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Balážová Mária

Born in Trnava in 1956, she graduated from the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava in 1984 and since 1997, she has been a lecturer at the Trnava University Faculty of Education. She was awarded a degree of associate professor by the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in 2004. Ms Balážová lives in Trnava. Early in her career, her chosen art medium was drawing and in 1990, she received Honorable Mention, Drawing, Provo (USA). In 2019, she received the Honorary Mention Award, International Drawing Biennale India 2018-19, New Delhi (India). She is a notable icon of post-geometric and feminist art in Slovakia. Since the 1980s, her works have included the cycles Lexicons, Flowing, Serpent Geometry, Female Geometry, and Domestic Violence. She exhibited at the Vth International Drawing Triennale, Wroclaw (1992); Eine kurze Geschichte zur Malerei, Leverkusen (2001); Contemporary Slovak Art 1960-2000, Ljubljana, City Art Museum (2007); Here and Now, Budapest, Kunsthalle (2015). Her works are included in the collections of Slovak National Gallery/Slovenská národná galéria, Bratislava; National Gallery/Národní galerie, Prague (CZ); Ján Koniarek Gallery/Galéria Jána Koniarka, Trnava; Central Slovak Gallery/Stredoslovenská galéria, Banská Bystrica; Miloš Alexander Bazovský Gallery/Galéria M. A. Bazovského, Trenčín; Moravian Gallery/Moravská galerie, Brno; First Slovak Investment Group Collection/Zbierka PSIS, Bratislava; Tama Art University Museum, Tokyo (JP), City Museum and Gallery/Městské muzeum a galerie, Břeclav (CZ), Richard Adam Gallery, Brno (CZ).



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