bio/cv

 

 

 

I like to make my own „filosophing” which means that I like to ask myself with universal questions about life and everything what touches as in life. What makes me – this unique person – myself? What is true happiness? What is real freedom? So I think about my art, and paintings very personal, and my own experiences, thoughts and feelings are always starting point to my works. Then I develop it into something more general, for you. I want you see in my works something personal for you, not only my story, but reflection of your story too. I belief in people, that everyone have thoughts about important things in life. About beauty, being honest, about inner power, and justice. And I am sure that it is exactly what makes us who we really are. This is why they are so important, and why I paint them. I am most interested in the inner strength that we sometimes feel in ourselves. When confronted with opponents, we know that physical force is important, but also cunning and thinking. In my opinion there is something else – inner strength – a determination that will dominate everything, and could win with both, physical force and mind. This fascinates me in people.

Each of my paintings is a separate project with a specific subject. Recently, short texts have become an integral part of the work – my own poetry – about what moved me, what inspired the project.

Currently I am working on series of works about freedom, called „Boson”.

2017.08.19

 

 

“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, based in Poland, paints realistic portraits in the traditional oil technique. Her art contains elements of hiperrealizm, surrealism and expressionism. Characteristic for her are philosophical texts, which always complements her works. Anna Wypych received the master’s degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in 2011. During her studies received eight national awards and grants. Wypych won the Grand Prix in the national competition „Artistic Journey of Hestia 2010”, „Pomeranian Artistic Hope 2011” and the Certificate of Excellence, Palm Art Award 2012, Germany. Wypych painting is included in the permanent collection of the European Museum of Modern Art, Barcelona in Spain, and National Museum in Gdansk, Poland. She presented her works at many juried exhibitions including: „BP Portrait Award 2014”, National Portrait Gallery, London; „Modportrait 2014” Foundation Bantierra, Zaragroza, „Women Painting Women 2014” Principle Gallery Charleston, SC USA, „The Elite of Contemporary art from Realism to the High Definition.” The National Museum of History of Moldova, Chișinau, Moldova;  „Something more than realism … VIII”, Zaragoza, Spain, and 11 International 2014-2015 ARC Salon” the Salmagundi Club, New York, NYC, USA, „Modportrait 2016” IAACC Pablo Serano, Instituto Aragones de Arte y Cultura Contemporaneos, Zaragoza, Spain. Recognized as the ARC Living Master the Art Renewal Center. She has presented her work in galleries and museums in Europe and the USA. She lives and works in Gdynia.

 

 

 

 

Curriculum vitae:

Selected Exhibitions: (*Solo Shows)

2017 „Women Painting Women: In Earnest” J. Wayne Stark Galleries Texas A & M University, College Station, TX USA
2017 „Women Painting Women: In Earnest” Customs House Museum Clarksville, TN USA
2017 „Modportrait 2016” The MEAM Museum, Barcelona, Spain
2017 „Modportrait 2016” IAACC Pablo Serano, Instituto Aragones de Arte y Cultura Contemporaneos, Zaragoza, Spain
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:

National Museum in Gdansk
The European Museum of Modern Art, MEAM, Barcelona, Spain
Marie Marek Pienkowski Foundation
Ergo Hestia group

Awards and honors:

2017 „9 Figurativas Painting & Sculpture Competition” “Fundació de les Arts i els Artistes”, preselected
2017 „ 4th Modportrait 2016” Galería artelibre and “Fundació de les Arts i els Artistes”, finalist, participant of the exhibition
2015 The International 2014/2015 ARC Salon, USA, finalist, participant of the exhibition
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:

2017
„Young Painters in Gdansk 2016 Graduates”
8th Edition of Guide of Art and Artists „LEONARDO” 2017
„Catalogue Modportrait 2016” 4th Contest of Figurative Art in the category of Portrait organized by Galería Artlibre with the support of Fundació de les Arts i els Artistes and MEAM.
„American Art Collector” issue 137, March 2017 Page 036-041, „Figurative focus. The contemporary art collection of Steven Bennett and Dr. Elaine Melotti Schmdt spotlights paintings of women by women artists”

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

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