Vesna Osojnicki was born on August 31,1960 in Moravice, the city of Vrbovsko, in Gorski kotar, Croatia. She completed her schooling in Slavonski Brod, specializing in teaching. Meanwhile, she also completed legal studies.She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, specializing in sculpture, under Dr. Damir Matausic, in small plastics and medal making.She began her artistic work with ceramics in the Center for Culture and Education, Zagreb, under Mirjana Rajkovic.At the Agora school, she attended sculpting classes under academic sculptor Ivan Kozaric, for two years.
MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
since 1996 HDLU Croatian Association of Artists;
since 2002 HZSU Croatian Freelance Artists Association.
In her work today, she has appeared publicly in both independent and joint exhibitions, and participated in art colonies. She is also the founder of the art project: "Sculpting workshop Plemenita1" in Gorski Kotar. She is part of the art project in small plastics and has public sculptures.
1994 - "Exhibition of ceramics", ZAP Gallery, Zagreb
1994 - "Form of the circle", Gallery of the Croatian Historical Museum Lukovdol
1996 "Ties" Gallery of the Sculpting artistic workshop Plemenita1
2000 "Gorski Kotar", Kurija Gallery, Prigorje Museum
1993 - Zagreb IV World triennial of small ceramics (judged exhibition)
1994 - Zagreb, Gro njan, "Modern ceramics in Croatia"
1994 - Ljubljana, "Modern Croatian ceramics"
1995 - Lisabon, "Modern Croatian ceramics"
1996 - Canada, "International Miniature Art Biennial" (judged) Ville-Marie, Quebec, Canada
1996 - Hungary, Budapest, 4th International biennale of sculpting drawings
1997 - Vara din, Homage to Baroque, (judged)
1998 - Omi1alj, "Exhibition" Lapidarij Gallery
1998 - Osijek, "Sixth Memorial to Ivo Kerdic"
1999 - Zagreb, 3rd festival, University of Zagreb
2000 - Switzerland, Art and Sport, Lausanne, International Olympic Museum (judged)
2000 - Canada "International Miniature Art Biennial" (judged), Ville Marie, Quebec
2000 - Zagreb, "My cross still burns" Passion heritage, Mimara Museum, (judged)
2000 - Velika Gorica, Kordic Gallery, ALU Exhibition
2001 - Delnice "Mountain dawn"
2001 - Osijek,"Seventh memorial to Ivo Kerdic"
2002 - Zagreb, "Seventh memorial to Ivo Kerdic"
2002 - Canada, " International Miniature Art Biennial" Ville Marie, Quebec
1993 - "Clay as expression", Bedekovèina
1996 - I and II Raku international gathering, Plemenita1
1997 - Internationale Rakufachtagug Freistaat Burgstein, Austria- Tirol
1997 - III and IV Raku international gathering, Plemenita1
1998 - " Fulfinum", Omi1alj- Njivice
1998 - V Raku international gathering, Plemenita1
1999 - VI Raku international gathering, Plemenita1
2000 - VII Raku international gathering, Plemenita1
2001 - VIII Raku international gathering, Plemenita1
Founder and director of the sculpture workshop Plemenita1, an artistic non-profit organization, registered with the Ministry of Culture. Each year, the workshop hosts international artistic colonies, with artist, sculptors and potters from around the world participating.
This workshop has signed contract with:
- Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb, sculpture division
- Delgado Community College, New Orleans, USA.
ARTISTIC PROJECTS IN SMALL SCULPTURE
1999 - medal "University race of eights"
1999 - trophy "Otokar" for HRT "My first film and video journal"
2000 - medal "University race of eights", Zagreb
2000 - medal "Benefits of olive oil" Omi1alj
2000 - medal "Recreational fishing club Bream" Jelsa
2001 - medal "Benefits of olive oil" Krk