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JK 2016

Hello,

My name is Joanna Karpowicz, I’m a painter, comic artist and illustrator. I was born in 1976. I studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, Painting Department, atelier of Prof. Leszek Misiak. Finished my studies with a master’s degree (MA) in 2001. I live and work in Cracow / Poland.

Important individual exhibitions:

  • LA Woman, Artemis Art Gallery (Cracow, 2017),
  • Anubis, Raven Gallery (Cracow, 2016),
  • I want to believe, Centrum Kultury Zamek (Wroclaw, 2014),
  • Anubis, my friend, Galeria Łącznik (Cracow, 2013),
  • Means of Locomotion, Cafe Szafe (Cracow, 2008),
  • Room 666, Galeria Nova (Cracow, 2003).

Among the group exhibitions the most important to me are those crossing the border between painting and comics.

  • My country so beautiful (Galeria Arsenał, Poznań, 2015),
  • 4 x Karpowicz (Galeria Raven, Cracow 2014),
  • Strange Stories – curated project of GaleriaStalowa (Warsaw / Kaunas, Meno Forma Galerija, 2014),
  • Double Portrait– curated project by Central Europe Comic Art, presented in Budapest, Riga, Kaunas. 2012),
  • Comic. Urban Legends in Museum of Contemporary Art MOCAK (Kraków, 2011),
  • Comic nach polnisher art, Galeria Spedition (Bremmen, 2006).

Published comic albums with my illustrations:

  • Lipstick, written by Jerzy Szyłak, published by Wydawnictwo Mandragora, 2003,
  • Jutro będzie futro, published by Atropos, 2005,
  • Postcards from Białystok, published by Centrum im. Ludwika Zamenhofa, 2013,
  • Kwaśne jabłko, written by Jerzy Szyłak, published by Timof Comics, 2017.
  • Anubis – artbook, published by Centrala, 2017.

Upcoming comic albums.

  • Anastazja. (I), written by Magdalena Lankosz, Kultura Gniewu (release date: October 2017.

I’ve published my works in various anthologies and comic magazines. As an illustrator I worked for Wysokie Obcasy, Wydawnictwo Literackie, Draft Publishing and Borys Lankosz – Polish film director. You can find my original artworks at ArtKomiks.pl.

As a painter I cooperate with: Artemis Art Gallery (Cracow), Raven Art Gallery (Cracow), Platon Gallery (Wrocław).

You can also pay me a visit at my art studio in Cracow. There is nothing like seeing art live. If you are interested – email me. If you have a Cat Allergy – don’t forget your drugs. My cat is everywhere.

Greetings from Cracow,

JK

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