bio/cv

 

 2016-08-(12c)-900

„Secret life of your mind” solo show at Principle Gallery Charlecton Oct 2016

Secret mean – my own, personal, privet, independent, hidden, something only I know.

My paintings are about our almost subconscious thoughts, which happening somewhere along the way, or on the outskirts of everyday life, almost unnoticed. They are about all those things that make life has something „more”. About all these ideas, discoveries and opinions that make as – exactly as – a unique person. About that things which stay when you separate all, which is not you, from your life.

Sometimes in the daily, ordinary, busy life, our mind is doing itself a break. This is similar like electronic device, when not used, change to sleep mode, or stand-by. For example: I’m driving a car and suddenly something reminds me, an association occurs, and for a moment, the mind flows to important issues. Suprisingly I reflect on important thigs in my life: „what am I doing here? whether I like my work? It might be worth to change, and try more in relations with my children…”. Secret moments when you feel deeply you. Another example: I am doing laundry and suddenly, seemingly without relation to anything specific, or just because I saw a blouse that is associated with a memory, I begin to wonder about things: whether I’m happy? Is my loved ones, know that I love them? What exactly I think, about happenings which are honked in the news for a few days? These are moments of „suspension”, of thinking, of feeling, when you are somewhere out of the reality. This points are fleeting and happens almost out of our consciousness. Yet they are important. This is when we decide, who and what kind of man I want to be. It’s then we decide, what is important to us, and how we want to live. This is where crystallizes our belief and our vision of the world. Then you decide what wersion of you, want to be. What we think then, this is exactly when we create us – the person. After that, when we talk with someone, we just know, have our own opinion, know how to react, and have everything suddenly thought out. During that moments our mind is kinda like calibrate itself, setting, resets. I like to catch the free thoughts-feelings ( I think it’s really the same thing) and show them in my art. I like to wonder over everything, and every my painting is starting capsule of this wondering. I hope that when you look at it, it is the impetus for such a magic moment for you too. I belief that by this way I can share my moments, by paintings – projections of state of mind. Everyone has their own thoughts, but I feel that there is something universal in it. Universal state of mind.

This exhibition contains paintings, that I created over the last year. They are about happiness, home, fear, possession, confidence, inner strength but also about the body and passion.

“I take Inspiration from what I see around me, but my personal thoughts are only the starting point and inspiration for the research on the man and his condition.”

Anna Wypych’s works of art transcend the commonplace, to enter the realm of the otherworldly. The starting point of her work and also the main theme, is always a man, but Anna Wypych goes beyond physicality, as if she wants more to capture the spirit, than the body. She develops images that evoke moods, dreams, and feelings inspired by real life, and which create a remarkably compelling narrative. The physical nudity and sincerity of her characters has emerged as a hallmark of her work. She explores philosopical questions, for which we do not have time in our quick, busy everyday life. She use her own language of symblos and gestures, to show seeking, to understand the place of the human in modern world. The people in her paintings are not particular persons, but figures of concepts and ideas, she paints rather portraits of feelings. Our gaze transcends the picture plane and permeates deep into the subject’s psyche. She seeks essence of humanity. She believes that letting ourselves explore our doubts, existential questions, seemingly meaningless thinking about cases, which are somewhere on the border of consciousness, is part of what gives us balance and sens.

Anna Wypych recived her MFA from Academy of Fine Art in Gdansk, Poland in 2011. During her studies she received eight national awards from the Ministry of Culture, the Marshal of the Pomeranian and the Mayor of Gdansk. Wypych won a Grand Prix in the national contest “Artistic Journey of Hestia” in 2010 and as a result she spent a month in New York City. She was also awarded “Pomeranian Artistic Hope 2011″ Gdansk, Poland and Certificate of Exellence, Palm Art Award 2012, Germany. Wypych’s painting is included to permament collection of The European Museum of Modern Art, MEAM, Barcelona Spain. She presented her works at various juried exhibitions in Poland and abroad, including: „BP Portrait Award 2014”, The National Portrait Gallery London, The Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens Sunderland, The Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, Aberystwyth Arts Centre; „Modportrait 2014” Fundation Bantierra, Zaragroza, The European Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona, Spain, and „Women Painting Women 2014” Principle Gallery Charleston, SC USA. Recognized as the ARC Living Master the Art Renewal Center. She has presented her work in galleries and museums in Poland, Turkey, Belgium, Germany, Italy,France and the USA. Lives and works in Gdynia, Poland.

 

Curriculum vitae:

Selected Exhibitions: (*Solo Shows)

2017 „Small works” Gallery 1261, Denver CO, USA
2016 „Secret life of your mind” Principle Gallery Charleston, SC USA*
2016 „Among the faces” (curator: Wojciech Deptula) The National Gallery in Sopot, Poland
2016 „Salon rejected” (curator: Piotr Sarzyński) The National Gallery in Sopot, Poland
2016 „11 International 2014-2015 ARC Salon” the Salmagundi Club, New York, NYC, USA
2015 „11 International 2014-2015 ARC Salon” the MEAM Museum, Barcelona, Spain
2015 „Something more than realism … IX” Exhibition Hall of the Aragonese Artistic Association, Zaragoza, Spain
2015 „Unfurl” Gallery 1261, Denver CO, USA
2015 2 Modportrait 2014, The European Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona, Spain
2015 2 Modportrait 2014, Fundation Bantierra, Zaragroza, Spain
2015 BP Portrait Award 2014, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, UK
2015 Post-outing exhibition, Janów Podlaski, Zaborek, Poland
2015 „The Elite of Contemporary art from Realism to the High Definition.” The National Museum of History of Moldova, Chișinau, Moldova
2015 „Artistic Journey of Hestia” 2002-2014 „Through Prism. Part two ” Arsenal City Art Gallery, Poznan, Poland
2014 „Our portraits” Marek maria Pienkowski Foundation, 27.12.2014 Pienkow Gallery, Zmudz, Polska
2014 The tie That binds. Principle Gallery Charleston, SC USA
2014 „From the Archives lithography Fine Arts in Gdansk”, Symposium Academy of Art Gdansk, Poland
2014 „Something more than realism … VIII”, Zaragoza, Spain
2014 BP Portrait Award, The Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
2014 BP Portrait Award, The Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, Sunderland, UK
2014 Pay it Forward, Principle Gallery Charleston, SC USA
2014 „Przez Pryzmat” Art Palace/Pałac Sztuki Krakow, Poland
2014 Women Painting Women, International Juried Show, Principle Gallery Charleston, SC USA
2014 BP Portrait Award, The National Portrait Gallery, London UK
2014 WILD!LIFE!Walk, Principle Gallery Charleston, SC, USA
2014 French Quarter Gallery Art Walk Principle Gallery Charleston, SC, USA
2014 Napiorkowska Art Gallery, Brussels Belgium
2013 „The Principle Show” Principle Gallery Charleston, SC, USA
2013 „Painting – Universal language ” National Painting Contest, Foundation of Arts Developmen Green Carrot – II edition, The Ludwik Zamenhof’s Center, Bialystok, Poland
2013 Gallery France. World Class Paintings & Sculptures. Beynac-et-Cazenac, France
2013 „Anna Wypych” Napiorkowska Art Gallery, Warsaw, Poland*
2013 „Whims, Caprices and humors” Pienkow Art Gallery Knoxville, Tenesse USA*
2012 final „The Grand Prix of Franciszka’s Eibisch Foundation” Napiorkowska Art Gallery,Warsaw, Poland
2012 „Contemporart. Proposte per nuove collezioni” Galleria D’arte Mentana Centro Servizio, Florence, Italy
2012 „Young painting in Gdansk. Master Diplomas 2011”, Main Town Hall Gdansk, Poland
2012 „And if so. . . „ solo exhibition, Gallery e66,Gdansk, Poland *
2011 „10 International Artistic Workshop” Marie Marek Pienkowski Foundation, Residence Pienkow, Poland
2011 Open Culture Spa (OKK), ARTbus 187 project participant , „Open studio”, Sopot, Poland
2011 „The Best diploma of Academies of Fine Art in Poland 2011” Green Gate – Branch of the National Museum in Gdansk, Poland
2011 „Three Women. Judith, Deborah and Eve.” Diploma exhibition, Gdansk’s Science and Technology Park, Gdansk, Poland
2010 First Prize „Artistic Journey Hestia 2010″ National Art Gallery in Sopot, Poland
2010 Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts, 5th International Student Triennal, Istanbul, Turkey
2010 „The space in the landscape ” V International Students plein air Painting in Kazimierz Dolny; the University Faculty of Fine Arts, Nicholas Copernicus University in Torun; Torun, Poland
2010 “Students graphic of 2009/10 year”; Academy of Fine Arts Gdansk, Poland
2009 II Graphic Competition of Ludwik Meidner; Gallery of the Municipal Centre for Culture and Sport, Olesnica, Poland
2008 „European contemporar Tapestryand TextileArt” ; Acadermie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, Belgium
2008 „Kunstbrucke 2”; Ost-Europa Forum für Wirtschaft, Technologie und Kultur e.V, Berlin, Germany
2008“Kunst Modell”, Passau, Germany
2008 “From atelier Artistic Textiles, Acedemy of Arts in Gdansk, phd. Włodzimierz Cygan, graduates and students”, Central Museum of Textiles; Łodz, Poland

Corporate Collections:

The European Museum of Modern Art, MEAM, Permament collection, Barcelona, Spain
Marie Marek Pienkowski Foundation
Ergo Hestia Group

Awards and honors:

2015 The International 2014/2015 ARC Salon, USA, finalist
2015 2 Modportrait 2014, Spain, finalist, participant of the exhibition
2014 BP Portrait Award 2014, UK, finalist, participant of the exhibition
2014 Women Painting Women, USA, participant of the exhibition
2012 Certificate of Exellence, Palm Art Award 2012, Germany
2012 „Pomeranian Artistic Hope 2011” Poland
2012 Grant for Culture Creators, Department of Marshall Voivodeship Pomorskie, Poland
2010/11 Cultural Grant from The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Poland
2010/11 Cultural Grant from President of city Gdansk Pawel Adamowicz, Gdansk, Poland
2010 Diploma of Excellence (Honorable Award) 1st iBIENNIAL of Contemporary Art 2008-2009
2010 First Prize “Artistic Journey of Hestia 2010″ Poland
2010 Grant for Culture Creators, Department of Marshall Voivodeship Pomorskie, Poland
2009/10 Cultural Grant from The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Poland
2009/10 Cultural Grant from President of City Gdansk Paweł Adamowicz, Poland
2009 II Meidner’s competition – honour grant
2009 Cultural Grant from City Gdansk
2009 Grant for Culture Creators, Department of Marshall Voivodeship Pomorskie, Poland
2008/9 Annual Scholarship For One Of The Most Talented Student From President of Gdansk Paweł Adamowicz, Poland
2000 Grant from President of Gdansk Paweł Adamowicz, for outstandingly talented students of junior high schools and high schools of art, Poland

Plein airs and artistic residents:

08.2014 „Zaborek” plain air, summer 2014, Janow Podlaski, Poland

16-30.09.2011 „10 International Artistic Workshop” Marie Marek Pienkowski Foundation, Residence Pienków, Poland

10-30.08.2008 artistic residency in “Kunst Modell”, finished exhibition, Passau, Germany; Organized by Gerhard Mader

06.2008 V International Students plein air Painting in Kazimierz Dolny; the University Faculty of Fine Arts, Nicholas Copernicus University in Torun; prof. Mieczysław Ziomek; Kazimierz Dolny, Poland

Education:

Academy of Arts In Gdansk, Painting Department, diploma from phd Maciej Swieszewski atelier, 2011

Bibliography:

2016
„American Art Collector” issue 132, October 2016 Page 076-077, „Anna Wypych, Secret project”
„Charleston Scene” October 13,2016 Page 8, „A rescheduled ArtWalk with plentyof eventson the schedule”
„Among the Faces” Collective exhibition of winners and finalists of the competition „Artistic journey of Hestia”, June 2016, National Gallery of Art in Sopot
„Salon rejected” National Gallery of Art in Sopot, 2016

2015
11 International 2014-2015 ARC Salon Catalog
„Ordinary Life, Craft Fashion Culinary, Daily Matters”/„Zwykłe Życie, Rzemiosło Moda Kulinaria, Codzenne Sprawy” magazine nr 11 2015, ISSN 2299-5927 page 178-181 „Simple stories about young art” / „Proste historie wokół młodej sztuki”
„Algo mas gue realismo … IX” del 5 Noviembre al 5 Diciembre 2015, Galeria Artelibre – Zaragoza
Annual „Arte y Libertad X” 2015, Galeria Artelibre
„Psikeart” Eylül-Ekim 2015 / September-October 2015 „Beden guzelligi ve yapay mutluluk” Yassmin Inceoglu; page: 68-71
11 International 2014-2015 ARC Salon Catalog
American Art Collector, August 2015 / issue 118, „Unfurl” page 68
IA International Artist, 103 June / July 2015, „Anna Wypych, Derived from Within” 100-107 page
Prestiż Magazyn Trójmiejski nr 3 2015 /54/ „Realizm Anny Wypych” str 101

2014
„Plener malarski Zaborek” / „Painting plein Air Zaborek” Pensjonat „Uroczysko Zaborek” Lucyna i Arkadiusz Okoniowie / by Paweł Klimkowski „AAastudio graficzne”
American Art Collector November 2014, issue 109 page 77  ISSN 1547-7088
Fina Art Today, Fine Art Connoisseur Jeffrey Carlson, „Formal Duality in the Figurative Art of Anna Wypych” 19.04.2014
2014 „Women painting woman 5th Anniversary & International Juried Show” Principle Gallery Charleston, Exhibit Catalog, 2014
2014 „BP Portrait Award 2014″ by Julia Donaldson, ISBN 978 1 85514 4866
Academy in the cultural space, by Academy of Art in gdansk ISBN 978-83-62759-48-4
Annual „Arte y Libertad IX” 2014, Galeria Artelibre
„Formal Duality in the Figurative Art of Anna Wypych”, Jeffrey Carlson Reporting Editor, Fine Art Today, Fine Art Connoisseur magazine
„Erotyzm w Sztuce, Granice aktu”, #12 (06-08 2014) „Artysta i Sztuka”

2013
„Amuse bouche”, American Art Collector 2013 98
„Principle Gallery Charleston” American Art Collector 2013 97
„Eroticism in Art. The choice of models for nude paintings. Part 1, Artysta i Sztuka 2013 10/11/12