LEON ZAKRAJŠEK

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Leon Zakrajsek
born 1962 , Ljubljana Slovenija

 

Education:

1977-1981, The school of design, Ljubljana,
1982-86 The Academy of Fine Arts, Ljubljana,
1988 Centre Internacional de Recerca Grafica, Calella, Spain,
1997-1998 Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan and by Harumi Sonoyama,Fumio Kitaoka and Yuki Rei

 

EXHIBITIONS

Exibitions:
Besides 150 solo/one-man exhibitions , held in, Austria, Canada, China, Croatia,France,Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan,Serbia, Slovenija;
He also had 250 group exibitions worldwide (the USA, Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America)

Important/Major international exibitions:

Kamnik, International Ex libris exhibition 750 years of Kamnik, 1979, Slovenija,
Sarajevo, Collegium Artisticum Zajedno 85, 1985,BiH,
Beograd, Studentski grad Zajedno 85,1985, Srbija,
Ancara, Tutav International students prints,Turkish grand national assembly,1985, Turky,
Split, Auction Jugoplastika, 1987, Croatia,
Yokohama, 14th International Print Exhibition 1988, Japan,
Cadaques, 9th Mini Print International, 1989, Spain,
Yokohama, 15th International Print Exhibition 1989, Japan
Barcelona, The 9th MPIC 1990, Spain,
Toulouse, The 9th MPIC 1990, France,
Toronto, 5th Annual International Exhibition of Miniature Art 1990, Canada,
Cadaques, 10th Mini Print International, 1990, Spain
Yokohama, 16th International Print Exhibition 1990, Japan
Horny Smokovec, Komplot, International Prints Exhibition 1990, Slovakia,
Ino-cho, 1st Kochi InternationalTriennial Print Exhibition 1990, Japan,
Presov, Komplot International PrintsExhibition 1990,Slovakia,
Bitola, 7th Triennial of Yogoslavia Printmaking 1990, Macedonia,
Majdanek, 3rd International Triennial of Art Against War 1991, Poland,
Napa Valley, 1st Annual International Miniprint Exhibition 1991, U.S.A.,
Cadaques, 11th Mini Print International, 1991, Spain
Yokohama, 17th Interbational Print Exhibition 17th 1992, Japan
Busan, 6th Busan Biennial of Prints 1992, Korea,
Yokohama, Yokohama Print Auction 1992, Japan,
Cadaques, 12th Mini Print International, 1992, Spain
Maastricht, 1st International Graphic Biennale 1993, Holland,
Maribor, 1st International Mini Print Exhibition 1993, Slovenia,
Cairo, 1st Egyptian International Print Triennale 1993, Egypt,
Ino-cho, 2nd Kochi International Triennial Print Exhibition 1993, Japan
Cadaques, 13th Mini Print International, 1993, Spain
Tokyo, 62nd Exhibition of Japan Print Association 1994, Japan,
Chamalieres, 3e Triennale Mondiale D’Estampes Petit Format1994, France,
Sassari, 2a Biennale Internazionale d’Arte Moderna Contemporanea1995, Italia,
Valleta, 1st International Art Biennale 1995, Malta,
Tokyo, 1st International Mini PrintTriennial 1995, Japan,
Sofia, 1st International Triennial of Graphic Art 1995, Bulgaria,
Kamnik, 2nd International Aquarel Biennial, 1995, Slovenia,
Osaka, Hanshin Awaji Kobe Art Aid Donation by Leon Zakrajsek 1998, Japan,
Tokyo, 66th Exhibition of Japan Print Association 1998, Japan
Taipei, Y2K International Exhibition of Prints 2000, Taiwan,
Tokyo, Y2K International Exhibition of Prints 2000, Japan,
Cancun, Grabado Bianco&Nero 2002, Mexico,
Cremona, 1a, 2a, 3 a Rasegna Internazionale di picolo formato 1999, 2001, 2003, Italia,
Tokyo, Reflection 21 »Shoku-Hatsu«, Space TAA, 2004, Japan,
Yokohama, Exibition of HAN 17, Iwasaki Museum, 2005, Japan,
Vespolete, Donazione Dino Formaggio, Museo A. Melandra, 2005, Italia,
Banja Luka, Balkan Bez Granica, 2006, BiH,
Roma, M.I,.C.R.O. In Cartis International 2007, Italy,
Sofia,6th Lessedra World Art Print Annual 2007, Bulgaria,
Beijing, 3rd International Art Biennale, 2008,China,
Dusseldorf,Con-Sum »Et in Barbaria Ego«2009, Germany
Tokyo, 2nd NBC Tokyo International screen Print Biennial,2009, Japan,
Macao, Artist in residence Guanlan selection,Jin Be Culture Center, 2009,Macao,
Hong Kong, Artist in residence Guanlan selection, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, 2009, Hong Kong,
Shenzen, Artist in residence Guanlan selection, Government Building of Shenzen, 2010, China,
Beograd, Kuća Đure Jakšića, XIV međunarodna izložba Široka Staza,2010, Srbija,
Zagreb, Elle Decor Sajam Stanovanja,2010 Croatia,
Sofia, 9th Lessedra World Art Print Annual,2010, Bulgaria,
Keerqin,Keerqin Art Museum, Selected works from Gualan Print Base, 2010,China,
Zagreb, Galerija Stancic,2011,Croatia,
Beijing,« CIGE«, China World Trade Center, Art Channel,2011, China,
Beijing, »Art Beijing«China Agricultural Ehxibition Center,2011, China,
Budapest,Budapest Gallery, The Challange of the Cravat,2011, Hungary,
Santiago, Instituto Cultural de Providencia, 2011, Chile,
Tokyo, 3rd NBC Tokyo International screen Print Biennial, 2011, Japan,
Sofia,11th Lessedra World Art Print Annual,2012,Bulgaria,
Ljubljana,MGLC,Odtisi in vtisi,2012,Slovenia,
Pula, Muzej svremene umjetnosti Istre,2013, Croatia,
Passariano di Coidroipo, Vila Manin, La Maggia dell arte, 2014,Italia,
Hilversum,GSA Galerie, Slovenia-The Netherlands/10:10, 2014, Holland,
Ljubljana,17th International Fine Arts Colony,2014, Slovenia,
Rosario, 6th Miniprint Internacional Rosario 2014, Argentina,
Mostar ,1. Likovna kolonija Kresimir Ledic, 2014,BiH,
Wien, Die Magie der kunst, Kunstlerhauss, 2015, Austria,
Zagreb, Magija umjetnosti, Gliptoteka, 2015, Croatia,
Alijo, Bienal do Douro i Global Print,2015, Portugal,
Split, 7th International Graphic Art Biennial,2015,Croatia
Strasbourg, Evropean Parliament, Academia Cravatica Exhibition, 2015, France,
Tel Aviv,Cultural Exchange Israel-Slovenia,Office in Tel Aviv Gallery, 2016, Israel,
Bogenšperk, 3. Međunarodni grafični Valvasorovi dani , 2016,Slovenija,
Tokyo, HAN 17& Leon Zakrajsek, Inoac Ginza Gallery, 2016, Japan
Tokyo, 84 th Exhibition of Japan Print Association ,2016, Japan,
Novi Sad, Likovni krug 1952-2017-Art Expo,2017, Srbija,
Koln, Cultural Center Cologne-Muhlheim, 2017, Germany,
Nassau, Municipal Museum, 2017, Germany,
Diez, Cultural Center Haus Eberhard, 2017, Germany,
Norwalk, 11th Bienial International 2017, U.S.A,
Wroclaw, International prints exchange,2017, Poland
Norwalk ,11th Biennial Miniature Print Norwalk CT, 2017, USA
Grenwich, 11th BIMPC,Bendheim Gallery, NOV2017, USA
Tokyo, HAN 17 Print exhibition , Inoac Ginza Gallery, 2016, Japan
Osijek, HAN 17 Tokyo print Association exhibition, Art Museum ,2018, Croatia
Tokyo, HAN 17 Print exhibition , Inoac Ginza Gallery, 2018, Japan

Professional activities:

Since 1987 member of the Slovenian Fine Artists Society ,
1996 director of Japan Print Association 100 members exhibition, Škofja loka, Slovenija,
since 1998 member Kamakura Print Collection, Japan,
1999-2005 member of the Scientific Committee and selector »L’Arte e il Torcio« Cremona, Italy,
2002 organizer of HAN 17 Tokyo Printmaking Association exhibition, Ljubljana, Slovenija
2003 chairman of printmaking department of Slovenian Fine Artists Society ,
from 2003 Honorary member Tokyo Print Association HAN 17,
from 2004 Honorary member Likovni Krug Petrovaradin, Novi Sad, Serbia,
2009 artist in residence Guanlan Print Base, China,
2007,2010, 2012 jury member and selector, Sofia Lessedra International Exhibition, Sofia, Bulgaria,
2010 artist in residence Art Channel Gallery, Beijing, China,
2014 Chairman of foregin executive committee of Japan Print Assciation exhibitions in Erope,
2015 director of 33 Contemporary japanese printmakers exhibition in Dubrovnik, Croatia
2017 Chairman International Art Association HANGA, Zagreb, Croatia
2017, director of exhibition 50 members Japan Print Association, Gliptoteka HAZU, Croatia
2018, director of exhibition HAN17 Tokyo Print Association and Harumi Sonoyama , Art Museum , Osijek, Croatia

 

AWARDS

AWARDS:

1986  – Grand Prix for print,19th Yugoslav Art Academys workshop,Ivanjica,Yugoslavia

  – purchase award VI.Extempore,Ljubljana,Slovenija

1987  – purchase award VII.Extempore,Ljubljana,Slovenija

1988  – purchase award VIII.Extempore,Ljubljana,Slovenija

1990  – 1st Kochi Triennial Exhibition of Prints,Japan

1994  – Parchemin D’honneur,3e Triennale Mondiale D’estampes petit forma Chamaliers,France

1995  – Diploma D’onore,2a biennale Internazionale d’arte moderna Contemporanea, 

    Europa unita 94/95,Sassari,Italy   

 – Distinction Award, 1st International Art Biennale Malta,Malta 

 –  Sudeto Premio,Grand Premio 100 Nominations,Sassari,Italy          

1996  – Cavaliere Del Arte,Sassari,Italy

1997  – Bunika -cho Fellowship,Japanese Governament Art Award,Tokyo,Japan

2009  – Honorable Mention, 2nd NBC Tokyo International Print Biennial,Tokyo,Japan

2014  – Artist on Globe,Zagreb,Croatia

2016  – Zahvalnica Japan Embassy Zagreb 

 – Japan Foreign Ministers Commendation,Tokyo,Japan

2017  – Speedball Purchase Award, 11th Biennial International Miniature Print Norwalk CT USA

2018  – Artist on Globe,Zagreb,Croatia

 – Special Award, 9th Intrenational Bitola triennial of graphic art ,Macedonia