Gosha Karpowicz

Gosha Karpowicz, Photo by Lawrence Libby

Gosha Karpowicz, Photo by Lawrence Libby

Gosha Karpowicz

Statement

I grew up in a world where the forest shimmered in endless variations of green and yellow and hues I still can’t name, the soil seemed to turn from black to brown to something like blue as it dribbled from my hand and where the sky bled purple at dusk. In Poland, though, behind the Iron Curtain, art meant black and white reproductions, washed out grays and “social realism,” art that didn’t seem to be much of either.  Drenched in it in life, deprived of it in art, I have become consumed by color in my work. I want the colors I use to breathe and pulse, to transform spaces between them, to illuminate light and darkness behind them. 

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2018 Shows

  • First Street Gallery, 526 West 26th Street, Suite 209 NY NY June 21- July 14 2018 Juried Group show
  • Hamptons Art Hub Hapmtonsarthub.com Juried – Online Exhibition “Pushing Boundaries” 2018
  • Mazovian Centre of Contemporary Art “Elektrownia”, Radom, Poland, March 2 – April 23, 2018 Group show
  •  Korekta Gallery, Mazowiecka 11A  00-001 Warsaw, Poland, September  1 – Sept 30, 2018 Solo show  

2017 Shows 

  • International Symposium and Residency ” Light in Geometric Abstraction” with art historian, curator and art critic Bozena Kowalska, Radziejowice, Poland, Sept 5 – Sept 15, 2017
  • Delfiny Gallery, Warsaw, Poland, Sept 15 2017
  • Van Der Plas Gallery, 156 Orchard St, New York, NY. “All Art+” June 26 -July 2, 2017
  • Village West Gallery, 331 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ ” The Four Seasons”, group show, May 20 – July 30, 2017
  • Gallery Sitka, Inaugural Show, Shirley, MA, May 2017
  • Art Caffe, Nyack, NY, December, 2017

Museum permanent art collection

           Museum of Contemporary Art “Elektrownia” in Radom, Poland 2017

Solo Shows

  • Klimat, NYC, NY October 2016
  • Gallery Sitka, Fitchburg, Mass. July – August 2016 solo show.
  • Piermont Library, Piermont, NY May 2012. Valley Cottage Library, Valley Cottage, NY April 2007.
  • Piermont Library, Piermont, NY Oct 2005.
  • Suffern Library, Suffern, NY April 2005.
  • Kaaterskill Gallery, Columbia Greene Community College, Hudson, NY 1996.
  • Finkelstein Gallery, Spring Valley, NY June 1995.
  • Sunbridge Institute, Chestnut Ridge, NY May 1994.
  • Anthroposophical Society, NY, NY 1992

Group Shows

  • XVIII International Chopin &  Friends Festival, Consulate General of the Republic of Poland, NY, NY 10016 Nov 3, 20016.
  • One of hundreds of participating Female artist in a project by KIm Schoenstadt “Now Be Here #2” in Brooklyn Museum October 23.
  • Parsons School of Design, alumni exhibit Oct 15 – Oct 30, 2016. West Windsor Arts, juried exhibition,
  • Home is Where, Princeton NJ. July 11 – Sept 10, 2016.
  • TCI Long Island city June 2016.
  • Clio Art Fair, NYC, NY. March 2016. link
  • Dorma Design Center, Art is Everything, First Prize, NYC June 4, 2015.
  • Piermont Library, Piermont, NY Dec 2011, Dec 2014, Dec 2015, Dec 2016.
  • Experiential Institute, Saratoga Springs, NY Oct 2000.
  • Ossining Art Center, Ossining NY May 1997.
  • Benny Smith Gallery, Cold Springs, NY Jan. 1996

Private collectors

New York City NY, Denver CO, Italy, Poland

Publication

  • Elzbieta Poplawska, “Poszukiwanie Znaczenia” (Searching for Meaning), Nowy Dziennik – Polish Daily News, November 19th, 2016. Print and Web.  link.
  • Jordan Tillery, “New Gallery Allows Fitchburg to get (more) creative, Sentinel and Enterprise, July 10, 2016. Print and Web. Link

Education

  • Maine College of Art, Portland, ME — MfA Studio Program, Summer semester 2000.
  • Parsons School of Design, New York, NY — BfA in Painting, 1985.
  • Art Students League, New York, NY — 1982,1983.
  • Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria — 1980.
  • Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, Poland 1979-80
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