Mirjana Ugrinov (MJU) – Painting, Fiber Arts, Design

Role: Contributing Blogger
Chicago Connection: Lived in Chicago since 2001
Background: Born in Yugoslavia, came to US in 1970. BFA in painting, Kent State University; graduate studies, Case Western Reserve University. Painter, fiber atist, and designer, Mirjana and her husband, Branislav, are principals of Ugrinov Associates, Inc., a Cleveland/Chicago space planning and commercial interior design firm where she has been a Design Director for over two decades. Mirjana's art work has been featured in over one hundred group shows and one-person installations and reside in numerous public, corporate, and private collections. Her work has been exhibited at The Cleveland Museum of Art, Columbus Museum of Art, Massillon Museum, Akron Art Institute, and the Chicago Cultural Center. In October 2005, she was invited by the members of Bastille Art Association in Paris to participate in the international art exchange Americains in Paris. In 2007 she was invited by the Senior Curator of U.S. Department of State to have her art featured at the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade.
Passions: Art, design, literature, music, my husband, my cats (Midnight and Sunshine), and the Adriatic
Dream: Living it