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Wioletta Kulewska

Born in Poland, 1980  

Lives in Valletta

Works between Malta, Poland and UK 


Wioletta Kulewska is an artist who works across painting, design and installation. While her artworks are closely related to the practice of painting, her work extends beyond the limitations of a canvas or a frame. 


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. In 2018, Kulewska was selected for the Slade’s educational residency in Contemporary Painting. In Spring 2019, she took part in PADA artist-in residence programme in Lisbon, Portugal. She was part of the Turps CC painting programme between 2018/20. From 2019, Kulewska teaches painting and experimental visual practice at the Malta School of Art in Valletta. 


Kulewska’s painting practise is pan-european in its influences, from the Polish fauvism she was trained in, to levantine religious painting and Russian suprematism. Since early 2018 Kulewska has taken trips to the Caucasus and Eastern Mediterranean where themes have emerged in her work relating to the ancient and spiritual. Her work is in a constant state of transformation often teeter on the boundaries between playfulness and antiquity, softness and conflict. The artist refers to many things in her paintings, creating forms that are ambiguous and full of contrasts. 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. In addition to canvases and papers, Kulewska works with fabric cut outs to constructs multi dimensional painting compositions. 





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

Painting in Prof. Anna Szewczyk studio 


2005 - 2006 Erasmus programme 

London Metropolitan University 


1995 - 2000 

Jan Cybis High School of Fine Arts in Opole Poland

Painting in Prof. Krystyna Wołowska studio 


1987 - 1995 

Primary School Nr 4 in Kluczbork Poland




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

Project 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




‘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


Abacá - Second solo painting exhibition 

Malta School of Art Upper Gallery Valletta 



Embedded - First Solo painting 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




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