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Karolina Kowalski is a St. Albert based painter and printmaker. She was born in Poland and at the age of seven her family immigrated to Edmonton, Alberta. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, Drawing and Printmaking from the University of Alberta in 2008. Before receiving her degree in fine arts, she studied physics and visual communication design. Her mixed media painting and printmaking work is influenced by her fascination with the dynamics of the inner being – the layers of the self and the balance of light and dark in the universe. Her work has been exhibited in galleries in the Edmonton area. She was featured in NextFest 2008, was a Banff Artist in Residence at The Banff Centre in July of 2010 and completed a Visual Arts Studio Work Study position at The Banff Centre in the winter of 2010/11.


In Bi-Pass #2, Kowalski challenges perspective by allowing the subterranean to dominate the frame. This shift in conventional looking enhances the ambiguity of the image. This viewer reads the lithograph in two sections; mountain peaks in the top quarter, below ground in the rest. Horizontal bands relate to the definition of “bypass” as a road providing an alternate route, a way around the mountains. The image produces an alternative interpretation of “bypass” as the lower band pulsates across the page like the flow of blood through veins. The allusion to an oft-life-saving surgical procedure turns sinister by the appearance of a skull-like shape in the darkest part of the print.
              
Bi-Pass #2
21.5×28.5″
TBD
 Monthly Rental: $23
Sale Price: $575
AVAILABLE
ARKK001

 

              
Shifting Pattern #1 
5×6″
Etching
 Monthly Rental: $11.40
Sale Price: $285
AVAILABLE
ARKK005

 

              
Shifting Space #2
5×6″
Etching
 Monthly Rental: $11.40
Sale Price: $285
AVAILABLE
ARKK006

 

              
Fatigue Crust #1
5×6″
Etching
 Monthly Rental: $11.40
Sale Price: $285
AVAILABLE
ARKK007

 

              
Turmoil
36×36″
Mixed media
 Monthly Rental: $44
Sale Price: $1500
AVAILABLE
ARKK015

 

              
Untitled 05
36×36″
Mixed media
 Monthly Rental: $44
Sale Price: $1500
AVAILABLE
ARKK016

 

              
Through the Mist
24×24″
Mixed media
 Monthly Rental: $34
Sale Price: $1000
AVAILABLE
ARKK017

 

Artist

Kowalski, Karolina

Price

$100–$300, $500–$700, $1000–$1500

Size

Medium

Medium

Etching, Lithograph, Mixed, Prints