A native of Sarajevo, Tanja Softic studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts (University of Sarajevo) from 1984 to 1988. In 1989 she was awarded a scholarship to Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, where she received her MFA. After teaching for several years at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, in 2000 she joined the University of Richmond’s Department of Art and Art History, where she currently teaches. From 1992 until 1995, she worked on a series of five handmade artists books, using etching and letterpress, that are included in the rare book collections of the New York Public Library, Library of Congress and Boston Public Library.
To read more about Softic, see the January/February 2009 issue of The Artist’s Magazine. Here is some art that didn’t appear in the article.