Bio

Albertyna Kacalak-Sicińska graduated with distinction from the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Arts and Design in Wroclaw (major field of study: Painting), and received her Masters in Fine Arts in 2012. On January 26th 2017 she received her PhD in Fine Arts, The artist is the participant of numerous exhibitions in Poland and abroad, as well as art symposia and open-air painting events.

My work reflects my attraction to wide-open spaces and the transitional variations of layered colour found stacked within these large expanses. The paintings are inspired by the natural world – its beauty and its cruelty,  its paradoxes and its contrasts. 

I paint everything I can find. My  artistic language is a time-intensive process of putting down thin layers of paint over a textural surface.  I organize, disrupt and balance the forms with subdued color, distilling my encounters into visual experiences.

I begin each composition with a small study on paper; at this stage, my intuitive spontaneity is key.  When my process leads me to a finished study, I record in my notebook the color ‘recipes’, the development of the color application, and the measurements for each change in the composition.  The final painting then takes on a different course of ordered and conscious specificity in an attempt to capture what was found in the study, completing this process that is directed by chance and intention.

It’s all connected to emotions and  experience. I observe the world around me and I try to realize it on canvas.”

~ Albertyna Kacalak-Śicińska

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018/2019

  • 14 December 2018 – 4 January 2019 – Solo exhibition of paintings by dr. Albertyna Kacalak-Sicińska, WRO_59 – interior design studio, Kalisz, Poland.

2017/2018

  • 24 November 2017 – 12 January 2018 –  Solo exhibition of paintings by dr. Albertyna Kacalak-Sicińska,  AKucharskiArt Kunst & Persönlichkeit,  Kieferorthopädische Praxis, Hamburg, Germany.

  • 1 March 2017 – 31 July 2018 –  Solo exhibition of paintings by dr. Albertyna Kacalak-Sicińska,  AKucharskiArt Kunst & Persönlichkeit,  Sliema, Malta.

2017

  • 9 – 31 January 2017 – solo exhibition of paintings.  Defense of a doctoral thesis on the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of  Fine Arts and Design in Wroclaw:  Faculty of Painting and Sculpture:  “The paintings and emotions. Creation from the point of view of psychology and expression. ”  – A PhD Thesis in the field of Fine Arts. 

2016

  • 24 June 2016 – 24 July 2016 – Solo exhibition of paintings by Albertyna Kacalak,  AKucharskiArt Kunst & Persönlichkeit,  Kieferorthopädische Praxis , Hamburg, Germany.

2015/2016

  • 12 December 2015 – 8 January 2016 – Solo exhibition of paintings by Albertyna Kacalak. 212! Lifestyle gallery – cafe, Sky Tower, Wroclaw.

2013

  • 11 July – 30 August 2013 – Exhibition of paintings by Albertyna Kacalak titled “Lubiąż”, Vernon Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic.

  • 30 May – 28 June 2013 – Opening of an exhibition of painting by Albertyna Kacalak titled “Lubiąż”, the Polish Institute in Bratislava. Slovakia.

2012

  • 8 of October 2012 – Painting Exhibition on Diploma of The Year, The Competition of Lower Silesia Province Governor, BWA Awangarda, Wrocław.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

  • (coming) 1 June 2019 Action Painting as part of the 11th LEO Festival “Live Music and Painting”, NFM Red Room, Wrocław. Poland

2018

  • 9 March – 29 April 2018 – “And here we are: Expression, structure, color. The Post-ESK (Europejska Stolica Kultury/European Capital of Culture event) art exhibition.” Collective exhibition of the Wrocław artists community. BWA Wroclaw. Poland.

2015

  • 20 October – 15 November 2015 – “Uninhabited of Art” – Exhibition of painting by Albertyna Kacalak, Victoria Kacalak, Mariusz Mikolajek, Waldemar Zamorski & others… Ruska 37/38 Street, Wroclaw.

  • 10 July – 27 September 2015 – International Art Review OSTRALE’015,  “HANDLE WITH CARE”, Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Dresden

2013

  • 21-29 of September 2013 – International Exhibition, Kunstverein Buchholz, Germany.

  • 29 June – 31 July 2013 – Exhibition of paintings in the Gallery Allerart in Bludenz, Austria

2012

  • 13 of September 2012–13 of October 2012 – The 2nd Survey of Young Art. «Fresh Blood» Painting Exhibition in Socato Gallery, Wrocław, Poland.

  • 8 of August 2012 – Exhibition of Painting in the Belchatow Cultural Center, Poland.

  • 9 of May 2012–  Exhibition of works by students of Wroclaw Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, “Bliskoznacznie”, Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, Poland.

2011

  • 28 of October 2011 – Painting exhibition by Danuta Wikotria Kacalak & Albertyna Kacalak titled “Confrontations” ,opens in Środa Śląska, House of Culture ,Poland.