LENKA KONOPASEK

Curriculum Vitae

LENKA KONOPASEK portrait
  • Core Adjunct Faculty, Westminster College
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Art/Art History Department

Biography

Education

  • MFA, studio arts, Maine College of Art, Portland, Maine
  • BFA, painting and drawing, University of Utah
  • art degree, Painting, School of Applied Arts, Prague, Czech Republic

Honors & Awards

  • I was awarded Public Art Commission for Cottonwood Park In SLC. Salt Lake City Corporation, 07/2014
  • Utah Painting and Sculpture 2011 Exhibition– Juror’s Award. Utah Arts Council, 10/15/2011
  • best of show. Central Utah Art Center, 03/15/2006
  • featured on back cover. New American Painting # 60 , 04/05/2005
  • Individual Artist Grant. Utah Arts Council and NEA, 12/10/2001

Biography

Lenka Konopasek was born in the Czech Republic where she attended School of Applied Arts in Prague. After immigrating to the United States, she received BFA degree from University of Utah and MFA degree from Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine. She attended artist residencies in Vermont Studio Center, Chicago Art Institute and Little Falls, Minnesota.

Her paintings have been exhibited widely throughout United States, Taiwan, Germany, India and Czech Republic. She also completed several large public art projects in Utah. Her work has been featured on the back cover of the New American Painting and in other publications. Lenka has been involved in co-owning an art gallery in Salt Lake City and in Denver and working for the Salt Lake Art Center, Visual Art Institute and Utah Arts Festival. She has been teaching at University of Utah and Westminster College in Salt Lake City and other art institutions and schools throughout the city.

In the Media

Languages

  • Czech, fluent.
  • English, fluent.
  • German, functional.
  • Italian, basic.
  • Russian, basic.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Czech Republic
  • Germany
  • Italy