RELJA PENEZIC is a painter, video artist, printmaker, photographer, and a filmmaker focusing on public art installations. His work is a multimedia blend that combines technology and painting, performance and video, art and craft. Penezic exhibits his work internationally and his short films are regularly shown at film festivals around the world. His paintings and media pieces are part of numerous private and public collections in the US, Europe, and Japan. In 1996 Zakros InterArts label Chronic Art published his CD-ROM Computer Film Sketchbook. His 2002 Audio/Video installation in collaboration with composer Victoria Jordanova at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art entitled Panopticon was published by ArpaViva label as a DVD and is distributed by Cinema Guild of New York. In 2004 he was selected by Alaska Arts Council to create a permanent media installation The Alaska Cycle, a video landscape. In 2005 and 2006 Relja finished two large scale site specific paintings Alaska Time-Lapse and Views of Tundra for the Alaska Psychiatric Institute, commissioned by Alaska Arts Council. From 2004 to 2007 he worked as an art director/video artist on Film Noir, a feature animated film. Relja Penezic is a cofounder of ARTaVIVA, company/curatorial project dedicated to promotion of audio/video art as a permanent installation medium. In addition to an international career as an artist he served as a Creative Director for ID8, Los Angeles based branding agency, an Art Director and a Designer for Jump Ship Studios, San Francisco, and a Designer/Visual Effects Artist for Fleet Street Pictures of San Francisco. Relja Penezic was also a Master Printmaker for John Nichols Printmakers of New York specializing in silk-screen and lithography limited editions. He was a lecturer at the Princeton University School of Architecture, Haverford College, and Bowling Green State University.
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