Sonja Bikic is artist who found inspiration in nature. One
of her favorite topic are birds . Birds
as a symbol of freedom like birds of peace and birds of wisdom like owls . She
also found inspiration in cultural heritage . Motifs of rugs and
embroidery she transform in 3D
construction of unusual forms of ceramics.
She is also cat lovers so cats are her inspiration too . All these
motifs like birds, owls, cats and ornaments of
embroidery she also use in her modern jewelry forms . She express herself by stoneware technique and porcelain
. So far she had 10 solo exhibitions . She participated in over 30 international exhibitions in her country and
abroad. She received several awards and honors. The most important publication
where its works was published is “Traditional Arts and Crafts in Bosnia and
Herzegovina “issued by the UNESCO
organization. From 2014 she is a owner of Gallery Sonja Bikić where she is
permanently employed .
After finishing her studies at Belgrade University of Applied Arts and Design, department of Ceramics, she came back to her native city Banja Luka, where she started to work as professional ceramist . So far she have had 9 solo exhibitions in her home country and she also took part in many collective and international exhibitions all around the world. Her most important international exhibition was in Taipei, Taiwan 1994 where she received repurchase award. Her last big project was 2012. In cooperation with the Aquarius agency, she designed the statue of a Hippopotamus, for Hypo bank , Klagenfurt, Austria.