ERNA FERJANIČ was born in 1955 in Celje (SLO). She went to primary school in Rogaška Slatina, to grammar-school in Celje. After the diploma at the Pedagogic Accademy, Department for Art (Ljubljana, Maribor), she worked as a teacher of art in Primary school in Ljubljana. In first years of her career she was also busy whithin the theatre-scenery and marionete show. She moved back to Rogaška Slatina and was for ten years a director of Museum of Grafphics with an interesting Graphics Collection (from 16 th to 19 th cent.). After work in Museum (when became problems with state ownership) she went to teach in school again. Beside painting and sculpturing she works on graphics and graphical design, with ilustration, photography, is a mentor for art groups for children and adults (University for third period of life).
Also organize art meetings, international ex tempore (eight time), colonies and symposia, international art workshops and important (inernational) exhibitions in different galleries. In Glass Factory in Rogaška Slatina she organized for five years (for artists) unique workshop with glass in cooperating with glass masters.
She also write poetry and articles for newspapers. Erna published four books of her poems: Seven Crosses, The dead Flower, A half of Heart, I sing a Song.
Her works of art she exhibited on over 130 personal and over 400 collective exhibitions in main galleries in ex- YU (Beograd, Sarajevo, Zagreb, Split, Zemun), in galleries in Slovenija, Austria, Germany, Polland, Russia, Italia, Romania, Turkay, Canada and China. She also cooperate with other artists in colonies and workshops in Slowenia and abroad.
For her work she receipted (also international) prizes (12) and awards (16).
She is a member of:
Art Associations of Fine Artists - DLUM, Maribor, SLO (since 2004),
The Slovenian Association of Fine Arts Societies – ZDLUS, SLO (since 2004),
Art Association Široka staza in Zemun, Serbia (since 2006),
National Association of Glass Art of Slovenia (since 2014, is a vice-president),
Literary Association Sončnica, Rogaška Slatina (since 2012, is a president),
Artists International Gallery, U.K. (2017).