Born in 1976 in Warsaw, my early years in post-war communist Poland were overshadowed by the bleak circumstances, which in turn gave me a thirst for beauty. When later I came across Polish traditional singing, its truth and finesse left me spellbound and convinced of the potency and wealth of tradition. It lead my quest to make contemporary visual art rooted in the European tradition, for which I have a deep affection. This meandering path took me to the PFSTA. My painted poetic stories weave together literary inspirations with images from medieval manuscripts. I infuse my work with symbolisms of plants and with patterns found across Europe. I render my stories in natural materials, honoured to use them for their inherent beauty and nobility.
2018 – 2020 MA Traditional Arts, Prince’s Foundation – School of Traditional Arts, London
2018 Granted the Albukhary Foundation scholarship
2009 – 2013 Set Design Post-Diploma, Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw
1996 – 2000 BA Fine Art, Slade School, UCL, London