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Jozef Bajus

Associate Professor
(716) 878-4133
Campus Address: Upton Hall 413

B.F.A and M.F.A., Painting and Fiber, Academy of Fine Arts and Design/AFAD, Bratislava, Slovakia

Fibers Program Coordinator

Faculty Portfolio

Jozef Bajus is associate professor of design and coordinator of the fibers program at Buffalo State College. In 1985 he received his M.F.A. from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava (Slovakia). He is an award-winning fiber and mixed media artist and his work has been exhibited in Europe, Japan, Korea, the U.S., and Canada. He has taught fiber workshops at the American Craft Museum, Penland School of Art and Craft and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Bajus' artworks are in numerous museum collections and private collections in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.  

 

JOZEF BAJUS - RESUME

Born
1958 Kezmarok, Czechoslovakia (Slovakia)

Education
1979-85 BFA and MFA in Painting and Fiber - Academy of Fine Arts and Design /AFAD, Bratislava, Slovakia
(Prof. Elvira Antalova)     

Experience

2005 Associate Professor - Tenure with promotion, SUNY Buffalo State, NY, USA                           
2002 SUNY Buffalo State , Coordinator of Fiber/Design Program, Buffalo, NY, USA
2001/02 Visiting artist/guest lecturer, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA, USA
2000 Visiting artist/guest lecturer, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ, USA          
1999 Visiting artists/guest lecturer‚ The Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA
1995 Associate Professor in Fiber and Head of the Fiber Program at AFAD, Bratislava, Slovakia
1993 Visiting artist/guest lecturer, The New Brunswick College of Crafts and Design, Fredericton, NB, Canada                             
1993 Visiting artist/guest lecturer, The Nova Scotia College of Arts and Design, Halifax, NS, Canada                        
1993 Visiting artist/guest lecturer, Ecole Atelier Construction Textile du Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada                         
1990 Head of Textile Design Studio, AFAD, Bratislava, Slovakia
1985-90 Textile designer at the BZVIL Textile Mill, Ruzomberok, Slovakial

Exhibitions (selected)

Solo exhibitions

2013 B&W Jozef Bajus – Ani Hoover, Indigo Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA
2011 Look to What is Beneath, Peter A & Mary Lou Vogt Gall., Bouwhuis Library, Canisius Callege, Buffalo, NY, USA       
2008 The Combing Wave, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Collectors Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA              
2006 Curved Circle, Gallery of Koloman Sokol, Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia
2006 Curved Circle, Buffalo Art Studio, Buffalo, NY, USA
2003 Compositions, Stuyvesant Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA
2001 Jozef Bajus - Compositions, Marta Gault Gallery, Slippery Rock, PA, USA
1999 Objects and Compositions, Gallery P.M.Bohuna, Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia
1999 Contemporary Slovak Art - Montclair State University, NJ, USA
1998 Objects and Compositions, Slovak Cultural Center, Warsaw, Poland
1998 Compositions, Lehigh University Gallery, PA, USA
1997 Objects and Compositions, Slovak Cultural Center, Budapest, Hungary
1996 Artslink, Rutgers University Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
1996 Objects and Compositions, Art Gallery in Dolny Kubin, Slovakia
1995 Objects and Compositions, Gallery of Jan Koniarek, Trnava, Slovakia
1995 Objects and Compositions, Gallery of Peter Michal Bohun, Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia
1993 New Artworks, Art Gallery in Fredericton, Province New Brunswick, Canada
1992 Jozef Bajus - Artworks, Michalska Gallery, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
1989 Jozef Bajus & Svatozar Ilavsky "Menej vyrazne" individualne program, Galeria Dimitrovka, Bratislava, Czechoslovakiava,
1987 Z tvorby, Jozef Bajus& Olga Bajusova, Galeria v Petrzalke, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia

 

Group exhibitions - juried

2010 Fibreman – Kherson Art Gallery, Kherson, Ukraine
2010 14th Annual Juried Members WNYAG Exhibition 2010, Art Dialogue Gallery, Buffalo, NY
2010 12th Textile Miniature Exhibition - Genius Loci, International Fiber show, Gallery X, Bratislava, Slovakia
2010 Made in NY 2010 - Schweinfurt Memorial Art Center, Schweinfurt, NY, USA
2009 11th Textile Miniature Exhibition - ZOOM, International Fiber show, Gallery X, Bratislava, Slovakia
2008 10th Textile Miniature Exhibition - X, Gallery of Slovak Cultural Center, Prague, Czech Republic
2007 The Fiber National, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA, USA
2007 Vessel, Membership Fiberarts Quild of Pittsburgh Exhibition, Brew House, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
2006 Craft Art Western New York 2006, Burchfield - Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY, USA
2006 The Focus: Fiber 2006, the Archives of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH, USA
2005 60th Rochester - Finger Lake Exhibition, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY, USA
2004 Craft Art Western New York 2004, Burchfield – Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY, USA
2004 Focus: Fiber 2004, the Archives of the Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH, USA
2004 Small Expressions 2004, Denver Center for Visual Art, Denver, CO, USA
2004 Strands of Fabrication, Fe Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
2004 Greater Midwest International XIX, Art Center Gallery, Warrensburg, MI, USA
2004 17th Annual Valentine Exhibition, Art Dialogue Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA
2003 Up Close Far Away, Members show SDA, Kansas City, MI, USA
2003 La Petite X, Alder Gallery, Coburn, OR, USA
2003 Greater Midwest International XIII, Art Center Gallery, Warrensburg, MI, USA
2002 Craft Art Western New York 2002, Burchfield – Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY, USA
1998 Dialogues- New Art from Slovakia, Frederiksberg, Denmark
1998 New Art from Slovakia, Lehigh University Galleries, Bethlehem, PA, USA
1997 Small Pieces for Europe, Gallery of Bebington, Bebington, England
1995 Handwerkmesse, Munich, Germany
1994 Fiber- Slovak Textiles ’84-’94, SNG, Bratislava, Slovakia
1994 Blue Beautiful Earth IV. Castel San Giorgio, Salerno, Italy
1994 10th International Biennial of Minitextiles, Savaria Museum, Szombathely, Hungary&
1993 Other Europe, 2nd Biennial of Tapestry and Textile Art, Tournay, Belgique
1993 Space 93 - Outdoor art exhibition, Piestany, Slovakia
1993 Fiber Art 93, Museum of Tapestry, Lodz, Poland
1993 Other Europe, 2nd Biennial of Tapestry and Textile Art, Tournay, Belgique
1992 9th International Biennial of Minitextiles, Savaria Museum, Szombahely, Hungary
1991 Fan, International Exhibition, Namur, Belgique
1990 8th International Biennial of Minitextiles, Savaria Museum, Szombahely, Hungary
1988 2nd Triennal of Minitextiles, Mulhouse, France
1988 7th International Biennial of Minitextiles, Savaria Museum, Szombahely, Hungary
1988 6th International Biennial of Tapestry, Museum Wlokienictva, Lodz, Poland
1988 1st International Triennial of Patterns, Muczarnok Museum, Budapest, Hungary
1987 2nd Triennial of Mininitextiles, Strassbourg, France
1987 Salon of the Young ’87, Bratislava, Umelka, Czechoslovakia
1986 6th International Biennial of Minitextiles, Savaria Museum, Szombathely, Hungary

 

Invitational exhibitions

2013 My Future Ex, UB Center for the Arts, Buffalo, NY, USA
2013 Alabaster Blast, FE Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
2013 A Very Long Engagements, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, New Scotia, Canada
2013 Vascular Modes, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY, USA
2011 Modified Expressions, National Craft Gallery, KAF – Kilkenny, Ireland
2011 An Overabundance of Detail, BPAC, Buffalo, NY, USA
2010 Accrochage, Kouros Gallery, New York City, NY, USA
2010 Extraordinary Forms 2, Kenan Center, Lockport, NY, USA
2009 Eighties–Slovakian Contemporary Art, Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava Slovakia,
2009 Clay-Fiber-Metal-Wood, Indigo Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA
2008 Area Artists 2008, Collectors Gallery of AKGA, Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA
2007 A Touch of Slovakia – Slovakian Applied Art, World Craft Council (WCC-BF), Mons, Belgium
2007 Layers, Inside Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA
2006 Miniature Textile Biennial, Gallery X, Bratislava, Slovakia & Gallery u Prstenu, Prague, Czech Republic
2005 Paper Trial, Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY, USA
2004 Artists Collection 2004, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY USA
2004 Substrata, Walker Gallery, Denver, CO, USA
2001 On Paper - New Paper Art, Craft Council Gallery, London, England 
2000 Flag, AWA Biennial 2000-International Fiber Exhibit, Kamogawa City Gallery, Kamogawa, Japan
1999 Chongju International Craft Biennial ’99, Chongju Art Center, Chongju, Korea
1999 United Nations Headquarters, Secretariat Lobby, New York City, NY, USA
1998 Dialogues – New Art from Slovakia, Frederiksberg, Denmark
1998 New Art from Slovakia, Lehigh University Galleries, Bethlehem, PA, USA
1997 Common Space 2 – International outdoor exhibition, Pezinok, Slovakia
1996 Artslink ’96, The Rutgers Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
1994 10 Jahre Internationale Textilkunst in Graz, Graz, Austria
1993 Geometria Viva, Dom umenia, Bratislava, Slovakia
1993 Fiber Art ’93, Museum of Tapestry, Lodz, Poland
1992 Interplays, “Suhry” - WCC exhibit, Dom Umenia, Bratislava, Slovakia
1991 Alternativy Tapisetrie – Ceskej a Slovenskej , Dom Umenia, Bratislava, Brno, Czechoslovakia
1990 1st International Textile Symposium Exhibit, Textile Mill BZVIL, Ruzomberok, Czechoslovakia
1989 6.Celoslovenska vystava kresby, Zilina, Czechoslovakia
1989 5 Jahre Jnternationale Textilkunst in Graz, Austria
1986 Clothing Design and Jewelry II., Brno, Czechoslovakia
1986 Jugend Gestalted, Munich, Germany
1986 Alternatives of Textiles, Valtice, Czechoslovakia 
 

Awards (selected)

2010 First Place Award, 14th WNYAG Members Exhibition 2010, Art Dialogue Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA
2008 The 2008 Esprit de Corps Award in category artist, Burchfield – Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY,USA&
2008 President’s Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship & Creativity, BSC, Buffalo, NY, USA&
2007 The Fiber National Award, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, PA, USA
2007 First Prize, “Contemporary” Membership Exhibition, Art Dialogue Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA
2004 Third Place Award 17th Annual Valentine Exhibition, Art Dialogue Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA
1992 Honorary Mention "Interplays 92", World Crafts Council Show, Dom Kultury, Bratislava, Slovakia  
1988 First Prize 1st International Triennial of Patterns, Muczarnok, Budapest, Hungary
1985 First Prize "Young Fashion Creator", Liberec, Czechoslovakia residencies

 

Fellowships, residencies, grants

2013 New Work - grant/residency, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME, USA
2013 Magic Island – Symposium, Iz, Croatia 
2013 Workshop - instructor at Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA, USA
2010 New Work - grant/residency, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME, USA
2010 Workshop - instructor at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN, USA 
2009 Workshop - instructor at Split Rock, Minneapolis, MN, USA
2008 Workshop - instructor at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME, USA
2008 Workshop - instructor, “The Lights Project”, Liptov Gallery of Peter Michal Bohun, Liptovsky Mikulas, Sk
2007 Workshop - visiting artist – instructor at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, TN, USA
2006 Workshop – instructor - ”Identity of the Space” project, Slanica Craft Center, Slanica, Orava, Slovakia,
2005 Workshop - instructor at Penland Craft School, NC, USA
2003 Workshop - instructor at University of Houston, Clear Lake, TX, USA
2002 Workshop –instructor at East Carolina University, NC, USA
2001 Workshop and lecturer at American Craft Museum, NY, USA
2000 Workshop - instructor at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME, USA
1999 ETN Conference, Helsinky, Roveniemi, Finland
1997 ETN Conference, Manchester, England
1996 “Artslink Program” at The Rutgers Center for Innovative Print and Paper, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
1994 2nd ETN Conference, Budapest, Hungary
1994 Workshop instructor, Amsterdamse Academie voor Beeldende Vorming, Amsterdam, The Nederland
1993 “Silk Routes”, ETN Conference, Athens, Sufli, Grece
1993 Visiting artist, The Trent University, Nottingham, Great Britain
1993 1st ETN Conference “Textile Education In Europe”, Strasbourg, France
1992 8th International Symposium “ Arturovek ’92”, Lodz, Poland
1991 2nd International Symposium on Textiles, Ruzomberok, Slovakia
1991 7th International Symposium “ Arturovek ’91”, Lodz, Poland
1990 1st International Symposium on Textiles, Ruzomberok, Slovakia
1989 Workshop/symposium 5 Jahre Jnternationale Textilkunst in Graz, Austria

 

Museums and collections

Gallery of Bratislava, Mirbach Palace, Bratislava, Slovakia
Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY, USA&
Gregg Museum of Art & Design in Raleigh, NC, USA
Racine Art Museum, WI, USA
Szombathely Art Museum, Szombathely, Hungary
Moravian Art &  Craft Museum, Brno, Czech Republic
Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
Bajus’ artworks are included also in private collections in Europe, Canada, Japan and USA

 

Memberships

ETN - European Textile Network
SDA – Surface Design Association
HGA - Handweavers Guild of America
The Western New York Artist Group - Buffalo
Burchfield Penney Art Center - Buffalo
Albright Knox Art Gallery – Buffalo
Hallwalls - Buffalo

Design

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