About me

artist

Art statement

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Art is my quest for the essence of life.

I use traditional techniques, oil and water-based paints.

It balances realistic and abstract art, often intertwining one with the other making it an interesting option in the contemporary art scene.

Recently I have committed my work to nature and its hidden aspects.

 I  go into the woods to paint.

The more I stay in nature, the more natural become my creations.

Welcome to enjoy nature through my artwork. 

My background

Dagna Gmitrowicz

Motyl - which means "Butterfly"  - is the name of a tiny Polish village.

That's where the forest raised me. 

Collecting my life experience in art schools, therapeutic education, and working with a variety of wonderful people in different countries,

I made it to the beginning.

I'm back in the woods now, creating good art in the forest studio.

Why signature A+Y?

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A trivial reason, although it caused me many existential questions.

My intended name was meant to be dagnY, after Dagny Przybyszewska. To the amazement of my family, I was also a redhead. Fortunately, I didn't die at her age :) So my official name is dagnA. In Poland, at that time the female name had to end with A.

Y + A symbolises me as a whole.

Dagna Gmitrowicz, pic.by Marcin Urbaniak

Art education
 

  • Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz, Poland, Department of Graphic design and painting / MA (2000)

  • Film School, department of animation, Poland (not completed) (1998)

  • Interior design in Warsaw, Poland. (2001)


Innovative art projects

 

2022

2021

2020

Recent exhibitions

 

2022

  • Group exhibition and studio exhibition ID Studios, Berlin. Lange Nacht der Bilder Lichtenberg

2021

  • UNBLOCK Fair Art Fair, individual and collective exhibition. Berlin

  • Group exhibition and studio exhibition ID Studios, Berlin. Lange Nacht der Bilder Lichtenberg

2020

  • Kulturschöpfer, Berlin – Women- Art exhibition

  • Group exhibition and studio exhibition ID Studios, Berlin. Lange Nacht der Bilder Lichtenberg

2019

  • Group exhibition and studio exhibition ID Studios, Berlin. Lange Nacht der Bilder Lichtenberg,

2018

  • Werkschau Lange Nacht der Bilder Lichtenberg, Berlin, collective and open studio/individual. Berlin, Germany.

2017

  • WILDLIFE ARTIST OF THE YEAR EXHIBITION Mall Galleries, London Highly Commended

  • Werkschau Lange Nacht der Bilder Lichtenberg, Berlin, collective and open studio/individual. Berlin, Germany.