Biography

Tadej Tozon, painter

1968

Born in Ljubljana.

1982–1986

Attended the Secondary School for Design and Photography in Ljubljana.

1987–1991

Studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, specifically painting with Janez Bernik.

1989

Was granted a scholarship for gifted students by the Ministry of Labor, Family and Social Affairs.

Received the Prešeren award for artistic achievements in painting, awarded by the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana.

1991

Received the Prešeren award for his painting Column (canvas, acrylic-bronze, 200 x 300 cm), awarded by the University of Ljubljana.

Graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana under Janez Bernik. Wrote a theoretical paper titled The Sign under the mentorship of Jožef Muhovič.

1991–1993

Received an award for postgraduate studies from the Academy of Norway for his master’s studies with Janez Bernik.

Became a member of the Fine Arts Society of Slovenia.

Tadej Tozon, drawing, 1993

1993

Was granted the occupational title of painter by the Ministry of Culture.

Studied in Düsseldorf and Utrecht.

1994-1997

Became teaching assistant for drawing and painting at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana.

1995

Achieved master rank in traditional karate.

1997

Earned master’s degree with his thesis The Power of a Drawing under the mentorship of Bojan Gorenc. Wrote a theoretical paper titled About the Samurai, about Painting under the mentorship of Maja Milčinski.

Tadej Tozon, drawing, 2000

1998–1999

Worked as an independent artist and held an evening art course at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana.

1999–2009

Taught drawing and painting at the Secondary School for Design and Photography in Ljubljana.

1999–2000

Led an evening art school at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana.

Tadej Tozon, drawing, 2003

2001

Earned his Master of Arts. Taught at the Famul Stuart School of Applied Arts in Ljubljana.

2002

Successfully completed the professional teaching program at the Faculty of Education in Ljubljana.

2004

Passed professional exam for the title of professional in teaching and education, awarded by the Ministry of Education.

2007

Co-founded the culture and arts society Mikado.

2008

Became a member of the Fine Arts Society of Ljubljana.

2009

Received a permanent title of councilor by the Ministry of Education.

Started working full-time at teacher at the Secondary School of Design and Photography in Ljubljana.

2018

Presentation of the concept and the results of drawing instruction with scribbling at a meeting of art pedagogues at SŠOF in Ljubljana.

Risba 20, 2012