In my artistic practice, I blend digital and analogue collage techniques, creating narratives from both found as well as my own images. By re-contextualizing these visual fragments, I infuse them with new meaning to create brand new stories. Collage provides me with a meditative outlet for my creativity and thought explorations, by experimenting with different materials, textures, colours, and compositions. My collage work is primarily centered on women, celebrating their strength and beauty, while intertwining the powerful elements of nature.
The images resonate with my own journey, challenge stereotypes, and celebrate women’s strength, resilience and individuality. Through selecting and arranging images from old magazines and photographs, the created compositions highlight the diverse stories of women, so that their voices can be heard and their stories acknowledged. I work very intuitively; my creative process draws inspiration from my travels, from surrealist artists, and from nature. It invites viewers into a realm where imagination and reality converge. By re-purposing discarded materials such as forgotten photographs, magazines, books, fabric scraps, and stitching I transform and breathe a new life into images that would otherwise end up discarded. Using recycled materials, I engage in a dialogue about our relationship with the past, the stories embedded within, and issues of sustainability. My work is printed on paper and often embroidered using my mother’s embroidery floss. This embroidery floss is quite special, it was one of a very few items taken when my family was fleeing communist Poland in 1980s.
OCAD University – Photography Major
Sheridan College, New Media Design (post diploma program)
2012 – dbcreative photography and art studio
1999 – 2012 Creative Lead, various marketing companies
2023 “Freedom”, Cutout Collage Festival, M17 Art Center, Kyiv, Ukraine
2023 “7th Annual Summer Group Show”, Blue Crow Gallery, Toronto
2023 “Art for a Cause”, The Georgetown Lombardi Arts & Humanities, Washington, DC
2023 “Fantastic Beasts”, StudioRGF, Madrid
2022 “Through 100 windows”, Clark Centre for the Arts, Toronto
2004 “Polish Photographers in New York, Polonia Dom, Warsaw
2002 “Visual Meetings”, Assembly Hall Art Gallery, Toronto
2023 Barns Art Market, Artscape Wychwood Barns, Toronto
2023 The Bazaar of the bizarre, The Parkdale Hall, Toronto
2022 Akin Art Market, Clark Centre for the Arts, Toronto
2022 Red Pepper Spectacle Arts Fair, Kensington Market, Toronto
2000 Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Toronto
2023 Peep Show, Zine, World of Collage Day, USA
2023 Contemporary Collage Magazine, UK
2004 Polish Photographers in New York, Limited Edition Artists Book
1997-2005 Photography published through FREE/EAST NEWS photo agencies
1995 URODA, Fashion Magazine
Shop for Collage Prints / Greeting Cards
You’re welcome to drop by my Etsy Store where I sell collage art prints and greeting cards. Different size print or custom orders available upon request. DM with inquiry.
Selection of prints and greeting cards.