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Gosia Wlodarczak
updated: 06/12/2013
website: www.gosiawlodarczak.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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WINDOW SHOPPING FROST DRAWING FOR GOMA, detail
WINDOW SHOPPING FROST DRAWING FOR GOMA at Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane,
WINDOW SHOPPING FROST DRAWING FOR GOMA, detail
WINDOW SHOPPING FROST DRAWING FOR GOMA at Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
SITUATIONS SOFITEL: BROOK'S OFFICE
SITUATIONS SOFITEL: SEAMSTRESS
FROST DRAWING FOR THE LOBBY, at Sofitel Melbourne
FROST DRAWING FOR SOFITEL'S LOBBY, detail
SOFI'S LOUNGE DUST COVERS, at Sofitel Melbourne
SHARED SPACE, WALL DRAWING FOR GLEN EIRA
BETWEEN WANDER & SETTLEMENT at Western Gallery, WWU, Bellingham
DUST COVER WINDSOR AMERICAN CHAIR WITH ARMS, installation and after
DUST COVER AMERICAN WINDSOR CHAIR WITH ARMS, detail
DUST COVER PORTRAIT, KEN
MT.BAKER. left: Music score, right: Still from animation
 
Portfolio Keywords:  conceptual, identity, mapping, language, process, documentary, obsessive, surreal, social criticism
 
 
WINDOW SHOPPING FROST DRAWING FOR GOMA, detail by Gosia Wlodarczak
WINDOW SHOPPING FROST DRAWING FOR GOMA, detail
pigment pen on glass
2012
Dimensions variable
WINDOW SHOPPING FROST DRAWING FOR GOMA at Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, by Gosia Wlodarczak
WINDOW SHOPPING FROST DRAWING FOR GOMA at Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane,
18-day drawing performance,110m2 installation across the gallery's entrance walls
2012
Dimensions variable
WINDOW SHOPPING FROST DRAWING FOR GOMA, detail by Gosia Wlodarczak
WINDOW SHOPPING FROST DRAWING FOR GOMA, detail
pigment pen on two glass walls with moving doors
2012
Dimensions variable
WINDOW SHOPPING FROST DRAWING FOR GOMA at Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane by Gosia Wlodarczak
WINDOW SHOPPING FROST DRAWING FOR GOMA at Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
performance/installation, pigment pen on glass wall
2012
Dimensions variable
SITUATIONS SOFITEL: BROOK'S OFFICE by Gosia Wlodarczak
SITUATIONS SOFITEL: BROOK'S OFFICE
1 of 28 drawings, pigment pen on paper, residency project
2012
11.7" x  8.3" 
SITUATIONS SOFITEL: SEAMSTRESS by Gosia Wlodarczak
SITUATIONS SOFITEL: SEAMSTRESS
1 of 28 drawings, pigment pen on paper, residency project
2012
11.7" x  8.3" 
FROST DRAWING FOR THE LOBBY, at Sofitel Melbourne by Gosia Wlodarczak
FROST DRAWING FOR THE LOBBY, at Sofitel Melbourne
performance drawing/installation over 8 windows, pigment pen on glass
2012
Dimensions variable
FROST DRAWING FOR SOFITEL'S LOBBY, detail by Gosia Wlodarczak
FROST DRAWING FOR SOFITEL'S LOBBY, detail
installation, pigment ink on glass
2012
Dimensions variable
SOFI'S LOUNGE DUST COVERS, at Sofitel Melbourne by Gosia Wlodarczak
SOFI'S LOUNGE DUST COVERS, at Sofitel Melbourne
performance, pigment pen on linen wrapped over objects, residency project
2012
Dimensions variable
SHARED SPACE, WALL DRAWING FOR GLEN EIRA by Gosia Wlodarczak
SHARED SPACE, WALL DRAWING FOR GLEN EIRA
performance drawing, pigment pen on wall
2012
Dimensions variable
BETWEEN WANDER & SETTLEMENT at Western Gallery, WWU, Bellingham by Gosia Wlodarczak
BETWEEN WANDER & SETTLEMENT at Western Gallery, WWU, Bellingham
installation, drawing performance, sound and film presentation
17 January - 3 March 2012
Dimensions variable
DUST COVER WINDSOR AMERICAN CHAIR WITH ARMS, installation and after by Gosia Wlodarczak
DUST COVER WINDSOR AMERICAN CHAIR WITH ARMS, installation and after
pigment pen on canvas, object
2013
81" x  58" 
DUST COVER AMERICAN WINDSOR CHAIR WITH ARMS, detail by Gosia Wlodarczak
DUST COVER AMERICAN WINDSOR CHAIR WITH ARMS, detail
pigment pen on canvas
2012
Dimensions variable
DUST COVER PORTRAIT, KEN by Gosia Wlodarczak
DUST COVER PORTRAIT, KEN
performance, pigment pen on linen, objects. Model: Ken Fehily
2011
Dimensions variable
MT.BAKER. left: Music score, right: Still from animation by Gosia Wlodarczak
MT.BAKER. left: Music score, right: Still from animation
Digitally created music and animation 3min 10 sec, DVD HD
2012
Dimensions variable

Artist Statement
My work interrogates the phenomenon of existence. I attempt to archive a realisation of being - of being present, within space, time, and language. Forming a registry of the everyday, I do not work in an artist’s studio but in various private and public spaces where life goes on.

Drawing is the basis of all my practice, extending towards performance, interactive situations, installation, sound and moving image; I refer to it as cross-disciplinary drawing. I draw my environment as I see it, in real time - tracing and re-tracing the visible. My aim is to record continuous time, the present moment and my mind’s realization of now, attempting to translate my living energy into the drawn line.

The line is shaped into outlines of real things that my eye registers by its every glance. Accumulated outlines of objects and shapes that were recorded by my countless singular glances, and at the same time archived by my moving hand, build up a substantive layering. I don’t emphasize any elements or structure, nor do I pre-design compositions, I believe that the different shapes within observed reality carry equal importance.

Using line as a vehicle for presence in time and space I create performative drawings; works which are intrinsically linked to notions of human existence, of personal space, familiar (safe) spaces, and unfamiliar (strange) space. I am interested in mind realization of presence in social context, in circumstances where one’s personal space is shared with someone, with the other. With performative drawing, the process is not only a catalyst for the creation of an image, it is a vital part of the work and a resulting image becomes the byproduct of the situation. The process is exposed, presented to the viewer. The viewer is the participant in the social situation, documented through drawing; the viewer becomes part of the drawing. 

Artist Bio / CV

Gosia Wlodarczak was born in Poland (1959) and graduated Master of Fine Arts with Distinction from Poznan Academy of Fine Arts, Poland (1984). She arrived in Australia 1996.

Solo exhibitions: A Room Without A View RMIT University Gallery, Melbourne (2013), Between Wander & Settlement Western Washington University Gallery, Bellingham (2012) and Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne (2013), Wall Drawing  Shepparton Art Museum (2012), Between Visit & Migration Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne (2011), Frost Drawing for the Library La Trobe University Museum of Art (2011), Shared Space New York, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn (2008), Cinderella II – The Dreamer, SASA Gallery University of South Australia (2008), Space Active at Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (2005)

Group exhibitions: Contemporary Australia: Women Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art (2012), Singapore Biennale Open House (2011), Pathway: Drawing In, On and Through the Landscape The Drawing Center/Big Screen Plaza, New York (2011), The Dobell Drawing Prize Art Gallery of New South Wales (2010), Freehend: recent Australian drawing Heide Museum of Modern Art (2010), I walk the line the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2009), the 5th Drawing Biennale at the Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University (2004).

2013 Gosia will participate in the 5th Moscow Biennale with a large scale drawing installation on glass Frost Drawing for the Manege

Her work is represented in collections including: National Gallery of Australia; Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art; Art Gallery of South Australia; Jewish Museum of Australia; Artbank; Edith Cowan University; Murdoch University; Poznan Academy of Fine Arts, Poland, Western Washington University.   

Selected bibliography: Vitamin D2: New Perspectives on Drawing Phaidon (2013); Janet McKenzie Contemporary Australian Drawing #1 Macmillan Art Puglishing (2012); Hyperdrawing Longborough University (2012); Dr David Bromfield NOW (Gosia Wlodarczak drawing 1986-2004) monograph, Brown Art (2004).