Justyna Kisielewicz, is a Polish native and a California based painter. Her paintings are cheeky, trendy cool and popping with clever and lively unexpected colors. Kisielewicz’s paintings are filled with references to modern pop culture and inspired by the tradition of American and European aesthetics. She has been celebrated by international fashion and lifestyle magazines, as the “pop culture obsessed” “rebellious artist from Poland” and as the “princess of pop culture”. Her artistic style and subject matter is non-repetitive, however, it is consistent and sexy. She freely uses inspirations, words and symbols that are subconsciously rooted in the eye of the viewer through culture. She is the master of color and sublime technical expression. Kisielewicz’s work is uniquely self-referential and emotionally honest.

Justyna Kisielewicz received her MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland. Her works have been featured in Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Business Insider, Hi Fructose, Juxatopoz, Supersonic Magazine and Paint Pulse Magazine. Kisielewicz’s work has been the subject of exhibits in international galleries and museums in Warsaw, San Francisco, Sydney and Berlin. Her work has been presented at art fairs in Berlin, Hamburg (Germany) and Maastricht (Netherlands). Most recently Kisielewicz’s work has been acquired to fill the permanent collection of the National Museum in Gdansk, Poland.

Candy-pink, flamingo-pink, princess-blue and cloud-white colour pourings as sweet as sugar are melting on magnificently detailed drawn up canvas surfaces forming layers of a nice, intact world with beautiful people, animals, decor in grand style. This being in the middle of all this: in a glamorous, yet successfully witty picture world of Justyna Kisielewicz. The artist celebrates her trendy-baroque art ecstasy in a deliberate, unconventional, confident way.

The topic – the material which her art is made of: consumption and capitalism. In her works, Justyna Kisielewicz tackles the omnipresent, superficial, glassily retouched mass culture: in a critical way, yet by no means disrespectfully or self-righteously, but with a flirtatiously cheeky winking.

Dr. Heike Welzel-Philipp, Art historian, Berlin

EXHIBITS

COLLECTIVE SHOWS:

2017- Kaaboo Del Mar Festival, 111Minna Gallery, San Diego, California, USA

2017 – “Long summer shadow”, Andra Norris Gallery, Burlingame, California, USA

2017- ‘Alone together’, 111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, USA

2017/2016 – Insiders, Citi Gallery, Silicon Valley, USA

2015 – Bombay Artisan Finals, White Walls Gallery, San Francisco, USA

2015 – Bitspiration, Technology Conference, Warsaw, Poland

2015 – ‘Persona’, Bash Contemporary, San Francisco, USA

2014 – ‘Battle of Colours’, Czapski Art Gallery, Poznan, Poland

2014 – Opening of Czapski Art Gallery in Nowa Gazownia Building, Poznan, Poland

2014 – ‘Borderline’, Acting Coach Studio, Warsaw

2013 – ‘Jasiński & Friends’, National Theatre, Warsaw;

2013 – 2nd National Painting Contest: “Painting as the universal language”, Fundacja Rozwoju Sztuki Zielona Marchewka, Ludwik Zamenhof’s Center, Białystok

2013 – “Animal – inspiration, symbol, excuse?”, Museum of Hunting and Horsemanship in the Royal Baths Park, Warsaw;

2012- 22nd National Review of Young Painting PROMOCJE2012, The Gallery of Art in Legnica

2012 – XXI Auction The Great Heart, The Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology, Kraków

2012 – XI International Autumn Salon of Art “Homo Quadratus Ostroviensis, BWA Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski

2012 – Painting exhibition “Summer Salon”, GALLERY PROMOCYJNA, Warsaw

2012- Post-degree exhibition of Prof. Leon Tarasewicz’s studio “ Rozstanie” (“Parting”), GALLERY BIELSKA BWA, Bielsko – Biała

2011 – Master Degree exhibition “DyploMY 2011”, BOCHENSKA GALLERY, Warsaw

2011 – Painting exhibition “O rety, różne portrety” (Gosh! Various portraits”), GALLERY W DOMU, Bytom

 

SOLO SHOWS:

2016- ‘Make Love’, Galerie Villa Köppe, Berlin, Germany

2015- ‘Growing up is overrated’, Friends of Leon Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2013- ’16 shades of reality’, Art Pistols Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2012 – Painting exhibition ‘Oh yes! Now I see it!’ GALLERY PROMOCYJNA, Warsaw, Poland

2011 – Post–degree exhibition, GALLERY MITO, Warsaw, Poland

 

ACQUISITIONS:

2016 – Permanent collection National Museum Gdansk, Poland

2015 – Gideon Richter Pharmaceutical Company