Biography

KAROLINA ZWONIARSKA

I’m visual artist and painter.
Graduated and prize-winner from Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts at the Faculty of Painting in 2006.

I was co-painting workshops in Warsaw’s Praga after graduation.
I’m founder of the Association of Art "FRONT SZTUKI", which aims to promote contemporary art in 2009. I was chairwoman of FRONT SZTUKI for next 10 years. At that time we organized several exhibitions and symposia in the country and abroad.
We are creating Kamienica Artystyczna TA3 in Warsaw from 2012.

I’m one of main curators in TA3 Gallery.

ART STATEMENT

Painting is a journey into myself. I especially explore the issue of presenting the image of a woman. I gave up clothes and other accessories as external symbols of today’s times. I decided to paint nude, treating the naked body as a universal sign of truth and using it as a symbol of timelessness. At the same time, I started a dialogue with the problem of using nudity and its objectification in the contemporary world. Trying to oppose contemporary dazzling nudity, I focused on emphasizing the beauty of the female body and its metaphysical power to give life.

 

Karolina Zwoniarska - portret

The female nude is one of the oldest representations in art. For me, it is a pretext to reflect on universal issues that the artist faces over and over again. Especially the female artist, so sparsely represented in art over the centuries. My work has become a way to get to know myself and to translate into the language of painting the feeling of fear and fundamental questions about the existence of mankind, especially women, and a kind of meditation and release.

 

AWARDS:

2008 - Finalist of the 1st International Competition NUDE, Marquardt Gallery, Łódź, Poland
2007 - Distinction in the Image of the Season competition in Warsaw organized by the Painting Section of OW ZPAP / first edition /
2006 - Dean's distinction for diploma in painting, drawing and wall painting, Faculty of Painting, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS:

2019 - INFINITY, Galeria Tycjan ZPAP, Kielce, Poland
2018 - GODDESS, Chippko.Art Gallery, Doncaster, UK
2017 - SPACE, Berlin Blue art Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2017 - Painting exhibition, A Gallery, Siedlce, Poland
2017 - Painting exhibition, Mała Gallery, Nowy Sącz, Poland
2016 - On the grass, TA3 Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2014 - Okno na wodę, Fawory, Warsaw, Poland
2013 - NUDE, Museums Night, Kamienica Artystyczna TA3, TA3 Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2011 - Woman in the city exhibition during Mironalia 2011, Gallery On Tarczyńska, Warsaw, Poland
2011 - Akty nocą during Warsaw Museums Night, Tarabuk, Warsaw, Poland
2010 - ZEROGOLIZNY, Zagadka, Warsaw, Poland
2010 - Black cat – white cat, Young Gallery Łazienkowska, Warsaw, Poland
2009 - Women, Wystawa Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2008 - Energy, Gallery at Podlaska Academy, Siedlce, Poland
2008 - Space, Law & Administration Faculty at Warsaw University, Warsaw, Poland
2007 - Woman, Collegium Nobilium Theater, Academy of Theater, Warsaw, Poland
2007 - Karolina Zwoniarska PAINTINGS & Jacek Zwoniarski SCULPTURE, Nowosądecka Mała Gallery, Nowy Sącz, Poland
2007 - WOMEN, Tygmart Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2006 - Diploma exhibition of paintings, drawings, mosaics and fresco, Painting Faculty, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland
2005 - Painting exhibition, Rodan Systems (in cooperation with Flying Gallery), Warsaw, Poland
2004 - W stronę światła, Prace Duże Gallery, Prace Duże, Poland

JOINT EXHIBITIONS:

2019
- V Otwarte Ogrody Artystów Dąbrowy, Łomianki, Poland
2018
- Milan Biennial of Art 2017, M.A.D. Gallery, Milan, Italy
- REMEMBRANCE, Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery, Doncaster, UK
- New Fringe, Open Art Exhibition - Art Gallery in Doncaster Museum, Doncaster, UK
- ORDO MUNDI- Phtography Exhibition, Chippko.Art Gallery, Doncaster, UK
- FRONTON, TA3 Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
2017
- Archetypen des Wieblichen, Galerie Kunstraum, Dresden, Germany
- The New Fringe, WinteR Exhibition - C-View Gallery, Doncaster, UK
- Milan Biennial of Art 2017, M.A.D. Gallery, Milan, Italy
- PhD1, Institute of Fine Arts, UJK, Kielce, Poland
- Collage, TA3 Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
- 8 women, Metamorfozy Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
- III Otwarte Ogrody Artystów Dąbrowy, Łomianki, Poland
- Season for art, PROJEKT ART, Łomianki Gallery, Łomianki, Poland
- Art is looking at you, PROJEKT ART, Artium Reduta, Warsaw, Poland

2016
- The Polish Art Festival The Eagle 2016 EXPO XXI, Warsaw, Poland
- II Otwarte Ogrody Artystów Dąbrowy, Łomianki, Poland

2015
- Otwarte Ogrody Artystów Dąbrowy, Łomianki, Poland
- Otwarte Ogrody nad Wisłą, Łomianki, Poland
2014
- 19x19 – 19 Artists at 19. Dzielnica / second edition, 19. Dzielnica Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2013
- P12, Galerie Brenart, Brussels, Belgium
- Kamienica czarno na białym, Kamienica Artystyczna TA3, Warsaw, Poland
- Conversations painting exhibition of Front Sztuki's artists, Gallery DAP 3, Warsaw, Poland
- 19x19 – 19 Artists at 19. Dzielnica, 19. Dzielnica Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
- Travels, Warsaw Museums Night, Railway Museum, Warsaw, Poland

2012
- Areszt Sztuki vs Front Sztuki, Old Town Hall Gallery, Olsztyn, Poland
- KONFRONTY RYSUNKU, Art Space, Main Library at University of Siedlce, Poland
- Warsaw Museums Night, Willa Na Barskiej, Warsaw, Poland
- FRONT SZTUKI Association, BDK Gallery, Brodnica, Poland
- FRONT SZTUKI Association, U Teodoryka Gallery, Górzno, Poland

2011
- Women on the frontline, Second Floor Gallery, Command Club, Warsaw, Poland
- KONFRONTY Exhibition, Art Space at University in Siedlce, Poland
- KONFRONTY Exhibition, Amfilada Gallery, Olsztyn, Poland
- Museums Night Exhibition in Imka Teather, Warsaw, Poland
- Artyści zmagazynowani, Second Floor Gallery, Command Club, Warsaw, Poland
- FRONT SZTUKI Association, U Teodoryka Gallery, Górzno, Poland

2010
- Artyści zmagazynowani, Second Floor Gallery, Command Club, Warsaw, Poland
- BB 24H, Zamkowa Gallery, Bielsko-Biała, Poland
- FRONT SZTUKI Association, U Teodoryka Gallery, Górzno, Poland
- Women about women, Horn & More Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
- II International Art Competition NUDE 2010, Klub Wytwórnia, Łódź, Poland

2009
- Exhibition during the Museums Night, 11 Listopada Studio, Warsaw, Poland
- Auction exhibition ‚Inne spojrzenie’, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland
- I International Art Competition NUDE, Marquardt Gallery, Łódź, Poland

2008
- Exhibition during Warsaw Museums Night, Pracownie Malarskie PZO, Warsaw, Poland
- HOMO FABER, Bóbrka, Poland
- XVIII Symposium Szydłów 2007 in AULA Academy of Fine Arts Gallery in Warsaw, Poland

2007
- Drawings from Studio 64, Łazienkowska Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
- Museums Night, Studio in PZO, Warsaw, Poland
- XVIII Symposium Szydłów 2007 Szydłów Area Association, Synagogue in Szydłów, Poland
- Art Contest Exhibition PAINTING AND SCULPTURE OF THE SEASON IN WARSAW, DAP Gallery, Warsaw Branch of ZPAP, Warsaw, Poland
- Opening of Pracownia 103, Pracownia 103, SWPS Warsaw, Poland

2006
- DYPLOMY 2006, U Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
- Independent painting exhibition during 4th Warsaw Fair of Art, European Hotel, Warsaw, Poland

2005
- EUROPEAN BLUE– YOUNG GENERATION /Young Artists of Europe/, AULA Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Warsaw (with cooperation with European Cancel), Poland
- EUROPEAN BLUE– YOUNG GENERATION’ /Young Artists of Europe/, Grygorii Synytsia Gallery, National Technical University of Ukraine ‚KPI’, Kyiv, Ukraine

2004
- L’arte moderna polacca in Catania and Bronte, Italy
- IV International Symposium of Painting in Sankt Petersburg 2003, in Association of Polish Community in Warsaw, Poland
- Painting exhibition during Hubertus 2004, Wilczeniec Club, Łomianki, Poland

2003
- Symposium Szydłów 2002, AULA Academy of Fine Arts Gallery in Warsaw, Poland
- IV International Symposium of Painting in Sankt Petersburg 2003 in Polish Consulate in Sankt Petersburg, Russia

2002
- Symposium Szydłów 2002, Szydłów Area Associacion, Synagogue in Szydłów, Poland
- Painting exhibition Szydłów 2002, Staszów Gallery, Staszów, Poland
- Pracownia 59, TPSP Pałacyk Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2001
- L’art polonais contemporain, Clermont – Ferrand, France