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Stanka Kordic
Bedford, Ohio



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I have great compassion for humanity, and there is no other way for me to express that, than through a portrait or figurative work. I am making art to be shared. I use real people that I meet and come to know, and together we forge a connection to whomever stands before the piece. We create an experience, a moment with the viewer. Maybe even more. The figure is the trigger to the familiar. They follow that person to more ambiguous passages within the painting. Then, something changes. A subtle shift that is actually felt, and not visible. Unique to each person.

All connections intrigue me. Whether it be the landscape to the figure, light with color, rhythm with stillness, painter with brush. There is no separation in a world that breathes.



born: 1962, Cleveland, Ohio



Cleveland Institute of Art, BFA, 1985


selected awards/honors

Allied Artists of America, Gold Medal of Honor in Painting, 2012
Certificate of Excellence, Portrait Society of America, 2012, 2013


selected publications

Manifest Gallery 9th International Drawing Annual, 2015
Fine Art Connoisseur; Artists Making Their Mark, October 2014
International Artist Magazine, Cover Art and Feature demo article, 2013


selected solo or two-person exhibits

Ambiguity and Wisdom, The Carnegie, Covington, Kentucky, 2013
The Rhythm of Stillness, Sullivan Gallery at Bay Arts, Bay Village, Ohio, 2011


selected group shows

Women Painting Women, The Principle Gallery, Alexandria, Virginia, 2013
The Laumeister Annual Exhibition, The Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, Vermont, 2012
Backgrounds in the Forefront, Guenzel Gallery, Fish Creek, Wisconsin, 2011
The Butler Midyear, The Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio, 2010



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