MARTA BANASZAK

MARTA BANASZAK (1975)

Doctorate Degree in 2016, in the Graphic Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland. In 2007 obtained her Master Degree in Prof. Rafal Strent class. In 2002 earned a Master Degree in the Faculty of Journalism & Social Sciences of the Warsaw University. Works mainly in printmaking (especially the linocut technique) and painting. Organizes exhibitions promoting the art of modern printmaking, fulfils in didactics. Three prints from her Master’s series „Poles” are now in the permanent collection of the National Museum in Warsaw. Other works are in the collection in the Museum of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, in Italy, in the National Museum in Damascus in Syria. The linocut „Figuration I” was awarded the 2102 MCKiS Directors Year Prize in the „Warsaw Graphics” competition. Doctorate’s series of large scale linocut prints is based on the ornaments of Islamic architecture. A specific decorative style ablaq developed in the Ottoman Empire and other geometric elements of the Islamic art were transposed into a highly personal, simplified visual language. With no context these abstract forms seem hard to classify and locate in time.

Doctorate Degree - Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, Graphic Art Department (2016)
Master Degree - Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, Graphic Art Department, Prof. Rafal Strent atelier, Poland (2007)
Bachelor Degree with Dean’s Distinction - Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, Graphic Art Department, Prof. Andrzej Weclawski atelier, Poland (2003)
2-Year stage in the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Damascus, Syria (2003-2005)
Master Degree - Faculty of Journalism and Social Sciences, University of Warsaw (2002)

Public collections
National Museum in Warsaw, Poland
Museum of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, Poland
National Museum in Damascus, Syria

2018
Ablaq /personal exhibition/ Contrast Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
Rehearsal /group exhibition/ 18A Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2017
Islamic Architecture /personal exhibition/ Musee National des Beaux-Arts, Algiers, Algeria
KISSPRINT Lino 3 /group exhibition/ Library of the Warsaw University, Poland
Islamic Architecture /personal exhibition/ Mito Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
Girls for Girls /group exhibition/ Mito Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2016
Marta Banaszak /personal exhibition/ T.Kulisiewicz Centre for Drawing and Printmaking, Museum of Calisia, Kalisz, Poland
Distinction in the XIII International Gielniak Print Competition, Jelenia Gora, Poland
Marta Banaszak /personal exhibition/, Academy of Fine Arts, Belgrade, Serbia
KISSPRINT Printmaker's Association Biennial, Warsaw, Poland

2015
Marta Banaszak /personal exhibition/, La Manufacture, Paris, France
Galerie Jurgensen, Oetjendorf, Germany
ANALOG / personal exhibition /, Stacja Muranów, Warsaw, Poland
LINO 02, Centrum Rysunku i Grafiki im. T. Kulisiewicza, Kalisz, Poland
PANIC / personal exhibition /, Warsztat Sztuki, Warsaw, Poland
GUILTY PLEASURE, Galeria Turbo, Warsaw, Poland

2014
Printmaking.Game of Art, Galeria Salon Academii, Warsaw, Poland
ADULT ROOM /personal exhibition/, City of Stars Festival, Zyrardow, Poland
Women Artists t in Poland After 1989 /personal exhibition/, Mito, Warsaw, Poland
THE GREAT LICKING - artcover - 1000m2", Street Art by Fenix, Warsaw, Poland
KISSPRINT 2014, Mokotowska 73, Warsaw, Poland
III Prize - TEST Gallery, II Quarter, Warsaw, Poland
Month of Warsaw Printmaking, Prof. Smolnicki Atelier, Gallery Zajezdnia, Lublin, Poland
Galerie Jurgensen, Oetjendorf, Germany
14th European Biennial Competition for Graphic Art, Brugge, Belgium

2013
„1in0 Exhibition of Linocuts from the Academy of Fine Arts “, Warsaw, Poland
LINOCUT TODAY 2013 International Graphic Art Prize, Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany
„Printmaking in Art Circles“ – Art from Academies, Katowice - Czeski Cieszyn, Poland/Czech Republic
„I International Confrontation of Artistic Faculties - Orle Gniazdo-Hucisko“ University Gallery, University of Silesia in Katowice, Art Faculty in Cieszyn, Poland

2012
„Printmaking & Education“ – Palace of Arts, Cracow, Poland
I Prize- TEST Gallery, Warsaw, Poland , August 2012
II Prize for linocut „FIGURACJE II” TEST Gallery, Warsaw, Poland July 2012
Prize of the Year 2012 - TEST Gallery, Warsaw, Poland, December 2012
KISSPRINT Prints form the Acacemy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, SOHO Factory, Warsaw, Poland
KISSPRINT Prints form the Acacemy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Faculty of Graphic Art, Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, Poland
Galeria MITO- „Football Exhibition“, Warsaw, Poland
Novosibirsk International Triennial of Contemporary Graphic Art 2012, Russia

2011
XV International Biennial of Engraving, Sarcelles-Val de France, France
Café Kulturalna-Palace of Culture & Science /personal exhibition/, Warsaw, Poland
„Sports in Graphics”- Hala Widowiskowo-Sportowa, Gdynia, Poland
“Honor Prize of the Rector of Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts” - “Engraving of the Month Contest” TEST Gallery, November, 2011,Warsaw, Poland

2010
„Graphic Spaces“- group exhibition, Galeria pod Arkadami, ?om?a, Poland
5th EXLIBRIS Klemens Raczek Competition, Biblioteka Raczy?skich, Pozna?, Poland
9th Lessedra World Art Print Annual 2010, Sofia, Bulgaria

2009
6th Novosibirsk International Biennial of Contemporary Graphic Art, Russia
RADIUS European Program – Meetings with Arabic Culture, Lodz, Poland
"Arte & Amicizia" – art collection 1900 - 2007 of the cultural association "Cecina Promotion"- Sala Palazzo Benamati at Toscolano Maderno- Lake of Garda, Italy
“Sports in Graphics- Gdynia 2009” , Gdynia, Poland
“Marshal’s Prize” for linocut “Abed”, TEST Gallery, Warsaw, Poland , May 2009

2008
IMPRINT 2008 Kulisiewicz International Graphic Arts Triennial, Warsaw, Poland, October 2008
XV German International Exhibition of Graphic Art , Frechen, Germany, 2008
III Prize for linocut “Polish peasant”, TEST Gallery, Warsaw, Poland, April 2008
“Marshal’s Prize” for linocut “Salha”, TEST Gallery, Warsaw, Poland , May 2008

2007
„Master & Disciple“ Exhibition, Galeria Academia, National Academy of Fine Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria, 2007
LINOCUT TODAY 2007 International Graphic Art Prize, Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany
14th Tallinn Print Triennial “POLITICAL & POETICAL”, Estonia
6th LESSEDRA World Art Print Annual, Sofia, Bulgaria
“Engraving of the Year 2006” Laureate’s Exhibition, TEST Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2006
PRACOWNIA3 Gallery /personal exhibition/- Inzynierska 3, “Linocuts”, Warsaw, Poland
TONDO /personal exhibition/ Law Firm Karniol-Malecki, Warsaw, Poland, 2006
“Prize of the National Museum“ and “II Prize” for linocut “Poles- Jerzy Popieluszko”, TEST Gallery, August 2006 Warsaw, Poland
“Prize of the National Museum” for linocut “Poles- Krzysztof Kamil Baczynski”, TEST Gallery, March 2006 Warsaw, Poland
“Prize of the National Museum” and “Prize ARTINFO.pl” for linocut “Poles- Wojciech Jaruzelski”, TEST Gallery, February 2006 Warsaw, Poland
International Print Triennial & Bunkier Sztuki Gallery „GRAND PRIX of Young Polish Print Cracow“, Poland, November 2006
LETTRA 2006 Print & Book Art, International Print Triennial & Jagiellonian Library, Cracow, Poland
„Bible Illustrations - When Word Becomes Image“, Presidential Gallery & St.Wojciech Edition House, April 2006 Poznan, May 2006 Warsaw, Poland
LESSEDRA International Print Competition, Sofia, Bulgaria

2005
“Djabal Ansarije- Drawings” /personal exhibition/, Cultural Centre in Massiaf, Syria
Cultural Centre in MassiafAl Baa’th Art Gallery /personal exhibition/ under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture, Damascus, Syria
“Dessiner n’est pas copier” 10-artists exhibition, Andre Malraux Hall, Sarcelles-Val de France

2004
Fateh Moudarres Atelier /personal exhibition/- under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture, Damascus, Syria

2003
“III Prize” - “Engraving of the Month Contest” TEST Gallery, September 2003, Warsaw, Poland
“Dean’s Distinction” in the ”2002/2003 Bachelor Diploma”, Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, Poland
“ I Prize” - “Engraving of the Month Contest” TEST Gallery, June 2003, Warsaw, Poland, June 2003
“Honor Prize of the Rector of Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts” - “Engraving of the Month Contest” TEST Gallery, April 2003, Warsaw, Poland
Official Section XI International Biennial of Engraving Sarcelles-Val de France, France
VIII Quatriennial of Polish Woodcut and Linocut - Nominee, Olsztyn, Poland
V Polish Print Triennial, Katowice 2003 - part of the International Triennial of Engraving, Cracow, Poland
XI International Gielniak Print Competition, Muzeum Karkonoskie, Jelenia Góra, Poland
„Academie des Beaux-Arts de Varsovie” exhibition, Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Besancon, France

2002
Solo exhibition: XIII Art Week of Cecina- Exhibition “L’Uomo- charcoal drawings”, Toscolano Maderno, Italy
International Engraving Exchange Exhibition, Charleroi, Belgium
The XXth National Prize Contest for Visual Arts, Music and Literature, Leszno, Poland
The 6th “Fratelli Agazzi” Water-Colour and Graphic International Prize Contest, Bergamo, Italy

2001
Special Prize at the 5th “Fratelli Agazzi” Water-Colour and Graphic International Prize Contest, Bergamo, Italy
Ex Libris Exhibition, Biblioteka Raczynskich, Poznan, Poland
Exhibition of the auction for “TPCh Hospicjum”, Cracow, Poland
International Bookmark Exchange Exhibition, Charleroi, Belgium
“We are in Black and White” exhibition, Polish Fine Arts Association, Warsaw, Poland
Second Biennial of Students Graphic Art, Poznan, Poland

2000
National Graphic Contest for Students “Arches”, Cracow, Poland
Exhibition of Religious Art, Warsaw, Poland