Department of Art and Art History
Visiting Artist Series

Visiting Artist Exhibition

January 9 - March 17, 2017

ARTIST LECTURE & OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, March 9 | 5pm-7pm

Edward M. Dowd Art and Art History Building
Show Dates: 
Mon, 01/09/2017 (All day)
Fri, 03/17/2017 - 5:00pm

*Photo from George Adams Gallery Website

Originally from Banjaluka in Bosnia, Amer Kobaslija (b.1975) fled his war-ravaged homeland in 1993 to a refugee camp in Nuremberg, Germany. Later he traveled to Düsseldorf. where he attended the Kunst Akademie. In 1997, Kobaslija was offered asylum by the United States and immigrated to Florida. There in Sarasota he completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts and the Ringling College of Art and Design. In 2003 he went on to pursue a Master of Fine Arts degree at Montclair College of the Arts in New Jersey and has since  established his base in New York City.

A 2013 Guggenheim Fellow for Painting, Kobaslija has had numerous one-person exhibitions in Paris, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New Orleans. He is represented by George Adams Gallery in New York where he has had seven solo show in the last decade, including the 2016-16 traveling survey exhibition "Amer Kobaslija: Places, Spaces."