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I was born in the Czech Republic where I attended the School of Applied Arts in Prague. After immigrating to the United States, I completed a BFA degree in painting at the University of Utah and received a MFA degree from the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine.
My primary interest is in oil painting but I also like to work in mixed media, printmaking and sculpture. My sculpture, Reflection Tree, has been commissioned as part of Flying Objects public sculpture series for downtown Salt Lake City. I also completed multiple relief and sculpture pieces for the Old Greek Town Trax Station public art commission. I have been teaching for over ten years at U of U, Westminster College, Visual Art Institute, Salt Lake Art Center, Rowland Hall School and other places.
My paintings and installations represent a collision between na- ture and people. Nature is shown in its extreme stage during manmade disasters and enormous sandstorms. It is a struggle of wills where human structures are being reclaimed and handi- capped by nature’s might. It shows our advanced technology be- ing fractured and swallowed by natural elements. These paintings are also political. They question the idea of what belongs and what is being artificially implanted on the environment. They bring up questions of longevity, consequences of human behavior, differences in cultures and national attitu