Ivan Albreht

Assoc. Professor

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Ivan Albreht is Associate Professor of Studio Arts at the University of Miami where he teaches variety of courses in ceramics and coordinates ceramics program. Professor Albreht holds diploma (undergraduate degree) from Academy of Applied Arts in Belgrade, Serbia (former Yugoslavia) where he also defended magisterial dissertation (graduate degree), and Master of Fine Arts degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale (USA). From 2005 to 2008 he managed ceramics program at Monmouth University in New Jersey (USA). He joined University of Miami in 2008.  

Professor Albreht has participated in numerous exhibitions, including many major international competitions in contemporary ceramics. He exhibited in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, as well as across the United States. He participated in artist residency programs in Europe, Asia, and the United States. In 2007 he was awarded a Special Prize at the 4th World Ceramic Biennial in Korea (CEBIKO). He is an elected member of the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC/AIC) since 2009, the only global organization of ceramics professionals based in Geneva, Switzerland and affiliated with the UNESCO. He received the Florida Individual Artist Fellowship for the Visual Arts in 2012. His work is housed in public and private collections globally, including significant collections of contemporary ceramic art, such as New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum in Taiwan and Icheon World Ceramic Center in South Korea.  

As a visual artist primarily working in ceramics his work represents a broad range of interests and competence, ranging from objects to installations. His ideas and aesthetics have been shaped by big societal changes, from childhood and youth in socialist Yugoslavia, that later split as a country in nationalistic civil wars, though NATO bombing of Serbia and his native Belgrade in 1999, to living across United States since 2000. While his ideas and interests defer, one aspect remains constant, his interest in, and fear for, the present human condition. 



1997B.F.A. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Academy of Applied Arts in Belgrade
2001M.A. Magisterial Dissertation, Academy of Applied Arts in Belgrade, Serbia
2004M.A. Master of Fine Arts, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, USA
NAPh.D. Ph.D. (ABD), University for the Arts in Belgrade, Serbia