Libuse’s CV July07
My name is Libuse
Mikova. I was born 24.12.1948 in Valdice which is near Jicin in
the East of Bohemia in Czechoslovakia. Now it is Czech Republic. I have lived
in Prague, where I studied at University of Applied Arts during in the years
1968 –1974. This university of art was set up in the nineteenth century as
the concurrence to the Austrian University of Applied Arts in Vienna, and it
is the best in the Czech Republic. During my studies the university was at a
good European artistic level.
In the year 1974 I gained the State
permission for restoring the tapestries, carpets, flags, cloths, shoes and
any another kind of textile. I studied in the the
textile studio and the artistic school of professor Antonin
Kybal, who was one of the most important artist
after Frantisek Kysela, Jeann
Lurcat.., who created tapestries and textile in
Europe. In the year 1973 I gained the degree in Art history and teaching
Visual art. The degree of painting, drawing and sculpture I obtained in the
1974 I obtained the degree from tapestry, gobelin
and the textile.
23.03.1990 I gained the Attestation of French from: Ambassade
de France en Tchecoslovaqui, service cultural N.
491, JC Prague.
1968- Paris 1996-Italy
1976-Berlin- East Germany 1998-Peru
1978- France 2003-Paris
1981- Swis, Munich, Lichenstein,
Luxemburg.. 2004-England live permanently
1984-Spain 2004-Tenerife, Spain, Egypt
1988- Bratislava- Slovakia 2005-Venice-Italy
1989-USA 2005-Belgium, Low Countries, Germany-Berlin
1990- 4 France,expositions of ADAI, french organizasion of
1996-France 2005-Siena, Castel del Piano-Italy
1991- Austria 2006-France, Czech Republic,
1991-Krakow-Poland SIAC, 2006-Egypt, spring and winter
1992- Denmark 2007- France,Prague
1993 – India 2007-South Africa
Weaving, pub, Mona, Prague, 1980
Books: The Art Therapy in England, in the 1994
Tom Catt Dali on the road. Drawing book for the children and the adult. First
published 2009 in Westfields Press, 121.Westfields,St.Albans AL3 4JR,England, tel:004401727 864 257
Articles: 1968, in Czech magazins Mlada Fronta, 1969-2002, Regenarace, Czech magazine touching the alternative
medicine. I wrote the articles about the problems of blind people, disabled
people…and the articles (5 articles) projects of art therapy in the ideas of
the painting, drawing, sculpture,( …it is possible to treat the people with
artistic rehabilitation..), weaving, macrame,
embroidery...visual arts.2000-2004, I wrote the articles about the restoring
the textile for the Jewish museum in Prague,
Kutna Hora, Stribro, Kralupy, Velvary…
2003-2004, internet magazine for women:Zena-in.cz
2002- the article about the discrimination of disabled people in the town” Marianske Lazne,” the spa house
called Labe, north of Bohemia, published
in the Presents, the editor: Libuse Kubska, in Pague..
2003-the journal for Prague 2..Listy pro Prahu 2:
Two articles: Rodinny lekar
2003 The article, professor.Mudr.Jan
Pfeiffer and his birtday.., published in
newspapers: The pages for Prague 2(Listy pro Prahu)
2007-the article The impressionists of the
west coast of France in Royal Academy in London, published in internet
magazine: zena-in (Prague)
2008- the aricle: Draw your soul, published in Newseletter
of antroposophical society of Rudolf Steiner in
London, England,,about the artherapy
in Sue Ryder home in Ely..
Qualifications: Academic painter, (Master
of Arts), University degree from textile and restoring of all textile. Degree in painting, drawing, sculpture and art
history. Also the teaching degree to teach the visual art.
I wrote six articles on ethnography of the
Indian village in San Francisco, Pucalpa, The South of Amazonia. Five articles of the etnography of the country around the Raipur, Abvhanpur and Jeevoday, leprosy
centre, in the state Madhya Pradesh and about Varanasi. Three articles
touching Provence and artist who are the members in the organisation A.D.A.I.
2003-I obtained the Price in the competition for disabled people on behalf of
the Ministery of Chech
culture. The book is called: “The artherapy in
Exhibitions: 1976 Own exhibition of the Gobelins
with the sketches from Ardeche in France in Prague
gallery of the Union of Czech artist Manes
The exhibition with the group of artist from Prague, in the Czech Republic,
Budapest, Helsinky and Montreal, France-Ardeche
French organization ADAI in Mirabel
Internatinal exhibition in Aubenas,
2004 the gobelin “Le chant de Michel de Ghelderode” (Lady and Sea) created in the competition for
the international exhibition Fondation de Ghelderode in Brussel in
2005-St.Albans Cathedral, Refectory, England
28 Oct. to 23 Nov. 2005, Mika Exhibition of paintings
2006- Mika Exhibition of paintings and tapestries, St. Albans Central
2006- june exhibition in Villeneuve de Berg-Hotel Malzament- Ardeche, festival of
the contemporary art
2006-september exhibition, Actualittere in the
Castle Alba de Roman in Ardeche with the group of
the artist , organization:I association d art
2007 –april.- own Exhibition in Encaderement
de Chateau in Aubenas
2007- exhibition with three painters Lamo, Suzan
Adams in Lussas in Blue bar, Festival of
contemporary art, I association d art international
2007-1st May 2008 the exhibition of
paintings one room in King Harry pub in St.Albans
2008-summer exhibition in Danghal Street Baptist Church Lower Hall
exhibition with Radlet art society in the hall in
the Radlet art center..
2008-december Mika prints in Gift shop in
The Cathedral of St.Albans
2009-february Roman Verulamium
Muzeum bougth Mika
prints, some of the prints sre combined with the bobinn lace
2009-february Mika prints in Turistic office in Town hall in St.Albans..
1974-2006 I worked as a full time painter, freelance artist. This meant
creation and selling gobelins, pictures, drawings
and the jewels made from textile, metal and silver..My
artistic work is made with the deep admiration for the nature and the sceptic
philosophy for the life of Homo Sapiens..I worked
with cotton,wool,flax, silk,chalk,charcoal,watercolour,
oil, oil pastel,pen,pencil,ink chinois,fix,..I
work with the talent of the colorist and the talent
of the language of the symbols of visual art..
There are two different epoch in my
artistic life: the pictures and the tapetries from
Peru anf India to the opposite ofthe
pictures and the tapstries from Europian
I taught visual arts in primary schools and
in secondary schools and in my studio” Mika” in Prague (1986-2002)
1887-1991-linguistic service as translator for MON in Prague
1995-1998 I prepared the projects of art teaching in India and Peru..
In- Ely 1993-4 in England, I prepared the project of art therapy, it was Sue
1996-1997, I taught visual arts and art history at secondary school..
1999- USA- health service which included the project of teaching of drawings
and the sculpture in an American hospice HAS, North Carolina.
199o-1991, France restoring works of of historical
monuments, Pontpoint and the drawings of archeological objects for the French archive in St. Abbey
de Moncel in Pontpoint
1989-in co operation with artist Peter Sis in New York, illustration of the
book for the children
1998- 2004, I lectured on ethnography of Peru and India in schools and
museums in the Czech Republic
2001-2002, France, studying trip, drawings and watercolour..
2002, State opera in Prague the painting of the scenery for the Mozart opera
Don Giovanni; and the painting of the scenery for the musical Rusalka by Antonin Dvorak..
2002- 2004, restoring of the textile
2006- 7 comission from Mr.Ivor
Catt to make the tapestry –gobelin, size 4, m2,
wool, cotton: called : Ivor and his Goliash, finished 31.05.2009 in 121, Westfields
2007-translation the czech book of Josef Lada and the poet Jiri Zacek ,
name: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter to english..
for family Martin, live in Westfields
street in St Albans..
2004- 2009 I started design garde architecture in the style of Ardeche
in 121.Westfields in St Albans
2004- I have been making the photos with
digital camera from the trips, gardens and my model Ivor
and the tapestry..
Interests. I am deeply interested in nature
and the ethnography..
I cultivate 23 vines from the year 2005,
there are four kinds of English wine in 121.Westfields garden.,
and it will be enlarged.
2008- I am member of Rudolf Steiner antroposophical society phin
London, England. Art therapy is my important artistic face.2007-march 2008 I
did successful art therapy with Ivor Catt in
Watford general hospital, who was three months in intensive care. I used
Rudolf Steiner school.
Skills: Knowledge of IT, I speak Czech,
English, French, Russian.
I do all kinds of artistic textile, it is mean bobbin lace, embroidery, macrame, print on textile..
All restoring works in textile. I teach the visual art and textile with
awarding results for the students, some of them got the art prices in
Czechoslovakia and studied at the Academy of Art in Prague as well. My main
field is the tapestry/gobelin and I continue the
research and I prepare the book": The tapestry.."
All kinds of visual arts: drawing, painting, sculpturing, print, textile and
the design for applied arts..
I am able to work in the office in the institution of culture. I am able to
work in the cultural institution with young people..
Personal: Divorced. Two independent adult
sons, Lucas and Christof Nemec,
working in IT company ,but also studying at
university in Prague, computer science/econimy. I
am Czech. The Czech Republic is member of EU.( European Union)
My partner is Ivor Catt (AM) :www.ivorcatt.com He