Work & Bio

Nada Sesar-Raffay


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Studied at

1971-1976 BFA & MFA, Painting/Drawing , Academy of Fine Arts, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Mentors: Prof Miljenko Stancic and Prof Ferdinand Kulmer
1968-1971: Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Croatia- studied

Professional Activities

2015- present: ART instructor/mentor at Art Works Art School ( www.artworksartschool.com) , Toronto- ( Contemporary-Abstract and Figurative painting, Drawing,
Figure&Portrait)
2013: Curator at Baka Gallery cafe,Toronto,On
1976-Present: On canvas-Commissioned Portraits, Landscape, Seascape, etc.
2006-Present : Juror-Artscape Toronto, Art works Art School,
2005-6: Private art instructor- painting and drawing: Portrait and Figure
2001-Present: Artist Talks /Lecture, in association with my shows
2005-2006: Programming broadcaster /Sounds of Croatia, CHIN Radio FM100.
2000: Stage design- A LARGE PAINTING/ Aphrodite Unveiled,OMO dance studio,Harbourfront Dance Theatre,
1996: Gallery Assistant, Deleon White Gallery, Toronto, ON
1989-Present: Restoration of fine art paintings, for In Restauro ( https://inrestauro.wordpress.com),Toronto
1989: LECTURE and WORKSHOP ,Toronto Board of Education Annual Meeting: “Art-Language Beyond Language “-Lecture on initiating expression through art in people
with English as a second language. Organized by OntarioWelcome House.
1988: Gallery owner/manager and curator, ALAN Gallery, Zaton-Zadar,Croatia
1987-present: Indoor wall murals-hotel lobbies, night club/ restaurant
1974: Assistant Costume Designer, Feature Film, “Matija Gubec” with Ferdinand Kulmer, Production JadranFilm,Zagreb, Croatia
Membership
1977-Present HDLU-http://www.hdlu.hr/eng/

Commissions

Importane Resort Luxury Hotels, Dubrovnik,Croatia
Atelier Architect Madunic Inc.
LORE SALES AND INVESTMENTS LTD
Importane, Zagreb, Croatia
Robic Group International Inc, Brampton,Ontario Canada
eBay Canada,Toronto
Croatian Embassy, Ottawa
Saturnus Nightclub, Zadar, Croatia
Turist Hotel, Zadar, Croatia

Member of

1977-Present HDLU-http://www.hdlu.hr/eng/

Solo Exhibitions

2017: Lost and Found, New paintings, Baka Gallery, Toronto,On
2015-2916: PASSAGE series, New paintings, Baka Gallery. Toronto
2015: STORM series, New paintings, Edward Day Gallery,Toronto
2013: FREE FORM series,New paintings,Edward Day Gallery,Toronto
2011: Release-Two artists show ,First Canadian place Gallery,Toronto,On.Ca.
2011:Release-Chromatic Shifts:2 artists show, Edward Day Gall.,Toronto,On,Canada
2010: RELEASE, New paintings,Edward Day Gallery,Toronto, ON
2007-8: SWING ,New paintings, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON
2006: ARCHITECTURAL FEELINGS,New paintings, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON
2005: PASSION,New paintings, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON
2004: APPROACHING,New paintings,Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON
2002: NEW WORK 2002, New paintings,Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON
2001: New Structures, First Canadian Place Gallery, Toronto, ON
2001: NEW STRUCTURES, New paintings ,Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON
1999: Transmutations, paintings,The Network Gallery, (First Canadian place),Toronto,
1999: Transmutations, paintings,Edward Day Gallery, Kingston, ON
1998: TRANSMUTATIONS, , Edward Day Gallery, North Gallery, Yorkville / Toronto,ON
1997: New paintings , Knoll Express Showroom,Toronto, curated by Shelley Lambe,
1995: RED PAINTINGS, Rivoli, Toronto,On
1992: BLACK AND WHITE, New paintings and multi media performance, Academy of Spherical Arts, Toronto, On.
1992: New paintings/ work on paper, George Randolph Fine Art Gallery, Toronto, ON
1989: GOLD SERIES, PAINTINGS/DRAWINGS on paper/ gold/ ink/ KOZAK GALLERY, Toronto,ON
1988: GOLD SERIES, PAINTINGS /DRAWINGS ALAN Gallery, Zaton-Zadar, Croatia
1987: GOLD SERIES, NEW LARGE PAINTINGS /DRAWINGS, on paper/ gold/ black ink/ white acrylic, KARAS GALLERY, Zagreb, Croatia
1986: GOLD SERIES, New small paintings/drawings, on paper, GINA GALLERY, Zadar, Croatia
1981: PEOPLE, SOFT/TEXTILE SCULPTURE INSTALLATION, KARAS GALLERY STUDIO, Zagreb,Croatia

Group Exhibitions

2018: ARTISTS CHOICES 2018,Gallery artists, Roberts Gallery, Toronto,On
2010: COOL AID, Gallery artists, Edward Day Gallery,Toronto,ON
2009: Storm of Painters, Edward Day Gallery,Toronto,
2008: Embassy of Croatia, Ottawa
2008: Creative Art Gems 2008, Toronto, ON, Canada
2007: Creative Art Gems 2007, Toronto, ON, Canada
2004: Morphia, Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, ON
2004: Group show, First Canadian Place Gallery, Toronto, ON
2002 : Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2001: Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2001: Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2001: Toronto International Art Fair, Edward Day Gallery, ON
2000: Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1999: Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1998: Taksu Galley, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1998: Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1997: Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1997: The Commonwealth Games, Taksu Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1996: Taksu Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1994: Croatian Art, World Trade Centre, Toronto, ON
1991: Two person show, Curator Natalie Kovacs, Toronto, ON
1989: World Biannual Exhibition of Croatian Art,Drawings, Metro Convention Center,Toronto, ON
1988: Contemporary Art: Juried Exhibition, Karas Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
1987: Glamour Behind the Velvet Curtain: Gallery II Diaphragma, Milan, Italy,Curator Maja Briski
1986: Contemporary Croatian Art, Art MCMXC - Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina ,Curator Maja Briski
1985: Le Salon Des Nations, Juried Exhibition, Paris, France
1985: El Tempore: International Juried Exhibition, Gallery Sporer, Opatija, Croatia
1984: XIII Recent : Juried Exhibition, Karas Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
1980: XII Youth Salon : Juried Exhibition, Umjetnicki paviljon, Zagreb, Croatia
1980: Zagreb Salon : Juried Exhibition, Umjetnicki paviljon,Zagreb, Croatia
1979: XI Youth Salon : Juried Exhibition, Umjetnicki paviljon, Zagreb, Croatia
1976 Gallery Dars, Zagreb, Croatia

Collections

Arthur Dalfen
The Bronskill Group, Inc., Reg Bronskill,
Robic Group International Inc, John Robic
Emery Investments Ltd,Toronto
LORE SALES AND INVESTMENTS LTD., Janko Herak
Architecture ACT Incorporated, Betty Chee
The Herjavec Group, Robert Herjavec
Baka Communication, John Marion
Importane Marketing Ltd., Toronto/Zagreb, Ciril Zovko
Simplex Electric Corp., Toronto, ON
In Restauro, Toronto, ON

Represented at

Present:
2017- Roberts Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
Past:
1997-2015: Edward Day Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
1997- 2005: Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver, BC