Mirjana Vodopija graduated from the Graphic Arts Department at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in the class of Professor Miroslav Šutej in 1987.
Since 1985, she had 28 solo exhibitions and participated in about two hundred group exhibitions and curatorial concepts in Croatia and abroad, and took part in several international residence projects.
She expresses her artistic inclinations through different artistic disciplines: from drawings and graphics, through light objects, drawings with filaments, installations and video installations, to photography and ambiances. The main features of her work are contemplativeness and the study of the phenomenon of light and movement.
She has won numerous national and international art awards: HDLU Annual Young Artist Award in 2000; First prize at the 3rd International Triennial of Graphic Arts, Prague, in 2001; Croatian Academy Of Arts And Sciences Plaque at the 4th Triennial of Graphic Arts, Zagreb, in 2006; Purchase Award of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka at the 4th Croatian Drawing Triennial, Zagreb, in 2008.
Her works are included in the collections of major Croatian museums and galleries, as well as in other museums and private collections.
Since 1987, she has worked as an external consultant at the Croatian National Television (HRT) as a designer of numerous sets, title sequences, jingles and illustrations as well as visual identities for the shows in their production.
From 1987 till 2007 she worked as an independent artist. She is also a member of the Croatian Association of Visual Artists (HDLU). Since 2007 she has been employed at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb as an associate professor and since 2012 she has been the Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs.