Statement

In this technological world, we are provided with the luxury of immediacy, but I have found that we have traded something in through the process. As humans, we urn to be seen with unrequited and unconditional love. 

    I cast individuals into sculptures that are visually reminiscent of a shrouded body sustained in time. The process of casting them creates a sacred moment and space away from the false urgencies of everyday life. The outcome is a hyper-realistic rendering of their body in the way that they sleep. The casted individuals are able to then visualize for the first time the way that others see them which one could argue contributes to a different understanding of the self. 

    Contemplative and intimate conversations after the process are then compiled into testimonial videos projected onto their sculptures.  My drawings are the immediate response to the time spent with these individuals. They resemble faces, but retain an ambiguousness to them as to elude to the drawings being perhaps a mirror. I aim to be a facilitator and cultivator of intimacy and vulnerability, by utilizing these mixed medias as a catalyst for conversations we often are too afraid to have. 

Bio:

SteviAnn Matijevic is a multimedia installation artist currently working on a secluded mountain in Emmitsburg, MD. She holds a BFA from The College of New Rochelle, graduating Summa Cum Laude, and an Associates in Science from Naugatuck Valley Community College, graduating Magma Cum Laude with a focus in Psychology. Her work has been shown all over the country, most prominently in New York City, Winston-Salem, NC, Paonia, Colorado, and Los Angeles, CA. She is represented by The Elizabeth Baldwin Gallery in Los Angelos, California, where her work has been highlighted through the gallery on ArtNet and Artsy. 

   She is the recent recipient of The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts Grant to attend Elsewhere Studios in Paonia, Colorado as an artist in residence and The Russel and Deborah Taylor Foundation Scholarship to study sculpture in Florence, Italy. 

    Matijevic's recent focus has been on cultivating a communal experience through one on one interactions with women by casting them as a healing practice. 

Education

2017 The College of New Rochelle, B.F.A. Studio Art, Mixed Media and Installation Concentration

2015 Studio Art Centers International, Florence, Italy Study Abroad, Sculpture and Metal Work Jewelry

2014 Naugatuck Valley Community College, A.S. Focus in Psychology

Awards

2018 The Sam and Adele Golden Foundation for the Arts Grant - Presented by: The Alliance of Artist Communities and The Joan Mitchell Foundation  

2015 Russel and Deborah Taylor Foundation Scholarship 

Representation

Marie Baldwin Gallery https://www.mariebaldwingallery.com Works found on ArtNet and Artsy

Select Solo Exhibitions

2020 Suff|e|rage, Elberson Fine Art Center, Winston-Salem, NC

2019 Salvation, John Goudreault Gallery, Millerton, NY  

2018 Door 6, The Conti Studios, 415 Howe Ave, Shelton, CT
2017 The Subversionary, A Secret Alliance With Chaos, The Helen & Peter Mooney Art &

Educational Technology Center, New Rochelle, NY

2017 Digital Slides, Steelheart Headquarters, 418 North Orange Drive, Los Angeles, CA

2016 Omnipotent Demagogues, Bridge Gallery Showcase, New Rochelle, NY

 

Group Exhibitions

2019 Elsewhere Studios Alumni Juried Exhibition, Blue Sage Gallery, Paonia, CO

2019 ART WALK, Hendricks Churchill Front Porch Installation of Mountain Processional Sculptures, Sharon, CT

2018 Open Studios, Elsewhere Studios, Paonia, Colorado 

2018 SuperGirls - Supporting The Dreams Of Girls And Women In Science And The Arts, Elizabeth Baldwin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2018 CT Small Business Gala, Conti Studios, Shelton, CT

2017 From These Mountains: Black Mountain School 2016, Elberson Fine Arts Center, Winston-Salem, NC

2017 The Art of Chine-collé and Printmaking, Technology Gallery, New Rochelle, NY

2016 PrintFest 2016, International Print Centers of New York, New York, NY

2016 Book Arts, Design Studios, The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY

 

Residency

2018 Elsewhere Studios, Paonia, Colorado 

2016 Black Mountain School, Black Mountain, NC

 

Publications

2019 Featured Artist, Sharon Art Walk, Sharon, CT

2018 Elsewhere Studios, Artist Interview - elsewherestudios.org 

2017 Tatler Publications
2016 EB Art Blog, Art Critic Emily B. Posner

 

Workshops | Artist Talks | Presentations 

2020 Voting for Each Other, Workshop, Elberson Fine Art Center, Winston-Salem, NC

2019 Artist Talk, Salvation, John Goudreault Gallery, Millerton, NY

2018 Artist Presentation, Elsewhere Studios, Paonia, CO

2018 Films of the Avante Garde, Elsewhere Studios, Paonia, CO

2018 Painting Workshop Aid, Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT

2017 The Art of Bookmaking Workshop, The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY

2016 Slumber Safety, An Open Dialogue of Sexuality and Experiences, Black Mountain School, Black Mountain, NC

2016 Monoprint Workshop, William C. Maxwell Printshop, The College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY

 

Apprenticeships

Souby Boski (Painting and Ceramics) https://www.soubyboski.com

Master Printer William C. Maxwell (Printmaking / Collage and Assemblage) https://www.williamcmaxwell.com/

Serra Victoria Boothwell Fels (Sculptress) http://www.svbf.info

Daniel Murray (Sculptor) http://www.murraysculpture.com/

SteviAnn 
Matijevic