BIO  &  ARTIST STATEMENT

Jerzy Muszyński, born in 1985, is a visual artist based in Poznań, Poland. He graduated from Magdalena Abakanowicz University of the Arts Poznań, receiving an MFA (2011) and a PhD (2019). He is currently working there as an assistant professor and as a co-curator at Galeria Szewska 16 (since 2020). He exhibited, among others, in The Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art in Słupsk (PL), BWA in Olsztyn (PL), The Wozownia Art Gallery in Toruń (PL), MOS in Gorzów Wielkopolski (PL), The Arsenal Municipal Gallery and AT Gallery in Poznan (PL).

Muszyński's artistic practice revolves around the intersection of painting and sculpture, as the coexistence of physical objects in the embodied space and their visual representations in the perceptual field. Motivated by his personal astonishment at the mere presence of reality, he abstains from imposing his presence as the author by using industrial materials and techniques to amplify matter's visual qualities. Since 2019 he has been developing the series titled . . . (NONSPECIFIED), in which starting from its very title, Muszyński challenges the cultural compulsion for textual explanations of the visuals. Instead, he aims to evoke the experience prior to the division of form and content.

 

GROUP & SOLO SHOWS AND ACTIVITIES

2024 – CURRENTLY
Common Gestures – Galeria Sztuki BWA in Olsztyn, PL
2024
– UPCOMING
A ∩ B – main exhibition of LAAF (Lodz Abstract Art Festival) – Łódź, PL
Attempt 5 – International Contest For Experiment In Visual Arts – Jan Tarasin Art Gallery in Kalisz, PL

2024 – PAST
Common Gestures: wall-floor-ceiling – AT Gallery – Poznań, PL
S M XL – Galeria na Dziedzińcu (Stary Browar) – Poznań, PL

2023
Samo-loty – Galeria Szewska 16 – Poznań, PL
Risoteka / Risotheque (II) – Muzeum Piśmiennictwa i Drukarstwa – Grębocin, PL

Risoteka / Risotheque (I)Rotunda Gallery (Magdalena Abakanowicz University of the Arts) – Poznań, PL

Common Gestures – The Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art: Witches' Tower, Small Gallery – Słupsk, PL
2021
To co najbardziej proste wydaje się wygięte – BWA in Piła, PL
Common Gestures – The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design – Wrocław, PL
2019
White Cube / Black Cube [solo] – Rodriguez Gallery (PhD show) – Poznań, PL
11. Triennial of Small-Size Painting – The Wozownia Art Gallery – Toruń, PL

Neighbourhood 2 – Europäische Naturerlebnis-stätte Oderberge Lebus, DE
2016
Edycja 2 – Tadeusz Kulisiewicz Center for Drawing and Graphics – Kalisz, PL

2015
Ex Katedra – The Arsenal Municipal Gallery – Poznań, PL
From One Another [solo] – Rotunda Gallery (Magdalena Abakanowicz University of the Arts) – Poznań, PL
Untitled (UAP Foundation Project) [solo, temporary public art] – Magdalena Abakanowicz University of the Arts – Poznań, PL

2014
70x70 – Faculty of Architecture at the Bialystok University of Technology – Białystok, PL

Kolumnada. Sztuka wobec architektury – Lecture Center of the Poznan University of Technology – Poznań, PL
The Crossroad [solo] – Municipal Bureau of Art Exhibitions in Leszno, PL

2013–2018
The Deportees [solo, mural in public space] – The Museum of Sybir in Białystok, PL
2013
Imaginarium – Galeria Profil at ZAMEK Culture Centre Poznań, PL

Together 2013. International Porcelain Painting Symposium – Riga Porcelain Museum , LV
9. Triennial of Small-Size Painting – The Wozownia Art Gallery – Toruń, PL
Pedagodzy i studenci UAP w Palmiarni Poznanskiej – Poznań Palm House, PL
Nowy Obraz / Nowe Spojrzenie – MOS in Gorzów Wielkopolski, PL
Paintball – The Arsenal Municipal Gallery – Poznań, PL
2012
The Constellations [solo] – Galeria Sztuki in Mosinie, PL

2011
Obszary rysunku – Rondo Sztuki – Katowice, PL

W samo poludnie – Galeria Rzeźnia – Poznań, PL
2010
XI Pracownia Malarstwa – Muzeum im. Stanisława Staszica in Piła, PL

2009
XII Pracownia Malarstwa – Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej in Włocławek, PL


CURATORIAL PRACTICE

2020–NOW
Galeria Szewska 16 – together with Natalia Czarcińska and Dorota Tarnowska-Urbanik – https://linktr.ee/galeriaszewska16
2023
Co-publisher (together with Natalia Czarcińska, Marcin Lorenc and Dorota Tarnowska-Urbanik) of Risoteka / Risotheque – a set of 54 risographs in an edition of 98 copies, deposited in: Collection of the Magdalena Abakanowicz University of the Arts Poznan, Poznań, PL; Muzeum Piśmiennictwa i Drukarstwa in Grębocin, PL; The Polish Museum of America, Chicago, USA; Contemporary Art Museum ISE, JP; Book Art Museum in Łódź, PL; City Art Gallery in Kalisz, PL; Herbarium Riso, Berlin, DE; Zinteka, Wrocław, PL

WORKSHOPS

2022
Mozaiki naramowickie – Lotaryńska 6: Mikro Dom Kultury, Poznań, PL
2018
Mozaika z pamieci – Poznań, PL – 
as part of the Academy of the City, organized by the Malta Foundation – co-author of the mosaic workshop for the residents of the Piastowskie Housing Estate, aimed at using the historical mosaic recovered from the swimming pool intended to be demolished
2017–2018
What if Frida has been painting a mural... – the concept and the execution of the workshop on wall painting within an educational program of the exhibition Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. The polish context at ZAMEK Culture Centre in Poznań, PL

AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS

2024
Nomination at Attempt 5 – International Contest For Experiment In Visual Arts – Jan Tarasin Art Gallery in Kalisz, PL
2013
1st Prize in the competition for a mural on The Deportations to the East, organized by The Museum of Sibir in Białystok, PL

2013
Nomination for the Artistic Award of the University of the Arts Poznań, PL in the 2nd edition of the painting competition Nowy Obraz / Nowe Spojrzenie

ACADEMIC PRACTICE

2012–NOW
Studio of Painting in Architecture and Urbanism – together with prof. Marek Jakuszewski – https://linktr.ee/malarstwo.w.architekturze

SYMPOSIUMS

2020
Painting in architectural and urban space at art academies and universities in Poland – Plenerowy Dom Studencki – Skoki, PL
2013
Together 2013. International Porcelain Painting Symposium – The International Art and Education Centre of the Latvian Artists’ Union, Zvartava, LV