About me

Ryszarda Łucja Jagielska – GROTOŁAZ

My motto:

Life is like searching for a light in caves, clear open ways, and hope.

I am  painting architect,  member of  Association of Polish Painters and Graphic Artists (Związek Polskich Artystów Malarzy i Grafków: ZPAMiG), of Circle „Plener”  at the Warsaw Branch of the Association of Polish Architects (Koło Plener Oddział Warszawski Stowarzyszenia Architektów Polskich: OW SARP) and Association of  Warsaw Visual Artists  (Warszawskie Stowarzyszenie Plastyków: WSP). In 2017, I was registered in the register of Polish painters ARTinfo.

 

I like painting and travelling, sometimes I write some kind of an epigram or poem. Making ceramics and collecting reportage photography are also my fields of interest. Someone called me GROTOŁAZ (Walking on the grottoes), because of the theme  in my paintings is searching light in a cave or grotto, but also in a campfire on a summer night, in a dawn over lakes, and in people with a positive attitude to the World.  I paint characterological  and symbolic portraits of them to reflect their relationship with the world. So I search for a light and the Light – clear open ways and hope.

 

I was born in Zakopane, the place where I return to every year. I graduated from Liceum Ogólnokształcące im. O. Balzera (a general secondary school named after Oswald Balzer). In Zakopane, my favourite place had always been the Community Centre “Jutrzenka” located in the Zakopian Park, and my drawing and painting teacher was Czesław Jałowiecki, a disting uished and recognised sculptor, who was also my form tutor.

To become a student in architecture, I had had lessons in architectural drawing taught by Zenon Remi, an architect. I graduated from Politechnika Warszawska (the Warsaw University of Technology), Faculty of Architecture. The Architectural Drawing School was conducted and directed by the following architects professors: Henryk Dąbrowski, Jan Szymański, Adam Sufliński and Ludomir Słupeczański – the School was the cradle of my professional skills.

 

 

After delivering my Master’s Degree thesis and obtaining the University’s diploma, I worked for planning and design companies, in construction supervision and administration, and at a private gallery “Galeria Alicji i Bożeny Wahl” – I have great memories of that time period. At the same time,  I have painted from imagination, experimenting with the most beloved technique, gum Arabic with ink, and I paint with acrylics.

 

 

When my daughters grew up and left HOME, I arranged my studio and I may paint large-sized paintings. My works have been available in online galleries since 2014 and since 2013 I have displayed my works at exhibitions in Warsaw and in neighbouring towns. Since 2018, I have also shown my artwork at exhibitions abroad.

I have published a book of poetry titled „Brama do Bajki”  (A Gate to a Fairy Tale). The poems were written for my grandson.

In 2014, Joanna Adamek, Iwona Piszczelska and I formed an artistic group called „Trzy Barwy”  (Three Colours).

 

 

My works were displayed in numerous collective and solo exhibitions locally and internationally:

reports from exhibitions

 

Solo exhibitions:

2018 – Warsaw (Poland) Mazowiecki Teatr Muzyczny im. Jana Kiepury – MTeatr (Masovia Music Theatre named after Jan Kiepura – MTeatr) – solo exhibition ”THE METAMORPHOSIS” 

2017 – Warsaw (Poland) Bielany District Community Centre – solo exhibition ”YELLOW – FRIENDSHIP”  

2016 – Warsaw (Poland) Primrose Gallerysolo exhibition ”LIGHT” 

Collective exhibitions:

2019 – Legionowo (Poland) – Town Hall in Legionowo – the 35th Anniversary of the Association of Polish Painters and Graphic Artists (ZPAMiG) 

2019 – Walewice (Poland) – the Walewski Palace – an exhibition of works displayed by artists from the Association of Warsaw Visual Artists (WSP) – ”HORSES

2019 – Warsaw (Poland) – the Zamoyski Palace – an exhibition of artists from Plein-Air Circle at the Warsaw Branch of the Association of Polish Architects (SARP) – ”AUTUMN SALON

2019 – Matera  (Italy) – SpazioSculptureArt di Margherita Serra – XXVIII Esposizione Internazionale Ligne et Couleur Associazione Architetti Artisti, –  ”STRUCTURE” 

2019- Glasgow  (Scotland) – The Scottish Society of Architect Artists – Glasgow Art Club, Scotland – ”SPRING 2019” 

2019 – Warsaw (Poland) –  Wyższa Szkoła Zarządzania (Management University) – an exhibition to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Association of Polish Painters and Graphic Artists 

2019 – Warsaw (Poland) –  Bielany District Office of the Capital City of Warsaw – an exhibition in the foyer of the Masovia Music Theatre named after Jan Kiepura – MTeatrnto celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Association of Polish Painters and Graphic Artists

2019 – Warsaw (Poland) Exhibition Pavilion of the Association of Polish Architectsthe 50th International Exhibition of Architectural Painting Drawing Graphics and Textiles 

2019 – Warsaw (Poland) The Centre for the Promotion of Culture Podskarbińska 2 Street – the 35th anniversary of the Association of Polish Artists, Painters and Graphic Artists 

2019 – Warszaw (Poland)  Stanisław Staszic Public Library – the 35th anniversary of the Association of Polish Painters and Graphic Artists

2018 – Warsaw (Poland)  the Financial and Banking Centre Nowy Świat – the 60th anniversary of the Warsaw Association of Visual Artists

2018 – Warsaw (Poland) Exhibition Pavilion of the Association of Polish Architects Foksal 2 Street –  the 49th International Exhibition of Architectural Painting Drawing Graphics and Textiles 

2018 – Venice  (Italy) – Castello 925 + Plus Gallery – XXVII Esposizione Internazionale Ligne et Couleur AAA – “LIBERA TUTTI” 

2018 – Siedlce (Poland) Regional Museum in Siedlcean exhibition of artists from the Association of Polish Painters and Graphic Artists

2018 – Warsaw (Poland) – the SENATOR building next to the Grand Theatrean exhibition by artists from the  Association of  Warsaw Visual Artists 

2018 – Karpacz (Poland) –  an exhibition to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Association of Polish Painters and Graphic Artists CONVERSATIONS” at the Municipal Museum of Toys in Karpacz 

2018 – Paris (France) – Town Hall of the 5th District in Paris – 83e SALON INTERNATIONAL LIGNE ET COULEUR – ”MIRROR”    

2018 – Warsaw (Poland) –  an exhibition by 7 artists in the Zamoyski Palace ”FOCUS”  

2017 – Warsaw (Poland) – the Zamoyski Palace – an exhibition by artists from the Plein Air Circle of the Warsaw Branch of the Association of Polish Artists – ”AUTUMN SALON”

2017 – Zakopane (Poland) – The Municipal Art Gallery of Count Wladyslaw Zamoyski the final exhibition of the First Polish Painting Contest “MY CITY ZAKOPANE”

2017 – Legionowo (Poland) – Art Gallery RATUSZ – an exhibition by artists from the Association of Polish Painters and Graphic Artists 

2017 – Wyszków (Poland) – the Cultural Centre HUTNIK – an exhibition by artists from the Association of Polish Painters and Graphic Artists  

2017 – Warsaw (Poland) – Exhibition Pavilion of the Association of Polish Architects – the 48th International Exhibition of Architectural Drawing and Painting

2017 – Warsaw (Poland) – W. Lutosławski Concert Studio in the Polish Radio Building – an exhibition by artists from the Association of Warsaw  Visual Artists     

2017 – Warsaw (Poland) – Warszawska Szkoła Zarządzania – Szkoła Wyższa (Warsaw Management School – High School) – an exhibition by artists from the Association of Polish Painters and Graphic Artists

2016 – Biecz (Poland)- the city market – Brama u Becza (the Gate at the Brecz’s) – a plain-air exhibition –“VIBRATIONS OF BIECZ”

2015 – Warsaw (Poland) – Mokotów District Public Library an exhibition by artists from the  Association of Warsaw Visual Artists

2015 – Warsaw (Poland) – Bielański District Town Hall – an exhibition of works by employees from the Department of Architecture

2014 – Stara Iwiczna (Poland) – OKNO Gallery – an exhibition of paintings

2014 – Lesznowola (Poland) – the Community Centre – Post-competition Exhibition of Paintings “AUTUMN IN WINTER”

2014 – Pruszków (Poland) – The A. Kamiński Community Centre KAMYK – the 16th Festival of Visual Arts  ”TALENT PASSION INTUITION”

2014 – Warsaw (Poland) – Mediateka – an exhibition following open-air art sessions ”JURASSIC LANDSCAPES” 

2013 – Warsaw (Poland)  Bielański District Cultural Centre – annual collective exhibitions and exhibitions following open-air art sessions