Evocative and compelling works of Kasia Bruniany reveal the intimacy of our physical world, inviting contemplation of places and events where emotions define a singular moment in time.
Drawing from the entire body of her rich European heritage, the artist explores the boundaries between realism and abstraction, fusing together the contradictory qualities of real and imagined, classic academic and modern abstract, intentional composition and intuitive gesture. The subtly narrative, ethereal subjects breaking through mystical, gestural backgrounds suggest elements of real life, the visual reminders of her personal experiences and emotions.
While many of Kasia's paintings could be described as a pictorial energy that vibrates and moves through time, her other collections, with a myriad of organic lines and shapes, would evoke memories of a remembered landscapes. In her series "Enhanced by Time", the artist reflects on a continuum of enduring human experiences, reviving recognizable, sculptural figures from the ancient mythologies that still resonate across time.
Kasia Bruniany started her artistic self-discovery journey at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland. While learning practicalities of painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and design, she also studied philosophy and the theory of art. In 1988 she received Master of Arts degree in Art and Design with a minor in Interior Design.
The artist has pursued an intriguing career path. Her series of etchings were exhibited across Europe. For the television, she created over one hundred set designs. Moving to the United States, in 2000, she started out in Pittsburgh as a graphic designer and then, art director, delivering unique solutions for commercial advertising and branding.
In 2013, she moved to Florida to focus exclusively on her fine art. Fully immersed into her creative world, she is adventurous in her technical experimentation and bold in plumbing the emotional depths of her subjects.
She exhibited her art in numerous solo and collective exhibitions in the US and Europe, receiving numerous recognitions. In Sarasota, where she lives and works, she is represented by Dabbert Gallery, located on historic South Palm Avenue in Sarasota, FL.
46 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236, 941-955-1315, http://www.dabbertgallery.com
MFA in Art and Design with a minor in Interior Design, Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow, Poland, 1988
EXHIBITIONS & AWARDS
"70th Anniversary Exhibition of Florida Artists Group", 2020, Foosaner Art Museum, Melbourne, FL
"Reality of Abstraction", 2020, Group Show, Dabbert Gallery, Sarasota, FL
Arts Advocates Exhibition of Members' Art, 2019, Arts and Cultural Alliance, Sarasota
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
Florida Artists Group
Fine Art Society of Sarasota