Bato Bostandzic is an European-American artist and art instructor, who has actively worked with oil on canvas for 35+years and with sculpture for about 20 years. He has exhibited his work in Europe and California and has participated in many international workshops in Germany, Slovakia, Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Montenegro.
From 1998 to 2007, he lived and worked in Orange County, CA, where he co-owned Studio Gallery BOBA with one of his fellow artists in Santa Ana Artist Village. From 2007 to 2014, Bato lived in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina and worked as an art teacher at Quality Schools International. In August 2014, he moved back to California and became a member of LG Artist Association.
Owned Art of Mine Gallery/Studio in Capitola.
Currently lives and works in Southern California.
Bato is an active member of ULUBIH (State Association of Artists of Bosnia and Herzegovina).
A Brief Summary of Exhibition Highlights and Workshops in the United States and Europe:
Sep. 2023 Juried Group Show Laguna Art Gallery, CA
Aug. 2023 London Art Biennale, London, Great Britain
Apr. 2022 Juried ShowArc Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Dec. 2019Juried ShowNorthern CA Museum, Chico, CA
Nov. 2019Members Show Blue Line Arts, Roseville, CA
June 2017Individual Show International House in Davis, CA
Dec. 2016Juried ShowNight Moves, Yolo Arts
Sep. 2016Group ShowIRC Art for Humanity, WAL, Sac
May 2016Group ShowSilicon Valley Open Studios,
Nov. 2015Juried ShowCapitola En Plein Air
April 2015Juried ShowLe Petite Trianon, San Jose
Nov. 2014Juried ShowJCC Los Gatos
April 2014Individual ShowThe Academy of Fine Arts, Sarajevo
March 2014Individual ShowTown Gallery/Museum in Kotor, Montenegro
November 2013Individual ShowAltenholz/Kiel, Germany
November 2011, 2012Group ShowCollegium Artisticum Gallery, Sarajevo
August 2011Group ShowHan Gallery, Pocitelj, B&H
July 2011International Art WorkshopArt Colony, Pocitelj, B&H
March 2011Individual ShowCollegium Artisticum Gallery, Sarajevo
November 2010Group ShowCollegium Artisticum Gallery, Sarajevo
February 2010Group ShowRoman Petrovic Gallery, Sarajevo, B&H
January 2010Individual ShowRoman Petrovic Gallery, Sarajevo, B&H
Nov. and Dec. 2009Group ShowsCollegium Artisticum & Roman Petrovic,
July 2009Art WorkshopSrebrenik, B&H
August 2009Group ShowHan Gallery, Pocitelj, B&H
April 2009Group ShowCollegium Artisticum Gallery, Sarajevo
May 2008Individual ShowPreporod Gallery, Sarajevo, B&H and City Museum in Zenica
February 2008International WorkshopIgalo, Montenegro
2004-2008Individual and Group ShowsLos Angeles, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, CA, USA
Co-owner of Gallery Boba in Artist Village and participant in monthly art walks in Santa Ana Artist Village, CA
1999-2004Individual and Group ShowsSanta Monika, Sunset Beach, Tustin, Palm Springs, Carson City, CA, USA
1994-1999Individual and Group ShowsBerlin, Rostock, Bielefeld, Paderborn, Germany
Participant in International Art Workshop “Seinsichten aus Welten”, Rostock, Germany
Co-organizer and participant in the exhibition “Sarejevo, eine verwundete Stadt”, Bielefeld, GER
Participant in a cultural event “Wahrnehmung des Krieges”, Bochum, Germany
Articles about the artist published in local German newspapers Norddent Neueste Nachrichten, Neue Westfaelische, Stadtblatt Bielefeld.
Featured in many national TV shows in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Germany.