About

Aleksandra Petrovic is a practicing artist, currently living in Auckland, New Zealand. Petrovic graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland in 2007. She has also recently completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Fine Art Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland in 2011.

Since completing her university studies, Aleksandra has been building a reputation for her illustrations and artworks, which are unique and recognisable for their technical ability, odd ideas and anarchonistic components referencing popular narratives, folk lore, fairy tales, puppets, film and casual observations.

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This is a brief list of exhibitions and projects that I have been part of.

Solo Exhibitions

2014

Revisiting the Archive, Depot Artspace, Devonport, Auckland

2012

The Art of Pleasure, Artwork in association with Kronenbourg 1664, Pastis Restaurant & Bar, Auckland

2008 – 2010

In Dark Corners, Stanbeth House, Auckland

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015 – 2016

Prepare to Fall in Love, Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland

2015

Paper Assassins, Gallery One Oh Three, Suite 108, Bizdojo, Ironbank, Auckland

2013

When Music’s the Muse, Uxbridge Art Centre, Auckland

A Word of Art, Uxbridge Art Centre, Auckland

2012

Gang Bang, Method and Manners Studios, Auckland

Kitchen Exhibition, Method and Manners Studios, Auckland

Blank, In House Creative Projects, Auckland

2011

Something’s Gotten Hold of My Heart, Elam Grad Show, Auckland

Animal Incarnations, Papakura Art Gallery, Auckland

2010

A Christmas Exhibition, Anna Bibby Gallery, Auckland

Draw IV, The High Seas, Auckland

Do You Mind – Artists Respond to Matters of the Mind, Ironbank Complex, Karangahape Road, Auckland

2009 – 2010

Pop – Up Gallery, Rob Garrett Contemporary Fine Art, Remuera Road, Auckland

2009

100 Clams, The High Seas, Auckland

DC Royale X – Fam Exhibition, Victoria Park Market, Auckland

Trio – Off With Her Head, Plaything Gallery, Auckland

Draw III, The High Seas, Auckland

Now – The 24 Hour Art Challenge, Plaything Gallery, Auckland

150 x 150, Sanderson Gallery, Auckland

Inventing Characters, Cross Street Studios, Auckland

2008

Bare Rock and Backbones, Britomart East Building Hoarding Art Project, Auckland (ongoing)

Advent, Sanderson Gallery, Auckland

Draw II, Cross Street Studios, Auckland

Kill The Cynic, Sanderson Gallery, Auckland

2007 – 2008

Young Blood Salon, City Art Rooms, Auckland

2007

Draw, Cross Street Studios, Auckland

Aperitif, George Fraser Gallery, Elam School of Fine Arts, University of Auckland

Selected Projects / Commissions

Streets of Laredo, posters and promotional material, New York, United States

Hullabaloo Shoes, artwork and design for boutique

The Sounds of Summer, window artwork and gift card design, Glassons flagship store, Newmarket, Auckland

Peppin window artwork

Share the Pleasure, artwork in association with Kronenbourg 1664

Peppin Boutique, fabric design

Proud Parents of a D Student, tshirt artwork, taken from drawing, individually numbered artist series, Cleatis-Preston

Peppin Boutique, window artwork

Magic, t shirt artwork, Wordsby

Tono and the Finance Company, EP cover artwork

Dreams of the Dead, album cover artwork

Music video for Ben King – Singing Showers, Golden Lights, design for face painting

Paul Baragwanath & Art, Christmas card artwork and design

Cassius Eyewear Artwork insert, Pilot Magazine, Summer 2009

Dreams of the Dead, EP cover artwork

Selected Bibliography

2013

Right Here Right Now, Adam Bryce, p. 20

Creative Talent from the Lands Down Under: Aleksandra Petrovic, Studio Home

http://www.studiohomeonline.com/aleksandra-petrovic/

Untitled (Once Upon a Time), A Word of Art, 2013

http://artsdiary.co.nz/bt34/1021/06.html

2012

Interview with illustrator Aleksandra Petrovic, Glassons Style Keeper

http://blog.glassons.com/interview-with-illustrator-aleksandra-petrovic/#more-7258

Brian: The Typographical Error that Brought Early Career Artists and Neuroscientists Together, article on Do You Mind? exhibition published in online science journal PLoS Biology

http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pbio.1001340

In House Creative Projects – BLANK, online video documentation of the exhibition

Peppin le zine, online magazine, fabric designs

http://ww.peppin.co.nz

2011

Something’s Gotten Hold of My Heart, Artsdiary website

http://www.artsdiary.co.nz/bt6/287/07.html

Elam Graduate Work, exhibition publication, ISBN # 9771175353000

Animal Incarnations, exhibition publication, ISBN # 9780473194437

Peppin Boutique, Mama Likes This, online blog, http://www.mamalikesthis.blogspot.com/

2010

Draw IV, Radio interview, Radio New Zealand, Arts on Sunday

Draw IV exhibition catalogue

Do You Mind?, Radio interview, Radio New Zealand, Arts on Sunday

http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/art/art-20100725-1335-Do_You_Mind_Art_vs_ Science-048.mp3

Do You Mind?, Exhibition website

http://doyoumind.tumblr.com/

Do You Mind?, video made by The Busy Nice

Do You Mind?, TV3 Nightline interview

http://www.3news.co.nz/Art-meets-science-to-celebrate-the- brain/tabid/368/articleID/168316/Default.aspx

Do You Mind?, Centre for Brain Research newsletter

http://www.fmhs.auckland.ac.nz/faculty/cbr/news/_docs/newsletter/CBR connections_spring10web.pdf

2009

Off With Her Head, review by Melanie Roger on Whiskers on Kittens blog

http://whiskersonkittens.webs.com/apps/blog/entries/show/1715874-40-off-with-her- head

Panic on the Streets of Auckland, article by Sarah Murray, 3News website

http://www.3news.co.nz/News/Region/Auckland/Panic-on-the-streets-of- Newton/tabid/753/articleID/106449/cat/138/Default.aspx

Fringe Festival 2009 catalogue, Inventing Characters exhibition, pp. 28

Draw III exhibition catalogue

2008 – 2009

Bare Rock and Backbones, SceneZine Magazine, Britomart Precinct, Summer 2008 – 2009

In Dark Corners, SceneZine Magazine, Britomart Precinct, Summer 2008 – 2009

The Little Boys and the Sun Cheaters, Art editorial in Pilot Magazine, Summer 2008 – 2009, pp. 242 – 246

2008

In Dark Corners, exhibition profile, Rob Garrett Contemporary Fine Art

http://www.robgarrettcfa.com/content/2008/12/01/alexandra-petrovic

In Dark Corners, exhibition profile, Britomart Precinct website

http://www.britomart.org/index.php/enjoy/place/stanbeth_gallery

http://www.britomart.org/index.php/enjoy/place_gallery/stanbeth_gallery

Draw II exhibition catalogue

Bare Rock and Backbones, exhibition profile, Rob Garrett Contemporary Fine Art

http://www.robgarrettcfa.com/content/2008/11/24/bare-rock-backbones

Bare Rock and Backbones, exhibition profile, Britomart Precinct website

http://www.britomart.org/index.php/enjoy/event_special/bare_rock_and_backbones/

http://www.britomart.org/index.php/enjoy/image_gallery/bare_rock_and_backbones/P 0/

2007

Draw exhibition catalogue

Student Showcase, profile in Threaded #4, pp. 37

Thank you to everyone for all the opportunities!

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§ One Response to About

  • fabrice says:

    Hello, I was at Elam this morning: just wanted to say I ‘m very impressed by your work, I wish I could know more about this “multiple boy”. Have a nice day!

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