education
2015
phd in Design, Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow, Poland
1992
mfa in Visual Arts, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, va, usa
1985
bfa in Painting, the Academy of Fine Arts, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
1980
ib in Fine Arts, National School of Fine Arts, Krakow, Poland
individual exhibitions
2014
homage to sophie von hohenberg – Zvono Gallery, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
2008
second skin – National Art Gallery, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
1999
threads of imagination – St. Louis Artists' Guild, St. Louis, mo, usa
Curator: Margaret Wheeler
1997
iwona art–to–wear – Waverly House Gallery, Springfield, mo, usa
1996
shaped canvases and collagraphs – Boger Gallery, College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, mo, usa
1992
disappearing worlds – Old Dominion University Gallery, Norfolk, va, usa
1990
iwona art, Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
1985
unique clothing – Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
iwona–mila–slavica – Austrian House, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
prizes & awards
2014
winner of communication arts magazine typography annual 5 competition – Menlo Park, ca, usa
2010
best of show award – MoFA  Art–To–Wear Show, Foundry Art Center,St. Charles, mo, usa.
Juror: Sharon Kilfoyle
2004
devotee award – Textile Curatorial Council of The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, mn, usa
2003
best of show award – The Uncommon Threads '03, St. Charles, il, usa
Juror: Alyce Van Acker
2002
niche award – category – clothing Philadelphia, pa, usa
niche award finalist, category – fiber – two-dimensional design
Philadelphia, pa, usa
1997
juror's choice award – the mofa, Springfield, mo, usa
Juror: Sandy Webster
members' choice awardmofa Conference, Springfield, mo, usa
1996
juror's choice award – The Uncommon Threads '96 St. Charles, il, usa
Jurors: Janet Catlow and Sue Peterson
1995
art to wear awardmofa Conference, Cape Girardeau, mo, usa
Juror: Arturo Sandoval
1992
national liquitex excellence in arts award
1991
best in show award – Hampton Roads Intercollegiate Art Exhibition – Riddick's Folly, Suffolk, va, usa. Juror: Deborah Mc Leod
1990
national board for international scientific, technical and cultural collaboration grant – Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
college of arts and letters graduate fellowship, odu – Norfolk, va, usa
1986
1st prize at the national competition for poster elections '86 (collaboration with Cedomir Kostovic) – Belgrade, Yugoslavia
group exhibitions
2015
24 polish poster biennial – Katowice, Poland
questioning the bomb, history and non-proliferation –Invitational International Poster Exhibition, The Art Gallery at the University of Maryland, College Park, md, usa
biennial of poster bolivia bicebe – La Paz, Bolivia
sarajevo 100schody Gallery, Kraków, Poland
sint-niklaas 2015 printmaking biennial – Internationaal Exlibriscentrum, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
2014
13th international poster biennial of mexico – Franz Mayer Museum, Mexico City d.f., Mexico
mèxico a travès del cartel –Invitational International Exhibition, Centro Cultural Francisco Javier Clavijero, Morelia, Mexico
sarajevo 100collegium artisticum Gallery, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
1oth golden bee poster biennale – Moscow, Russian Federation
mini print international of cadaquesadogi Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
8th biennial international miniature print exhibition – Vancouver, Canada
2013
biennial of poster bolivia bicebe – tribute to rene wanner – La Paz, Bolivia
mini print international of cadaquesadogi Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
12th lessedra world print annual – mini print 2012 – Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
2012
12th international poster biennial of mexico – Franz Mayer Museum, Mexico City d.f., Mexico
23rd international poster biennale – Wilanow Poster Museum, Warsaw, Poland
1oth golden bee poster biennale – Moscow, Russia
7th international triennial of graphic art – Bitola, Republic of Macedonia
7th biennial international miniature print exhibition – Vancouver, Canada
mini print international of cadaquesadogi Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
11th lessedra world print annual – mini print 2012 – Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria
homenaje barbara paciorek – Galeria de la Casa del Poeta Ramon Lopez Velarde, Mexico City d.f., Mexico
2011
18th international lahti poster biennial – Poster Museum, Lahti, Finland
2010
collective exhibition of jurors of the eleventh international poster biennial of mexico – Galeria Casa del Poeta Ramon Lopez Velarde, Mexico City, Mexico
voices in freedom – Invitational International Exibition of Posters celebrating Bicentennial of Mexican Independence and Centennial of Mexican Revolution Centro Cultural Francisco Javier Clavijero, Mexico City, Mexico. Exhibition is being displayed in over 100 major cities on 5 continents
theatre, that's me – International Virtual Poster Project
Sixth International Triennial of Stage Poster, Sofia, Bulgaria
thirty years after... – National School of Arts Alumni Exibition, A1 Gallery, Krakow, Poland
to death with smile – International Poster Competition, Museo Mexicano Del Diseno, Mexico City d.f., Mexico
mofa biennial juried art–to–wear show, Foundry Art Center, St. Charles, mo, usa
2009
theatre, that's me – International Invitational Exhibition of Theater Poster Institut Francaise de Sofia, Sofia, Bulgaria. Curator: Bojidar Ikonomov
fiber focus '09 – Art St. Louis, St. Louis, mo, usa. Juror: Dr. Alice Zrebiec
aberration – Montminy Gallery of the Boone County Historical Museum, Columbia, mo
Juror: Leandra Spangler
interdependence – International Fiber Collaborative, h.a.c., Huntsville, al
Curator: Jennifer Marsh
6th annual color: bold/subtle international show – Upstream People Gallery, Omaha, ne, usa. Curator: Larry Bradshaw
2008
moak – 4 state regional exhibition – Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, mo, Juror: Nicholas Kyle
calculatorium mundiabc Gallery, Poznan, Poland
Curator: Andrzej Bednarczyk
2007
fiber focus '07 – Art St. Louis, St. Louis, mo, usa. Juror: Jane Sauer
2006
artwear in motion ’06 – Textile Center of Minnesota, Minneapolis, mn, usa
Artwear ’06 – Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, co, usa
2005
5th biennial international wearable expressions – Palos Verdes Art Center Rancho Palos Verdes, ca, usa. Juror: Kevin Jones
2004
artwear in motion ’04 – Textile Center of Minnesota, Minneapolis, mn, usa
artwear ’04 – Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, co, usa
2003
uncommon threads ’03 – The Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, il
2002
niche laureates – Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, pa, usa
4th biennial international wearable expressions – Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, ca, usa. Juror: Louise Coffey-Webb
artwear ’02 – Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, co, usa
2001
fiber focus '01 – Art St.Louis, St.Louis, mo, usa. Juror: Laurel Reuter
artwear '01 – Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, co, usa
uncommon threads '01 – The Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, il, usa
2000
artwear '00 – Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, co, usa
uncommon threads '00 – The Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, il
1999
fiber focus '99 – Art St.Louis, St.Louis, mo, usa. Juror: Yoshiko I. Wada
artwear '99 – Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, co, usa
uncommon threads '99 – The Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, il
1998
autumn crafts park avenue, New York, ny, usa
artwear '98 – Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, co, usa
uncommon threads '98 – The Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, il, usa
1997
american craft council fair – Baltimore, md, usa
2nd biennial international wearable expressions – Palos Verdes Art Center Rancho Palos Verdes, ca, usa. Juror: Joanne Rapp
fiber focus '97 – Art St.Louis, St.Louis, mo, usa. Juror: Rebecca A.T. Stevens
national contemporary crafts competitive – G.A. Spiva Center for the Arts Joplin, mo, Juror: Marjorje Schick
artwear '97 – Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, co, usa
uncommon threads '97 – The Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, il, usa
embellishments '97 – Masquerade – Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, ok, usa
the art of craft IV – Denver, co, usa
mofaConference & Exhibition – Drury College, Springfield, mo, usa
1996
artwear '96 – Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, co, usa
spring ahead – Lindsey Gallery, Chicago, il, usa
nouvelle mode: wearable art for the body – Textile Arts Centre, Chicago, il, usa, Juror: Dennis Brozynski, Columbia College
uncommon threads '96 – The Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles, il, usa
1995
art to wear – Cambridge Artists Cooperative, Cambridge, ma, usa
mofa conference juried exhibition semo Art Museum, Cape Girardeau, mo, usa, Juror: Arturo A. Sandoval
1994
moak – 4 states juried regional exhibition – Springfield Art Museum, Springfield, mo
1993
art to wear – Walnut Street Gallery, Springfield, mo, usa
smsu faculty exhibition – University Gallery, Springfield, mo, usa
1992
juried student showodu Gallery, Norfolk, va, usa
odu printsevms Gallery, Norfolk, va, usa
1991
the pfac Juried Annual Exhibition – Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, va, usa, Juror: Tom Armstrong, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, ny, usa
connoisseur craft – The Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, va, usa
art by odu instructors and students – Zheijang Academy, Hangzhou, China
1990
hampton roads intercollegiate art exhibition – Riddick’s Folly, Suffolk, va, usa, Juror: Deborah Mc Leod, Curator, pfac, Newport News, va, usa
collegium artisticum '90 – Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
intergrafia '90 – Lvov, Ukraine
ulubih annual juried exhibition – Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
ulupubih annual juried exhibition – Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
1989
collegium artisticum '89 – Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
ulubih annual juried exhibition – Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
ulupubih annual juried exhibition – Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
1988
collegium artisticum '88 – Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
ulubih annual juried exhibition – Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
ulupubih annual juried exhibition – Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
game of imagination – Novi Hram Gallery, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Curator: Jolanda Todorovic, art critic
1987
collegium artisticum '87 – Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
ars feminae '87 – Skenderija Cultural Center, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
young artists juried exhibition – Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
ulupubih annual juried exhibition – Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
1986
collegium artisticum '86 – Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
young artists juried exhibition – Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, B&H
salon of young artists – The Municipal Art Gallery, Kikinda, Yugoslavia
1985
ulubih annual juried exhibition – Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
1998
together – Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
works in collections
 
the association the international print triennal collection - Krakow, Poland
wilanow poster museum - Warsaw, Poland
1oth golden bee poster biennale - Moscow, Russia
lahti poster museum - Lahti, Finland
international triennial of stage poster collection - Sofia, Bulgaria
wanda siemaszkowa theathre international poster collection - Rzeszow, Poland
academy of fine arts collection - Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
collegium artisticum gallery collection - Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
zheijang academy of fine arts collection - Hangzhou, The People's Republic of China
...and numerous private collections in europe and usa