Svetlana . RakicTitle: Professor of Fine Arts
Office Location: JCFA 219
Office Phone: (317) - 738 - 8278
E-mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
A native of former Yugoslavia, Dr. Svetlana Rakic earned her master's degree in art history from the University of Belgrade, Serbia, and her doctorate in art history from Indiana University. She is the author of several books on Serbian Orthodox icons and the interrelatedness of modern art and religious thought. She has published extensively on post-Renaissance and modern art in American, Serbian and Bosnian journals and has given lectures and presentations at many scholarly institutions and organizations such as the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington DC, the European Science Foundation, Columbia University, University of Illinois at Chicago and the SECAC/MACAA Conferences. Rakic is the recipient of Indiana University's prestigious Esther L. Kinsley Award and Franklin College Faculty Travel and Faculty Excellence awards.
Her paintings dealing with "inner landscapes" were exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Bloomington, Terre Haute and Franklin, Ind. In 2007, she received the Puckett Award of Recognition presented by the Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute in a show juried by David Edgar of the Arts Administration Program at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. In 2004, she received the Pfizer Award of Honor presented by the Swope Art Museum in Terre Haute in a show juried by curator Nato Thompson of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.
Since 1996, she has been teaching art history and studio art courses at Franklin College.