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. 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. She's part of the Turps CC painting programme for the year 2018/20. From 2019, Kulewska teaches painting and drawing at the Malta School of Art. 

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. Kulewska finds inspiration through an intense engagement with her subject matter, often through the study of natural phenomena under close studio observation. 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.

CV

 

EDUCATION 

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

ARTIST RESIDENCIES  

2019

Turps Banana | PADA studios

Art residency in Lisbon Portugal 

Project supported by ACM 

2018

Slade School of Fine Arts, London

Educational residency in Contemporary Painting

EXHIBITIONS 

2019

ABACÁ - Second Solo Painting exhibition 

Malta School of Art Upper Gallery Valletta

 

2018

Embedded - First Solo Painting exhibition 

The Palazzo de la Salle Valletta Malta 

 

2016 

G Plan: Made in Malta, Blitz Valletta 

Exhibition Display design & Curatorial 

2014          

Spring Walls - design / art installation 

Malta Design Week 2014

“Micronation”, Fort St. Elmo, Valletta

2011          

MoShow (Movable Object Show) 

Malta Design Week 2011 Valletta 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 

 

2018/20     

Turps Banana CC Painting programme  

London UK

 

2018    

Slade School of Fine Arts, UK

Colour in Practice 

Project supported by ACM 

 

2017    

Slade School of Fine Arts, London UK 

Painting in Contemporary practice 

COMMISSIONS 

 

2016 

Film set painter for ‘Entebbe’ movie 

Portrait of General Idi Amin

Storyworks productions 

 

2014

Landscape painter for a film set 

‘By the sea’ written and directed by Angelina Jolie

 

2011 

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

International guidebook project