Born in Tuzla
Grew up in Split
Lives in Boston metro area
Works in Boston, New York, Split, Sarajevo.
Artist Statement: "My art practice is process oriented. The way I approach the material has a lot to do with my fascination with chance, chaos and random on one side, and rituals, repetition and patterns on the other side."
Kulović's practice has developed through the accumulation and reworking of themes and motifs which recur across diverse media. The language of material plays an essential role in her works. She also plays with symbols, letters and words. Since 2016 her drawings and paintings have been the subject of numerous solo and group exhibitions, and is held in several international collections.
About her artwork was written in Boston Art Review, and she was the featured artist in Studio Visit Magazine published by Steven T. Zevitas, publisher of New American Paintings. She has been selected as one of six finalists for the Walter Feldman Fellowship for emerging New England artists (USA).
Kulović first became involved in painting practice after she received her master's degree in industrial engineering from the University of Split in Croatia. First, she studied painting and drawing in Art Club in Split, Croatia.
After she moved to the USA, she studied art in art studio classes at MassArt and the School of Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts and she attended figure drawing sessions at Rocco Ricci's Studio at Allston Studios. During this time, she established her art studio in Somerville and then in Boston. She participated on many open studios events organized by Joy Street Studios in Somerville and SoWa Art Guild in the famous SoWa Art and Design District in Boston.
In the period from 2017 to 2020 Mirela started multiple arts initiatives in the Balkans. She founded and runs an artist-in-residence space in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Mirela is independent artist. She occasionally does artist talks, speaks on panels and works on projects in role of creative director. (At special request only.)