Andreja Panic Omahna ART


Andreja Panič Omahna

My biggest idol is my father (Dušan Panič) , who draws breathtakingly realistic portraits as a self-taught artist. These portraits radiate a special energy. He used to work as a stonecutter and would create wonderful things out of stone that left no one indifferent. As a little girl, I secretly observed him in his creative process and learned from him.

In 1994 I enrolled at the Enrico e Umberto Nordio Institute of Art in Trieste, where, thanks to the professors, I gained an important starting point for my further education in the field of art. Under the guidance of Professor Livio Schiozi, I studied at the Painting and Decoration department and successfully graduated in 2001.

In the same year I moved to Florence and attended lectures of Andrea Granchi at Accademia di Belle Arti. I quickly found inspiration in this new environment (Flying architecture, Glass sculptures and Veils of consciousness / Pajčolanke) and completed four years of graduate studies with great results. I also completed pedagogical-andragogical education at the Faculty of Education in Maribor, while living and working in Ptuj. I currently live and work in Lukovica near Domžale, where I also started a family.

In addition to my father, I look up to Magritte, Dali and Escher.

The idea of this new series lingered in me for a long time. During the epidemic of COVID-19, I finally had enough time to, after a long break, dedicate myself to art again.

My father and I had our first joint exhibition (March 2021), where I presented for the first time my new series of paintings "Mysterious Past".

Life is constantly changing and shaping us, like a stone that gets rounder and transforms over time, but the essence of it remains. In a similar way I retain certain views and principles.

The stone represents cold strength that is not easily destroyed, even though, over time, it turns into sand or rubble. This coldness becomes warmth when we build a home out of stone and light shines into it.

I want to leave a mark; I want a "part" of me, my art – something timeless, to remain after me.

Solo exhibition:

  • 2021- »The Mysterious past«, Pavlovec Gallery, Ilirska Bistrica, Slovenia

  • 2009 – »Through the Veil into Space«, Mihelič Gallery, Pokrajinski muzej, Ptuj, Slovenia

  • 2007 – Young artists cycle, »Veils of Consciousess«, Media Nox Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia

  • 2006 – Restaurant Ribič, Ptuj, Slovenia

  • 2004 – »Other Dimensions«, Praetorian Palace, Koper, Slovenia

  • 2004 – »Other Dimensions«, Coastal Information Atelier, Koper, Slovenia

Group exhibition:

  • 2022 – "Revival", online group art exhibition,  curated by Pocket Star Gallery 

  • 2022 – "Senso unico" Galleria Cael, curated by Loredana Trestin, Divulgarti group, Milano, Italy

  • 2022  – "You and Me" virtual exhibition, culture 365, curated by pocket star gallery

  • 2022 – "The new artistBoomer Gallery, London, England

  • 2021 –  "Transfiguration: Global Grouth and Identify" virtual 3D exibition at Milostka Center, curated                   by Paola Fleited and Sidney Tanaka 

  • 2020 –  "Zagreb Full color", Nikola Tesla Technical Museum, Zagreb, Croatia

  • 2019 – "May Salon ZDSLU 2019- "Painting" «, National Museum of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • 2014 – "Cultural Collages", FO.VI Gallery, Kidričevo, Slovenia

  • 2013 – "Sweet Istria", group exhibition of paintings at ex-tempora, Koper, Slovenia

  • 2013 – "Colours of the Streets", skupinska razstava slik na ex-temperah, Koper, Slovenia

  • 2011  – "50th anniversary of Kurentovanje" Magistrat Gallery, Ptuj, Slovenia

  • 2010 – "In exhibitions" , Koper, Slovenia

  • 2009 – "Artistic DialogueAlbin Pro motion art factory, Majšperk, Slovenia

  • 2007 – "Ex-tempore Žetale", Slovenia

  • 2007 – "13th Art Workshop of General Majster", 72nd Barracks of General Majster, Maribor, Slovenia

  • 2006 – "International Handicraft Exhibition", Fortezza da Basso, Firence, Italy

  • 2006 – "The end of the year exhibition" Accademia di belle arti Firence, Italy

  • 2005 – Giubbe Rosse, Florence, Italy

  • 2005 – "The end of the year exhibition" Accademia di belle arti Florence, Italy

  • 2004 – "The end of the year exhibition" Accademia di belle arti Florence, Italy

  • 2003 – "The end of the year exhibition" Accademia di belle arti Florence, Italy

Online publications / Links :

Publications in newspapers, catalogues, and books :

Other work experiences : 

  • 2015 – 2022 Personal supplementary work

  • 2018 – 2020  Customer support for Italian online stores.

  • 2013 – Ozara Izola - Artistic workshops with adults, Slovenia

  •  2013 –  Face painting workshop at Day center for children and adolescents Koper, Slovenia

  •  2013 – Artistic workshops with children  at Elementary school Sečovlje, Slovenia

  • 2012 – 2013 Lotto Stores - Trader and arranger

  •  2012 - 2013 – Artistic workshops with children  at Kempinski Palace Portorož, Slovenia

  •  2012 - 2013 – Artistic workshops with children, facepainting and Production of puppets for puppet shows at Animus animiranje Sečovlje, Slovenia

  •  2012 – Painting workshops for children at  Obalne Galerije Piran, Slovenia

  •  2012 – Collaboration with Nastja Starič at Bodypainting zebra, Capodistria, Slovenia

  • 2011 – 2012 TVANS store, Lucija - Trader and arranger

  • 2011 – Drawing course at Ljudska univerza Ptuj, Slovenia

  • 2010 – Artistic workshops with children  at Elementary school Hajdina, Ptuj, Slovenia

  • 2010 Electrical and Computer School Ptuj, Art pedagogue- School Center Ptuj (replacement)

  • 2009 – 2010 Wedding Fair, fashion show collaboration withTamara Ficko, Celje

  • 2008 – 2009 Illustrator - children's magazine Dodo and 3 books

  • 2007 Photo studio Langerholc, Ptuj, Slovenia- Photographer

  • 2007 – 2010 Replay Store - Arranger

  • 2001 – 2006 Lotto Stores - Trader and arranger

Formal Education- school:

2011 - Pedagogical andragogical education, Faculty of Education, Maribor

2007 - Accademia di belle arti, Florence

2001 - Enrico and Umberto Nordio State Art Institute, Trieste

Non-formal Education:

2021- How make word press internet page, with Marko Petrej

2016 - Crystal nail campus, Fiesa - Tehnical level

2015 - Nail making course - Basic gel extension with Nina Ilovar Hribar-Nillandia

2013 - Education: "Introduction to psychopalogy and the basics of working with people with long-term mental health problems"

2013 - Training: "Conflict Resolution and Mediation in Educational NGOs"

2013 - Education: "How to resolve conflicts in relationships"

2013 - Education: "Assertiveness Training"

2008 - ECDL (European Computer Driving License) course (Power point, excel, word, access)