Jim Sajovic was born in Chicago and studied painting at the University of Illinois and the University of Florida. He is a recipient of a Mid-America Arts Alliance/NEA Fellowship Award in Painting. Professor, Kansas City Art Institute, 1971 through 2016.
Jim Sajovic’s works are held in public and private collections in the United States, Europe, and Asia. His artworks have been exhibited at galleries and museums, nationally and internationally, including New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles; Edinburgh (Scotland), Paris (France), as well as Milan, Rome, and Venice (Italy). Solo exhibitions include: Jim Sajovic: Hix Fragments & (pash’n), Todd Weiner Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri: Be Inspired, Kemper Crossroads Museum, Kansas City, Missouri: Jim Sajovic: Evolution, Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, Missouri; Dreamer-Ecstasy, Belger Arts Center, Kansas City, Missouri; Jim Sajovic, The Lowe Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia; Millennium Garden, The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, Missouri. Sajovic’s works were also featured in: “Dream Bodies”, The Kansas City Jewish Museum; “WORD”, Nerman Gallery of Art at JCCC; and “Witness: Artists’ Perspectives on War”, The Leedy-Voulkos Art Center; The Perception of Appearance, Frye Art Museum, Seattle, Washington; Inferno, Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Dark Paintings and The Dante Paintings, Leedy-Voulkos Art Center, Kansas City, Missouri; New American Talent: The Tenth Exhibition, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, Texas; and Motion Pictures: The Art of Jim Sajovic, The Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, Kansas.
Published commentary on his work has appeared in Notes for a Young Painter (Prentice-Hall, Inc.), New American Paintings, and numerous periodicals including Art in America and Flash Art.