Gosia Koscielak

Born in Wroclaw (Poland), graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland (MFA’86, MFA’87, PhD¹92) and from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA’94) as a Fulbright Scholar, student and later assistant of Prof. Wanda Golkowska. She has been Artistic Director of a Rekwizytornia Gallery at the Contemporary Theatre in Wroclaw (1987-89). Curated a numerous international exhibitions such as Homage a Henryk Stazewski in 1989, Transcultural Visions: Polish – American Contemporary Art at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago (2001), the National Museum in Szczecin (2202) and many others.

Koscielak has lectured at the Art Institute of Chicago, St.John Fisher College in Rochester, NY. She has been visiting lecturer at the Northwestern University, Evanston, and University of Illinois at Chicago.

Koscielak has had numerous solo exhibitions at the galleries and museums in Poland, Italy, Germany, and the US. She has had group exhibitions in Greece, Holland, Germany, Poland and the US. Her works are in private and museum collections worldwide, including Calgary University, Chelm Museum, and Center for Polish Sculpture in Oronsko and Museum of Modern Art in Hunfeld, Germany. She is an artist, curator and lecturer. Koscielak art is strongly connected with traditions of Polish minimal and conceptual art. During last decade her art evolved in the direction of the post-conceptual reflection on human nature and its historically, biologically, culturally and technologically complex relationships. Since the beginning of her artistic career she has been fascinated with phenomena of light. She creates multimedia installations, paintings and digital graphics.

Website: www.gosiakoscielak.info