Zofia Kijak - Fine Artist

Zofia Kijak

Brisbane, QLD - Australia

 
 
 

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Zofia Kijak

Brisbane, QLD - Australia

Zofia Kijak - Fine Artist

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About Zofia Kijak

My fascination with color characterizes all my works. I use vivid hues and bold brush strokes to fill my artwork with light. My aim is for my artwork to radiate with happiness, bring to the viewer positive emotions and encourage optimistic view of the world. My passion for intense colors results from my inspiration by Monet and Hockney and places full of sunshine, colorful houses and fairy-tale lush vegetation. Most of my paintings are a result of plein air work in Australia, South Pacific, Carribean and Mediterranean.

I have introduced my three distinctive styles: 'joie de vivre', 'substance' and 'floral abstract' which dominate in my recent artwork.

Recent solo exhibitions:
Old School House Gallery, 'Substance', Cleveland - paintings (2014)
Akwarium Gallery, 'Floral Abstracts', Gdynia, Poland - paintings (2012)
Center for Creative Activity Pogodna, 'Ring of Fire' Exhibition, Warsaw, Poland - paintings and photography (2011)
Traffic Club, 'From Oahu to Queensland' Exhibition, Warsaw, Poland - photography (2011)
Museum of Asia and Pacific, Warsaw, Poland - paintings (2011)

Recent group exhibitions:
'MayD4 Members' Exhibition, 69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne - paintings (2014)
'Outside in' Exhibition, Pain Management Ward, St. Vincent's Private Hospital, Brisbane - paintings (2014)
'InFocus' Exhibition, Redland City Gallery, Capalaba - paintings (2013 - 2014)
'The 69Fifteen' Exhibition,69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne - painting (2013)
'Old School House Gallery Christmas Exhibition', Old School House Gallery, Cleveland - paintings (2013)
'This Is My Art', 69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne - paintings (2013)
'Summer Stories' exhibition, 69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne - paintings (2013)
International Art exhibition and auction for humanitarian aid to the Syrian Nation, Cairo, Egypt - painting (2012)
Ward-Nasse Gallery, Soho, N.Y., U.S. - painting (2012 - present)
Themed art show '40x40', Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne - paintings (2012)
Themed art show 'The Secret Life of Space', 69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne - painting (2012)
'Little Treasures' Exhibition, Galleria De' Marchi, Bologna, Italy - paintings (2012)
City Cultural Centre Galeria Lamelli, Cracow, Poland - paintings (2012)
Art Fusion Gallery, 'A Spring Affair' Exhibition, Miami FL, U.S. - paintings (2012)
Akwarium Gallery, Gdynia, Poland - paintings (2011-2012)
Belotto Gallery, Warsaw, Poland - paintings (2011)
Galeria Zadra, Warsaw, Poland - paintings (2011)

Recent awards:
American Art Awards 2013: 1st prize in the 'Portrait' category for 'Lost in Thoughts' & 2nd prize in the 'Expressionism' category for 'Rotuan'.
American Art Awards 2012: 2nd prize in the 'Expressionism' category for the triptych 'Happiness on the Bay' & 3rd prize in the 'Floral - Non Realistic' category for 'Zinnias'.

Art & Beyond Magazine, Moreton Grove, IL: Summer 2012 Issue, Inside Cover Competition winner for 'Zinnias' & July/August 2012 Issue, Publisher Choice Award for 'Vitua';

Light, Space and Time Gallery, Jupiter, FL: 'SeaScapes' Juried Art Competition, May 2013 - Special Recognition Award in Painting Category for 'Essaouira'; 'Coutryside' Juried Art Competition, October 2012 - Special Recognition Award for 'Spring in Angaston'; 'Botanicals' Juried Art Competition, September 2012 - Special Recognition Award for 'Zinnias 2'; 'Abstracts' Juried Art Competition, July 2012 - Special Recognition Award for 'Spring Exuberance 1'; 'Figurative' Juried Art Competition, June 2012 - Honorary Mention Award for 'Lost in Thoughts'; 'All Women' Juried Art Competition, February 2012 - Special Recognition Award in Painting Category for 'Port in Nuka Alofa'.

Many pieces of my artwork are kept in art galleries and private collections. I am currently being represented by Chelsea Fine Art Gallery, Melbourne (www.chelsea-fine-art-gallery.artistwebsites.com) and by Art Fusion Gallery, Miami, FL, U.S. (www.artfusiongallery.com). I am a member of the 69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne (www.69smithstreet.com.au), Ward-Nasse Gallery, Soho, N.Y., U.S. (www.wardnasse.org) and the Association of Polish Fine Artists.

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Substance

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Floral abstract

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Joie de vivre

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