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RASTO R(astislav) HLAVINA

1769 Rt.148, Luskville,Que. JOX 2GO Tel. (819) 455 9387

Born June 5, 1943 in Topolcany, Slovakia. Immigrated to Canada in 1968. Canadian citizen. Resident of Ottawa 1968-75. In 1975 moved to Aylmer, Quebec. Since 1984 residing at present address.

Originator & founder of Multiple Sculpture 1969. Development of Multiple Sculpture expanded to Multiple Art, Multiple Thought and Multiple Understanding.

Main data & exhibitions

1958-62Study, Art College, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
1961Group exh. Selected Works of Art Colleges, Brno
1962Group exh. Selected Works of Art Colleges, Bratislava
1964-66Work/study, National Conservation & Restoration Institute, Pelhrimov.
1967-68Art Director, Promotional Division, MIER n.e. Topolcany. In charge of exposition for MIER n.e. at EXPO BRNO 67.
1967Founder of art group MONSUN, Topolcany Group exhibition, Topolcany
1968Immigrated to Canada
1969Discovery of the possibility of the Multiple Sculpture, originator and founder of Multiple Sculpture development
1972Solo exh., Introduction to the Multiple Sculpture, Stage I., Nepean Point Park, Ottawa
1980Solo exh., Grand Opening J. Kun, Violin & Bow Maker, Ottawa
1981Defined the Multiple Sculpture & related forms Development expanded to Multiple Art and Multiple Thought. Solo exh., Introduction to the Multiple Sculpture Stage II., National Library of Canada, sponsored by Czechoslovak Society for Arts & Sciences, Ottawa branch
1982LOOK 82, juried exh., Public Art Gallery, Sarnia, Ont. (winning entry in competition)
IDEA & FORM, juried exh., Multicultural Gallery/Museum Toronto, Ont. (two winning entries)
NEW ARTISTS PRESENTATION, juried exh., New York, USA (winning entry from 5000 artists international submissions)
ARTISTS of CZECH & SLOVAK ORIGIN, selected group exh., University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, USA
1982/83ARTS HAMILTON, 14th Annual Juried Exhibition, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton, Ont. (winning entry in competition)
1985INTERNATIONAL JURIED ART COMPETITION, New York, USA (two winning works, 10 000 internat. participants)
1986Invited Guest Sculptor, Hakone Open-Air Museum, Japan, The 1st RODIN GRAND PRIZE EXHIBITION 1986, Utsukushi-ga-hara Open-Air Museum
1987Selected group exh. LA, USA
1988The 2nd RODIN GRAND PRIZE EXHIBITION 1988, Utsukushi-ga-hara Open-Air Museum (winning entry thorough international competition)
1989ARTISTS of CZECH & SLOVAK ORIGIN, Montreal, Quebec
1990ARTISTS of CZECH & SLOVAK ORIGIN, Ottawa, Embassy of Czech and Slovak Federal Republik. Exhibition in commemoration of return to democracy.
1997THE WHO`S WHO IN INTERNATIONAL ART, Geneva, Switzerland

Collections

Private:Canada, Czech Republik, France, Japan, Slovak Republik, U.S.A.
Museum:The Hakone Open-Air Museum/ The Utsukushi-ga-hara Open Air Museum, Japan
Public:The city of Fukuoka, Japan
Gallery:Slovak National Gallery
In Publ.:"Les Artistes et Maitres du XXe siecle" (Artists and Masters of the 20th Century) post card collection by Les Editions Arts et Images du Monde, Paris, 1992.
"Livre d`Or des Collectionneurs et Amateurs d`Art" (The Golden Book for Art Collectors and Art Lovers) by Les Editions Arts et Images du Monde, Paris, 1993.

Honors, awards, prizes

1967MERIT of DISTINCTION, by Mier n.e., Topolcany
1985AWARD for OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT in Sculpture, by IJAC, New York, USA
1986INVITED GUEST SCULPTOR, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Japan
SUPERIOR PRIZE, The 1st Rodin Grand Prize Exhibition 1986, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Japan
DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP AWARD, for Dedication to Originating Multiple Sculpture, ABI, USA
1987COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL OF HONOR, Select Recipient, ABI, USA
1987Awarded commission, government of Fukuoka, Japan
COMMUNITY LEADER of AMERICA, by Proclamation
1988SUPERIOR PRIZE, The 2nd Rodin Grand Prize Exhibition 1988, The Hakone Open-Air Museum, Japan
CULTURAL DOCTORATE in FINE ARTS, awarded by WU, Arizona, U.S.A., for contribution to the humanity with the research and development of Multiple sculpture/art/thought/understanding.
1991Awarded inclusion in collection "ARTISTS and MASTERS of 20th century"
1992Selected for publication "GOLDEN BOOK for COLLECTORS and ART LOVERS", international publication, Paris, France
1992Earned honor WORLD INTELLECTUAL of 1993, by IBC Cambridge, England.

Since 1987 nominated for many a prestigious honors such as Man of the Year; 1993 England, or, preffered nomination for Men's Inner Circle of Achievement; U.S.A. (motto: Men who do not follow where the path may lead, but instead go where there is no path and leave a trail.), nominated for World Parlament; Confederation of Chivalry; The Knights Round Table of the Twentieth Century; Australia, Literary Man of Achievement; for contribution of theorethical and philosophical work on Multiple sculpture/art/thought/understanding, India, etc.

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