Biography

1962
Born on 3 July in Zakopane
1983 - 1988
Student of the Academy of Fine Arts (AFA) in Krakow, main field of study: Painting
1988
Graduates with honours from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, main field of study: Painting, studio of Professor Juliusz Joniak
1988 / 1989
Holder of scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and Art
1988 - 1995
Assistant at the Faculty of Painting of AFA in Krakow, Studio of Additional Specializations headed by Professor Jerzy Lubański
1989 / 1990
Holder of scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and Art
1990
Exhibition ‘Widzenia malarskie’ (Painterly Visions), BWA, Krakow – Austropol Prize and the award of ZPAMiG (Association of Polish Painters and Graphic Artists)
1990 - 1991
Assistant at the Drawing Studio of Professor Leszek Misiak
1995 - 1996
Assistant at the Drawing Studio of Professor Sławomir Karpowicz
1995 - 1998
Assistant at the Drawing Studio of Assistant Professor Andrzej Kapusta
1995 - 1998
Assistant at the Drawing Studio of Professor Grzegorz Bednarski
1996
Receives a doctorate in Visual Arts, in the artistic discipline of Painting
1998
Founds (with her friends Elżbieta Pietrzyk and Jacek Bandura) Wir Gallery in Krakow
1998
Is appointed Assistant Professor of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow
1998 - 2001
Joint Head (with Professor Janusz Matuszewski) of the Painting and Drawing Studio for first-year students at the Faculty of Painting of AFA in Krakow
2001 - present
Head of the Drawing Studio at the Faculty of Painting of AFA in Krakow
2004 - present
Head of the Drawing Studio for the Part-time Bachelor’s Programme at the Faculty of Painting of AFA in Krakow
2004
Chairman of the Jury of the All-Polish Plein Air Competition in Jeżów for outstanding students of secondary art schools
2005
Chairman of the jury of the All-Polish Plein Air Competition in Jeżów for outstanding students of secondary art schools
2006 - 2009
Representative of H.M. Rector in the Organizing Committee of the Days of John Paul II
2007
Member of the jury of the art competition ‘Stanisław Wyspiański poeta – malarz’ (Stanisław Wyspiański, Poet and Painter), organized for students of AFA in Krakow
2007
Curator of the exhibition of entries for the competition ‘Stanisław Wyspiański poeta – malarz’ (Stanisław Wyspiański, Poet and Painter), Stanisław Wyspiański House, Krakow
2008
Receives a degree of ‘Habilitated Doctor’ (a postdoctoral qualification) of Visual Arts in the field of Fine Arts
2008
Member of the jury of the art competition ‘Piękno’ (Beauty), organized on the occasion of the Days of John Paul II Dni Jana Pawła II
2009
Chairman of the jury selecting works for the competition exhibition held as part of the project ‘Siedem etapów z życia kobiety’ (Seven Stages of Woman’s Life), National Museum, Krakow
2008, 2009
Chairman of the jury of the art competition held by the Stowarzyszenie Dobrej Nadziei in Krakow
2009
Chairman of the jury of the Marian Stroński Award Competition held by the National Museum of the Przemyśl Region
2009
Award of the Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow for artistic and teaching achievements
2009
Conducted the weekend workshop ‘Dom – inspiracje artystów’ (The House – Artists’ Inspirations) organized by the National Museum in Krakow
2009 - present
Collaboration on behalf of AFA in Krakow with the Catholic Educational Association in Nowy Sącz (consultations and tutorials for students, sitting in on defences of diploma works at the Catholic Secondary Art School in Nowy Sącz, participation in plein air sessions, teaching of thematic workshops)
2012
Is appointed Associate Professor of the Academy of Fine arts in Krakow
2015
Lecture and presentation ‘Martwa natura’ (Still Life), Forum of Art School Teachers of Southern Poland ‘Wokół dyplomu i innych zagadnień kształcenia artystycznego’ (On the subject of the diploma work and other problems of art education), Auditorium of AFA in Krakow
2016
Lecture, presentation (workshop session) and individual exhibition ‘Undiscovered Space’ – 3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences &Arts SGEM 2016, Congress Centre Flamingo Grand, Albena, Bulgaria
2018
Participation and individual exhibition in the 5th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences &Arts SGEM 2018, Paradise Blue Congress Centre, Albena, Bulgaria
2019
Granting of the title of Professor of Fine Arts by the President of the Republic of Poland (17th April 2019)
2019
Jury member of the art competition "Pudełko zwane wyobraźnią - Edward Stachura" organised by the State General School of Fine Arts in Kielce, Poland (jury meeting: 7.11.2019)
2019
Supervising and coordination of the project "Murals in Pacanow", revelation of the first mural (created by artists: M. Czaja, J. Podgórski, A. Osiecka) - 11.11.2019
2021
Jury member of the 12th Art Competition "Pudełko zwane wyobraźnią - Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński" organised by the State General School of Fine Arts in Kielce, Poland (jury meeting: 23.03.2021)
She works in painting and drawing, creates installations and objects, as well as designing interiors and gardens. As a child she attended the State Music School and skied for sports clubs in Zakopane. For several years now, she has also bred Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs (Rudy Urok kennel, www.rudyurok.pl).
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