Region: Vancouver Coast & Mountains
Aleksandra Kalinic was born in Belgrade, Serbia where she finished with honours five years program at the Belgrade Arts University and holds degree in ceramics.
In 2001 Aleksandra moved to Canada and continued her artistic career. She completed Jewellery Techniques Course at the Vancouver Community College and creates one of a kind silver, copper and vitreous enamel jewellery.
Aleksandra participated in many juried international exhibitions in Serbia, Canada, Japan, Australia, Czech Republic, Argentina. She won an Award from the Association of Applied Artists and Designers of Serbia and Award “Mention To The Cultural Identity” at the First International Biennial Of Contemporary Mosaic, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Art has always been inseparable part of Aleksandra’s life as a window to the deeper side of the world. Her inspiration is life, with all its aspects and her work influenced by ancient jewelry and art history, especially painters from the first half of the 20th century. Vitreous enamel on metal enables her to transform her love for colour and painting into wearable miniature artworks.
“To me art is a fascinating journey, the whole new worlds to create and to discover, with always present thought about simultaneity of beauty and fragility of life. I feel a deep joy when someone enjoys the piece I made.”