Wioletta Kulewska

Born in Poland, 1980  

Lives & works in Valletta, Malta 


Wioletta Kulewska is a Polish artist; painter and designer who has lived and worked in Valletta, Malta since 2009. A graduate of Fine Arts from the Opole High School of Arts, the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław Poland and the London Metropolitan University, Kulewska went on to complete the painting in contemporary practice course at the Slade School of Fine Arts in London, 2017. In 2018 Kulewska was selected for the Slade’s educational residency in contemporary painting. In Spring 2019, she took part in the Turps | PADA art residency in Lisbon, Portugal. Currently, she's part of the Turps CC painting programme for the year 2018/20. 

Kulewska finds inspiration through an intense engagement with nature and the everyday. Her practice is led by both the study of natural phenomena, like fossils, through close forensic studio observation; and from-life landscape and figurative painting that shifts between intimate representation and occasional abstraction. Although mainly painting-focused, Kulewska employs a broad range of materials like print reliefs, found objects, paper cut-outs, or un-stretched canvases. She often experiments by layering oil paint with different materials on the canvas. Kulewska’s design roots bring emphasis to the pleasure of form, shape and colour in paint.




2001 - 2007

Master of Arts

The Eugeniusz Geppert

Academy of Fine Art & Design in Wroclaw Poland 

2005 - 2006 

London Metropolitan University 

1995 - 2000

High School of Fine Arts in Opole Poland

1987 - 1995

Primary School Nr 4 in Kluczbork Poland



Turps Banana | PADA studios

Art residency in Lisbon Portugal 


Slade School of Fine Arts, London

Educational residency in Contemporary Painting



ABACÁ - Second Solo Painting exhibition 

Malta School of Art Upper Gallery Valletta



Embedded - First Solo Painting exhibition 

The Palazzo de la Salle Valletta Malta 



G Plan: Made in Malta, Blitz Valletta 

Exhibition Display design & Curatorial 


Spring Walls - design / art installation 

Malta Design Week 2014

“Micronation”, Fort St. Elmo, Valletta


MoShow (Movable Object Show) 

Malta Design Week 2011 Valletta 



Film set painter for ‘Entebbe’ movie 

Portrait of General Idi Amin

Storyworks productions 



Landscape painter for a film set 

‘By the sea’ written and directed by Angelina Jolie



‘A Valletta view’ illustration for Uncommon Guide Books, Malta