Resume

born

(1958* Kezmarok, Czechoslovakia – Slovakia)

education

1979-85 BFA and MFA in Painting and Fiber – Academy of Fine Arts and Design /AFAD, Bratislava, Slovakia

experience

2005 Associate Professor – Tenure with promotion, Buffalo State College, NY, USA

2002 Buffalo State College, Coordinator of Fiber/Design Program, Buffalo, NY, USA

2001/02 Visiting artist/guest lecturer, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA, USA

1999Visiting artists/guest lecturer‚ The Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA

1995 Associate Professor in Fiber and Head of the Fiber Program at AFAD, Bratislava, Slovakia

1990 Head of Textile Design Studio, AFAD, Bratislava, Slovakia

solo exhibitions

2017 Jozef Bajus – Pushing the Envelope, Meibohm Fine Arts, East Aurora, NY, USA

2016 Jozef Bajus – Nothing is Going Away, BPAC, Buffalo, NY, USA

2016 Jozef Bajus – I Walk the Line, Indigo Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA

2015 Jozef Bajus & Olga Bajusova – Translation, WNYBAC, Buffalo, NY, USA

2015 Jozef Bajus – Nothing Happens Twice, Manuel Barreto Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA

2014 Lendfield, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY, USA

2014 Long Distance Calls, M.A. Bazovsky Gallery, Trencin, Slovakia

2013 Long Distance Calls, City Gallery of Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia

2011 Look to What is Beneath, Peter A & Mary Lou Vogt Gall., Bouwhuis Library, Canisius Callege, Buffalo, NY, USA

2008 The Combing Wave, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Collectors Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA

2006 Curved Circle, Gallery of Koloman Sokol, Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia

2006 Curved Circle, Buffalo Art Studio, Buffalo, NY, USA

1997 Objects and Compositions, Slovak Cultural Center, Budapest, Hungary

1996 Artslink, Rutgers University Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ, USA

1995 Objects and Compositions, Gallery of Peter Michal Bohun, Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia

1989 Bajus & Ilavsky “ Menej vyrazne” individualne programy, Dimitrovka Gallery, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia

group exhibition

2017 Jozef Bajus & BSC Fiber Students, SVU Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia

2016 ECHO Art Fair, The Highline Loft, NYC, USA

2015 Art in Craft Media 2015, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo NY, USA

2015 New Bridges 11:11, Slovakia-Scotland Exhibit, Nitra Gallery, Nitra, Slovakia

2013 My Future Ex, UB Center for the Arts, Buffalo, NY, USA

2013 A Very Long Engagements, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, New Scotia, Canada

2013 Vascular Modes, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY, USA

2011 Modified Expressions, National Craft Gallery, KAF – Kilkenny, Ireland

2010 Fibreman – Kherson Art Gallery, Kherson, Ukraine

2004 Strands of Fabrication, Fe Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

2001 On Paper – New Paper Art, Craft Council Gallery, London, England

1999 Chongju International Craft Biennial ’99, Chongju Art Center, Chongju, Korea

1996 Artslink ’96, The Rutgers Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ, USA                                                          

1994 Fiber- Slovak Textiles ’84-’94, SNG, Bratislava, Slovakia

1994 10 Jahre Internationale Textilkunst in Graz, Graz, Austria

1993 Other Europe, 2nd Biennial of Tapestry and Textile Art, Tournay, Belgique

1992 Interplays, “Suhry” – WCC exhibit, Dom Umenia, Bratislava, Slovakia

1991 Fan, International Exhibition, Namur, Belgique

1991 Alternativy Tapisetrie – Ceskej a Slovenskej , Dom Umenia, Bratislava, Brno, Czechoslovakia

1988 6th International Biennial of Tapestry, Museum Wlokienictva, Lodz, Poland

1988 1st International Triennial of Patterns, Muczarnok Museum, Budapest, Hungary

1989 5Jahre Jnternationale Textilkunst in Graz, Austria                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

awards

2015 Langley H. Kenzie Award, (solo exhibit at BPAC in 2016), BPAC, Buffalo, NY, USA

2014 Nomination for Crystal Wing Award in Category Art, National Theater, Bratislava, Slovakia

2013 Henkel Award, City Gallery of Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia

2008 The Esprit de Corps Award in category artist 08’, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY, USA

2008 President’s Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship & Creativity, BSC, Buffalo, NY, USA

1992 Honorary Mention “Interplays 92”, World Crafts Council Show, Dom Kultury, Bratislava, Slovakia

1988 First Prize 1st International Triennial of Patterns, Muczarnok, Budapest, Hungary

1985 First Prize “Young Fashion Creator”, Liberec, Czechoslovakia

museums/collections

Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia

Moravian Art &  Craft Museum, Brno, Czech Republic

Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY, USA

Gregg Museum of Art & Design in Raleigh, NC, USA                                                                                        

Racine Art Museum, WI, USA

Gallery of Bratislava, Mirbach Palace, Bratislava, Slovakia

Gallery of MAB, Trencin, Slovakia

Szombathely Art Museum, Szombathely, Hungary

Bajus’ artworks are included also in private collections in Europe, Canada, Japan and USA