Born 1958 / Kežmarok, 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

2001-2002       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, Head of the Fiber Program AFAD, Bratislava, Slovakia

1990                Head of Textile Design Studio, AFAD, Bratislava, Slovakia

Exhibitions (selected)

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 Gall., Bouwhuis Library, Canisius Callege, Buffalo, NY, USA

2008                The Combing Wave, Albright Knox Art 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

1989                Bajus & Ilavsky, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia

Group exhibition

2014                New Bridges 11:11, 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

1991                Fan, International Exhibition, Namur, Belgium

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


2014                Nomination for Crystal Wing Award in Category Art, Slovakia

2013                Henkel Award, City Gallery of Bratislava, Slovakia

2008                The 2008 Esprit de Corps Award in category artist, 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,                                                                       Bratislava, Slovakia

1988                1st Prize, 1st International Triennial of Patterns, Muczarnok, Budapest, Hungary

Bajus’ artworks are included also in private collections in Europe, Canada, Japan and USA. He lives in Buffalo, NY, USA.


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