/Dec 2010 issue