I have been fascinated by nature and it's natural fairy-tale quality since childhood. My work draws from the richness of nature's forms to create impossible worlds full of plant and animal hybrids, new species of insects and birds. I am inspired by my own dreams as well as surrealistic literature - fairy-tales from my childhood and fantasy books from writers such as Calvino, Lem, Borghes, Ballard. I love to travel and always choose wild places far away from civilization, where I can fully immerse myself in nature. The second lead in my travels is strange and fantastic places - victorian gardens with their glass houses, old palaces or abandoned amusement parks. I collect memories from my journies, experiences, moods and dreams, from which I construct the language of my illustrations. I love to bring a bit of fantasy and color into everyday life that is why I enjoy designing applied art.

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2017 - Ilustrations from the series New Botany, Na Lato, Warsaw
2015 - Objects and Ilustrations from the series New Botany,
Szczecin Philharmonic, Szczecin
2015 - Mika i Mchy,
Pies czy Suka, Warsaw
2014 - Lotos o tysiącu płatkach i inne opowieści z krainy kwiatów,
BUW, Warsaw
2014 - Dream within a dream,
Promocyjna Gallery, Warsaw
2012 - New Botany,
Flying Gallery, Warsaw

 

Group Exhibitions:

2016 - Warschau ist Feminin, Neukollner Leuchtturm Berlin and Altes Pfandhaus Gallery, Cologne 
2016 - Inspiracje 2016 Oksydan, 13 muz Gallery, Szczecin
2015 - The Creative Process Summer Exhibition, Fljotstunga, Iceland
2015 - Streetwaves Festival, Gdansk
2015 - Inside Out. Polish Graphic Design in the Making, Wanted Design, New York
2014 - Natural Recall, Serra Dei Giardini, Venice
2014 - I Never Read Art Book Fair, Volkshaus Basel, Basel
2014 - Salon letni, Promocyjna Gallery, Warsaw
2013 - Painters of Illustration, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw
2013 - 13th Illustrative Festival, Direktorenhaus, Berlin
2012 - Ilustracja PL, Soho Factory, Warsaw
2010 - Ornament, Flying Gallery, Warsaw

 

Awards and Residencies:

2013 - Scholarship of the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
2014 - Fljotstunga Artistic Residency, Iceland

  

Education:

1998 - 2003 Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow, Poland, MA degree
2002 - HDK, School of Design and Crafts, Goteborg, Sweden, Socrates/Erasmus Scholarship