I’m free and spontaneous artist painter, expressing myself in multiple painting styles. Over 20 years of my artistic adventure, I have created more than 200 arts (mostly paintings), with more than 10 exhibitions internationally. I have a PhD in arts from Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, giving lectures, seminars and workshops, as sharing knowledge about art is my true passion, alongside the painting.
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I was born in Koszalin (Poland) in 1984. I graduated the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, where I obtained a master’s degree in easel painting in 2009 in the masterclass of prof. Jerzy Ostrogórski and prof. Witosław Czerwonka.
Between 2011-2015, I worked as an assistant in the drawing studio of the Design Institute of the Koszalin University of Technology, together with prof. Elżbieta Kalinowska – Motkowicz. In 2012, I implemented a scholarship project of the Marshal of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship, which culminated in an individual exhibition at the Pomeranian Dukes’ Castle in Szczecin (Poland).
In 2015, I defended my PhD in arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, with my thesis’s theme ” The mythology of the painting structures, as a way to discover the identity of the modern architecture in Poland in 50’s – 80’s”.
In the years 2016-2020, I was a professor’s assistant at the Faculty of Architecture and Design of the Koszalin University of Technology, conducting numerous scientific and artistic research. As part of my university work,
I created a priprtietary teaching program for students: „The basics of painting” and I developed an innovative didactic program for the Department of Speculative Design. In the years 2012 – 2021, I organized over 10 individual exhibitions, including an exhibition at BWA in Piła (Poland). I took part in numerous group exhibitions in Poland and abroad.
I am spontaneous and unpredictable artist, looking for artistic expression in all media forms, from easel painting, through artistic graphics (screen printing, lithography, photography), including experimental techniques such as printing in melted glass, robotics, videos and performance.
These days, my main focus is put on painting, where I play with an original language of expression, adequate to my current state of emotional experience. This allows me to not be defined by one artistic style and to create something new every time. Therefore don’t sink into the routine and the compromises in my artistic expression, which is my key value as an artist.
EXHIBITIONS / SHOWS
2021. An individual exhibition „Irrelevant” Pireus Gallery. Poznań.
2021. An individual exhibition „Personal pictures” – Żak Gallery – Gdańsk
2020. An individual exhibition „Persistance of the picture” – BWA Piła.
2019. An individual exhibition – Rafał Podgórski – paintings. Warzywniak Gallery, Oliwski Ratusz Kultury. Gdańsk
2018. An individual exhibition entitled „There is no forest among the trees”. Gallery of the Faculty of Graphic Arts of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk.
2015. Individual exhibition entitled: „Mythical identity of the architecture of the Polish People’s Republic”. „Gallery on the Floor”. Koszalin.
2015. Individual exhibition entitled: „Mythical identity of the architecture of the Polish People’s Republic”. Galeria Pionova. Gdańsk.
2014. Individual exhibition: „Mythen und zahlen – uber das Wesen des Modernismus”. Germany / Karlsruhe / Poly Produzentengalerie.
2014. Individual exhibition titled: „Architectural identity of the north secession” Gallery of the Rondo Theater. Słupsk Cultural Center.
2012. Individual exhibition titled: „Architectural identity of the city of Szczecin”. Elżbietańska Hall, Pomeranian Dukes’ Castle in Szczecin.
2011. A retrospective individual exhibition in the „Old Boiler Room” in Koszalin.
2010. Individual exhibition from the cycle „Gdańsk Landscaping Club”. PiTiPa Gallery – Gdańsk
2020. Collective exhibition at the BWA in Piła, entitled: „Islands of Poland”.
2019. Collective exhibition at the gallery of the Faculty of Architecture and Design of the Koszalin University of Technology, titled: „Open space”.
2014. Collective exhibition of young artists titled: „Untit the title” – Art-Affairs Gallery in Gdańsk
2012-2013 Junge Kunst aus Polen. Malarei aus Pommern. „
A series of traveling exhibitions in Germany and Switzerland, organized by curator Dorota Kabiesz, including:
Neusterlitz – Carolinum Middle School from September 12 to October 7
Nuremberg – House and the Krakow Tower from October 18 to November 15
Hilpoltstein- Schwarzes Ros Museum from November 28 to January 31, 2013
Germany: • Hilpoltstein, Schwarzes Museum Ros28 November to 31 January 2013 • Kiel, Galerie Atelierhaus, Anscharpark February to 16 March • Herrieden, Galerie Zehntscheune March to 26 AprilSwitzerland • Rapperswil,. Zurich, Castle – Polish Museum 0d May 10 to June 30
(Ada Dobrzelecka, Julia Kurek, Jakub Pieleszek, Rafal Podgórski, Justyna Posiecz-Polkowska, Marcin Różanski, Anna Taut, Edyta Urwanowicz, Malgorzata Witschenbach, and Emilia Wojszel). The exhibition will show 10 young painters, graduates of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. Due to the extremely vibrant and cultivated Pomeranian Partnership with the Land of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Land Szleswik-Holszyn as well as with the Middle Franconia Region, presentations are mainly planned in the cities of these Länder and the Region. The exhibition is under the patronage of his Excellency of the Polish Ambassador in Germany, Dr. Marek Prawda and the Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodeship, Mr. Mieczysław Struk. / Link to the gallery page presenting documentation from the series of exhibitions.
2012. A group exhibition from the cycle „Gdańsk Landscaping Club” entitled „Mane Tekel Fares” Galeria Bałtycka CK105 in Koszalin.
2011. Group exhibition at Galeria Bałtycka CK105 in Koszalin, entitled „Wave”.
2011. The post-premiere exhibition „The Second Triennial of Polish Contemporary Painting – Autumn Confrontations – Urban Gallery SPISZ in Spišská Nová Ves – Slovakia.
2010. Group exhibition of finalists of the painting competition M. Michalik. City Art Gallery – Częstochowa.
2010. Collective exhibition of the finalists Triennial of painting „Autumn Confrontations” BWA Rzeszów
2009. Presentation of the intermediary project „SIMULATION”. Fundacja „Wspólnota Gdańska”, E66