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Wioletta Kulewska 

Born in Poland, 1980  

Lives in Valletta 


Wioletta Kulewska is a Polish artist working between Malta, Poland and Great Britain. Working across painting, design and installation, often extending beyond the limitations of canvas and frame.

Kulewska’s painting practise is pan-european in its influences, from the Polish fauvism to Levantine religious painting and Russian suprematism. Her figurative painting shifts between intimate representation and abstraction, while her design roots bring emphasis to the pleasure of form, shape and colour in oils. Kulewska work is informed by her travels — trips to the Baltic, Caucasus and Eastern Mediterranean territories have resulted in encounters within the ancient world that have served at points of departure for the distinct narratives found in her extended body of work. Forms of peculiar souvenirs brought from these expeditions, such as small artefacts or elements of nature (feathers, shells, bones) can be found across her canvas. The image thus becomes a kind of afterimage of the objects, impressions and experiences gathered, with Kulewska's artistic practice combining elements of research across philosophy, archaeology and anthropology.

Kulewska is a graduate of Fine Arts from the Opole High School of the Arts, the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, Poland and the London Metropolitan University. In 2018, she was selected for the Slade educational residency in Contemporary Painting in London. In 2019, she participated in the PADA artist-in-residence programme in Lisbon, Portugal. Since 2018, she has been part of the Turps CC, an artist-led painting mentoring programme in London. In August 2021, she completed the artist-in-residence programme at the Pedvāle Open Air Art Museum and sculpture park in Latvia. In April 2022, she had a solo exhibition at the Valletta Contemporary 'The Feather Collector' curated by Anna Stec, Honorary Patronage of the exhibition Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Valletta Supported by Adam Mickiewicz Institute of Culture. From 2022, she took part in the artist-in residence programmes at The Hafnarfjörður Centre of Culture and Fine Art in Iceland, the Skopelos foundation for the Arts and The Cyprus Collage of Art. 

Kulewska currently teaches painting and experimental visual practice at the Malta School of Art, Valletta.






MFA Master of Fine Arts 

The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Art & Design in Poland  


2000 - 2007 

The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Art & Design in Wroclaw 


2005 - 2006 Erasmus programme 

London Metropolitan University 


1995 - 2000 

Jan Cybis High School of Fine Arts in Opole Poland 


1987 - 1995 

Primary School Nr 4 in Kluczbork Poland




The Feather Collector
Valletta Contemporary Malta

Curated by Anna Stec

Honorary Patronage of the exhibition Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Valletta Supported by Adam Mickiewicz Institute of Culture 


The ethereal veil of green

Solo Pop-Up exhibition at Litla Gallery

Hafnarfjörður, Iceland


The birth of interactions

Group exhibition at IAM Contemporary art gallery Valletta 

Aliki Braine, Kane Cali, Michael Dohr, Wioletta Kulewska 



Rose, Blood and Fire
Pedvāle Open Air Art Museum, Galley space in Latvia

Artist-in-residence programme Pedvāle Art Park



In Absentia

A virtual group exhibition created by an online contemporary painting platform



Second Solo exhibition 

Malta School of Art Upper Gallery Valletta 




First Solo exhibition 

The Palazzo de la Salle Valletta 



G Plan: Made in Malta 

Exhibition Design & Curatorial 

Blitz Valletta 


Spring Walls | design & art installation

Malta Design Week 2014 

Fort St. Elmo, Valletta



MoShow (Movable Object Show) | art installation 

Malta Design Week 2011 

Old University, Valletta




The Cyprus Collage of Art

Lempa, Pafos, Cyprus 

Artist-in-Residence 3 weeks Programme


Artist in Residence at the Hafnarborg Arts Centre

The Hafnarfjörður Centre of Culture and Fine Art in Iceland 

Artist-in-Residence 4 weeks Programme

Supported by Arts Council Malta 


The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts (Skopart)

Skópelos, Magnisia, Greece

Artist-in-Residence 2 weeks Programme

Supported by Arts Council Malta 


Pedvāle Open Air Art Museum, Art Park, Latvia

Artist-in-Residence 4 weeks Programme



PADA studios 

Artist-in-Residence 4 weeks programme in Lisbon, Portugal

Supported by the Arts Council Malta 



Slade School of Fine Arts in London, UK  

Educational Residency in Contemporary Painting

3 weeks programme 




Turps Banana CC Painting programme 

Painting mentor’s - Phil King and Katrina Blannin  

London UK



Slade School of Fine Arts, London UK 

Colour in Practice 

2 weeks programme

Project supported by the Arts Council Malta 



Slade School of Fine Arts, London UK 

Painting in Contemporary practice 

3 weeks programme




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  

International guidebook project 

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