Born in 1981 in Odessa. She lives and works in Cracow.
From 2000-2004 she studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow (diploma in Prof. Stanisław Rodziński’s studio), in the years 2002-2008 she studied interior design at that Academy of Fine Arts (vote of approval in the studio of Prof. Andrzej Głowacki). Co-founder of the „Seven” artistic group, within which two international projects were realized: Confrontationen/Confrontations, (Berlin, Cracow) in 2006 and Far - Near (Cracow, Kiev) in 2009.
She opened a doctoral dissertation in the field of fine arts, in the artistic discipline of fine arts at the Faculty of Painting of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow in 2019.
Author of painting series: „Sonder” (since 2018); „America new experience” (from 2017); „Deja vu” (from 2014); „The Shy” (from 2013); „Deja vu” (from 2014); „Fragment of light” (since 2010); „Face to Face” (since 2003) in 2006 and Far - Near (Cracow, Kiev) in 2009.
She developed a project of polychromy for the chancel in the Saint Archangel’s Church in Bielce,
I draw inspiration for my visual worlds from various sources. Many motives come from experiences, emotional delights and
euphoria. I like to paint people in dialogue with myself the most. I am inspired by my feelings expressed by facial expressions or body gestures. I wish to capture emotional of a person, their moods, reactions to the world and to the other person. I use a wide range of situations and emotional states from joy to sadness, from disappointment to delight. I am also interested in painting a figure in relation to space and landscape.
In my painting compositions I formally refer to colour field painting, art informel abstract expressionism and metaphorical art of figuration. I often concentrate on surreal imaginary situations. For this purpose I use the traditional oil technique on the linen canvas substrate. In the last period of my work I have tried to combine various types of measures characteristic of many fields of art: painting, drawing, mural, collage, artistic fabric, handmade paper, making interior design and I will continue to search for the right form for creative solutions.
The need to identify myself, experiment, discover „my own self”, encourages me to abandon what was an affirmation of the external world to distinguish what we call the internal world, the emotional one. I allow abstraction to permeate with restrained expression of the real world. In painting I am balancing, moving from the workshop realism to a workshop informel and an expressive gesture, somewhere between the past and the present. I am replacing one experience with the other one.
Colour has become a medium between the real and the imaginary world. The explosion of colours and the silencing of fuzzy colours, like two worlds: Internal and external, where colour is the medium of mood. The illusory indecision between realism and painting expression has the following consequences is to reveal the elusive nature of emotion. Images of a gesture, a trace, that starts to mean, speak in a picture. Free play on canvas enables a combination of realistic, fantastic and symbolic elements in the expression of depicted spiritual states.
For me, the sense of creating works of art with a rich emotional charge is the creative process itself, like moving into a different dimension. In the game of strikes of the brush on the canvas I can see the worlds and my imagination tells me how to form it, I also encourage the viewer to play the game, to reflect. I talk about concrete scenes from dreams, from life, visions from imagination. I am seeking the truth, the essence of things. Colour spots on my palette awake various associations. Drawings and quick sketches are for me a notebook of associations and the beginning of new images. This is how the following works were created: „Merged III’(2009), ‚Merged II’(2009), ‚Released’ (2009), ‚Great Explosion’(2018), ‚Over the Jordan’ (2009), ‚On the Jordan’ (2009), ‚Heel’ (2009), „Crucifixion” (2004).
May 2004 Diploma in Painting ”Face to Face” in the Workshop of prof. Stanislaw
Rodziński at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow
1999/2004 studies at the Painting Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow
under the supervision of prof. Stanislaw Rodziński,
in mural workshop of prof. Roman Łaciak,
in workshop of drawing of prof. Teresa Kotkowska- Rzepecka,
in workshop of Artistic Fabric of prof. Lilla Kulka,
in workshop of Unique Paper of adj. Małgorzata Buczek,
2002/2003, 2003/2004 distinctions for drawing at end-of-year exhibitions, Academy of Fine Arts,
1998/1999 Polish Language Study Centre for Foreigners, Pedagogical University, Rzeszow
1996/1998 Art School in Balti, Moldova
1988/1998 High School no13 in Balti, Moldova
2002 Post-competition exhibition of drawing “Silence and Expression” Academy of Fine Arts
Gdansk – III Prize
2008 Certificate of Completion from the department of Interior Architecture at Academy
of Fine Arts in Krakow
2002/2008 studies at the department of Interior Architecture at Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow
in Workshops of: prof. Andrzej Głowacki,
Workshop of Interior Furnishings and Furniture Design of prof. Jerzy Swałtek,
Workshop of Exhibition Design of prof. Jacek Cuprys,
Workshop of Sculpture of prof. Krzysztof Kędzierski
09.2019 - "Sonder", painting, Centre for Contemporary Art "Solvay", Krakow
11.2014 - "Déjà vu", paintings , Gallery of Antioh Cantemir , Balti , Moldova
07.2013 - "Shamefully", painting, Centre for Contemporary Art "Solvay", Krakow
07.2010 "Fragments of light", painting, Space Gallery, Marka 22 street, Krakow
06.2009 "Paintings", painting, School of Computer Science and Marketing, Sucharskiego 2 str,
07.2006 - "Encounter on the road", painting, "Kanonicza 1" Gallery, Krakow
02.2006 Within project: "Konfrontationen/Confrontations", painting, Raven Gallery,
04.2005 "Face to Face", painting and artistic fabric, GIL Gallery of University of Technology in,
07.2013 International open-air painting Nielisz 2013", post open-air painting exhibition, Nielisz, Poland
01.2011 - "High Culture", painting, UKSW Campus, Warsaw
12.2010 - "Forth Polish Contest of Mariana Michalik on Painting for Young Painters, Triennial of
Painting. Czestochowa 2010, City Art. Gallery, Czestochowa
06.2009 - "International open-air painting Lanckorona -Trzebinia 2009", post open-air painting
01.2009 I Multimedia Szajna Festival, computer graphics, Szajna Gallery - Wanda
Siemaszkowa Theatre, Rzeszow
09.2005 - "New Members of ZPAP 2005" ,painting, ZPAP Pryzmat Gallery, Krakow
11.2005 Polish Review of Youth Painting "Promotions 2004", Art Gallery
09.2005 Within project: "Confrontative/Confrontations", exhibition of painting Visuelle et
Acoustique, Wriezener Str. 13, Berlin
09.2005 "Far - Near" from the series of: Conversations with the World, L'art Gallery, Kiev
01.2005 "Seven", exhibition of painting and photography, ŚOK Gallery, Krakow
07.2004 Art Festival in Ennis, exhibition of painting and hand-made paper, Montana, USA
05.2004 "Distant Connections" I Festival of Fabrics, ZPAP Pryzmat Gallery, Krakow
05.2004 "Paper Objects" I Festival of Fabrics, Krakow, ZPAP Sukiennice Gallery, Krakow
07.2003 "Czarna 2003" post open-air exhibition, Bieszczady, Czarna
05.2004 "Hucisko 2003"post open-air painting exhibition, NCK in Krakow , Gaude Mater Gallery in Czestochowa
03.2003 "Zeitgeist" European Arts Festival, Timisoara, Romania
12.2002 "North-South" drawing exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts Gdansk, Academy of Fine Arts Krakow
03.2015 - Spring solstice, painting, BWA Gallery, Tarnow
03.2014 - Struktures of city, painting, BWA Gallery, Tarnow
09.2014 - International open-air painting Odessa 2014, Ukraine
07.2013 - International open-air painting Nielisz 2013, post open-air painting exhibition, Nielisz, Poland
01.2011- High Culture, painting, UKSW Campus, Warsaw
12.2010 - Forth Polish Contest of Mariana Michalik on Painting for Young Painters, Triennial of Painting. Czestochowa 2010, City Art. Gallery, Czestochowa
06.2009 - International open-air painting Lanckorona -Trzebinia 2009, post open-air painting exhibition, Trzebinia