BFA from Belgrade University, Serbia
MFA from University of California, Irvine
Snezana is an award-winning set/costume designer, installation artist, and Professor Emerita in Arts.
She has taught art history, visual arts, and theater design at California State University, Los Angeles and Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa - where she served as Chair of the Fine Arts Departments and Professional Development Coordinator.
She designed the Music Department, University of Redlands’ set and costumes for the “Feast of Lights.” Currently, she is teaching and designing for the Theater Arts Department, University of Redlands.
Her most recent works are costume designs for “Underway” Heidi Duckler Production and LA Opera. Since the social isolation, she is exploring costume and set design done online via Zoom such being COVID-19 Live Aid- Cal Arts production of the “Pink Full Moon Opera Povera in Quarantine” and “illuminating the Chandelier” with Heidi Duckler Productions, Los Angeles.
Her visual artworks were exhibited nationally and internationally in Amsterdam, Singapore, Tokyo, Prague, and Belgrade, at venues such as Los Angeles MOCA and Stedijilk Museum, Amsterdam.
Her study of Asian arts and installation work took her to India, China, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Singapore.
She is the recipient of numerous awards both in the USA and Europe, such as “Golden Arena” for Production Design in feature movie “Harms Case” and “Ovation 2010, Los Angeles” for the costume design in Large Theatre category.
Snezana is awarded UC Regents Grant, National Endowment for the Arts and Center for Cultural Innovation Quick Grant.