Work and artistic career
Her work includes portraits and figures. She studied sculpture at the Central School of Art and Design in London. Since 1987 she has been teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Zagreb, where she was appointed full professor in 1995. She is also an active member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. She is the author of numerous outdoor and indoor public sculptures including sculptures in: Virovitica, Vrsar, Zagreb, Marija Bistrica, Sinj, Cres, Rijeka, Osijek, Labin, Visoko, Bihać and Novi Sad. Some notable public sculptures include: the Miroslav Krleža monument in Osijek, the Miroslav Krleža monument in Zagreb, the August Šenoa monument in Zagreb, the sculpture Runner on the Sava River embankment in Zagreb, the Frane Petrić monument in Cres, the Jakov Gotovac monument in Osor and the Sterija Popović monument in Novi Sad.
She has had many solo exhibitions in Croatia and abroad, including exhibitions at Gallery Forum (Zagreb, 1980, 1992), Gallery Sebastian (Dubrovnik, 1981), Gallery Sebastian (Belgrade, 1984), Ex Granai della Repubblica a Zitellelle (Venice, 1991), Académie de France à Rome in the Villa Medicis (Rome, 1991), HDLU (Croatian Association of Artists, Zagreb, 2005), Croatian Embassy in Rome (Rome, 2009) and Gallery Močibob (Zagreb 2010).
- Award for the Seljačka buna (Peasant Uprising) Monument Proposal (Zagreb, 1970).
- Award for the Kozara Monument Proposal (Sarajevo, 1971).
- First Prize for the August Cesarec Monument Proposal (Zagreb, 1973).
- Realization Award for the Miroslava Krleža monument.
- Zagreb Salon Award (Zagreb, 1982).
- Croatian Sculpture Triennial Award (Zagreb, 1986).
- Award for the August Šenoa Monument (Zagreb, 1987).
- City of Zagreb Award (Zagreb, 1989).
- Zagreb Salon Award (Zagreb, 1990).
Published works on Marija Ujević Galetović
- Banov, Ivo Šimat, Marija Ujević Galetović (Kontura, 2007).
- "Sculpture Collection, Ujević – The Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb". www.msu.hr. MSU Zagreb. Retrieved 24 February 2013.
- Artist biography Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts Official Website Archived 2011-07-21 at the Wayback Machine, (accessed, 21/02/2011).
- Dugandžija, Mirjana (26 February 2002). "'Sve što znam o Evi' - Aktovi Marije Ujević" ["All I know about Eve" - Marija Ujević nudes] (in Croatian). Nacional (weekly). Archived from the original on 2 July 2012. Retrieved 2 July 2012.
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