Jozef Bajus

Associate Professor Fibers Upton Hall 412C
Phone: (716) 878-4133

B.F.A and M.F.A., Painting and Fiber, Academy of Fine Arts and Design/AFAD, Bratislava, Slovakia

Examples of work
Gold Rush Exhibition - 2018

Fibers Program Coordinator

Jozef Bajus is an award winning mixed media artist. Originally from Slovakia, Bajus received his MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, (AFAD), Bratislava, Slovakia. He began his teaching career in 1990 during the Velvet Revolution, an exciting and tumultuous time in Slovakia's history. It was a time of great energy and new beginnings, including the building of a new Fiber program at AFAD headed by Bajus.

Since that time, he has held positions of visiting scholar, instructor, and coordinator at various colleges and programs in the United States and abroad including, the Rhode Island School of Design, Slippery Rock University, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Split Rock, Kanazawa College of Art (Japan), and Jianxing University (China). Currently, Bajus is an Associate Professor at SUNY Buffalo State College, Buffalo, New York and serves as the Coordinator of the Fibers/Design Program.

His career has earned him numerous prestigious awards and recognition. He has been the recipient of 1st Place, Triennial of Pattern, Budapest, Hungary; selected for Triennial of Tapestry, Muzeum Wlokienictva Lodz, Poland; The George Soros Fellowship Award; Residency at Rutgers University and the Judith Brodsky Center for Print and Paper, New Brunswick, New Jersey; Esprit de Corps Award, Burchfield Penney Art Center (BPAC), Buffalo, New York; Presidents Award for Excellence and Creativity, BSC, Buffalo; The Henkel Award, Bratislava, Slovakia and the Langley H. Kenzie Award, BPAC, Buffalo.

Bajus' work has exhibited in numerous one - person, and groups exhibitions, nationally and internationally, and is in the collection of many museums, art galleries worldwide including the Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava; The City Gallery of Bratislava - Mirbach Palace, Bratislava; Trencin Art Gallery of M.A.B., Trencin, all in Slovakia; as well as the Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo; the Gregg Museum of Art and Design in Raleigh, North Carolina; The Racine Art Museum in Racine, Wisconsin; Szombathely Art Museum in Szombathely, Hungary; and The Moravian Art & Craft Museum in Brno, Czech Republic. His artwork is also included in private collections in Europe, North America, Japan, and China.



(1958* Kezmarok, Czechoslovakia - Slovakia)


1979-85 BFA and MFA in Painting and Fiber - Academy of Fine Arts and Design /AFAD, Bratislava, Slovakia


2005 Associate Professor - Tenure with promotion, Buffalo State College, NY, USA
2002 Buffalo State College, Coordinator of Fiber/Design Program, Buffalo, NY, USA
2001/02 Visiting artist/guest lecturer, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA, USA
1999 Visiting artists/guest lecturer‚ The Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA
1995 Associate Professor in Fiber and Head of the Fiber Program at AFAD, Bratislava, Slovakia
1990 Head of Textile Design Studio, AFAD, Bratislava, Slovakia

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Jozef Bajus - Gold Rush, Buffalo Art Studio, Buffalo, NY, USA
2018 Jozef Bajus - The Corridors Gallery at Hotel Henry, A Resource: Art Project, Buffalo, NY, USA
2017 Jozef Bajus - Recent Work, String Room Gallery, Wells College, Aurora, NY USA
2017 Jozef Bajus - Pushing the Envelope, Meibohm Fine Arts, East Aurora, NY, USA
2016 Jozef Bajus - Nothing is Going Away, BPAC, Buffalo, NY, USA
2016 Jozef Bajus – I Walk the Line, Indigo Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA
2015 Jozef Bajus & Olga Bajusova - Translation, WNYBAC, Buffalo, NY, USA
2015 Jozef Bajus - Nothing Happens Twice, Manuel Barreto Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA
2014 Lendfield, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY, USA
2014 Long Distance Calls, M.A. Bazovsky Gallery, Trencin, Slovakia
2013 Long Distance Calls, City Gallery of Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
2011 Look to What is Beneath, Peter A & Mary Lou Vogt Gallery, Bouwhuis Library, Canisius Callege, Buffalo, NY, USA
2008 The Combing Wave, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Collectors Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA
2006 Curved Circle, Gallery of Koloman Sokol, Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia
2006 Curved Circle, Buffalo Art Studio, Buffalo, NY, USA;
1997 Objects and Compositions, Slovak Cultural Center, Budapest, Hungary
1996 Artslink, Rutgers University Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
1995 Objects and Compositions, Gallery of Peter Michal Bohun, Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia
1989 Bajus & Ilavsky “ Menej vyrazne” individualne programy, Dimitrovka Gallery, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia

Group Exhibition

2018 Co–Artifact, Starlight Studio/Eleven Twenty Projects, Buffalo, NY, USA
2017 Silk and Tradition, China and Central & Eastern Europe, China National Silk Museum, Hangzhou, China
2017 The Corridors Gallery at Hotel Henry, A Resource: Art Project, Hotel Henry, Buffalo, NY, USA
2017 Jozef Bajus & BSC Fiber Students, SVU Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
2016 ECHO Art Fair, The Highline Loft, NYC, USA
2015 Art in Craft Media 2015, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo NY, USA
2015 New Bridges 11:11, Slovakia-Scotland Exhibit, Nitra Gallery, Nitra, Slovakia
2013 My Future Ex, UB Center for the Arts, Buffalo, NY, USA
2013 A Very Long Engagements, Dalhousie Art Gallery, Halifax, New Scotia, Canada
2013 Vascular Modes, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY, USA
2011 Modified Expressions, National Craft Gallery, KAF – Kilkenny, Ireland
2010 Fibreman – Kherson Art Gallery, Kherson, Ukraine
2004 Strands of Fabrication, Fe Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
2001 On Paper - New Paper Art, Craft Council Gallery, London, England
1999 Chongju International Craft Biennial ’99, Chongju Art Center, Chongju, Korea
1996 Artslink ’96, The Rutgers Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
1994 Fiber- Slovak Textiles ’84-’94, SNG, Bratislava, Slovakia
1994 10 Jahre Internationale Textilkunst in Graz, Graz, Austria
1993 Other Europe, 2nd Biennial of Tapestry and Textile Art, Tournay, Belgique
1992 Interplays, “Suhry” - WCC exhibit, Dom Umenia, Bratislava, Slovakia
1991 Fan, International Exhibition, Namur, Belgique
1991 Alternativy Tapisetrie – Ceskej a Slovenskej , Dom Umenia, Bratislava, Brno, Czechoslovakia
1988 6th International Biennial of Tapestry, Museum Wlokienictva, Lodz, Poland
1988 1st International Triennial of Patterns, Muczarnok Museum, Budapest, Hungary
1989 5 Jahre Jnternationale Textilkunst in Graz, Austria


2018 Arquetopia, Artist in Residence, Urubamba, Peru
2015 Langley H. Kenzie Award, (solo exhibit at BPAC in 2016), BPAC, Buffalo, NY, USA
2014 Nomination for Crystal Wing Award in Category Art, Slovak National Theater, Bratislava, Slovakia
2013 Henkel Award, City Gallery of Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
2008 The Esprit de Corps Award in category artist 08’, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY, USA
2008 President’s Award for Excellence in Research, Scholarship & Creativity, BSC, Buffalo, NY, USA
1992 Honorary Mention "Interplays 92", World Crafts Council Show, Dom Kultury, Bratislava, Slovakia
1988 First Prize 1st International Triennial of Patterns, Muczarnok, Budapest, Hungary
1985 First Prize "Young Fashion Creator", Liberec, Czechoslovakia

Museums, Collections

Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
Moravian Art &  Craft Museum, Brno, Czech Republic
Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, NY, USA
Gregg Museum of Art & Design in Raleigh, NC, USA
Racine Art Museum, WI, USA
Gallery of Bratislava, Mirbach Palace, Bratislava, Slovakia
Gallery of MAB, Trencin, Slovakia
Szombathely Art Museum, Szombathely, Hungary
Bajus’ artworks are included also in private collections in Europe, Canada, Japan and USA

(716) 870-2618 (cell)

Represented by Indigo Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, USA