I am a sculptor, teacher, researcher and cultural animator with B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Fine Art, specialising in Sculpture; Applied Art in Glass, Architectural Glass and Ceramics and an M.Sc. degree in Economics, specialising in Economic Cybernetics and Computer Science.

Having lived in Edinburgh, Warsaw, Moscow, Hong Kong and Hoon (Libya), I still travel a great deal. I have been based for the last thirty years in the beautiful historic city of Durham, in the North East of England which has stimulated my fascination for historical places.

 

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2010  2014, 2016  2017
PhD “Inner Space in Sculpture; the use of metal inclusions” (http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/8738/),
University of Sunderland

2005  2006
PGCE (QTLS), University of Sunderland and Durham New College

2004 – 2005
PGCE (PCET) teaching training, Durham New College

2002  2003
University of Sunderland, UK, MA Fine Art; Sculpture, plus Glass (Distinction)

1999  2000
University of Sunderland, UK, BA (Hon) in Fine Art, Sculpture, & Glass and Ceramics (2:1)

1980  1986
University of Warsaw, Poland, M.Sc. in Economics, specialisation: economic cybernetics and computer science.

2000  present 
Self-employed artist

2014  2016
Visiting Professor, Moscow State Academy of Arts and Industry S.G. Stroganov (Moscow)

2015  2016
Visiting Professor, British School of Design in Moscow (Russia)

2007  2010
Director, artist-resident and freelance coordinator of “It’s my Place” project
(cooperation between Edinburgh & Kraków), link: 
https://1drv.ms/b/s!AuzRB0gjsCkigYAoZyqcydlf4u1hQQ

2006  2011
Visiting Professor, Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow, Poland

2005  2016
Freelance coordinator of collaboration between HE art schools in the UK and Poland, Columbia, Hong Kong, Russia.

1994  2011
Art Secretary & Mentor in the Castle College and Students Art Association, Durham University

2000  2006
Lecturer in the College Durham

1993  1995
Grant Supervisor, running a large European Commission project involving 7 universities from 5 countries, Durham University

Since 2012
International Association of Art to the U. N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Org., UNESCO 

Since 2012 
Member of The Association of Polish Artist and Designers (APAD) 

2012  2016 

APAD, Warsaw Chapter: Vice Chairman of International Relation 

Since 2012
Member of Society of Glass Technology

I work with different media (primarily sculpture but also printing, painting or installation) and different materials (stone, metal, concrete, wood, ceramic, glass or lights). I am particularly interested in using transparent or semi-transparent materials in my sculptures as these allow me to give an impression of an additional dimension by looking inside the sculptures. I have shown my works in many exhibitions in the UK and abroad, as listed below. I was invited to represent the UK in Iceland as an accompanying show at a UK Trade & Investment programme. I was selected in an international competition to produce a public sculpture for the city of Tehran in March 2007. I erected several public sculptures in the UK and abroad. I was invited to exhibit during the Moscow Biennale 2015. My most prestigious project to date was a sculpture named “Echo of the Past” made for Durham Cathedral. I believe that I was the first (and so far only) artist since the 16th century that was allowed to exhibit in the Main Altar. The exhibition was a huge success. It drew enthusiastic reviews with a wide coverage in local and national press. I was also interviewed for BBC News.

Solo exhibitions & presentations 

From 5th July 2019“Tolerance” New permanent exhibition in Scoltech University, Skolkovo, Moscow, Russia

June  September 2018
Jewellery exhibition in “Si. Bridal”, Newcastle

September 2017
Inner space in sculpture, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge University, UK

June 2017
Inner Space, Sunderland University, UK 

December 2015 – May 2019
“Tolerance” Exhibition in Scoltech University, Skolkovo, Moscow, Russia 

October 2015
Revision of Borders, VI Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Parallel Programs, Russia 

May 2015
Presentation of my works and workshop in British School of Design, Moscow, Russia 

April 2015
Presentation of my new works at the Stroganov Academy of Art, Moscow, Russia 

October 2014
Presentation of my works at the Irkuck Academy, Russia 

March 2014
Durham Castle, exhibition to celebrate the Lumiere Festival in Durham 

February & July 2013
Exhibition of sculptures and residency in City of London Academy 

April 2012
Presentation of my works at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile 

May 2011 February 2016
Exhibition in The Museum Bede’s World at Jarrow

August 2011
Presentation of my works at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia 

21 June 2011
Presentation of my work, the AIR Salon at BALTIC, Gateshead 

February  March 2010

Presentation of my works at the Wrocław Academy of Fine Arts (Poland) 

December 2008
Presentation of my works at the Chinese University of Hong Kong 

August 2008
Exhibition at the Old College of the University of Edinburgh to accompany a reception hosted by the Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Edinburgh to celebrate Polish participation in the Edinburgh International Festival and Festival Fringe in 2008 

March 2008
Exhibition of sculptures and residency in Islewth & Syon College, London 

October 2007
Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, Poland 

2000  04, 06, 09, 10
Exhibitions of new works, Art week Durham Castle, Durham University 

2003
“Ecce homo! I” installation, National Glass Centre 

From September 2003
Frozen in time II, exhibition at Durham Castle 

February 2002
British Embassy at Reykjavik, Iceland 

June 2002  03 
Installation “Flock”, Durham Castle 

April 2002
“Echo of the Past”, sculpture for the High Altar, Durham Cathedral 

August 2002 – February 2006
“Echo of the Past” was exhibited in National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Joint exhibitions

July 2017
Exhibition organized by Association of Polish Artists, Sculpture Section 

June  September 2016 
Exhibition organized by Stroganov Academy of Art, Moscow 

April 2014
Exhibition organized by Sunderland University in Bede’s World at Jarrow 

February  March 2014
Exhibition of award-winning designs for Ballet Dancers Monument competition, Galleria Freta; Warsaw; Poland 

October 2013
Exhibition organized by Association of Polish Artists, Sculpture Section

August 2013
Grow! Exhibition, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh 

June  July 2013
Exhibition of award-winning designs for Ballet Dancers Monument competition, Polish Ministry of Culture in Warsaw; Poland 

April  May 2013, November 2012  April 2013 
International exhibitions to support The Free Association of Syria Expats, Warsaw (Poland), Cairo, Alexandria (Egypt), Dubai. 

September  October 2012
Past shaped the Present, Art Center, Washington, UK 

August  September 2012
Sculpture workshops and exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland 

July  August 2012
Gallery90, Plowden-Thompson, Sturbridge International Festival, UK 

March  April 2011
A Journey, Bede’s World at Jarrow 

May 2009
“Scar” exhibition, Art Space, Edinburgh 

May 2009
Exhibition “Shame Place”; Saltmarket, Glasgow 

April 2009
Exhibition in “Out of the Blue” gallery during the First Polish Cultural Festival in Edinburgh 

July  August 2008
“It’s my Place”, Craigmillar Art Space, Edinburgh “Razem” at Rocket Venues, Edinburgh 

August 2008
“Razem” at Rocket Venues, Edinburgh

November 2007 
Exhibition “The Place”, St Patrick Church, Glasgow 

February  March 2007
Invited to participate in an international sculpture symposium which included exhibition, Tehran, Iran 

September & October 2006
Exhibition and International Conference “Different ways to work with Concrete” Krakow, Poland 

April – May 2005
“Glimmer”, Leeds 

December 2003
Vetrospective, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne 

June 2003
Exhibition at medieval Crook Hall, Durham 

March 2003
“Blast” Exhibition at Cork Street Gallery, London 

June – Sep 2002
“NEWdirections”, Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead 

June – August 2002
“Diversity”, National Glass Centre, Sunderland 

September  October 2001
“C-Through”, The Chink in the Wall gallery, North Lincolnshire 

2001 – 03
The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden, Surrey.

2000  2004
Alison Breeze Gallery Art Apartment Knaresborough 

August  October 2000
“Award Winners show”, National Glass Centre, Sunderland. 

August  September 2000
Philips International Fine Art Auctioneers, Newcastle. 

July  August 2000
“Graduation show 2000”, Business Design Centre, Islington, London. I was shortlisted for an award by The Guardian

2017
Exhibition and conference grant, the SGT, Sheffield, UK

2015
Winner of the CGG Awards, UK

2015
Grant for the Moscow Biennale exhibition, the Stroganov Academy of Art, Moscow, Russia

2015
Grant for exhibition, Skoltech, Skolkovo, Moscow, Russia

2014
Conference grant, Sunderland University

2014
Conference grant, Society of Glass Technology

2013
Grant for Durham Lumiere installation, Durham University

2013
Award for a design for Ballet Dancer Monument competition from Foksal Gallery in Warsaw Poland, and Association of Polish Artists (Warsaw Section)

2013
Research support from Academy of Technology in Krakow, Poland

2013
Research support from Hempel Metals Ltd.

2013
Research visit grant, Sunderland University

2011
Research visit grant, Sunderland University

2010
Research visit grants, Sunderland University

2008
Award for All, Lottery Funding to run sculpture workshops for “It’s my Place” Project under
Scottish Polish Cultural Association

2008
Polish Senate grant to run “It’s my Place” project (Scottish Polish cooperation in Art) under
Scottish Polish Cultural Association

2006
Arts Council England, Grant for the Arts; Working with semitransparent concrete

2006
Academy of Fine Art, Krakow and Polish Concrete Ltd; Grant to produce a sculpture.

2004
Cohesion travel grant

2003
British Embassy at Reykjavik, Iceland and Trade Partner UK

2002
Trade Partner UK – Passport to Export Success

2002
Paul Hamlyn Foundation to run project “Working with Glass” (with Cohesion)2002

2002
European Funding for start new business.

2001
Arts Council England; Northern Arts: to produce a sculpture for the High Altar, Durham
Cathedral

2001
Local Education Authority and Northern Arts: to organise and run a project with 3 schools in
County Durham

2000
Arts Council England; Northern Arts: Visual Arts Award

2018
Installation of Echo of the Past sculpture in Durham Castle

2016
Installation of sculptures for Scoltech Institute in Moscow, Russia

2014
Installation of sculpture for City of London Academy, UK

2014
Echo of the Lumiere project, Durham University

2013
Sculpture for Hempel Metals Ltd.

2012
Sculpture for Durham Castle

2011
Echo of the Past, The Museum Bede’s World at Jarrow

2009
Installation of sculpture for Consulate of the Republic of Poland in Edinburgh

2009
Installation of sculpture for Shopping Centre Outlet Factory in Lubon- Poznan, Poland

2008
Installation in Craigmillar Art Space, Edinburgh

2008
Installation in Islewth & Syon College, London

2007
Public sculpture for Ministry of Culture, Iran

2006
Sculpture for Polish Concrete Ltd.

2005
Best Business Investment to People Awards

2003
Sculpture for Durham Castle

2002
Sculpture for King James I Community College, Bishop Auckland

2002
Sculpture for Bishop Barrington School, Bishop Auckland

2001
Sculpture for Staindrop Comprehensive School, Staindrop

2001
British Gas trophy, North East Press Awards

2010  2014, 2016  2017
PhD “Inner Space in Sculpture; the use of metal inclusions” (http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/8738/),
University of Sunderland

2005  2006
PGCE (QTLS), University of Sunderland and Durham New College

2004 – 2005
PGCE (PCET) teaching training, Durham New College

2002  2003
University of Sunderland, UK, MA Fine Art; Sculpture, plus Glass (Distinction)

1999  2000
University of Sunderland, UK, BA (Hon) in Fine Art, Sculpture, & Glass and Ceramics (2:1)

1980  1986
University of Warsaw, Poland, M.Sc. in Economics, specialisation: economic cybernetics and computer science.

2000  present 
Self-employed artist

2014  2016
Visiting Professor, Moscow State Academy of Arts and Industry S.G. Stroganov (Moscow)

2015  2016
Visiting Professor, British School of Design in Moscow (Russia)

2007  2010
Director, artist-resident and freelance coordinator of “It’s my Place” project
(cooperation between Edinburgh & Kraków), link: 
https://1drv.ms/b/s!AuzRB0gjsCkigYAoZyqcydlf4u1hQQ

2006  2011
Visiting Professor, Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow, Poland

2005  2016
Freelance coordinator of collaboration between HE art schools in the UK and Poland, Columbia, Hong Kong, Russia.

1994  2011
Art Secretary & Mentor in the Castle College and Students Art Association, Durham University

2000  2006
Lecturer in the College Durham

1993  1995
Grant Supervisor, running a large European Commission project involving 7 universities from 5 countries, Durham University

Since 2012
International Association of Art to the U. N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Org., UNESCO 

Since 2012 
Member of The Association of Polish Artist and Designers (APAD) 

2012  2016 

APAD, Warsaw Chapter: Vice Chairman of International Relation 

Since 2012
Member of Society of Glass Technology

I work with different media (primarily sculpture but also printing, painting or installation) and different materials (stone, metal, concrete, wood, ceramic, glass or lights). I am particularly interested in using transparent or semi-transparent materials in my sculptures as these allow me to give an impression of an additional dimension by looking inside the sculptures. I have shown my works in many exhibitions in the UK and abroad, as listed below. I was invited to represent the UK in Iceland as an accompanying show at a UK Trade & Investment programme. I was selected in an international competition to produce a public sculpture for the city of Tehran in March 2007. I erected several public sculptures in the UK and abroad. I was invited to exhibit during the Moscow Biennale 2015. My most prestigious project to date was a sculpture named “Echo of the Past” made for Durham Cathedral. I believe that I was the first (and so far only) artist since the 16th century that was allowed to exhibit in the Main Altar. The exhibition was a huge success. It drew enthusiastic reviews with a wide coverage in local and national press. I was also interviewed for BBC News.

Solo exhibitions & presentations 

From 5th July 2019“Tolerance” New permanent exhibition in Scoltech University, Skolkovo, Moscow, Russia

June  September 2018
Jewellery exhibition in “Si. Bridal”, Newcastle

September 2017
Inner space in sculpture, Murray Edwards College, Cambridge University, UK

June 2017
Inner Space, Sunderland University, UK 

December 2015 – May 2019
“Tolerance” Exhibition in Scoltech University, Skolkovo, Moscow, Russia 

October 2015
Revision of Borders, VI Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Parallel Programs, Russia 

May 2015
Presentation of my works and workshop in British School of Design, Moscow, Russia 

April 2015
Presentation of my new works at the Stroganov Academy of Art, Moscow, Russia 

October 2014
Presentation of my works at the Irkuck Academy, Russia 

March 2014
Durham Castle, exhibition to celebrate the Lumiere Festival in Durham 

February & July 2013
Exhibition of sculptures and residency in City of London Academy 

April 2012
Presentation of my works at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile 

May 2011 February 2016
Exhibition in The Museum Bede’s World at Jarrow

August 2011
Presentation of my works at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia 

21 June 2011
Presentation of my work, the AIR Salon at BALTIC, Gateshead 

February  March 2010

Presentation of my works at the Wrocław Academy of Fine Arts (Poland) 

December 2008
Presentation of my works at the Chinese University of Hong Kong 

August 2008
Exhibition at the Old College of the University of Edinburgh to accompany a reception hosted by the Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Edinburgh to celebrate Polish participation in the Edinburgh International Festival and Festival Fringe in 2008 

March 2008
Exhibition of sculptures and residency in Islewth & Syon College, London 

October 2007
Exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, Poland 

2000  04, 06, 09, 10
Exhibitions of new works, Art week Durham Castle, Durham University 

2003
“Ecce homo! I” installation, National Glass Centre 

From September 2003
Frozen in time II, exhibition at Durham Castle 

February 2002
British Embassy at Reykjavik, Iceland 

June 2002  03 
Installation “Flock”, Durham Castle 

April 2002
“Echo of the Past”, sculpture for the High Altar, Durham Cathedral 

August 2002 – February 2006
“Echo of the Past” was exhibited in National Glass Centre, Sunderland

Joint exhibitions

July 2017
Exhibition organized by Association of Polish Artists, Sculpture Section 

June  September 2016 
Exhibition organized by Stroganov Academy of Art, Moscow 

April 2014
Exhibition organized by Sunderland University in Bede’s World at Jarrow 

February  March 2014
Exhibition of award-winning designs for Ballet Dancers Monument competition, Galleria Freta; Warsaw; Poland 

October 2013
Exhibition organized by Association of Polish Artists, Sculpture Section

August 2013
Grow! Exhibition, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh 

June  July 2013
Exhibition of award-winning designs for Ballet Dancers Monument competition, Polish Ministry of Culture in Warsaw; Poland 

April  May 2013, November 2012  April 2013 
International exhibitions to support The Free Association of Syria Expats, Warsaw (Poland), Cairo, Alexandria (Egypt), Dubai. 

September  October 2012
Past shaped the Present, Art Center, Washington, UK 

August  September 2012
Sculpture workshops and exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland 

July  August 2012
Gallery90, Plowden-Thompson, Sturbridge International Festival, UK 

March  April 2011
A Journey, Bede’s World at Jarrow 

May 2009
“Scar” exhibition, Art Space, Edinburgh 

May 2009
Exhibition “Shame Place”; Saltmarket, Glasgow 

April 2009
Exhibition in “Out of the Blue” gallery during the First Polish Cultural Festival in Edinburgh 

July  August 2008
“It’s my Place”, Craigmillar Art Space, Edinburgh “Razem” at Rocket Venues, Edinburgh 

August 2008
“Razem” at Rocket Venues, Edinburgh

November 2007 
Exhibition “The Place”, St Patrick Church, Glasgow 

February  March 2007
Invited to participate in an international sculpture symposium which included exhibition, Tehran, Iran 

September & October 2006
Exhibition and International Conference “Different ways to work with Concrete” Krakow, Poland 

April – May 2005
“Glimmer”, Leeds 

December 2003
Vetrospective, The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne 

June 2003
Exhibition at medieval Crook Hall, Durham 

March 2003
“Blast” Exhibition at Cork Street Gallery, London 

June – Sep 2002
“NEWdirections”, Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead 

June – August 2002
“Diversity”, National Glass Centre, Sunderland 

September  October 2001
“C-Through”, The Chink in the Wall gallery, North Lincolnshire 

2001 – 03
The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden, Surrey.

2000  2004
Alison Breeze Gallery Art Apartment Knaresborough 

August  October 2000
“Award Winners show”, National Glass Centre, Sunderland. 

August  September 2000
Philips International Fine Art Auctioneers, Newcastle. 

July  August 2000
“Graduation show 2000”, Business Design Centre, Islington, London. I was shortlisted for an award by The Guardian

2017
Exhibition and conference grant, the SGT, Sheffield, UK

2015
Winner of the CGG Awards, UK

2015
Grant for the Moscow Biennale exhibition, the Stroganov Academy of Art, Moscow, Russia

2015
Grant for exhibition, Skoltech, Skolkovo, Moscow, Russia

2014
Conference grant, Sunderland University

2014
Conference grant, Society of Glass Technology

2013
Grant for Durham Lumiere installation, Durham University

2013
Award for a design for Ballet Dancer Monument competition from Foksal Gallery in Warsaw Poland, and Association of Polish Artists (Warsaw Section)

2013
Research support from Academy of Technology in Krakow, Poland

2013
Research support from Hempel Metals Ltd.

2013
Research visit grant, Sunderland University

2011
Research visit grant, Sunderland University

2010
Research visit grants, Sunderland University

2008
Award for All, Lottery Funding to run sculpture workshops for “It’s my Place” Project under
Scottish Polish Cultural Association

2008
Polish Senate grant to run “It’s my Place” project (Scottish Polish cooperation in Art) under
Scottish Polish Cultural Association

2006
Arts Council England, Grant for the Arts; Working with semitransparent concrete

2006
Academy of Fine Art, Krakow and Polish Concrete Ltd; Grant to produce a sculpture.

2004
Cohesion travel grant

2003
British Embassy at Reykjavik, Iceland and Trade Partner UK

2002
Trade Partner UK – Passport to Export Success

2002
Paul Hamlyn Foundation to run project “Working with Glass” (with Cohesion)2002

2002
European Funding for start new business.

2001
Arts Council England; Northern Arts: to produce a sculpture for the High Altar, Durham
Cathedral

2001
Local Education Authority and Northern Arts: to organise and run a project with 3 schools in
County Durham

2000
Arts Council England; Northern Arts: Visual Arts Award

2018
Installation of Echo of the Past sculpture in Durham Castle

2016
Installation of sculptures for Scoltech Institute in Moscow, Russia

2014
Installation of sculpture for City of London Academy, UK

2014
Echo of the Lumiere project, Durham University

2013
Sculpture for Hempel Metals Ltd.

2012
Sculpture for Durham Castle

2011
Echo of the Past, The Museum Bede’s World at Jarrow

2009
Installation of sculpture for Consulate of the Republic of Poland in Edinburgh

2009
Installation of sculpture for Shopping Centre Outlet Factory in Lubon- Poznan, Poland

2008
Installation in Craigmillar Art Space, Edinburgh

2008
Installation in Islewth & Syon College, London

2007
Public sculpture for Ministry of Culture, Iran

2006
Sculpture for Polish Concrete Ltd.

2005
Best Business Investment to People Awards

2003
Sculpture for Durham Castle

2002
Sculpture for King James I Community College, Bishop Auckland

2002
Sculpture for Bishop Barrington School, Bishop Auckland

2001
Sculpture for Staindrop Comprehensive School, Staindrop

2001
British Gas trophy, North East Press Awards