prof. Christopher Nowicki
Faculty of Graphics and Media Art
Department of Printmaking
Studio of Serigraph Printing
In 1977 he graduated with a Master's degree from University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA.
In 1972 he graduated with a Bachelor's degree from University of Toledo, Toledo Museum of Art School of Design, Toledo, Ohio USA. For many years he has been associated with the Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, which awarded him with the title of Professor of Printmaking.
Since moving to Poland in 1993 I have been dealing with mezzotint and drawing. I like mezzotint because it gives me total freedom to create any image with just three tools. I like the challenges of new images, textures and formats. Working with a series of prints appeals to me because it allows me to show the chronology of an idea and also different aspects of the same idea.
I enjoy teaching and have taught mezzotint in Lithuania, Romania, Sweden, Latvia, USA, China and Japan. I have curated exhibitions of Polish printmaking in Poland and abroad.
Awards and scholarships
2020 – LOWER SILESIA – Award of the Marshal Office for the development of Silesian culture
2020 – Selected artist featured on Facebook, International Mezzotint Festival, Ekaterinburg, Russia
2015 – Honorary Medal of Polish Culture of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of Poland, Poland
2013 – Visiting Professor, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China
2013 – Honorary Professor, Yanbian University, Yanbian, China
2018 – (I) Real, individual exhibition, Visual Kontact Gallery, Oradea, Romania
2018 – My mezzotints, individual exhibition, Academy of Fine Arts, Łódź
2017 – Surrogate Reality, individual exhibition, Sheldon Museum, Haines, Alaska, USA
2017 – Surrogate Reality, individual exhibition, Odwach Gallery, Wrocław, Poland
2012 – Exhibition of prints, individual exhibition, Pokusa Gallery, Wiesbaden, Germany
2015 – Southeastern Printmaking Council International Conference Beyond the comfort zone, print as a form of graphic diplomacy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
2011 – Conference Printmaking in Europe, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
2002 – Conference Printmaking in Europe: trends and perspective, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece
English for Printmaking, textbook, co-author, 96 p. English language, sponsors: Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design, Lower Silesian Marshal Office in Wrocław
Graphic Art of the Native Americans of the Northwestern Coast, [in:] Graficki Kolektiv, Belgrade, Serbia, within the framework of Printmaking on the edge – the borderlands of the 21st century, October 2020, www.grafickikolektiv.org