Biographical Note

Born 4 Nov 1985 in Krakow. In 2005 she graduated from National School of Fine Arts in Cracow, and began studying painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Krakow. Until 2008 she studied under prof. Grzegorz Bednarski. She graduated with honors in 2010 under prof. Leszek Misiak. Katarzyna Karpowicz’s works can be found in many collections in Poland and abroad, as well as in the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Gdansk. In 2019 she was awarded with Anna Maria Siemieńska Grazella Foundation’s artistic scholarship for excellent young artists.

Solo exhibitions:

  • 2019 · November, “Litte Big Life”, Platon Gallery, Wrocław
  • 2018 · December, “Blue Glass”, Art Gallery, Warsaw
  • 2018 · April, “The Teatre of the Everyday”, Raven Gallery, Kraków
  • 2017 · October, “Goodbye, Till Tomorrow”, Triada Gallery, Gdańsk
  • 2017 · April, “Human Stories”, Promocyjna Gallery, Warsaw
  • 2016 · April, “Genius Loci”, Artemis Gallery, Krakow
  • 2015 · October, “Harold and Ernest”, St. Bartholomew`s Church, Lower Basildon, UK
  • 2014 · November, “The life of the image”, Szép Műhely Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2014 · March, “On the road”, Platon Gallery, Wroclaw
  • 2013 · October, “Katarzyna Karpowicz – painting”, Klub Adwokatow, Krakow
  • 2013 · April, “Man and animal”, Tge Mazovia Region Centre of Culture and Arts – Elektor Gallery, Warsaw
  • 2012 · August, “Horizon”, OdDo Gallery, Gdynia, Poland
  • 2012 · January, “Between light and shadow”, The Cracow Museum of Pharmacy, Cracow, Poland
  • 2011 · December, “In my dreams”, Art Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2011 · May, “Transition”, BWA Gallery, Zamosc, Poland
  • 2011 · May, “Let’s go to sleep!”, The Night of Museums, Art Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2011 · January, “The meeting”, 2 Worlds Gallery, Krakow, Poland

Group exhibitions (selection):

  • 2019 · “Young Polish Painting”, National Museum in Gdansk, Contemporary Art Department
  • 2019 · “Art now”, pre auction exhibition, National Museum in Kraków
  • 2018 · “XIV Aniversario”, Galeria de Arte Montsequi, Madrid, Spain
  • 2018 · “Karpowicze”, exhibition of the Karpowicz family as a part of Capital of a Polish Language Festival, Szczebrzeszyn
  • 2018 · “Realism, Two Perspectives”, BWA Gallery, Bydgoszcz
  • 2017 · “Leszek Misiak and Students”, Centrum Gallery, Nowa Huta Cultural Centre, Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Krakow
  • 2017 · “Configurations”, Krakow Artistic Meetings, Association of Polish Artists and Designers, Art Bunker, Krakow
  • 2017 · “Small Format”, exhibition of the Krakow District of the Association of Polish Artists and Designers, Raven Gallery, Krakow
  • 2016 · “Espacios, ciudades, arquitecturas, gente”, Galeria de Arte Montsequi, Madrid, Spain
  • 2016 · “8 women”, Regional Society for the Promotion of Fine Arts, Konduktorownia, Czestochowa
  • 2015 · Christmas exhibition of the Krakow branch of the association of Polish Artists and Designers, Arts Palace, Krakow
  • 2015 · “The Abstract, the Figure”, contemporary painting created in Kraków, MANK Gallery, Szentendre, Hungary
  • 2015 · Exhibition of paintings and sculptures of the Krakow Branch of the Association of Polish Artists and Designers, Centrum Gallery, Nowa Huta centre for culture, Krakow
  • 2015 · “Excercise”, Platan Gallery, Budapest
  • 2014 · “4 x Karpowicz”, Raven Gallery, Kraków
  • 2013 · “Zakynthos 2013”, Stalowa Gallery, Warsaw
  • 2012 · Katarzyna and Joanna Karpowicz, “Art saves life”, Galeria Fundacji Promocji Sztuki Współczesnej, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2011 · Yokohama Akarenga Soko – presenting young artists from Yokohama & Krakow – Yokohama, Japan
  • 2011 · “100 years of ZPAP Krakow” Art Palace – Cracow, Poland
  • 2007 · “Landschaft als suggestive Vision von Licht und Raum”, group exhibition, Steyr, Austria

Awards (selection):

  • 2019 · Awarded with The Grazella Foundation’s artistic scholarship
  • 2019 · Third place in ranking of young artists in Poland – Art Compas
  • 2018 · Second place in ranking of young artists in Poland – Art Compas
  • 2017 · Second place in ranking of young artists in Poland – Art Compas
  • 2016 · Fourth place in ranking of young artists in Poland – Art Compas
  • 2015 · Eighth place in ranking of young artists in Poland – Art Compas
  • 2014 · Nineth place in ranking of young artists in Poland – Art Compas
  • 2012 · Thirteenth place in ranking of young artists in Poland – Art Compas
  • 2012 · Honorable Mention in the competition painting the name E. Eibischa – Warsaw
  • 2011 · Prize of the President of the Club Painters Association of Polish Artists – Krakow
  • 2008 · Honorable mention for the autobiographical comic contest Gutek Film
  • 2005 · Completion “I Wigierski School Ethics “organized by the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan
  • 2005 · First prize in the National Painting Biennial “Human Landscape” dedicated to Jozef Czapski
  • 2004 · First prize for painting in the national art competition “Contemporary Europe, People and Places” – Katowice
  • 2003 · First prize for the work set in the X-Poland outdoors painting – Jezow
  • 2003 · Honorable mention in the sixth drawing competition “Self-Portrait” (High School in Krakow)
  • 2003 · First prize in the sixth drawing competition “Self-Portrait” (High School in Krakow)
  • 2003 · Distinction in the field of painting in the V National Biennial of Drawing and Painting (OSSP Koszalin)
  • 2003 · Honorable mention for the development of reviews on the life and work of Jozef Czapski (School of Fine Arts in Krakow)

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