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"Art is my expression of cumulative truth."
Bojana (b. Serbia, 1974) immigrated to the United States with her family in the early 1980s, throughout which she was active in various arts and sciences. In her primary and secondary education years, she was an award-winning partaker in art and theater competitions, a member of a professional traveling dance ensemble, a participant of her school's choir and orchestra, and a volunteer at a local animal shelter.
Performing at Niagara Falls in Canada, Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall in NYC and Liberty Island live on Good Morning America concluded her extracurricular life as she accepted her invitation to New Jersey Governor's School held at Montclair State University directly after high school. In the subsequent autumn, she began her freshman year at Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers New Brunswick.
After completing her freshman year at Rutgers (1994), she transferred to William Paterson University. Shortly after her acceptance into the WPU art program and a substantial compliment from respected art critic and art historian, David Shapiro, Bojana was faced with consecutive tragic losses which altered both the direction of her life and her art for years to come. Left with few options, she dropped out of college but returned several years later. Working 137-hour weeks to afford her own education, she graduated WPU with a BFA in 2003 sans student loans.
Over the course of two decades, Bojana worked as a tattoo artist (1999-2005), art gallery owner/operator (2007-2008), volunteer and executive board member at a 501(c)(3) art organization (2009-2011), AAM certified permanent make-up artist (2010-2014), freelance graphic artist (1994-2019), entrepreneur, mother, and multidisciplinary artist. Bojana has been actively exhibiting her artwork since 2008. Two of her minimalist works,
#(sharp)Turn and Onward from the Around the Bend series, were shown at the Artium Gallery in Miami, FL concurrently with Miami Art Week/ Art Basel 2017.
In April 2020, M Galleries presented TimeWindows: Perspective Nouveau, a solo exhibition primarily composed of the Pendulums series, parts One and Deux exploring various concepts of space and time. The exhibit included an older artwork, Time (2004) and a poem, Timeline (2020), which correlated to the theme.
Originally scheduled to exhibit in 2020 but thwarted by the Corvid-19 pandemic, the Sacret Hearts installation project consisting of approximately 40 sculptural mixed-media artworks has been postponed until April 2021. An exploratory menagerie of iconic hearts will examine the emotional and metaphorical states of the organ through an intellectual lens outlining what it means to be human in a technological age and the direction art may take moving forward.
As she transitions from mostly expressionistic works into more technologically-oriented minimalistic sculptures, Bojana continues to diligently create her way into the future.
1997 - 2003
William Paterson University
1993 - 1994
Mason Gross School of the Arts -
Bojana with Broken (2020), Sacret Hearts
formed leather, acrylic, LEDs, Swarovski crystals
Open Art Miami International 2-D Contemporary Art Competition, Miami FL
10th Annual Color: Bold/Subtle Juried International Art Exhibition, Omaha NE
Sacret Hearts Show, M Galleries, NJ (installation)
TimeWindows: Perspective Nouveau, M Galleries, NJ
Fine Art by Bojana Randall, Krave Cafe, NJ
Confluences, Artium Gallery, FL
Spectrum Miami, The Artbox Project, FL
Empowerment- 13th Annual Open Doors Exhibition, 85 Market Street, NJ
The Senses, Linus Galleries, CA