Alžběta Josefy


Alžběta Josefy is painter inspired by classical techniques in her works. She creates her absorbing illusion using a principle where the painting brightens, washes through the applied paint, thus creating effects seen on holy artefacts, where the saint’s energy has been imprinted. The very objects on display shine so much for Josefy that the author only “brings them forward” according to the intensity of light they contain. Instead of adding materials she takes them away. This is one of the things that result in a legible expression, as if linked to mysterious rituals,protective amulets or holy relics of the past we know. The resulting piece reminds of an icon not created by hand. Organic,cellular shapes illustrated this way are based on her fascination by human organism, woven from a number of smaller components that create one whole together.



  • AVU, Academy of fine arts in Prague, Painting studio III, prof. Michael Rittstein


  • Stage at École supérieure dart dAix-en-Provence, FR


  • AVU, Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, The School of Traditional Painting Techniques – Studio of Prof. Zdenek Beran


  • Art School Václava Hollara

Solo Exhibitions:


  • Honey Pickers, The Chemistry Gallery, Praha


  • Solo Project 2016, cooperation with The Chemistry Gallery, Basel, Switzerland


  • After Rembrandt, National Gallery, Prague

Group exhibitions:


  • THE FACE OF PILSEN, project, DEPO2015, Pilsen, CZ
  • Querschnitt, Alina gallery, Chemnitz, Německo


  • I Love Lucy, Galerie Sýpka, Valašské Meziříčí, CZ
  • 22:22 2, The Chemistry Gallery, Praha, CZ
  • Lovely Weird Up Dpwn, / + Pavel Vašíček and Zdeněk Trs /, Czech Museum of Silver, Hrádek, Kutná Hora, CZ


  • Czech Painting 2013, Galéria Fontána, Pieštany, SK
  • Addendum [On the Shortness of Life], Red Gallery, London, UK
  • Diplomanti AVU 2013, Veletržní palác, National Gallery in Prague, CZ
  • Amygdala, Zdeněk Trs – Alžběta Josefy, Budoart Gallery, Prague, CZ


  • Ein Dutzend Jahre Malerie III" / "12 let Malby III, Die Botschaft der Tschechischen Republik in Österreich / Velvyslanectví České republiky, Wien, AU
  • Štipendium R. Matuštíka – Duše v skrýši, Pálffyho palác, Bratislava, SK


  • HangART–7 Edition 18: Czech Republic, Hangar–7, Salzburg, AU


  • Definition of Beauty, Diamond gallery, Prague, CZ


  • Defenestration, galerie Novoměstská radnice, Prague, CZ
Alžběta Josefy
Alžběta Josefy

Alžběta Josefy

born in Liberec, lives and work at Prague

Resonance III, acrylic on canvas, 90 x 110 cm, 2016 Lure, acrylic on canvas, 150 x 90 cm, 2016 Breathing, acrylic on canvas, 70 x 55 cm, 2016 Accumulator, arylic on canvas, 90 x 50 cm, 2016