Painting for me is a sort of liberation, a play between my emotions and canvas. The work produced reflects the impressions I generate through the interaction of my interiority with the outside world. I am thoroughly interested in how we, as humans, see our world. I believe in two realities: the actuality of things and how we perceive or imagine those things. Through my paintings, I wish to convey my personal sense of the reality, a movement of energy rather than a representation of what is tacitly present.

-Irrena

 

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Irena Belcovski is an internationally recognized contemporary abstract painter. Her work has been exhibited by numerous independent Canadian galleries and is found in private collections the world over. Her pieces have several times been featured on Saatchi Art’s gallery homepage and in their 2014 “Artist of the Day" event. She further won third place in Saatchi Art’s Showdown “Back to Nature,” an internationally recognized competition drawing thousands of entries.

Born in Skopje, Macedonia, Irena has, since she was a child, held a fascination and true passion for art. She was introduced to painting by her grandfather who was a naïve painter. Having received a B.A. from the Faculty of Law Studies at Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Macedonia, Irena after enrolled in a 4-year mentorship in Prof. Milosh Milosavljevic’s private atelier. In this, she cultivated her passion and began her life in fine arts.

Irena boldly relocated in 2012 to Canada to pursue a full-time career in painting whilst also continuing her Fine Art studies at Sheridan College, ON.

Belcovski is currently a successful artist living and working in the Greater Toronto Area. She has been an elected member of the Society of Canadian Artists since 2015. She has also been featured on the cover and centerfold of Professional Artist Magazine and interviewed for “Artist Spotlight” in Dec./Jan. 2014’s issue.

 

Exhibitions 

- 2019     Circle Arts Gallery, 14 Bay St. Tobermory, ON, Opening Reception May 14th

- 2019     IWS Indonesia Competition & 3rd Juried Exhibition, ART BALI | ABBC Building Nusa Dua Bali, 1-7 Aug.

- 2019     International Watercolor Triennial “Water & Spirit", Juried Exhibition, Varna, Bulgaria, 1-31 July

- 2018     In Situ Art Fair, Skopje, Macedonia

- 2018     Museo de la Acuerela del Estrado de Mexico, Juried Exhibition, Toluca, Mexico

- 2017     49th Annual Open International Juried Exhibition, SCA, Papermill Gallery Toronto, ON

- 2017     St.Clement of Ohrid Gallery, Toronto, ON

- 2017     The International Collective Art Exhibition, Urbino, Italy
- 2016     Art Gallery of Hamilton, Art Sale, Hamilton,ON
- 2016     Group Exhibition ARTA Gallery, Distillery District, Toronto, ON  
- 2015     International Watercolor Society, India, Harmony through Watercolor Biennale
- 2015     Different Lives Exhibition, ARTA Gallery, Distillery District, Toronto, ON
- 2015     OUT AUT Gallery of Modern Art, Toronto, ON
- 2015     Prove e Sperimentacione, MERLINO Bottega d'Arte Gallery, Florence, Italy
- 2014     Light and Imagines, MERLINO Bottega d'Arte Gallery, Florence, Italy
- 2014     Hall Of Art, Burlington, ON
- 2014     Summer Hit III, ARTA Gallery, Distillery District, Toronto, ON
- 2014     Tag Art Gallery, St. Catharines, ON
- 2014     MOC St.Ilija, Mississauga, ON
- 2013     Tag Art Gallery, St. Catharines, ON
- 2013     Christmas Art Show, Kerr Village Gallery, Oakville ON
- 2013     Small Pieces, Praxis Gallery, Toronto,ON
- 2013     Lister Arts Gallery, Hamilton, ON
- 2013     MOC St.Clement of Ohrid, Toronto, ON
- 2013     Annual Group Exhibition, Praxis Gallery, Toronto, ON
- 2011     Monet Gallery, Skopje, Macedonia
- 2010     Annual group Exhibition, Dom na ARM, Skopje, Macedonia
- 2009     Annual Group Exhibition, Dom na ARM, Skopje, Macedonia

- 2008     Annual Group Exhibition, Dom na ARM, Skopje, Macedonia