Iva Haas

Iva Haas

Current Long-Term Resident Artist
Hometown: Belgrade, Serbia

 Concrete war monuments, decaying military hospitals, tall yellow grass . . . all these elements coalesce into a combined caricature in Iva Milovanovic’s img-e4057.jpgwork. Looking to her past and that of the people of Serbia, she tries to create objects that memorialize the decay of a post-WWII financial and brutalist architectural boom in Serbia. Iva’s childhood memories resonate with her creativity into fantastical realities—evoking the broken glass, neglected concrete buildings, repeated modular designs and other elements of her native environment, she creates buildings that belong to a fictional city. Concrete war monuments, decaying military hospitals, tall yellow grass . . . all these elements coalesce into a combined caricature in Iva Milovanovic’s work. Looking to her past and that of the people of Serbia, she tries to create objects that memorialize the decay of a post-WWII financial and brutalist architectural boom in Serbia, ultimately creating buildings that belong to a fictional city.

 Iva earned her MFA in ceramics at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2018 and her BFA in ceramics at the Maine College of Art in 2016. She returns to the Bray after a summer as the 2016 Myhre Scholar.