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Maria Kiesner

Maria Kiesner (b. 1976) graduated from the Faculty of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (diploma under the supervision of Prof. J. Modzelewski in 2002). In 2009, she defended her doctorate titled City Before the Storm at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. In 2005 and 2007 she received the scholarship of the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage. She works at the Institute of Art Education, Maria Grzegorzewska University in Warsaw. In the academic year 2015/2016 she worked as an assistant in the atelier of Painting and Drawing of Prof. Andrzej Bieńkowski and Prof. Łukasz Karolkiewicz at the Faculty of Design of the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts and conducted her own painting studio in the Department of Fashion of the same Faculty of Design. In 2017, by a decision of the Faculty Council of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, she was granted the title of doctor habilitatus.

„I paint architecture and urban landscapes. I depict objects realistically, ascetically, without the staffage. I’m interested in forgotten relics of socialist modernism and modernism.”

„Small Spain”, 2018

acrylic on canvas, 40 x 40 cm

„Tel Aviv”, 2019

acrylic on canvas, 60 x 80 cm

„Pink House’s Side”, 2018

acrylic on canvas, 100 x 130

„Spain 2”, 2019

acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm

„Single-family House”, 2018

acrylic on canvas, 90 x 120 cm

„Grey Cube”, 2018

acrylic on canvas, 100 x 140 cm

„Blok”, 2018

acrylic on canvas, 150 x 200 cm

„Yellow Model”, 2018

acrylic on canvas, 90 x 120 cm

„3D”, 2019

diptych, acrylic on canvas, 80 x 120 cm