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Lublin, Poland

About Me

Born in 1976. Artist. Feminist.

My fields are painting and dollmaking. I create in a trend of the new female spirituality. In “Madonnas” – the series of paitings,  I show Mother Mary as Christian reincarnation of Great Mother and pagan Goddess of Moon. Number of my works are devoted to the myth about Demeter and Persephone.

I continue prehistoric tradition of making symbolic dolls, which represent transcendental reality. (Prehistoric dolls are considered to have been used in magic and spiritual rithuals.) A doll was a subject of my MA thesis. Since 2017 I participate in annual Doll Prague Exhibition – one of the biggest art doll faires in Europe. “Devil” – my doll inspirated by tarot de Marseille, won the 3rd prize in the art doll competition during Doll Praque in 2017.

I entered the path of art in the age of 14, when I started my education in the Secondary School of Fine Arts in Lublin and next I graduated in art education from UMCS University in Lublin. As a great craft enthusiast I devoted a lot of my time to learn craft techniques. I participated in blackmithing workshops. In Folk High School on Bornholm (Denmark) I was studying ceramics and dollmaking. I also learned many handcraft techniques by my on.

I am the author of number of articles about art. I work as a manager of education in the Center for Culture in Lublin.

My works are in private and public collections (The Lublin Museum, Lublin Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts).

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References

exhibition catalogues

  • Doll Prague 2019. 6. rocnik mezinarodni vystavy umeleckych panenek, loutek a medvidku Teddy, Praga 2019.
  • Doll Prague. Exhibition 2018. 5. rocnik mezinarodni vystavy umeleckych panenek, loutek a medvidku Teddy, Praga 2018.
  • Aleksandra Jarysz, Macierzyństwo od początku i bez końca. Antropologiczna opowieść, Muzeum Etnograficzne im. Marii Znamierowskiej-Prufferowej w Toruniu, Toruń, 2018, ISBN 978-83-61891-33-8.
  • red. Marcin Lachowski, Zbigniew Sobczuk, [A]symetrie. Sztuka współczesna w kontekście muzeum, Lublin 2015, ISBN: 978-83-928175-3-6, ISBN: 978-83-61073-93-2.
  • Polska lalka artystyczna. Polish Art Doll, Warszawa-Skierniewice-Kielce 2015.
  • red. Paulina Zarębska-Denysiuk, Zbigniew Sobczuk, Ars Loci – obraz aktualny, Lublin 2012, ISBN 978-83-63145-08-8.
  • red. Anna Gładysz, Marcin Lachowski, Paulina Zarębska-Denysiuk, Macierzyństwo, Lublin 2012, ISBN 978-83-63145-12-5.
  • Transeuropa Festival. Democracy, equality, culture beyond the nation state, European Alternatives, May 6-15, 2011

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