Zdenko Huzjan in his studio.
Curator: Marko Jenko
Opening of the exhibition: 8 February 2015 at 6 p.m.
Our new series of small-scale exhibitions entitled From the Studio of ... presents cross-section views of recent production by artists whose works are included in the Moderna galerija permanent exhibition 20th Century. Continuities and Ruptures. The first exhibition in the series features Zdenko Huzjan, whose painting Settling(1986, oil on canvas) hangs in Room 5 of the permanent exhibition. The first edition of From the Studio of ...includes paintings, drawings, prints and other works selected together by the artist and the exhibition curator. The exhibition opens on Sunday, 8 February 2015 at 6 p.m. as part of the Moderna galerija program celebrating the national cultural holiday.
Zdenko Huzjan was born in Lendava (1948). He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts under Professor Gabrijel Stupica, then went on to pursue postgraduate studies in painting there under Professor Janez Bernik. In 1997 he was appointed full professor of drawing and painting at the Art Pedagogy Department of the Faculty of Education in Ljubljana. In 1988 he received the Prešeren Foundation Award for his work; in 2002 he won the Rihard Jakopič Award, in 2004 the Župančič Award, and in 2008 a special commendation from the Mayor of Lendava for his achievements in culture. Also worthy of note is that Huzjan has written several collections of verse.
The exhibition was made possible by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.