KASIA I. POLKOWSKA  

CURRENT LOCATION 
Alamosa, Colorado

CONTACT
email: kpolkowska@gmail.com
tel: 1-347-579-3351

WEB
website/art blog: http://www.kasiamosaic.com
classes website: http://www.kasiamosaicsclasses.com/
art facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KasiaMosaics
instagram: https://instagram.com/kasiapolkowska/

EDUCATION
2002-2006 BFA in Painting from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY
Spring 2005 Student Exchange Program with Southern Cross University in Lismore,New South Wales, Australia

EXHIBITIONS
  • 2016   First Friday Art Walk, 910 Arts Building, Denver, CO (February 5, March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3, July 1)
  • 2015   First Friday Art Walk, 910 Arts Building, Denver, CO (November 6 and December 4)
  • 2013   Own an Original, The Littleton Museum, Littleton, CO (November 21, 2013 - January 13, 2014); Consignment, The Corner Studios, Lyons, CO; Summer Art Show, Rembrandt Yard Gallery, Boulder, CO; Open Wall - Spring, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO (benefit event); Wilderness Volunteers Online Auction 2013, Wilderness Volunteers Website, Flagstaff, AZ (benefit event)
  • 2012   Cloud Bash, Design Cloud Gallery, Chicago, IL; Landscapes and Agates, WINOT, Niwot, CO (solo show); Open Wall - Winter, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO (benefit event); Landscapes, Dreamscapes and Agates, Folsom Street Coffee, Boulder, CO (solo show); Austin Family Foundation Silent Auction, North Jersey Country Club, Wayne, NJ (benefit event); Open Wall - Spring, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO (benefit event); Group Display, Glass Gallery at Boulder Stained Glass Studios, Boulder, CO; Landscapes, Studio 47 Gallery, Woodstock, VT
  • 2011   DC:L Launch Party, Design Cloud Gallery, Chicago, IL; Art for Heart, Polish Museum of America, Chicago, IL (benefit event); Unzipped II,at the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival, Chicago, IL; The Match Girl: A Body of Work by Kasia Polkowska, CMS Gallery, Chicago, IL (solo show); She, Black Cloud Gallery, Chicago, IL; Wilderness Volunteers Online Auction 2011, Wilderness Volunteers Website, Flagstaff, AZ (benefit event); 1St Annual Art Bazaar, Black Cloud Gallery, Chicago, IL; Gallery of Contemporary Mosaics, Chicago Mosaic School Gallery in partnership with Navy Pier Chicago, IL; Winter Group Show, Vale Craft Gallery, Chicago, IL; Landscapes, Studio 47 Gallery, Woodstock, VT 
  • 2010   Twelve...Eleven..Ten..., Strictly Locals, Chicago, IL; Journey for Justin, Salt Space, Manhattan, NY (benefit event); Landscapes, Studio 47 Gallery, Woodstock, VT; Fundraiser for Haiti, Tabla Rasa Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (benefit event)
  • 2009   Sticks and Stones, Giacobetti Paul Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Little Wonders, LITM Gallery, Jersey City, NJ; Recent Work, Naidre's Cafe, Brooklyn, NY (solo show); The Intro Show, MadArts Studios Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; ArtWalk @ Hello Living Vol.II, Brooklyn, NY; Recent Work, Bitter Sweet, Brooklyn, NY (solo show); Open Studios, MadArts Studios, Brooklyn, NY; Water, Gallery 364, Brooklyn, NY; Surface, BAG Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Inaugural Exhibit, ArtRaw Gallery, Manhattan, NY; Love Art, Rivergarden Gallery, Denville, NJ; Open Call Small Works Show, MUSE Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2008   SmART Brooklyn Gallery Hops, MadArts Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Night of 1,000 Drawings, The Artist Space, Manhattan, NY (benefit event); Grand Small Works, The F.U.E.L. Collection Gallery, Philadelphia, PA; Master's Mystery Art Show, The Ritz-Carlton, Miami, FL (benefit event); Project Main Street's 3rd Annual Gala, The Prince George Ball Room, Manhattan, NY (benefit event); Outside of Sorts, Character, Manhattan, NY; The Thrift Shop, Open Source Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Summer Saloon 2008, Artes Gallery, Manhattan, NY; Recent Work, Red Horse, Brooklyn, NY (solo show)
  • 2007   Mosaic Idol, MUM Studios, Manhattan, NY (Best in Show); Young Poland in the USA, Pulaski Museum, Warka, Poland
  • 2006   Student Invitational, Schaffler Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Senior Fine Arts Exhibit, Schaffler Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; Thesis Show, East Hall Gallery, Pratt Institute Brooklyn, NY
  • 2005   Painting Poetry, Fire in the Belly, Lismore, NSW, Australia (solo show)
COMMITTEE 
2016-2017 Alamosa Arts Council 

SPECIAL PROJECTS
2015-2017 (Ongoing) Kasia Mosaics Online Flower Class - A virtual, interactive workshop available world wide
2015 Kasia Mosaics US Tour - An 8 month Cross Country Teaching/Exploring Tour of the United States revolving around Pop-Up Mosaic Workshops.
2014 Bubble Hunt - a collaborative mosaic mural for Children’s Hospital Colorado organized by Colorado Mosaic Artists.

LECTURES
2015 Insight into My Stained Glass Mosaic Technique presented to the Austin Mosaic Guild
2014 My Approach and Mosaic Technique presented to the Colorado Mosaic Artists

AWARDS
2017 Alamosa Artscape - City of Alamosa Art on Loan Program
2014 Kasia Mosaics US Tour - A Successful Indie-Go-Go Campaign
2013 CERF+ Emerging Professional Craft Artist Emergency Grant
2007 1st place in the Artistic Category at Mosaic Idol at MUM Studios, Manhattan, NY
2002-06 Presidential Merit Scholarship, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

BIBLIOGRAPHY (click red link for the article)
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2017
  •  Stained Glass Mosaic Owl and Flower Workshop (2Day): Alamosa, CO - Feb 4-5

2016
  •  Stained Glass Mosaic Art and Nature Retreat (3.5 Days): Denver, CO - July 6-9
  • Stained Glass Mosaic Flower Mandala Class (1 Day): Denver, CO - July 23; Denver, CO - July 1; Denver, CO - May 14; Denver, CO - April 30 ;Denver, CO - April 23; Denver, CO - Feb. 27; Denver, CO - Jan23
  • Stained Glass Mosaic Owl and Flower Workshops (2 Day): Denver, CO - June 25-26; Denver, CO - Jan 16-17

2015
  • Stained Glass Mosaic Owl Workshops (2 Day):  Denver, CO - Dec. 12-13; Denver, CO - Nov. 14-15; Sewickley, PA - May 30-31; Boulder, CO - Jan. 17-18
  • Stained Glass Mosaic Owl and Flower Workshops (2 Day): Boise, ID - Oct. 24-25; San Diego, CA - Oct. 10-11, 2015; Bothell, WA - Sept. 12-13; St Paul, MN - Aug. 8-9; Wayne, NJ - June 27-28; 
  • Stained Glass Mosaic Flower Workshops (2 Day): Great Falls, MT - Aug. 15-16; Holden, ME - July 25-26; Craftsbury, VT- July 11-12; Highland Park, IL - June 6-7; Gaithersburg, MD - May 16-17; Mars Hill, NC - May 2-3; Springville, AL - April 11-12; Lake Worth, FL - March 28-29;  New Orleans, LA - March 21-22; Murphy, TX -March 14-15; Cedar Park, TX -March 7-8; Alpine, TX - March 1-2; Boulder, CO Feb. 7-8
2014
  • Stained Glass Mosaic OWL Workshop (2 Day): Boulder, CO - Nov. 15-16
  • Stained Glass Mosaic Flower Workshops (2 Day): Boulder, CO - Oct. 25-26; Highland Park, IL - Oct. 4-5; Boulder, CO - Sept. 13-14; Boulder, CO - July 12-13; Boulder, CO - June 14-15; Boulder, CO - June 7-8; Boulder, CO - May 17-18; Montclair, NJ - May 3-4; Napa, CA - March 22-24; Longmont, CO - Feb 28-March 2
  • Intro to Abstract Stained Glass Mosaics (4 Day): Denver, CO - Jan-Feb 2014