KAROL FELIX

Born 1961 / Košice, Slovakia

Education

1981 – 1987     Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Department of Printmaking and Book Illustration, Prof Albín Brunovský, Bratislava, Slovakia

Experience

1988 – 1989     Ľudovít Fulla Scholarship, Slovakia

1990                Scholarship, Center Frans Masereel, Kasterlee, Belgium

Beginning of collaboration with printer Martin Štepánek

1991                Scholarship, Foundation Taylor, Paris, France

1996                Co-founder and Member of the G-point, Association of Printmakers, Slovakia

2000                Artist in Residence, International Millennium Party, Chicago, USA

2001                Artist in Residence, North Central College Naperville, USA

2002                Artist in Residence, Cultural Foundation, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2005                Artist in Residence, University of Pretoria, South Africa

1998, 2010      Epreuve d’Artiste Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

2015                Wondering Mind, Epreuve d’Artiste Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

Membership

Member, Fine Arts Union of Slovakia

Member, G-point, Association of Printmakers

Member, Association N’89, Slovakia

Member, Association of Czech Graphic Artists Hollar, Prague, Czech Republic

Honorable Member, Society of Scottish Artists, Scotland

Honorable Citizen of the City of Naperville, Illinois, US

Awards (selected)     

1984                1st Award for Printmaking, Competition of Art Schools, Czechoslovakia

1989                City of Sint-Niklaas Award, International Ex libris Biennial, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium

1993                1st Award, International Competition Woman in Ex libris, Kiev, Ukraine

Grand Prix, Biennial Havířov, Czech Republic

1994                Medal for the Best Collection, 15th International Biennial Ex libris, Malbork, Poland

1995                Medal, 7th International Biennial of Miniprints, Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland

2nd Award for Printmaking, 10th Annual International Exhibition of Miniature Art, Toronto, Canada

1996                Prix Charbonnel, Ex libris 21e siecle, Paris, France

1997                Medal of Honour, 7th International Biennial of Small Graphic Forms, Ostrow Wielkopolski, Poland

1997, 2006      Award of the Ministry of Transportation, Post and Telecommunications of the Slovak Republic, The Most  Beautiful  Postage Stamp, Slovakia

2007                First place, 6th China Best Foreign Stamp Annual Poll, Beijing, China

Since 1988 more than 60 solo exhibitions in Slovakia and in Belgium, France, Poland, Canada, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, USA, Czech Republic, Germany, Finland, Scotland, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, etc. He has participated in 120 group exhibitions in 27 countries of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and USA.

2014                Co-Editor of New Bridges 11:11, an international arts collaboration publication [ISBN 978-971-656-9-7] a collaboration between SSA Society of Scottish Artists and Slovakia, Curator of  Exhibition New Bridges 11:11, Nitra State Gallery, Slovakia, Pálffy Palace Bratislava, Cultural Center Piešťany, M.A.Bazovský Gallery, Trenčín, Slovakia. His artistic practice explores print, painting, drawing, book illustration and postage stamp design. He lives in Nitra, Slovakia (1988). Contact: kfelix@naex.sk, http://www.karolfelix.sk/

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