26th Legnica International Jewellery Competition IDENTITY

 

Michalina Owczarek

 

 

About the Artists

Michalina Owczarek Shell
Place: Legnica Culture Center, Chojnowska 2
Exhibition open till: 11th June 2017

 

 

Everybody has their own shell inside which he or she hides their true self.

 

The SHELL collection is a sculptural way to present the appearances that we are trying to keep up in order to cover up our emotions and who we really are. The works also show some of the insanity that we hide under the coat of everyday life so that only a few can see it. This might be a reflection of how others perceive me and perhaps also of how I perceive myself. 

 

The collection consists of brooches and necklaces which can be divided into several parts. In one of them the colour gently glows through the white surface while aggressively ‘going out’ on the sides where the shell has been cut off. Other works provoke to look inside them. Still others consist of shell parts  and a frame suggesting the shell’s contours. However, each piece encourages the viewer to look at it from all sides in order to ‘break through’ the title shell and get to know the structure.

 

 

The whole collection, despite its large size, seems to be light and fragile. This effect is achieved not only by the openwork and thin walls, but also by the combination of bright colours with calm ones and the use of a technique that is at first glance reminiscent of ceramics.

 

 

Michalina Owczarek – b. 7.09.1985 in Łódź where she lives and works. She started to produce jewellery professionally in 2012. Among others, she creates jewellery inspired by the Victorian era. She worked with Teatr Wielki in Łódź preparing jewellery for the show ‘Julius Cesar’. Currently she is also involved in the restoration of monuments at AnBudex company.

 

Education:

- 2014 – PhD studies at the AFA in Łódź

- 2005-2010 – Master’s studiem at the AFA in Łódż, Department of Fabrics and Clothing

- 2009-2010 – Erasmus scholarship in Academy of Fine Arts and Design in  Matosinhos, Portugal

- 2004-2006 – studies at Łódź University, Department of Artistic Education 

 

Solo exhibitions:

- 2011 - „Debuts”, Legnica

- 2009 - Złota Galeria, Łódź

 

Group exhibitions (selection):

- 2015 - „Polish Goldsmithing Groups”, the Gallery of Art, Legnica (PL)

- 2015 – 24th International Jewellery Competition „Boundaries”, the Gallery of Art, Legnica

- 2013 – exhibition of the group Punkt G, Skierniewice (PL)

- 2013 -  International Jewellery Competition „Revolt”, the Gallery of Art, Legnica 

- 2012 -  12th Competition of Artistic Jewellery "Prezentacje 2012", Jewellery Fair „Gold, Silver, Time”, Warsaw (PL)

- 2010 - „Natura e Artificio”, Livorno (I)

- 2010 - „Designed in Poland”, Wien (A)

- 2010 - „Ni pies, ni wydra”, the Gallery of Art, Legnica

- 2010 - „Magical and Industrial – contemporary Polish artistic jewellery”, Museum of Western Masovia, Żyrardów (PL)

- 2009 - Schmuck 2010, Munich (D) – after-contest exhibition

- 2009 - Competition of Artistic Jewellery "Prezentacje 2009", Jewellery Fair „Gold, Silver, Time”, Warsaw (PL)

- 2009 - Fashion Week, Textiles Museum, Łódź – collectiva exhibition of the students of the Jewellery Department

- 2008 – International Competition for a Design of Jewellery object with Amber Elektronos 2008 „Talisman”, Gdańsk

- 2008 - „Image & Form”, Petersburg (Rosja)

 

 Awards and distinctions:

- 2013 – 13th Competition of Artistic Jewellery "Prezentacje 2013", Jewellery Fair „Gold, Silver, Time”, Warsaw (PL), distinction from Galvano Aurum company

- 2010 – 21st Władysław Strzemiński Competition „Projekt” – award of the International Fair Centre  

- 2010 - 21st Władysław Strzemiński Competition „Projekt” – award of the „Polski Jubiler” magazine

- 2010 - 21st Władysław Strzemiński Competition „Projekt” – award of the Gallery of Art. in Legnica

- 2010 – 10th Competition of Artistic Jewellery "Prezentacje 2010" - Jewellery Fair „Gold, Silver, Time”, Warsaw, 2nd prize

- 2009 – 9th Competition of Artistic Jewellery "Prezentacje 2009", Jewellery Fair „Gold, Silver, Time”, Warsaw, distinction

- 2008 - Władysław Strzemiński Competition „Projekt 2008” – award of the „Murator- Architektura” magazine

 

Works in collections:

- The Gallery of Art, Legnica

- Muzeum Okręgowe (District Museum), Sandomierz (PL)

 

 

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Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER 2017 
Dates:  27th April - 11th June 2017

 

Culmination: 19th – 20st of May 2017
Venue: Gallery of Art in Legnica, Poland

 

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