Joanna Sokolowska

Artist, painter, and sculptor from Poland (born in 1984). Joanna is a recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship in 2013, and she studied at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, USA, where she received her MFA degree in May 2015. Her education is both artistic and linguistic, both in Poland and abroad. Earlier she received a MA degree in English Philology at the Institute of Applied Linguistics – Warsaw University (2009); BA degree at the College of English Language Teacher Education – Warsaw University (2006); Master of Fine Arts degree at the Department of Sculpture – Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (2012); Erasmus scholarship at the Department of Sculpture – Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, Italy (2009/2010).

She’s exhibited her works in Poland, Italy, and the USA. Her paintings and sculptures revolve around the theme of human beings, their interior emotions, life, and psyche. Her most common topic is portraits of the human face. She combines elements of realism with expressive, emotional quest for power of expression.

As she says: “For me, the human form is like a temple; a sphere of sacrum, which encompassed the richness of emotions and experiences. These states of mind are sources of exploration for me to seek those binding qualities that make us human. Sculpture and Painting is a way for me to convert intangible feelings into three-and two-dimensional forms.”