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Monika Zarzeczna
updated: 05/02/2008
website: www.zarzeczna.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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but i do think about you
bearded men
no more poles
other people's problems (the beach)
he just holds his breath
i am looking for my friend
o michael, you've got monkey toes
nose wide open
from : under these circumsatnces one usually looses a shoe
from : under these circumsatnces one usually looses a shoe
from : under these circumsatnces one usually looses a shoe
from : under these circumsatnces one usually looses a shoe
it's hard to live with happy people
you puke, you pay
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  figurative, fantasy, narrative, kitsch, historical, memory, social criticism, humor, violence
 
 
but i do think about you by Monika Zarzeczna
but i do think about you
mixed medium on paper
2008
12" x  18" 
bearded men by Monika Zarzeczna
bearded men
mixed medium on paper
2008
12" x  18" 
no more poles by Monika Zarzeczna
no more poles
mixed medium on paper
2008
12" x  18" 
other people's problems (the beach) by Monika Zarzeczna
other people's problems (the beach)
mixed medium on paper
2008
12" x  18" 
he just holds his breath by Monika Zarzeczna
he just holds his breath
mixed medium on paper
2008
12" x  18" 
i am looking for my friend by Monika Zarzeczna
i am looking for my friend
graphite, color pencil, watercolor and ink on paper
2007
12" x  16" 
o michael, you've got monkey toes by Monika Zarzeczna
o michael, you've got monkey toes
color pencil, graphite, water color and ink on paper
2007
18" x  24" 
nose wide open by Monika Zarzeczna
nose wide open
graphite, color pencil, watercolor and ink on paper
2007
18" x  24" 
from : under these circumsatnces one usually looses a shoe by Monika Zarzeczna
from : under these circumsatnces one usually looses a shoe
graphite, color pencil, watercolor and ink on paper
2006
7" x  10" 
from : under these circumsatnces one usually looses a shoe by Monika Zarzeczna
from : under these circumsatnces one usually looses a shoe
graphite, color pencil, watercolor and ink on paper
2006
7" x  10" 
from : under these circumsatnces one usually looses a shoe by Monika Zarzeczna
from : under these circumsatnces one usually looses a shoe
graphite, color pencil, watercolor and ink on paper
2006
7" x  10" 
from : under these circumsatnces one usually looses a shoe by Monika Zarzeczna
from : under these circumsatnces one usually looses a shoe
graphite, color pencil, watercolor and ink on paper
2006
7" x  10" 
it's hard to live with happy people by Monika Zarzeczna
it's hard to live with happy people
graphite, color pencil and pen on paper
2005
12" x  19" 
you puke, you pay by Monika Zarzeczna
you puke, you pay
graphite, color pencil and pen on paper
2005
12" x  19" 

Artist Statement

I make drawings of people and creatures in abstracted landscapes. The pictures are snapshots of an unclear event or a lack of interaction between the figures.

In the images there is a lot of distraction: thick clouds of smoke or vapor are rising, mark making is stronger than the figures and so is color, which functions as a character with the power to separate and hunt the figures and hold them down like a heavy weight or betray them.

 

The drawings can’t be and don’t want to be defined. They are of a fleeing character, the images scurry off the edges of the paper and pretend they continue else where, somewhere, but not here and nowhere where you could see them.

I want my drawings to move. The images are not concrete things. They are actions emerging from memory, which is not solid but unreliable and changes constantly.

I am interested in creating images between statements: that are full of hesitance and vulnerability, in a way echoing the feeling of this time which is full of uncertainty and lacks direction.

Artist Bio / CV

  

Exhibitions and projects(selection)

2008     JUNTOS ACORDARON ADELANTAR EL OSCURECER, Palma de Mallorca

2007     MONIKA ZARZECZNA, David Castillo Gallery, Miami

            ART BLOK,currated by Isack Kousnsky and Jennifer Harris, Artopia/Pink House Gallery, Miami

            LOST BOYS AND SUCH, Superfine, Brooklyn

            GINNA TRIPLETT and MONIKA ZARZECZNA, Pluto Gallery, Brooklyn

            THE FIELD, curated by Heng-Gil Han, JCAL, Queens

2006     IN PRACTICE, curated by Anthony Hueberman,SculptureCenter,Queens

            BETWEEN THIS AND THE OTHER, street installations for Dumbo Art Festival,Brookyn

            GROWING UP IN PUBLIC, curated by Rosanna Martinez,Repetti gallery, Queens

2005     NIGHT OF A 1000 DRAWINGS, Artists Space, New York

            SANQUIN PRIJS, Sanquin,Amsterdam, The Netherlands

            THE CLUMSY AND THE ILL ADJUSTED,installation in Empire-FultonFerry State Park, Brooklyn

2004     DUMBO ART FESTIVAL, Brooklyn

            SMALL WORKS, Washington Square Galleries, NYC       

2003     WORKS ON PAPER, Dumbo, Brooklyn

LACED, Brooklyn, NYC

2002              RARITEITEN KABINET, Gallery Moira , Utrecht

2001     JONG TALENT 2, Provincie Huis Utrecht,The Netherlands   

                  CABINETS OF WISHFUL THINKING,Retort Gallery, Amsterdam

            STUKKEN ONDERGRONDS, Expodium, Utrecht

                  VERLINDE KAMER, Hotel Winston,Amsterdam

2000     PAINTED IMAGE LIMITED, Outline Gallery, Amsterdam

            MIX VOOR HERSENPAN’, Atelier 408, Amsterdam

            SOLO, Shell Research Center, Amsterdam

1999     VERS 5, Academie Galerie, Utrecht

            JONG TALENT 2, Grafisch Atelier Utrecht

Residencies and Awards 

2006                  Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture,Skowhegan,  ME, USA

2006          Award recommendation for the LMCC’s Swing Space Program in the installation category, New York, USA

2005          Sanquin Prize nomination, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1999          1st Prize in designing permanent art piece for Waterzuiveringsbedrijf Nijkerk, The Netherlands

1999          Selected for ‘Jong Talent 2’ and commissioned to create a print for Kunstuitleen Utrecht, The Netherlands

1997          SUNY PURCHASE, NY, VA exchange program

Art Education

1998-1999 HKU, School of Visual Arts Utrecht

1994-1998 AHK, Amsterdam School of Fine Arts, Academie voor Beeldende Vorming