Tijana Bjelajac is a New York/ Los Angeles based, international set designer and visual artist. She is born in Belgrade, Serbia. Her work includes set designs, paintings, installations and sculptures. She has worked on a set design for Sochi 2014. Winter Olympics, operas such as Magic Flute for Sidney Opera House and numerous Broadway and off Broadway shows. Her paintings and installations have been exhibited in New York City, Los Angeles, Prague and Belgrade.
Tijana is the recipient of the prestigious Kahn Award for extraordinary talents (2007) and several nominations and awards for outstanding set designs. She is a member of the United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, IATSE since 2013.
Being present means immersing yourself into your surroundings both consciously and unconsciously. In my artistic practice I explore that concept by deconstructing reality and capturing the essence of the moment. Through my work, I engage viewers with artistic expressions of my meaningful experiences and observations. I experiment with worlds both abstract and figurative and my paintings are open to an array of possible interpretations. I use oil and acrylic on canvas, collage, oil markers and watercolor and I often combine these techniques.