ass. prof. Agata Gertchen, PhD
Head of the Department of Printmaking (2016-2018)
Faculty of Graphics and Media Art
Department of Printmaking
Fundamentals of printmaking
In 2010 she graduated from the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design, Faculty of Graphics and Media Art, field of studies: printmaking.
In my creative work, I consistently focus on the activities that fill our everyday life and the object that is inseparably connected with it. Looking at my works, one can see that the approach to imaging has changed over the years. Initially, these are quite realistic representations, but over time I have become more preoccupied with the work performed by the object itself - its function, how it works and when. My favourite media are linocut and drawing, but also mezzotint and other intaglio techniques.
Awards and scholarships
2017 – Prix Desjardins 2nd Award at the 10th Biennale internationale d'estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières, Canada
2015 – Award of the Tadeusz Kulisiewicz Foundation at the MTG International Printmaking Triennial − Cracow 2012 – Grand Prix Award at the 7th International Triennial of Graphic Art − Bitola 2012, Macedonia
2010 – First Award in the category of printmaking at the 38th World Gallery of Art on Paper in Skopje, Macedonia
2009 – Grand Prix Award at the 12th Biennial Competition for Graphic Arts in Bruges, Belgium
2019 – 5th Tokyo International Art Festival 2019 (5th TIAF), Kobun Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
2018 – MEZZOT India − 2018, International Exhibition of Mezzotint Print Art, collective exhibition, Bihar Museum, Patna, India
2017 – 6th Guanlan International Print Biennial, collective exhibition, China Printmaking Museum, Guanlan, Shenzhen, China
2015 – 43rd International Print Award Carmen Arozena 2015, collective exhibition, Museum Real Casa de la Moneda, Madrid, Spain
2014 – Unbridled, individual exhibition, Municipal Gallery, Wrocław
2016 – Participation in the SGCI International Printmaking Conference in Portland, United States 2016 – Co-organiser and curator of the UPSTREAM exhibition within the framework of Themed Portfolio
2017 – 2017 Guanlan International Print Biennial. A collection of Prints, Shenzen 2017, published by China Artists Association
2017 – The Third International Mezzotint Festival, Ekaterinburg 2017, published by Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts.
2015 – International Printmaking Triennial – Cracow 2015, Cracow 2015, published by Association of the International Printmaking Triennial in Cracow.
2015 – VIII L'Arte e il Torchio2015 Art and the Printing Press; Cremona 2015, published by L'Arte e il Torchio.
2015 – Agata Gertchen NIOKIEŁZNANE/UNBRIDLED; Wrocław 2014, published by Municipal Gallery in Wrocław