Aleksandra Prusinowska

b 1986 Gdynia, Poland. Lives and works in Gdynia and Gdansk, Poland.

ARTIST STATEMENT

An attempt to describe the most characteristic features of Aleksandra’s artistic activity in a short text may turn out to be insufficient. Aleksandra’s works are diversified, intellectually interesting, with inspiring themes and in experimental forms. There is no doubt that she creates her own individual style in her artistic search. At a first glance we notice her free mix of conventions, reaching for pop culture patterns, reference to films, advertisements, press photos or comic strips with their particular way of cropping pictures (Fun, Star Pilots, Name-day). A woman’s figure is a frequently used motif, painted in a hyper-realistic way, placed in decorations on bed linen or a housecoat, in some interiors. Women are asleep, between awakening and sleep, defenseless but unpredictable (Fur coat, Nap, Meadow). Another way of portraying female figures is a flat, dark silhouette, without individual features but in moving, acting, in full dynamics (Deliberations, Fun). The expression means can be associated with a collage or cutout techniques, while obviously not being them (War, Yard). There are colourful drapes, patterned wallpaper referring to pop art in Aleksandra’s numerous pictures. Saturated colours enhance the picture narrations and affect us with their own values. Colour, also present in her graphic works, is depicted as a source of energy, something necessary to live (Meal).
Excerpt from a text written by Joanna Matyja

Vita

  • Education
  • Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk at the Faculty of Painting and Graphic Arts
  • Diploma in painting at the studio led by Prof. Maciej Świeszewski with a supplement in linocut under Prof. Czesław Tumielewicz.
  • Solo Exhibitions
  • 2018 Connoisseur - Graphics Department Gallery, Fine Arts Academy of Gdańsk - PL
  • 2016 Mountain - Art Pavilion ERGO Hestia - Warsaw - PL
  • 2015 Paintings - Sierakowski’s Manor House - Sopot - PL
  • 2015 Constellation - City Gallery - Częstochowa - PL
  • 2014 Main Course - ZPAP Gallery - Gdańsk - PL
  • 2013 Paintings and Prints - AHAVA ART Studio - Gdynia - PL
  • 2010 Paintings and Prints - Od czasu do czasu Gallery - Gdynia - PL
  • 2003 Fonseca Gallery - Copenhagen - DK
  • 2002 Abakus - Gallery in the Old Town - Warsaw - PL
  • 2001 Ratusz - Gallery in the Town Hall in Gdynia - PL
  • Group Exhibitions (Selected)
  • 2019 -Arts Cathedral Lectures Exhibition - Gallery of Printmaking WSzP UMK - Toruń - PL
  • 2019 Train to Łódź - Kobro Gallery - Fine Arts Academy held by Władysław StrzemińskI - Łódź - PL
  • 2019 III Pomeranian Arts Triennial - State Art Gallery - Sopot - PL
  • 2018 Polish Printmaking Triennial - Katowice - PL
  • 2018 Everything On Paper - Printmaking and Visual Survey Center - Belgrad - RS
  • 2018 42 Contemporary Artists + Collection, Enter Art Foundation - Gerichtshöfe - Berlin - DE
  • 2018 9 International Printmaking Biennial Douro 2018 - PT
  • 2018 Five Prudent Ladies And One Rockless Man - City Gallery - Wrocław - PL
  • 2018 Gdańsk Printmaking Month, After 111 stairs - MDK2 Gallery - Lublin - PL
  • 2017 Ideas Printmaking Thinking - Spokojna Gallery - Warsaw - PL
  • 2017 GRAFIKA POST-CYFRA | Redefinicion Printmaking (Fine Arts Academy held by Eugeniusz Geppert) - Neon Gallery - Wrocław - PL
  • 2017 Exhibition of Fine Arts Academy Graphics Department in Gdańsk - Debiut Gallery - Gdynia - PL
  • 2017 Faculty Exhibition, Sztuka Wyboru - Garnizon - Gdańsk - PL
  • 2017 49 Contemporary Artists, Enter Art Foundation - Kant Garage - Berlin - DE
  • 2017 10 years of Graphic in Gdańsk - Fine Arts Academy in Gdańsk - Gdańsk - PL
  • 2017 3rd GLOBAL PRINT 2017, International Printmaking Biennial Exhibition - Museum Douro - Peso da Réggua - PT
  • 2017 Ewolution - Dagma Art Gallery - Katowice - PL
  • 2017 In The Garden, Exhibition Polish - Czech - BWA - Kielce - PL
  • 2017 FIRST GENERAL - Fine Arts Academy in Gdańsk - Gdańsk - PL
  • 2016 In The Farden, Exhibition Polish - Czech - Galerie 9 - Prague - CZ
  • 2016 In The Garden, Exhibition Polish – Czech - City Art Gallery - Częstochowa - PL
  • 2016 Jurorzy - Sztuka Wyboru - Gdańsk - PL
  • 2016 Exhibition of XIII Printmaking Competition held by Józef Gielniak - Weaving Museum - Kamienna Góra - PL
  • 2016 By Prism. Scene 3. - Neon Gallery/Fine Art Academy im. Eugeniusza Gepperta. Wrocław - PL
  • 2016 Exhibition of XIII Printmaking Competition held by Józef Gielniak - Muzeum Karkonowskie - Jelenia Góra - PL
  • 2015 Metaphor and Reality - Fine Art Academy - Gdańsk - PL
  • 2015  Exhibition of Competition held by Franciszka Eibisch’s Foundation - Katarzyna Napiórkowska Gallery - Warsaw - PL
  • 2015 OSTRALE'15 - Dresden - DE
  • 2015 YOUNG PRINTMAKING - City Gallery - Wrocław - PL
  • 2015 YOUNG PRINTMAKING - Stalowa Gallery - Warsaw - PL
  • 2015 Main Course, WOMAN IN ART - Sfinks700 - Sopot - PL
  • 2015 Post-Outing Exhibition - Janów Podlaski - Zaborek - PL
  • 2015 Through the Prism, Second Edition, Presentation of the Winners of the Nationwide Competition Hestia Artistic Journey 2002-2014 - Arsenał City Gallery - Poznań - PL
  • 2014 OUR PORTRAITS - Pieńków Gallery - Samogitia - PL
  • 2014 40 Years Pomeranian Graphics - Fine Arts Academy of Cracow - PL
  • 2014 Large-EGOed PROVINCE - Regional Museum - Głogówek - PL
  • 2014 Jasiński&Friends III - AMARISTO Gallery - Warsaw - PL
  • 2014 Gdańsk Art Biennial - City Gallery - Gdańsk - PL
  • 2014 KATEDRA - Sulmin Gallery - Sulmin - PL
  • 2014 DIONYSUS - A Contemporary View on the Myth - City Art Gallery - Częstochowa - PL
  • 2014 MłodziZdolni.Art.pl - Galeria Sztuki Hortar - Tarnów - PL
  • 2014 Pomerian Graphics of the Year - PUNKT Gallery - Gdańsk - PL
  • 2014 Exhibition following the Young Painters Competition for a Painting - City Art Gallery - Częstochowa - PL
  • 2014 Through the Prism… Presentation of the Winners of the Hestia Artistic Journey Competition 2002-2013 - TPSP Palace of Art in Krakow - PL
  • 2014 Leona Wyczółkowski Post-Competition Exhibition - BWA City Gallery - Bydgoszcz - PL
  • 2013 Diploma, The Beginning of the Way - Pryzmat Gallery - Cracow - PL
  • 2013 VII International Biennale of Painting & Tapestry - Gdynia - PL
  • 2013 Post-Competition Exhibition Satyricon Museum of Copper - Legnica - PL
  • 2013 Pomeranian Print of the Year 2012, GTPS Gallery - Gdańsk - PL
  • 2013 Linocut Fine Arts Laboratory of Gdańsk, Sierakowski’s Manor House - Sopot - PL
  • Awards
  • 2017 Rector Fine Arts Academy of Gdańsk award, III degree,  for involvement in teaching, organization activity and printmaking achievements
  • 2015 Grand Prix in the competition held by Franciszka Eibisch’s Foundation
  • 2015 2nd Prize in the XIII printmaking competition held by Józef Gielniak
  • 2014 Winner of 5th National Marain Michalik’s competition with the award from the director of
  • the Częstochowa City Gallery
  • 2014 Rector Fine Arts Academy of Gdańsk Award, III Degree, for involvement in organization work related in preparation conference "Linocut in XXI... and so further?"
  • 2012 Distinction in the competition held by Franciszka Eibisch’s Foundation
  • 2011 2nd Award in the "Student Graphic of the Year" at the Fine Arts Academy of Cracow
  • 2010 2nd Award in the „Hestia Artistic Journey” competition
  • 2010 Distinction in the „Student Graphic of the Year” at the Fine Arts Academy of Gdańsk
  • 2009 3rd Award in the 2nd L. Meidner’s National Graphics Competition
  • 2008 Winner of „Integralna 2008” competition with the award from the Rector of the Fine Arts
  • Academy in Cracow
  • 2008 Accolade from the Mayor of the City of Cracow
  • 1999 1st Prize in the „Gdynia 2000” competition in Gdynia

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