Zoran Belic

Graphic design professor


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


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

Provided creative direction, art direction and design for imperium deSign, D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles, Manning Selvage & Lee, Gray Advertising, New York Lottery, IBM, Coca-Cola, Pharmessen Scientific Inc., Teslaco-Optimum Power, ICN Pharmaceuticals Inc., Continental Bank in Belgrade, PBS, U.S. Department of the Interior, NyQuil, Citizen, Procter & Gamble, Alitalia, Burger King, Art Resource Group, California State University-Los Angeles, University of California-Irvine, International Business Law Services, Studentski Kulturni Centar Gallery (Belgrade) and others.


Awards, recognitions 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

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