MARIAN KOMÁČEK

Born 1959 / Gbely, Slovakia

Education

19751979                    Secondary School of Applied Arts, Department of Printmaking,

Prof. Gabriel Štrba, Bratislava, Slovakia

19801986                    Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Department of Printmaking and Book Illustration, Prof Albín Brunovský, Bratislava, Slovakia

Membership

1987                           Member, Association of Visual Artists of Western Slovakia

1993                            Member, Association of Book Illustrators, Bratislava, Slovakia

1994                            Member, Slovak Society of Printmakers, Slovakia

1999                            Chairman, Association of Slovak Printmakers, Slovakia

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

1997                            Member, International Artists Club Art Diagonal, Vienna, Austria

Since 2013                  Vice President, International Artists Club Art Diagonal, Vienna, Austria

Awards (selected)

1986                            Matica slovenská Award, The Most Beautiful Book of the Year, Martin, Slovakia

1996                            Diploma, 2nd international Triennial of Prints, Cairo, Egypt

1997                            Award, International Exhibition of Printmaking, Portland, USA

1997                            Honorary Award, International Triennial of Small Graphic Forms, Ville de Chamalieres, Clermont-Ferrand, France

1999                            Award, 8th International Biennial of Small Graphic Forms and Ex libris, Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland

2007                            1st Prize, 11th Biennial of Printmaking, Conflans-Saint Honorine, France

Symposiums

1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000   Neusiedl am See, Austria

1992, 1999                  Summer Academy, Antwerp, Belgium; Lauda, Germany

1997, 1998, 1999       Summer Academy, Topoľčianky Castle, Slovakia

1997                            2nd International Triennial of Printmaking, Cairo, Egypt

1998                            Ars Alpin Achenkirch, Achensee, Austria

2000                            Borl Castle, Slovenia

2006, 2010                  1st Prize, 4th International Painting Symposium, Olšany, Czech Republic

2009                            International Painting Symposium, Luxor, Egypt

Since 1995                  he has been a main organizer of 9 International Print Symposiums in Moravany and Váhom and Mojmírovce, Slovakia.

Since 1986                  more than 40 solo exhibitions and participation in more than 60 group exhibitions in Slovakia and abroad including Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, USA, Poland, Belgium, Egypt, Finland, Scotland, Latvia, Lithuania, Croatia etc.

His artistic practice explores print, paint, ex libris, book illustration, postage stamp design and graphic design. His artwork is in private collections, including galleries and museums in Europe and USA.

He lives and works in Devínska Nová Ves, district of Bratislava, Slovakia.

Contact: mariankomacek@yahoo.com

MARIAN KOMACEK

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