Curriculum Vitae

The painter Lili Gluić was born in Split on 6th January 1956. She finished elementary and secondary school in Split. In the course of her schooling, life takes her for a period of time to Switzerland (Zurich) and Italy (Milan), where she gets acquainted with European art. She gets married and moves to the Netherlands (Amsterdam, Deventer), where she comes into direct contact with the work of the greatest painters of the Hague School and with impressionism in general, and to Canada (Toronto).


It does not take long before she starts expressing the impressions she has gained. As soon as her family commitments let her, her artistic talent finds its way and cannot be stopped. Lily has always pointed out that her first and the most important work of art are her five children whose birth and growing up have taught her that human effort, together with inspiration from God, generates indellible impressions. Lili intensifies her work and starts exhibiting with the help and suggestions of Fani Celio Cega, Ph.D. (director of the Trogir Town Museum), Ivana Prijatelj-Pavičić, Srđana Šenauer, Father Branko Periša and the late Anatolij Kudrjavcev, Ph.D. who all recognise her authentic talent.


She stages her first exhibition at the Trogir Town Museum and the critical acclaim facilitates staging of a series of 35 one-man exhibitions up to day, at home and abroad. Following the invitation of a Milan gallery owner she exhibits at the gallery Ars-Italica in the centre of Milan, Italy, and is also a guest artist at the gallery El Hogar-Lugones in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her exhibition at the Croatian Centre in Buenos Aires, organised under the auspices of the Republic of Croatia, enhances the celebration of Croatian Independence Day. Today her paintings are adornment to the premises of the Croatian Centre in Buenos Aires.


Lili has also been engaged in illustrating books, such as the book of sonnets by Father Stanko Jerčić "Put Križa" (Way of the Cross), "Španjolske pjesme za djecu" (Spanish Poems for Children), and the book of poetry "Ići dalje" (Moving On) by Kasija Gruica-Kurtović. She is the creator and author of the Guide through Monastery and Church of St Frances, as well as of a number of posters and similar graphic products. Her Stations of the Cross are adornment to the small Church of the Lady of Lourdes in Kaštel Lukšić. She participates in several art colonies on the island of Brač. The Town District of Kaštela issues a calendar showing motifs of her paintings. She has also been engaged in art photography. Critical reviews of her work have been written by: Sergio Rotta, Ph.D., Fani Celio Cega, Ph. D., Anatolij Kudrjavcev, Ph. D., Rada Dragojević, Mirela Duvnjak, Andro Filipić, Tonči Šitin, Ph. D., Nela Žižić, ana Brkić-Filippi, Gita Dragičević and others.


Her landscapes, views and still lifes in oil, acrylic and water-colour can be found in cultural and government institutions, sacral facilities and private collections at home and abroad.


She's a member of 'Likos' association