Born in Croatia in 1958, Tony Belobrajdic is a full-time figurative artist. He started exhibiting in late seventies and had his first solo show in 1983, Croatia. Tony relocated to New York in 1987 where he continued his art practice. Although largely lives and works in Sydney since 1989, Tony divides his time between studios in Sydney and Croatia, exhibits both in Sydney and Europe regularly. He also teaches and conducts painting workshops in Sydney and Europe. Oils and watercolours have been the mediums of choice. Etchings is the latest medium being explored and studied with great passion.
Education and Experience
1976 – 1983 Studied Architecture and Engineering, University of Zagreb, Croatia
1987 – 1988 Practising art in New York City, USA.
1989 – Present Full-time Artist in Sydney, Australia
2018 Beyond Skin, Thienny Lee gallery, Sydney, Australia
2017 Tony Belobrajdic, Atelier Zvonka Cara, Crikvenica, Croatia
2017 Man in Between, Thienny Lee Gallery, Sydney, Australia
2016 Tony Belobrajdic Oils and Watercolours, Lane Cove Gallery, Sydney, Australia.
2016 Crikvenicki Zapisi, Town Gallery of Crikvenica, Croatia.
1983 Untitled Oils and Watercolours, ULAK Gallery, Karlovac, Croatia
2018 The Collie Art Exhibition, Collie Art Gallery, Collie, WA. Australia
2017 Hunter Hills Art Exhibition, Sydney, Australia
2016 Hunter Hills Art Exhibition, Sydney, Australia
2015 Hunter Hills Art Exhibition, Sydney, Australia
1989 – 2017 Participating in numerous group exhibitions in Australia and Overseas
1988 Juried Group Exhibition, National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, New York, USA.
1980’s Participating in numerous group exhibitions in Croatia and neighbouring countries.
2018 The Collie Art Prize – Finalist
2017 Hunter Hills Art Prize – Finalist
2016 Hunter Hills Art Prize – Finalist
2015 Hunter Hills Art Prize – Finalist
2015 Art of Sydney Award Exhibition, Combined Art Societies of Sydney – Highly Commended
2015 51st Annual Open Art Awards, Drummoyne Art Society – Winner in Watercolour Section
2015 50th Annual Art Awards Exhibition, Ku-ring-gai Art Society – First Prize Watercolour Category
2015 52nd Art Award Exhibition, Lane Cove Art Society – First Prize Watercolour Category
2014 50th Annual Open Art Awards, Drummoyne Art society – Winner in Watercolour Section
2014 49th Annual Art Awards Exhibition, Ku-ring-gai Art Society – First Prize Watercolour Category
2014 The Coal & Allied Singleton Art Prize, Water Colour Prize – Highly Commended
2014 54th Ryde Art Exhibition, City of Ryde Art Society, Water Colour – Highly Commended