Kasia’s European heritage, extensive international travels, and memories of places, situations, and people have always been an inspiration for the art she creates today.

 

She received an MFA in Art and Design with a minor in Interior Design from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, a hub of academic, cultural and artistic life. As a student she was fascinated with printmaking processes and became proficient in the difficult techniques of etching. From the beginning however, Kasia recognized that painting would be her primary art form. She began experimenting with various techniques from realistic portrayals to the abstractions and over time her paintings began to emerge as a combination of abstract and realism.

 

After her formal education, she gained a wide range of experience working in graphic design, television set design, and interior design. Her travels throughout Europe, Asia, South America and North America gave her the opportunity to study art of both the past and present and expand her knowledge of diverse styles and cultures.

 

In the middle of her career, she moved to the United States (Pittsburgh, PA) where she continued to work successfully as graphic artist, art director and fine artist. In 2013, after moving to Lakewood Ranch, FL, Kasia decided to concentrate exclusively on painting.

 

Today, through a synthesis of visual sharpness and fearlessness, she portrays the full spectrum of emotions with all its inherent strengths and fragility. A self-described optimist, she is adventurous in her technical experimentation and bold in plumbing the emotional depths of her subjects. Using emotions as her filter, Kasia creates paintings that reveal the magic of the world and invite celebration of its soaring possibilities. Her work has appeared in 36 solo and group exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe and received numerous recognitions. She is represented by the Dabbert Gallery, located on historic Palm Avenue in Sarasota, FL.

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

DABBERT GALLERY

46 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236,   941-955-1315,   http://www.dabbertgallery.com

EDUCATION

MFA in Art and Design with a minor in Interior Design, Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow, Poland, 1988

 

EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS

Florida Artists Group 69th Annual Exhibition, 2019, Juried, First Place Award, Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL

“Abstraction Without Boundaries”, 2019, Group Show, Dabbert Gallery, Sarasota, FL 

“Figuratively Speaking”, 2019, Group Show, Dabbert Gallery, Sarasota, FL

“Season of Color”, 2018, Group Show, Dabbert Gallery, Sarasota, FL

“Spring's Promise”, 2018, Group Show, Dabbert Gallery, Sarasota, FL

“Mahaffey Theatre Exhibition Fall 2017”, Florida Artists Group, St. Petersburg, FL 

“Florida Finest”, 2017, Juried, Art Center Sarasota, FL

“Celebration of Color and Life”, 2017, Group show, Bird Key Yacht Club, Sarasota, FL

“Mind & Body Transformation”, 2017, Two-artist exhibition,  Art Uptown, Sarasota, FL

“State Swing”, 2016, Juried, Honorable Mentioned, Art Center Sarasota, FL

“Local 707” 2016, Juried, Honorable Mentioned, Art Center Sarasota, FL

“Gulf Impressions”, 2016, Solo Show, Art Uptown, Sarasota, FL

“66th Florida Artists Group Exhibition”, 2016, Juried, Center for Visual Arts Bonita Springs, FL

“Annual Community” 2015, Juried, Honorary Mentioned, Longboat Key Art Center, FL

“All About Animals”, 2015, Juried, Venice, FL

“Spring Members, ACM”, 2015, Juried, Venice, FL

“The Human Conditions, Faces & Forms” 2015, Juried, Merit Award, Venice, FL

“Member Show, ACM”, 2015, Juried, Bradenton, FL

“Matters of The Heart”, 2014, Juried, Bradenton, FL

“Dog Days Exhibition”, 2014, Juried, Sarasota, FL

“Nature and Wildlife”,  2012, Juried, Butler, PA

Site-specific installation, 2006, Solo show, Hartwood Acres, Pittsburgh, PA

“Museum of Imagination”, 2006, Solo show, PEMF, Pittsburgh, PA

“Museum of Imagination”, 2006, Solo show, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

“International Triennal of Graphic Arts”, 1991, Juried, Krakow, Poland

“Poland Summer Art in Krakow” 1991, Juried, Krakow, Poland

“Poland Junge Grafik aus Krakau”, 1990, Leipzig, Germany

“Young Artists of Krakow”, 1990, Krakow, Poland

“Young Artists of Poland”, 1989, Lemmer, Holland

“Young Artists of Poland”, 1989, Oldemarkt, Holland

“Young Artists of Poland”, 1989, Vollenhove, Holland

“Young Artists of Poland”, 1989, Emmeloord, Holland

“Young Artists of Poland”, 1989, Urk, Holland

“Urban Experience” 1989, Juried, Warsaw, Poland

“Master and His Students”, 1988, Krakow, Poland

 

ORGANIZATIONS

Florida Artists Group
Fine Art Society of Sarasota

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