Milenko was born in Serbia and grew up in Belgrade. As a young man, he studied medicine for three years until he discovered his love for art. He stopped medical school and took classes at drawing and painting school with art professor Sergije Jovanovic’. His early work from seventies and eighties are in surrealistic style influenced by Magritte and Dali. In 1979 he joined Painting School of Machva with painter Milic’ de Machva and started group and solo exhibitions.
In 1984 he moved from Belgrade (Serbia) to Dubrovnik (Croatia) and opened Milenko Art Studio. He work and exhibited in Croatia until 1989. When problems of splitting Yugoslavia erupted, he moved to the US in Charlottesville, VA. He learned English and started selling his work at galleries and arts shows in Virginia.
Today his studio is in Afton, VA twenty miles west of Charlottesville, VA in beautiful Nelson County on the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. His work is mixed media on canvas and board which includes acrylic, charcoal, conte’ crayon, his drawings on paper, found objects and paper.
Art Gallery exhibitions
Zagreb (today Croatia) group and first award Plaketa grada Zagreba 1980
Belgrade (today Serbia) first solo exhibition at Mala Galerija, 12-24 November 1982
Sinj (today Croatia) solo exhibition at Galerija Sinj, 1-14 July, 1983
Belgrade (today Serbia) solo exhibition at Art Gallery, 1-30 March 1985
Belgrade (today Serbia) solo exhibition at Galerija Energoprojekt, 10-23 September 1985
Sabac (today Serbia) group exhibition at RUMP Gallerija, 14-25 November 1986
Belgrade (today Serbia) solo exhibition at Galerija Energoprojekt, 9-30 June 1987
Dubrovnik (today Croatia) solo exhibition at Galerija Doma Sindikata, 14-22 May 1987
Dubrovnik (today Croatia) solo exhibition at Palace Sponza, 1-15 June 1989
Hampton, VA solo exhibition at Blue Skies Gallery, February 1-28, 2003
Lexington, VA group exhibition at Nelson Gallery, April 2-30, 2004
Charlottesville, VA solo exhibition at Sage Moon Gallery, March 4-31, 2005
Charlottesville, VA solo exhibition at Sage Moon Gallery, April 7-May 4, 2006
Williamsburg, VA solo exhibition at This Century Gallery, September 8-October 8, 2008
Charlottesville, VA solo exhibition at Sage Moon Gallery, November 5-30, 2008
Wilkesboro, NC solo exhibition at Wilkes Art Gallery, March 3-April 11, 2009
Lexington, VA solo exhibition at Nelson Art Gallery, November 4-30, 2010
Waynesboro, VA solo exhibition at Augusta art center, March 2-31, 2012
Frederick, MD solo exhibition at Frederick Arts Council Gallery, September 1-30, 2012