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about

I am a visual artist/photographer working predominantly with digital photography and image manipulation software. I also do commercial work as a fashion photographer/ art director.

In 2015, I obtained a Masters in Fine Art from University of Brighton.

I am currently based between Brighton UK and Bratislava Slovakia.

I compose my pieces as visual colour-poems.

I create atmospheric visuals, influenced by history, folk legends, fairy tales and childhood memories. Combining my fine art practice and fashion background,

I have cultivated an aesthetic of symbolism, personal mythologies and stylised realism in synthetic, saccharine colour palettes.

EDUCATION:

2013 - 2015          MA Fine Art, University of Brighton

 

2012 - 2013          BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting, Northbrook College

 

2010 - 2012          FdA Fine Art, City College, Brighton

 

2009 - 2010          Foundation Diploma in Fashion, City College, Brighton

 

2009 - 2010          Foundation Diploma in Fashion, City College, Brighton

 

2005 - 2009          Fashion Design (A Levels), Secondary Design School, Bratislava

 

Professional Development:

 

2020- 2021          Art Direction and Production for Fashion, Central Saint Martins, University of The Arts, London

 

2018-2 019          Professional Development Certificate in Graphic Design, MET College, Brighton

EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS:

04/2020          Bloom, group online show, Brush, Brighton, UK

 

05/2019          Metamorphosis. Paramorphosis. group show, Koniaren Gallery, Trebišov, Slovakia

 

03/2019          Metamorphosis. Paramorphosis. group show, Galeria Caraffova Väznica, Prešov, Slovakia

 

01/2019          Victory Art: Mima Chovancova, solo show, RAW Streetphoto Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands


11/2017          Queer Migrant Takeover, group show, Marlborough Pub & Theatre, Brighton, UK
 

07/2017          Postcards from Betweenity, solo show, Brush, Brighton, UK    
 

09/2016          Chovancova & Lexington: Artists’ Talk, lecture, FRESH HELL Gallery, Brighton, UK
 

04/2016          FRESH HELL Gallery Opening, group show, FRESH HELL Gallery, Brighton, UK
 

07/2015          MA Fine Art Brighton DEGREE SHOW, group show, Grand Parade, Brighton, UK
 

07/2014          MA Fine Art Brighton Interim show, group show, Grand Parade, Brighton, UK
 

07/2013          Fine Art Degree Show 2013 at Free Range, group show, Free Range, London, UK

 

04/2013          A27, group show- St. Paul’s Centre Gallery, Worthing, UK

 

04/2012          INTRODUCING, group show, Brighton Media Centre, Brighton, UK


05/2011          FA105, group show, CompArtment, Brighton, UK
 

04/2008          FRAGILE RELATION, group fashion show, SubClub, Bratislava, Slovakia