About

Magdalena Karpińska is a painter. In addition to canvases and papers, she works with textiles (mainly silk) and constructs multi dimentional painting compositions. She explores nature as a vehicle for emotions, symbols, religion and politics.
She treats the work as a visual riddle, moving smoothly between the realism based on the observation of nature, and its deconstruction leading to abstraction.
In her art Magdalena Karpińska makes use of forms of the surrounding nature, their hidden meanings, and mutual relations. She casts doubt on the truthfullness of the painting’s representation, breaking down the image into prime factors, returning to the basic forms of circles and lines.

She is a graduate of Painting Department Of Fine Arts Academy in Warsaw (Poland), where she lives and works.

solo exhibitions:

2020

The Sunshine's gone, Polana Institute, Warsaw, PL

2018

Too many fingers, Polana Institute, Poland

2018

Better bitter, Platan Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2016

The Cormorants Island, Starter Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2015

The black sheep, wild goose and rainbow in the dark - Illustrations, Malmö City Library, Sweden

2015

Eye, Starter Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2012

Lasting things, The Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Poland

2011

That’s not how you trim the hedges, Czarna Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2011

Gentlemen, wind is blowing. There won’t be any game in the forest, Wroclaw, Poland

selected group exhibitions:

2020

Landscapes of Gaia, Sage Culture, Los Angeles, USA

2019

Last Place On Earth, Polana Institute, Warsaw, Poland

2018

Wonder Woman, Polana Institute, Warsaw, Poland

2017

Love, memory, curiosity; Polana Institute, Warsaw, Poland

2015

Procedures for the head. Polish Art Today, Kunsthalle Bratislava, Slovakia

2014

Sunrise, Starter Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2013

Painters of illustrations, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland

2013

To draw, Anna Nova Gallery, St Petersburg, Russia

2013

Where I come from, Illustrative, Direktorenhaus, Berlin, Germany

2012

Second hand, Centre of Contemporary Art in Torun, Poland

2011

What does painter do, Awangarda Gallery BWA Wroclaw, Poland

2011

6tm the Young Triennal, Museum of Contemporery Sculpture, Orońsko, Poland

awards and scholarships:

2020

Scholarship of The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

2011

Geppert Competition Award

2010

Scholarship of The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage

work published in:

Wysokie Obcasy, K Mag, Visegrad Insight, Fathers, KUKBUK and others