Ivana was born in Belgrade to a lineage of artists. Ivana's art is largely influenced by her childhood living in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Ivana received her BA from Brown University (double degree in Visual Art (honors) and History); and her J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in NYC.
While obtaining her bachelor-of-arts degree at Brown, she also studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design. Ivana continued her post-graduate figurative art education at the New York Academy of Art in New York City. Ivana lives in Dubai with her family where she works as an artist.
Ivana paints in oil, using traditional techniques but in a more expressive contemporary realist style.
Exhibitions and Competitions
World Art Dubai 2019 Exhibition; Emerging Artist Competition -Finalist
Gallery 76, Dubai - 2019 Group Show
Light Space Time Gallery: Annual Online Animals Art Competition, May 2019 - Special Recognition Award
Light Space Time Gallery: Landscape Art Competition, June 2019 - Special Recognition Award
Light Space Time Gallery: 555 Special Art Exhibition, June 2019- Merit Award
Oil Painters of America
Dubai International Arts Centre
The Portrait Society of America
Art Renewal Center (ARC)
To commission a custom portrait (of a person or animal) please contact Ivana directly by email or phone and describe your desired portrait or attach an image (if appropriate). Once all the information is received, oil sketch portraits will be completed and shipped within three to four weeks. Large scale commissions will be completed in two to three months after client and artist touch base.