NADA SESAR-RAFFAY
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Toronto,Ontario,Canada

Education :
1971-1976 Academy of Fine Arts- BA & MFA, Painting ,University of Zagreb, Croatia
Mentors: Prof Miljenko Stancic and Prof Ferdinand Kulmer

Website: www.nadasesarraffay.com

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015 PASSAGE series,New paintings, Baka Gallery Cafe, Toronto

2015 STORM series, New paintings, Edward Day Gallery,Toronto
2013 FREE FORM series,New paintings,Edward Day Gallery,Toronto
2011 Paintings,Two artists show ,First Canadian place Gallery,Toronto,On.Ca.
2011 Chromatic Shifts:2 artists show, Edward Day Gall.,Toronto,On,Canada
2010 RELEASE, New paintings,Edward Day Gallery,Toronto, ON
2007 / 08 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
2000 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
1997 New paintings , Knoll Express Showroom,Toronto, curated by Shelley Lambe,
1995 RED PAINTINGS, Rivoli show,Toronto,On
1992 BLACK AND WHITE, Academy of Spherical Arts, New paintings /multi-media and performance, Toronto, ON
1992 Paintings/on paper ,George Randolph Fine Art Gallery, Toronto, ON
1989 PAINTINGS and DRAWINGS on paper /gold/ink/,Kozak Gallery, Toronto,
1988 DRAWINGS,Alan Gallery, Zaton (Zadar) Croatia
1987 LARGE PAINTINGS/DRAWINGS ,on paper/gold paint/black ink,Karas Gallery, Zagreb, Craotia
1986 DRAWINGS, Gold paint/black ink ,Gina Gallery, Zadar, Croatia
1981 PUPPETS, Soft Sculpture installation ,Karas Gallery Studio, Zagreb, Croatia

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2010 Cool aid, Gallery artists, Edward Day Gallery,Tornto,ON
2009 Storm of Painters, Edward Day Gallery,Toronto, ON
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
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 Exhibtion, World Trade Centre, Toronto, ON
1991 Two person exhibition, 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: Promotion of Croatian Artists, 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, Zagreb, Croatia
1980 Zagreb Salon : Juried Exhibition, Zagreb, Croatia
1979 XI Youth Salon : Juried Exhibition, Zagreb, Croatia
1976 Gallery Dars, Zagreb, Croatia

MEDIA
2010 Star Portrait,TV BRAVO,Canada,Season 2,Episode13,Portrait of Ms Louis Arbour
2013 ArtSync ,Interviewed by: Michael Hansen/120 seconds Nada Sesar Raffay,
Gallery: Edward Day Gallery
Exhibit :Free Form,

PUBLICATIONS

2010 The Globe and Mail, Richard Vaughan, "A wondrous,monstrous hymn to hardwood", June 19.
2007 The Globe and Mail, Gary Michael Dault, “Dazzling canvases aren’t painted”, December 22
2005 Toronto star, Peter Goddard, “Hot fantasies,heroes,a hotel and much more”, February 12.
2006 Toronto star, Peter Goddard, “His breastworks worthy of Wagner”, April 6.

SELECTED COLLECTIONS:

Robic Group International Inc
Emery Investments Ltd,Toronto
LORE SALES AND INVESTMENTS LTD.
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

COMMISSIONS :
Imortanne Resort Luxury Hotels, Dubrovnik,Croatia
Robic Group International Inc
LORE SALES AND INVESTMENTS LTD.
eBay Canada,Toronto
Croatian Embassy, Ottawa
Saturnus Nightclub, Zadar, Croatia
Turist Hotel, Zadar, Croatia

ADDITIONAL RELATED EXPERIENCE

2015-present ...............Abstract painting instructor/mentor, ArSchoolArtWorks,Toronto,On
2013......... ...............Curator at Baka Gallery cafe,Toronto,On
1976-Present ........Commissioned Portraits, Landscape, Seascape, Free form,
2006-Present .......Juror (art exhibitions)..Artscape Toronto, Artworks,
2002-6.................Painting and drawing instructor -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,Toronto
1988 Gallery owner/manager and curator,Gallery ALAN,Zaton-Zadar,Croatia
1989 LECTURE and WORKSHOP ,Toronto Board of Education age
1974 Assistant Costume Designer, Feature Film, “Matija Gubec”,Designer:Ferdinand Kulmer/

Membership:
1977-Present ........CROATIAN ASSOCIATION OF ARTISTS (HDLU-http://www.hdlu.hr/eng/