Zoran Belic

Zoran Belic

Zoran Belic

  • B.A., University of Arts In Belgrade
  • M.F.A., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
First year at SCAD:

"I know that I know nothing"
(Greek: ἓν οἶδα ὅτι οὐδὲν οἶδα (hen oída hoti oudén oída); Latin: Scio me nihil scire)
Socrates (469-399 B.C.)


Select individual exhibitions: "Golem," McCommas Gallery; "Opus Alchymicum," MGSA/Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.; "Eight Buddha's Mirrors," Collegium Artisticum, Sarajevo, Yugoslavia; "Space - Walk," New Gallery, Zagreb, Yugoslavia; "Exploding Materia," SKC Gallery, Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Select group exhibitions: "II International Biennial of Los Angeles," Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Santa Monica, California, U.S.; "Art and Invisible Reality," Franklin Furnace, New York, U.S.; "New Art in Serbia 1970-1980," Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Yugoslavia; "Arteder '82," Bilbao, Spain; "XI Biennial of Paris," Paris, France

Awards, recognition and honors

Department of Interior Research Grant, Mississippi State University Research Grant, IV award, International Exhibition of Original Drawing, 1986-87 Fellowship, ULUS, II award, International Drawing Triennial


International Association for Aesthetics, Goshen, U.S.; College Art Association, New York; International Association of Philosophers, Warsczawa, Poland; Serbian Association for Aesthetics, Beograd, Yugoslavia; ULUS (Udruzenje Likovnih Umetnika Srbije), Beograd, Yugoslavia; International Aikido Federation, Tokyo, Japan; Association for Spatial Research, Beograd, Yugoslavia

Publications and presentations

Lectures, symposia


  • "Flatness - Aesthetic and Semantic Implications of Two-dimensionality," SCAD
  • "Post-Modernism," SCAD
  • "Cybernetic Deconstruction of Place and Human Body," XIII International Congress of Aesthetics, Lahti, Finland
  • "Philosophy and Cognition - Cognitive Methods," Yugoslav Association for Aesthetics, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
  • "Fundamental Problems of Philosophy of Art and Analytical Philosophy," Serbian Association for Aesthetics, Beograd, Yugoslavia
  • "Truth and Knowledge - Observation Sentence," Inter-University Center, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia

Published articles


  • "Balkanization of the World," Hello Belgrade 3, Hello Belgrade Periodical Inc., New York
  • "Transformation of the XX Century Visual Arts Towards Meditation," Potrocznik Filozoficzny Mlodych,Warszawa, Poland
  • "A Reading of W.V.O. Quine's Text 'Epistemology Naturalized,'" Mentalni Prostor 4, Beograd, Yugoslavia
  • "Archetype" Mentalni Prostor 3, Beograd, Yugoslavia
  • "Ethos of Cognition in European and Indian Philosophy," Filozofska Istrazivanja 6, Zagreb, Yugoslavia

Previous Positions

Director, IVC Gallery; chair of design, LCAD; CEO, imperium deSign; vice president, ULUS; art director, D'Archy, Masius, Benton & Bowles; graphic designer, Bantam Doubeday Dell; photographer, SKC Gallery; freelance consultant

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Courses Taught

  • GRDS 229 History of Graphic Design
  • GRDS 353 Typography II
  • GRDS 358 Production Design
  • GRDS 400 Graphic Design Studio II
  • GRDS 408 Graphic Design Portfolio
  • GRDS 451 Graphic Design Seminar
  • GRDS 705 Design Methodologies
  • GRDS 709 Typography Studio I
  • GRDS 720 Digital Studio I
  • GRDS 726 The Role of Graphic Design in Social Awareness
  • GRDS 747 Graphic Design M.A. Final Project
  • GRDS 763 Digital Studio II
  • GRDS 769 Semiotics of Visual Communication
  • GRDS 773 Portfolio Design
  • GRDS 791 Graphic Design M.F.A. Thesis