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Tina Petrovicz

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Tina Petrovicz studied Theatre Production at Grant MacEwan College (1984-86), followed by a Scenic Art internship under Miles McCarthy at The Banff Centre (1987). She worked for seventeen years. in the field, with her last position as Assistant Head Scenic Artist at The National Ballet of Canada in Toronto. She worked as an art instructor at The EOETC (alternative high school). Between 2012 and 2016 she studied printmaking under Rob Hinchley at the Ottawa School of Art and workshops with the Pontiac Artist Association. Focusing primarily on fine art, she works in her private studio and at the Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers Connective Studio. She works
in different mediums: printmaking, painting, photography, and drawing. The experience in each medium affects the others, allowing for interchanges between each.
Tina Petrovicz has exhibited in group and solo art shows that were juried and non-juried from 2012 to present in Ontario and Quebec. Her artwork is in private collections in Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan and BC.In recent years Petrovicz has been focusing primarily on fine art, working in her private studio and at the Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers Connective Studio. She works in different mediums including painting, photography, and drawing, but primarily focuses on printmaking. Her experience with each medium affects the others, expanding her practice through the interchanges. Petrovicz has exhibited in group and solo art shows that were juried and non-juried from 2012 to present in Ontario and Québec. Her artwork is in private collections in Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan and BC.

Tina Petrovicz a étudié en production du théâtre au Grant MacEwan College à Edmonton (1984-86) et puis un stage en scénographie au Centre des arts de Banff sous Miles McCarthy (1987). Pendant 17 ans, elle a travaillé dans ce domaine. Son dernier poste fut celui de chef adjoint scénographiste au Ballet National du Canada à Toronto. Elle a travaillé dans le domaine d’éducation alternatif où elle a instruit des étudiants en arts. Entre 2012 et 2016 elle a étudier la gravure à l'OSA et des ateliers avec l’association des artistes du Pontiac sous l’instruction de Rob Hinchley. Ces dernières années, elle s’est concentrée sur les beaux-arts. Elle travaille dans son studio personnel et le studio du Collectif d’artistes-graveurs d’Ottawa-Gatineau. Elle travaille dans de nombreux médias: la photographie, la peinture, les estampes et le dessin. L’expérience dans chaque média affecte les autres, permettant des échanges entre chacun.
Tina Petrovicz à exposée dans des expositions solos et en groupe –juré et non-juré de 2012 jusqu’au présent en Ontario et Québec. Ses œuvres font parties de collections privées en Ontario, au Québec, en Saskatchewan et en Colombie Britannique.

"I am intrigued by the mechanisms of perception and I like to use familiar objects to examine this. This body of work focuses on this theme in a time of hyper-visual stimuli and the manner in which we interact with our surroundings that effects our perception. I start with a kind of question regarding an aspect of perception of how we see or process what we see. I start the visual work with my photos with that question in mind. I then begin layering or splicing different parts together, often adding drawn elements to the composition of these constructed scenes. This construction serves as my draft that I use to etch the plate which in turns creates the intaglio (etching) print.
The imagery of the prints gives the impression of how we move through a scene or scenes that capture movement. They show how this interaction causes a distortion in what we remember about the space and/or about changes in our focus."