( b. 1933 )
Born in Yugoslavia in 1933, Mihich, known professionally as “Vasa,” has lived in Los Angeles since his arrival in the United States in 1960, age 27. He is an academically trained painter and a senior Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles in the Department of Design and Media Arts where he teaches theories of color to understand interdependence and interaction of color and form, color and quantity, color and placement, and after-image.
His studio, designed to accommodate the technology required for his work, is located in the heart of Los Angeles. He has had solo exhibitions at galleries in the United States, Japan, Italy and Serbia, including the Museum of Modern Art, Belgrade, the San Diego Museum of Art, and the Palm Springs Desert Museum.
Mihich's sculptures are held in permanent collections around the world including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C, the Honolulu Academy of Arts and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.