Libuse’s CV March09
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
the Czech Republic. I have lived in Prague, where I studied at the
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 artists
after Frantisek Kysela and Jeann Lurcat, the French artist 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 year 1973.
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 international
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 adults.
First published 2009 in Westfields Press, 121.Westfields, St.Albans
AL3 4JR,England, tel:0044 1727 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) on projects in 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. In
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
in the Presents, the editor: Libuse Kubska, in Pague..
2003-the journal for Prague 2..Listy pro Prahu 2: Two articles:
Rodinny lekar (Family doctor)
2005-I painted the book: “Prague is dreaming”, non published
2003-Czech landscape”, non published
2009- The sketches from the trips, drawings and paintings, non
2009-London, the book of drawingsa ans paintings, non published
2003 The article, professor.Mudr.Jan Pfeiffer and his birtday..,
published in newspapers: The pages for Prague 2 (Listy pro Prahu2)
2007-the article The impressionists of the west coast of France
in Royal Academy in London, published in internet magazine: zena-in
2008- the aricle: Draw your soul, published in Newseletter of antroposofical
society of Rudolf Steiner in London, England,,about the artherapy
in Sue Ryder home in Ely..
Qualifications: Academic painter, 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 Prize in the competition for disabled people
on behalf of the Ministery of Chech culture. The book is called:
“The artherapy in England”
Exhibitions: 1976 Own exhibition of the Gobelins with the sketches
from Ardeche in France in Prague gallery of the Union of Czech artist
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, Ardeche France
2004 the gobelin “Le chant de Michel de Ghelderode” created in the
competition for the international exhibition Fondation de Ghelderode
in Brussel in Belgium..
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 international,
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
2008- summer 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
There are two different epoch in my artistic life: the pictures
and the tapetries from Peru anf India to the opposite of the pictures
and the tapstries from Europian context..
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 Ryder home..
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
1990-1991, 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 stuio, St.Albans..
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 to 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 enlardge..
2008- I am member of Rudolf Steiner antroposofical society in
London, England. Art therapy is my important artistic face.2007-march
2008 I did succesful artherapy with Ivor Catt in Watford general
hospital, who was three months in intensive care..I use Rudolf Steiner
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 is English