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Tanja Softic

Memory Entropy 4, 2020
Intaglio, photogravure, inkjet collage on Oguni Shikishi paper
7.5 x 7.5 inches

Memory Entropy 9, 2020
Intaglio, photogravure, inkjet collage on Oguni Shikishi paper
7.5 x 7.5 inches

Hybrid Being 1, 2020
Intaglio, photogravure, inkjet collage on Oguni Shikishi paper
7.5 x 7.5 inches

Memory Entropy 7, 2020
Intaglio, photogravure, inkjet collage on Oguni Shikishi paper
7.5 x 7.5 inches

Tanja Softić explores questions of communication, migration, and cultural identity in her paintings and mixed media work on paper. She was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and later moved to America, spurring an investigation of personal and global belonging within her work. Her abstracted scenes simultaneously partition and overlap each other in a frenzy of web-like lines, creating a visually delicate and emotionally jarring atmosphere.

Softić lives and works in Richmond, Virginia, where she is a Professor of Art at the University of Richmond. She attended the Academy of Fine Arts of the University of Sarajevo and earned her MFA in Printmaking from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia (1988, 1992). Her work is held in numerous private and public collections, including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Austria; the Ino-Cho Paper Museum in Kochi, Japan; the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia.