Maša Travljanin was born in Slovenia (1993) to Bosnian parents who before her birth fleed the country due to the Yugoslav War. Whilst growing up, she was confronted many times with the reality and consequences the war left on her family. This in turn sparked her interest in human behaviour and has over time become an ongoing theme in her work.
In 2014, she studied traditional art at the Art College in Ljubljana. Soon after she joined, she realised that a traditional approach to art failed to express her interests, and instead, found herself drawn to surrealism.
In 2016, she decided to continue her study at the Art Academy London to diversify her education. Being influenced by Julian Wild and Lynne Abrahamson, two tutors at the academy, Maša’s work shifted from two to three dimensions. Whilst exploring the world of sculpture and installation, she found herself drawn to using various materials.
She received her Fine Art Diploma in 2019 and her BA (Hons) Fine Arts Degree in 2020. During these last two years of education, she began to explore the idea of merging sculpture with painting. Her work found its focus in manipulating and layering various surfaces to create contemporary effects in her three-dimensional paintings.
ART GRADUATE STUDIES
Fine Art Diploma, Art Academy London
BA (Hons) Fine Art, Art Academy London
PRIZES & PUBLICATIONS
2021 'THE ARTIST'S MANUAL' by Rob Pepper, Textures and Materials, to be published (2021)
2019 SURREY SCULPTURE SOCIETY PRIZE HONORABLE MENTION for 'INVERTED'
2019 DECORATIVE MURAL FOR THE SOCIAL RESIDENCY /B1A4 / Zac BRUNESEAU - Paris Rive Gauche
2020 ART ACADEMY LONDON GRADUATION SHOW 2020, London
2019 Group Exhibition Baptist Church, Haywards Heath
2019 ART ACADEMY LONDON GRADUATION SHOW 2019, London
2019 'CONFIGURATION' Group Exhibition, London
2018 'BEYOND HUMAN FORMS' Group Exhibition, London
2018 'DEEDS NOT WORDS' Femmetopia Festival, London