Tijana Bjelajac is a Los Angeles based, set designer and visual artist. She has established herself both nationally and internationally through her diverse body of work, which encompasses set designs, paintings, installations, and sculptures. Her paintings and installations have been exhibited in New York City, Los Angeles, Prague and Belgrade. Selected set design credits include: Dracula A Comedy of Terrors ( Capital Rep), The Little Mermaid (Sierra Rep), Cabaret (Asolo Rep), Beauty and The Beast ( Misi Productions, Colombia), Othello ( Actors' Shakespeare Project), My Fair Lady ( New Harmony Theater)... Associate designer: The Magic Flute ( Opera Australia), The Egyptian Helen ( Teatro alla Scala), Little Shop of Horrors (West Side Theater)...
Tijana is the recipient of the prestigious Kahn Award for extraordinary talents 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.