JIRI BRAZDA

Born 1952 / Teplic, Czech Republic

Education

1967 – 1971     Secondary School of Applied Arts, Prague, Czech Republic

1973 – 1979     College of Applied Arts, Department of Printmaking and Illustration, Studio Prof Z. Sklenář and J. Mikula, Prague, Czech Republic

Membership

Member, Union of Czech Visual Artists

Member, Hollar – Association of Czech Printmakers, Prague, Czech Republic

Since 1982                  he is a holder of more than 30 awards in Czech Republic and abroad for printmaking and ex libris.

Solo exhibition

1991, 1996, 2004, 2011, 2016 – Epreuve d’Artiste, Antwerp, Belgium

Awards (selected)

1982                Interexlibris, Frederikshavn, Denmark

1985                Small Graphic Forms, Lodž, Poland

1986                1st Prize, Dürer in Ex libris, Nürnberg, Germany

1986, 1987      Honorary Award, 2nd, 3rd International Exhibition of Miniprints, Toronto, Canada

1988                Honorary Award, 2nd International Triennial of Mezzotint, Sopoty, Poland

1991                Award of the City of Sint-Niklaas, International Biennial of Ex libris, Belgium

1996                Honorable Mention and 2nd Award, the Best Collection of Ex libris, 16th Biennial of Ex libris, Malbork, Poland

2005                Grand Prix, 11th International Graphic Competition for Ex libris Gliwice, 2005

2005                Grand Prix, 11th Triennial of Czech Ex libris

2009                3rd Prize, 27th Biennial, Malbork, Poland

2011                2nd Prize, 28th Biennial, Malbork, Poland

2013                1st Prize,  29th International Biennial of Modern Ex libris, Malbork, Poland

Since 1986 more than 120 solo exhibitions and more than 140 group exhibitions in Czech Republic, Belgium, Denmark, Poland, Germany, Slovakia, Italy, USA, France, the Netherlands, UK, Japan, China. His artworks are in public and in various private collections worldwide. He makes prints, paintings, ex libris and drawing.

2015                Wondering Mind, Antwerp, Belgium

He lives in Poděbrady, Czech Republic.

Contact: brazda.jiri@centrum.cz, http://www.brazdaart.cz/

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