Born 1961, Košice, Slovakia

Lives and works in Nitra, Slovakia

“Karol Felix has filled his work with a world full of imaginary figures, with histories, myths, legends and themes taken from literature. The mystical or expressive streak in his work more than once reaches a level of spiritual abstraction. Contemporary language has been cut off from its original sense and meaning and, for him, stands on a par with the language of ancient mythologies.”



1981-1987       Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Department of Printmaking and Book Illustration, Bratislava, Slovakia

1988-1989       Ĺudovít Fulla Scholarship, Slovakia

1990                Scholarship, Center Frans Masereel, Kasterlee, Belgium

1991                Scholarship, Foundation Taylor, Paris, France

2013                Lecturer, Edinburgh Printmakers, Edinburgh, Scotland

2014                Curator, Exhibition New Bridges 11:11, Society of Scottish Artists and Slovakia, Nitra State Gallery; Pálffy Palace Bratislava; Culture House Piešťany; Gallery M.A. Bazovský, Trenčín, Slovakia

2015-2016       Curator, Exhibition’s Project, Albín Brunovský 80, Slovakia

2017                Lecturer, Silk Road International Cultural Expo, Dunhuang, China

2017                Visiting Artist, Guanlan Original Printmaking Base, Shenzhen, China

Member          Fine Arts Union of Slovakia; Association of Slovak Graphic Artists; G-Point, Association of Printmakers; Association N’89, Slovakia; Association Hollar, Czech Republic; Honorable Member, Society of Scottish Artists; Honorable Citizen, City of Naperville, IL, USA.


2018                Prize, City of Nitra, Slovakia; 1st Prize, 1st International Triennial, Kiev, Ukraine

2018, 1998      Medal, Union of Slovak Philatelists, Slovakia

2007                1st Prize, 6th China Best Foreign Stamp Annual Poll, Beijing, China

2006, 1999      Award, The Most Beautiful Postage Stamp, Slovakia

1999                Medal of Honor, International Ex libris and Small Graphic Competition, Wroclav, Poland

1997, 1995      Medal, International Biennale of Small Graphic Forms, Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland

1996                Prix Charbonnel, Ex libris 21e siècle, Paris, France

1995                2nd Award, 10th International Exhibition of Miniature Art, Toronto, Canada; Honorable Mention, 1st Ex libris Triennial, Bratislava, Slovakia

1998, 1997, 1994, 1993      1st Prize, The Most Beautiful Postage Stamp of Slovakia

1994                Medal, Best Collection, 15th International Biennial Ex libris, Malbork, Poland

1993                1st Award, International Competition Woman in Ex libris, Kiev, Ukraine; Grand Prix, Biennial Havířov, Czech Republic

1988, 1994      Prize, The Most Beautiful Book of Czechoslovakia 1987, of Slovakia 1993

1984                1st Award for Printmaking, Competition of Art Schools, Czechoslovakia

Artist in residence     International Millenium Party, Chicago, USA /2000/; North Central College Naperville, USA /2001/; Cultural Foundation, Abu Dhabi, UAE /2002/; University of Pretoria, South Africa /2005/; International Painting Symposium Oaxaca, Mexico /2017/; international Art Symposium Struga, Macedonia /2018/.

Exhibitions     200 group and 70 solo exhibitions in 30 countries of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and USA.

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