Grazyna Adamska

Artist Statement/Biography

Grazyna Adamska is a Polish-born Canadian artist whose work addresses depression from a female perspective. Using the human figure, she explores the aesthetics of disengagement and coping behaviours developed in childhood. Her subjects are wounded, maladapted women who long for comfort. The transparent materials used stress the subjects’ alienation from society and act as a metaphor for the state of clarity they desire.

Adamska received her MFA in painting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (2006) and Honors BA in Studio Art from University of Guelph (2002).

In 2011, she received Lorenzo de Medici Magnificent Award for her piece Fourfold Rocking at the Florence Biennale. The same piece won 2011 Art Slant Juried Showcase Competition. Over the past ten years her work has been exhibited in Canada, the US, Germany, Italy, Brazil and Turkey. In 2010, she received the Au Naturel Solo Show Award (Clatstop Community College, Art Centre Gallery, Astoria, OR) and her work was presented by Ward Nasse Gallery at the 2010 Los Angeles Art Show, The 2010 Rockford Midwestern Biennial, in the group show United in Art in San Paolo, and in Women’s Vision at Ward Nasse Gallery in New York. In March 2012 she showed her work during Effetto Biennale in the Musem of the city Merida, Mexico. In November, 2012, she participated in the 2012 Artexpo, “Identities”, in Istanbul, Turkey. Her work may be seen in her studio in downtown Guelph and at several Ontario galleries. (from the Artist)

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