Resident Child: an Exhibition, Opening Reception & Artist Talk

Featuring UBCO Artist-in-Residence Mirjana Borovickic

Opening Reception: Monday, July 29th, 7pm-9pm

Gallery hours: Monday, July 29th, 7pm-9pm, Tuesday July 30th, 11am-4pm

In the Caetani Cultural Centre Studio Gallery

Refreshments will be served. Reception and gallery hours are open to the public and all ages.

Mirjana Borovickic is a visual artist living in Kelowna, British Columbia.

She was born in Bosnia and immigrated to Canada in 1995, at the age of 12, after living through a civil war.

Throughout her life Mirjana has always been fascinated with textiles and creating; her love for textiles was further developed during her teenage years when she opted to take sewing in high school.

She graduated with a BFA in Visual Arts from the University of British Columbia, Okanagan in 2019. She graduated with several awards, including the Dean’s Award for Artistic Excellence.

Currently she is working with textiles and acrylic on a series in which she explores childhood memories and war trauma.

Her series is a series of large mixed media works in which Mirjana uses previously owned  garments, mostly from her own children to create images from her past.

Working on this series has been a self-guided therapy session for Mirjana in which she confronts her difficult past and in which she is able to release the emotions the had suppressed since childhood.

Mirjana has traveled throughout Europe and North America, visiting many exhibitions from which she draws her inspiration. She also finds inspiration in everyday life with her family.

She has exhibited her works in Kelowna and Vernon, and her work is a part of several private collections.

You can see more of Mirjana’s work and learn more about her here.

Learn more about the UBCO-sponsored AiR here and the Self-Directed Artist-in-Residence program here.