Zoran Belic

  • B.A., painting/mixed media, University of Arts In Belgrade
  • M.F.A., visual arts, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

"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.)

Zoran Belic | Graphic design professor

Awards, recognition and honors

  • Department of Interior Research Grant, 1995
  • Mississippi State University Research Grant, 1995
  • Fourth award for drawing at the International Exhibition of Original Drawing in Rijeka, Yugoslavia, 1988
  • Fellowship at the Fine Arts Association of Serbia (ULUS) in Belgrade, Serbia, 1986-1987
  • Second award for a drawing series at the International Drawing Triennial in Wrocław, Poland, 1981


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

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

Publications and presentations

Lectures, symposia

  • “Text.Co(N).Text,” SCAD
  • “Mapping Simulacrum,” Southeastern College Art Conference
  • "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

  • “Performance/Ritual/Theory. Interpretation of Exercise: Manifestation-Incarnation of the Space of Perception,” Art+Media Journal of Art and Media Studies, Issue No. 6 (October 2014)
  • “Cybernetic Deconstruction of Place and Human Body,” Finnish Society for Aesthetics
  • "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