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Nowicki Christopher

Professor Christopher Nowicki

prof. Christopher Nowicki

Faculty of Graphics and Media Art

Department of Printmaking

Studio of Serigraph Printing

Subjects taught

● Printmaking

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,