Magdalena Gryska

(b. 1956, lives in Zielona Góra) is a graduate of Painting at the State Higher School of Fine Arts (now UAP) in Poznań, a professor at the Institute of Visual Arts, Faculty of Arts at the University of Zielona Góra, where she teaches a graduate painting class. An author of paintings, drawings and videos, she also does curatorial work, often in collaboration with art-school students. She ran the Stara Winiarnia Gallery in Zielona Góra, and currently she co-creates the Kosobudki 3 Creative Activity Centre devoted to ecological regeneration, artistic activities, and development projects. In her works, Gryska is concerned with the attuning of personal experiences to the order of nature. She works in series in which fragmentary human time fits into the plan of infinity. The way she works is inspired by meditation techniques aimed at clearing the mind of the chaos of sensations, illusions, and rush.

On the Bank of the Pliszka River, 2022, watercolour, paper, courtesy of the artist

A series of works was created in contact with the Pliszka River, on which the Kosobudki 3 Creative Activity Centre is located. In them, the artist transforms the healing experience of following the river, developing mindfulness, and merging with nature.

Back ↵