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Yolanta Gawlik

I was born in Poland where I studied in the Academy of Art and Design in Lodz, obtaining MA in Graphic Design with an annex in Painting.

Since 1990 I have been living and working in the UK: in London and in Folkestone on the South East coast of England.

In my life there is a contrast between the sense of belonging and a feeling of alienation that I am aware of, and this shapes my willingness to take risks in art. At the same time, I am a universal being, a spiritual being searching for universal symbols.

My main art practice includes painting, drawing and photography. I use these mediums interchangeably, responding to the ideas that come to me and the challenges I set up for myself in order to expand my mind and my work.


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:


I was born in Poland where I studied in the Academy of Art and Design in Lodz, obtaining an MA in Graphic Design with an annex in Painting.

Since 1990 I have been living and working in the UK: in London and in Folkestone on the South East coast of England.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

2013
• 'Boats and Transmitters' solo exhibition of paintings and prints, Googies Art Cafe, Folkestone, 1- 31 July
• 'Inspired by Crystal Palace' solo exhibition of paintings and prints, Domali Cafe, London, 9 April - 30 June
• 'Tender' South London Women Artists exhibition, Stephen Lawrence Centre, London

2012
• 'Little Experiment', POSK Gallery, London, 18 - 23 November
• Curator of 'Wild Dreams', exhibition of the Association of Polish Artists in UK (APA), POSK Gallery, London, 21 October - 2 November
• The United Society of Artists Open Exhibition, The Menier Gallery, London, 17 - 21 April

2011
• 'Art in a box', One Church Street Gallery, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, 17 September - 8 October.
• 'Lost and found in Folkestone' solo show of paintings and photo-collages, Strange Cargo, Georges House Gallery, Folkestone, 20 May - 1 June

2009/2011
Running a photographic Visual Diary on Facebook page. Subsequently I used the images from the Visual Dairy to create a series of photo-collages, 'Lost and found' .

2009
• The Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair, London

2008
• ‘New landscape’, Rabka’s Municipal Gallery, Rabka, Poland

2007
• 'Portrait', POSK Gallery, London

2005
• Chichester Open Art Finalists’ Exhibition 2005, Minerva Theatre, Chichester

2004
• Solo show of paintings and original prints, POSK Gallery, London

2003
• 'No Volume' FABS exhibition, Art Palace, Lvov, Ukraine
• 'National Print Exhibition', Mall Galleries, London
• 'Art Peace', exhibition of art donated to the victims of war, A & D Gallery, London

2002
• 'Sotheby's Shrewsbury Open 2002' - Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
• Solo show of painting, Windsor Art Centre, Windsor
• 'Terrestrials' FABS exhibition, Warsaw, Poland
• 'Colour and contrast', Karen Taylor Contemporary Art, St Margarets
• 'Artspace 2002', Barn Galleries, Henley on Thames

2001
• 'Atopos' FABS exhibition, Lodz, Poland

1996
• 'Site-ations' International Art Festival, Cardiff