BIO

 

DOROTA PAWIŁOWSKA, born 10.03.1987, Rzeszów, Poland
Warsaw based visual artist, Recieved Artistic scholarship of the Capital City Warsaw for 2016.

My works are based on contradictory motives and dissonances. They are more of a pretext for thinking about the representative nature of the image, rather than narrative itself. In this juxtaposition of abstraction, ornamentation, organism and figuration you can clearly identify motifs, deconstructed by the brush marks, where each represents the gesture and impulse in real time. This „visual mummbling” is forcing a viewer to make an effort and stretch his perception the most. For me, a painting is like experiencing reality, where there is a dramatic mismatch and complexity of our perception. In the formal layer I flirt with the baroque dynamics of the image, where the inner movement is intensified by brush strokes. In this sense, my work is performative – it is done at the moment that has been intercepted.

EDUCATION & RESIDENCIES
2006-2011 Master of Fine Arts, Graphic Design, very good with Rector’s honors
Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Faculty of Graphics, full time studies
2008-2010 Four semeters in Printmaking, prof. Andrzej Węcławski
Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Faculty of Graphics
2009 September Paul Holz and Friends, The Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation

SOLO and TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2015 Solo, Hugonówka, Konstancin
2014 The Book of Lust and Stuff, Stacja Muranów, Warsaw
2013 Compulsion Podlaska Gallery, Biała Podlaska
2012 Measurable / incommensurable Stalowa 3, Warsaw
2011 Beautiful losers Turbo Gallery, Departament of Graphics, Warsaw,

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 &NOW; Atypl Warsaw, Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw
2014 Colorically; Gallery New York, Aleje Jerozolimskie 41, Warsaw,
2014 Bravo, Pretty; Radna 6/8
2012 23th International Poster Biennale. Henryk Tomaszewski’s Golden Debut, The Poster Museum
2012 Graduation projects IN ACTION. DMY Berlin
2011 7th Student Printing Biennial; University of Arts in Poznań
2011 Hestia Artistic Journey Finalists;  National Gallery of Art in Sopot
2011 Graduation Projects 2011 Cieszyn Castle
2011 Coming OuT Best Degree Pieces. Academy oF Fine Arts in Warsaw 2011; Sinfonia Varsovia

AWARDS & ACTIVITIES
2016
Joan Fitzsimmons Workshop, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art
2013 bARTer, images on the exchange, Blok Żab. atelier, Night of Museums in Warsaw
2013 Art Altana, Capital City District Ursynów Warsaw, Poland
2011 Award nomination – 7th Student Printing Biennial, University of Arts in Poznań
2010 2nd. Award of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage poster competition
2010 WIPO Award. World Intellectual Property Organization Award for Creativity