Tiffany Bozic - Arist portrait (detail), 2014, photo credits

Tiffany Bozic

United States 1979

Painting, Drawing

Tiffany Bozic
Tiffany Bozic
United States
March 17, 2016

Spending childhood in a rural environment, on the farm in Arkansas, Tiffany Bozic inherited the closeness with the world of nature. She has spent most of her life observing and exploring the different spices of Naturalia and Animalia. When she moved to San Francisco, she was spending hours in the library, reading the books about flora and fauna, and travelling around the world, visiting different wild places. In San Francisco, she met an artist community and began showing her work in the galleries. Her surreal and symbolic narratives initiate reconsideration of the human existence with an accent on our fears, survival abilities and self-identity.

Woodland creatures are important part of Bozic’s oeuvre

Tiffany - Stimull (detail), 2015 2016 panel march
Tiffany Bozic – Stimull (detail), 2015

Living in the Woods

Travelling to the wild places and investigating specimens at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, Tiffany Bozic creates fantasy creatures. Her representations of struggle and triumph of surviving have autobiographical meaning. Bozic is currently finding inspiration living in her cottage under the redwood trees, where she enjoys the surroundings, ocean view and all diverse organisms living around her. She observes every change and translate it into her work in a very profound way. In her paintings, reality is transformed into surreal metaphoric scenes. Creatures in her paintings are reviving in front of the viewer. Her primary aim is to capture emotion. She can spend days trying to explore every color and every detail onto the flower or animal she draws.

The artist makes the parallel between human and animal

Tiffany - Death (detail), 2015 gallery march liner
Tiffany Bozic – Death (detail), 2015

The Animal in Us

The new big show of Tiffany’s work in New York’s Joshua Liner Gallery represents the eight new panels and canvases. Making the parallel between human and animal world, she is looking the meaning of being one or another. People have so much in common with the animals, same fears, needs for food and shelter, we both search for a mate, and, at the end, we all die. The title of the exhibition Animal in Us, also indicates our native identity, animal instinct in every living being in the world. Through the careful juxtaposition of the different species, Bozic’s paintings reveal the true meaning of being alive. Her work Invisible, where mother nature is breastfeeding the child, is maybe the best example of the unbreakable connection between human and nature. Mother, made of grass, moss and water, inbreathe to the baby the energy of life.

Unbreakable connection between mother and child

Tiffany, Invisible (detail), 2014 joshua 2016
Tiffany Bozic, Invisible (detail), 2014

The Meaning of Life

Tiffany Bozic has had several solo exhibitions, and her work has been included in numerous group shows. She has given lectures about her paintings and drawings and her work is held in numerous public and private collections, most notably by the U.S. Department of State’s U.S. Embassy, Mbabane, Swaziland. Bozic was the first artist in residence at the California Academy of Sciences.

One more characteristic is her technique of masking and staining, so the natural texture can collaborate with each composition, using multiple layers of watered down acrylic paint on maple panels of wood. She doesn’t have a right to mistake, considering that acrylic paint is immediately absorbed into the maple wood. Her surrealistic style owes primarily to James Audobon and Ernst Haeckel who were her main inspiration. Tiffany is fascinated by unknown, making her aim to investigate the mystery of existence. Identifying herself with the birds, animals and insects she is exploring the meaning of life.

Tiffany Bozic - Before Words (detail), 2015 panel march
Tiffany Bozic – Before Words (detail), 2015

Before Words

Her work is deprived of the human figure, but man is ever present as part of nature and his role in it is of crucial importance. People are connected to all living beings. We have to love the world we live in. That is the message which Bozic is trying to transmit. Exploring her surroundings, Tiffany Bozic gets to know herself. In her work, she is trying to find the balance between the rational and emotional, accepting her imagination as the only reality. In her work, she treats the animals on the objective, but at the same time, very personal way. Her works are the visual metaphors with the universal message. The artist’s personal history, her interests and inner world are the essence of her acrylic panels and canvases.

Tiffany Bozic lives and works in San Francisco, US.

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YearExibition titleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2016 The Animal In UsJoshua Liner Gallery, New Yorksolo
2014 Quali Joshua Liner Gallery, New Yorksolo
2014Re-presenting Representation VII Arnot Art Museum, Elmiragroup
2013Sense of Wonde Fecal Face Dot Gallery, San Franciscosolo
2013Miami Project Art Fair Joshua Liner Gallery, Miamigroup
2013Direct Address: An Inaugural Group Exhibition Joshua Liner Gallery, New Yorkgroup
2012 Transformatio Joshua Liner Gallery, New Yorksolo
2012Outlandish: Contemporary Depictions of Nature Walnut Creekgroup
2012 Joshua Liner Gallery, Long IslandartMRKT Hamptonsgroup
2012Summer Group Exhibition Joshua Liner Gallery, New Yorkgroup
2012Juxtapoz Turns 18Copro Gallery, Santa Monicagroup
2011Summer Group Exhibition Joshua Liner Gallery, New Yorkgroup
2011Passport 2011: 3rd Annual DIY Art Collecting Event San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Franciscogroup
2010Confiding to StrangersJoshua Liner Gallery, New Yorksolo
2010Fecal Face 10Year Anniversary Luggage Store Gallery in San Franciscogroup
2010Summer Group Exhibition Joshua Liner Gallery, New Yorkgroup
2009August Group Exhibition Joshua Liner Gallery, New Yorkgroup
2009Momentum Gallery Nucleus, Los Angelesgroup
2009Scope Miami Joshua Liner Gallery, Miamigroup
2009WHAMMY The Art Show VASF Gallery, San Franciscogroup
2008 Symmetrical Balance: Tiffany Bozic, Fecal Face Dot Gallery San Franciscosolo
2008Bedtime Stories KinseyDesForges Gallery, Culver City solo
2008A Complicated Dominion: Nature and New Political Narratives SF Arts Commission Gallery,San Franciscogroup
2008Art Basel with Electric Works Gallery, Miamigroup
2008In the Land of Retinal Delights: The Juxtapoz Factor Juxtapoz Group Show Laguna Art Museum, Lagunagroup
2007From the Depths, Artist in Residence Program California Academy of Sciences, San Franciscosolo
2007One UpThe Public Trust, Dallasgroup
2007Artists' AnnualBL-MRKT Gallery, Culver City (LA)group
2007Upper Playground Furniture Exhibition 5024 Gallery, San Franciscogroup
2006New Paintings and Works on Pape BLK-MRKT Gallery, Culver City solo
2006Queen of the Night, Women under the Influence 1963-2006 Berman Turner Projects, Los Angelesgroup
2006The 125th Anniversary of the Internet curated by John Trippe 111 Minna Gallery, San Franciscogroup
2006Artists' AnnualMRKT Gallery, Culver City (LA)group
2005One Hundred Seasons BLK-MRKT Gallery, Culver City solo
2005The Salad DaysArt Prostitute Gallery, Denton group
2005Art Into Action Natural World Museum in conjunction with World Environment Day, Fort Mason, San Franciscogroup
2005Keep A Breast The Lab 101 Gallery, Culver City, CA and at Stay Gold Gallery, Brooklyngroup
2005Contrast Low Gallery, San Franciscogroup
2005Fecal Face Dot Com's Arty Party SixPunch Gallery, San Franciscogroup
2004Unravel 111 Minna, San Franciscosolo
2004Benefit Show, Low Gallery San Franciscogroup
2004Eight Rows Deep, Bay Area Art + Surf Juice Design, San Franciscogroup
2004Arty Party Fecal Face 4 Punch Gallery, San Franciscogroup
20034 Inches Juice Design Gallery, San Franciscogroup
2003Work Culture Cache, San Franciscogroup
2003Body Show 111 Minna Gallery, San Franciscogroup
2003Keep A Breast Modart Event, Munichgroup
2003The Erotic Show The Shooting Gallery, San Franciscogroup
2003Arty Party Fecal Face 3 Haggis Gallery, San Franciscogroup
2002Lullab Hotel Biron, San Franciscosolo
2002Arty Party Fecal Face 2 Haggis Gallery, San Franciscogroup
2002Four Walls BLK-MRKT Gallery, Culver City (LA)group
2002Black & White Juice Design Gallery, San Franciscogroup
2001Box Upper Playground, San Franciscogroup
2001Four Upper Playground, San Franciscogroup