Gosia Kulik is Polish artist. She sees herself as traveler, a vagabond. Lack of permanent place helps her maintain constant amazement of the world. She is always ready for a change, fascinated by opposites. Even small cultural differences are a source of inspiration for her - during searching for these differences she is in constant motion. Kulik works in fields of painting illustrations and comics.
Gosia Kulik is interested in narrative aspects of the visual arts: relationships and paradoxes between images and between images and words. She playfully invents her own stories about ordinary people who are immersed in unusual situations. Dirty, dark and shameful part of their lives, which she is drawing / writing seemingly appears to be normal. It is exciting for her to discover how helpless and alone they can be when they doing everyday banal activities.
Kulik is fascinated by stories about the weirdness, which is generated by a seemingly insignificant detail. These ostensibly negligible details are the keys to understanding the surrounding reality as well as the whole idea of her works.
Irony allows her to show the nonsense of human aspirations towards nowhere. Her inspirations are the things already worn, anachronisms, which she embeds in a new context. In this way she can create a funny and also weird results.
2007- 2012- Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Poland, specialization: painting
2005 - 2007- Filological faculty, specialization of Cultural Studies, Silesian University in Katowice, Poland
- 2000 - 2005 - National School of Fine Arts, J. Pankiewicza, Katowice, Poland
Year, Group Exhibition/ Solo Exhibition, Gallery name, Location
December 2012 (group) - exhibition organized by the Eibisch Foundation, Catherine Napiórkowska Art Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
September 2012 (group) - an exhibition at the book fair in Moscow, Polish Female Comics panel organized by the publishing house and with the support of the Polish Institute in Moscow, Russia
July / August 2012 (group) Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, “Great Armory” gallery, an exhibition of best degree project in Poland
May / June 2012 (group) an exhibition of post-competition, III Trienalle “Drawing Limits”; Rzeszów Town gallery, Poland March / April 2012 (group) “Bibu“ gallery, title of the exhibition:“Only the painting” Kulik, Piotrowicz, Walczak, Katowice, Poland
November / December 2011(group) “Ssafka” Festival, “Wilson“ gallery, Katowice, Poland
June / July 2011 (group) “Above floor” Gallery Cultural Center im. Krystyna Bochenek, Katowice; title of the exhibition: “Silly season”. The Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Poland
May 2011 (group) post-competition exhibition ; “Green Carrot” Foundation; title of the exhibition: “Interior”, the Ethnographic Museum, Warsaw, Poland
May 2011 (group) “Power station” art gallery, students exhibition from studio of prof. Irenaeus Walczak, Czeladź, Poland March 2011(group) “Synagogue” gallery, students exhibition, Jaroslaw, Poland
March 2011(group)“The loft” gallery, students exhibition in Dąbrowa, Poland
May 2010 (group) exhibition at the University of Silesia, Cieszyn, Poland
December / January 2009 “The Gate” club, an exhibition of paintings entitled “Soda”, Bytom, Poland
October 2009 (group) exhibition titled “Hotel Landschaft” (as a member of Landschaft group) and dedicated to the work of David Lynch; “Rondo of Arts” art gallery, Katowice, Poland
May 2009 (group) the exhibition of paintings entitled “Oh Baby” (as a member of Landschaft group) “Old Factor” gallery, Gliwice, Poland
February 2009 (group) student`s exhibition from prof. Irenaeus Walczak studio, Upper Silesian Cultural Center “Above floor” gallery, Katowice, Poland
Year, Award, Name, Location
September 2012 - winner of the competition on the “Polish Long Debut” competition; debut comic book will be published in March 2013 by the “Centrala” publishing house
July 2012 - Award: Gold Medal for degree project, Katowice - BPSC award for the best degree, Katowice, Poland
May 2011 - 3rd award in the competition, the “Green Carrot” Foundation, Warsaw, Poland
Year, Name, Location
academic year 2011 - 2012 - assistantship in painting workshops for first-year students; Academy of Fine Arts, Katowice, Poland
October 2012 - art auction “Desa” - “Rondo of Arts” gallery in Katowice, Poland
May 2011 - I made statuette, the “Deadly shrew “, a monster from the “Attack of the Killer Shrews” movie; for Cult Movies Festival, Katowice, Poland
Year, Title, Publication, Editor
October 2012 - “Polish Female Comic” set of comics created by women, "Timof" publishing house