Wioletta Kulewska

Born in Poland, 1980  

Lives in Valletta

Works between Malta, Poland and UK 

 

Wioletta Kulewska is a Polish artist; painter, designer and art educator. 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 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 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. 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. In addition to canvases and papers, she works with fabric cut outs and textiles to constructs multi dimensional painting compositions. 

CV 

                                                                                          EDUCATION 

 

2007 

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 

www.asp.wroc.pl 

 

2005 - 2006 Erasmus programme 

London Metropolitan University
www.londonmet.ac.uk 

 

1995 - 2000 

Jan Cybis High School of Fine Arts in Opole Poland

Painting in Prof. Krystyna Wołowska studio 

www.plastyczniak-opole.edu.pl 

 

1987 - 1995 

Primary School Nr 4 in Kluczbork Poland

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE 

 

2019   

PADA studios 

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

Project supported by the Arts Council Malta 

 

2018    

Slade School of Fine Arts in London, UK  

Educational Residency in Contemporary Painting

3 weeks programme 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 

 

2018-2020     

Turps Banana CC Painting programme 

Painting mentor’s - Phil King and Katrina Blannin  

London UK

 

2018    

Slade School of Fine Arts, London UK 

Colour in Practice 

2 weeks programme

Project supported by the Arts Council Malta 

 

2017    

Slade School of Fine Arts, London UK 

Painting in Contemporary practice 

3 weeks programme

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 

 

2016 

G Plan: Made in Malta 

Exhibition Design & Curatorial 

Blitz Valletta 

2014          

Spring Walls | design & art installation

Malta Design Week 2014 

Fort St. Elmo, Valletta

 

2011          

MoShow (Movable Object Show) | art installation 

Malta Design Week 2011 

Old University, Valletta

PROJECTS   

 

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