About the Artist
“In this body of work, applying many layers of oil paint, I lost myself in the process. Having concentrated on its smell, thickness, I was able to unlock deeper sensations and memories. As the process of painting unfolded, it resulted in mysterious, fragmented landscapes with portals, arches, and bridges."
Practice and technique
"My painting practice is an escape from the world and at the same time is a way to know more about the world and my place in it. Painting and drawing are private acts of introspection, self-knowledge and spiritual transformation. It is a tool for discovering the inner life. It is a search for fulfillment and emptiness at the same time."
Mirela Kulovic was born in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina and grew up in Croatia and Bosnia. After graduating with an Industrial Engineering degree at the top of her class, she felt a need for visual expression. Prior to taking classes at the SMFA, Tufts University, Kulovic studied painting and drawing at 'Sirena' and 'Art Club' studios in Croatia. She has exhibited regionally with select solo shows at Bromfield Gallery and Cambridge Art Association and select group shows in Boston City Hall, Copley Society of Art, Cambridge Art Association, Brookline Arts Center and Gallery 263. Her work was published in Studio Visit Magazine Vol.38. Kulovic is represented by Bromfield Gallery in Boston.
In 2017, she established the Art Center Gracanica in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a space for creativity and exhibition. She hopes to open its doors during the summer of 2018.
About the Inside-Out Gallery
Initiated in 2009, The Inside-Out Gallery is located in the CVS Window in Davis Square, a unique space that allows the public to view an eclectic array of works from artists and local organizations each month. The mission of the Somerville Arts Council is to cultivate and celebrate the creative expressions of the Somerville community. Through innovative collaborations and quality programming we work to make the arts an integral part of life reflective of our diverse city.