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Supervisor in the Doctoral School

prof. Christopher Nowicki

Graphics and Media Arts Department, Faculty of Artistic Graphics, Serigraph Studio

Biographical note

Christopher Nowicki was born in Toledo, Ohio, USA. In 1973 he graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor of Fine Art Degree after studying at the prestigious Toledo Museum of Art. He received his Master of Fine Art degree from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1977 where he was Assistant of Record for Prof. Glen Alps. He is a Visiting Professor at Northeast Normal University in Changchun, China and an Honorary Professor at Yanbian University in Yanji, China. He is the recipient of many international awards and is a well- known lecturer and curator. Currently has lived in Poland for over 25 years and is a professor of printmaking at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Art and Design in Wroclaw, Poland.


  1. 1993-2021 Summertime visiting artist/printer, Alaska Indians Arts, Haines, Alaska. Working with Northwest Pacific Coast Native artists, reproducing their designs as limited-edition serigraphs.
  2. 2013 Honorary Professor, Yanbian University, Yanji, China. Teaching mezzotint and curating exhibitions.
  3. 2013-2018 Visiting Chair Professor, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China. Two months per year teaching intensive course in mezzotint technique, and curating exhibitions.
  4. 2020 Dolny Śląsk SILESIA Award from Provincial Marshal’s Office for advancement of Silesian culture. Organizing and curating over 30 exhibitions of Polish printmaking in Poland and abroad including China, South Korea, Japan and USA.
  5. 2015 Honorary Medal of Polish Culture, Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland

Language of consultations

English, Polish

Characteristic of the projects and research in which the PhD student is to be subsumed

The PHD candidate is free to choose the direction of his/her research, dissertation and thesis. I view my position as a guide and technical assistant not a dictator. My specialties are serigraph and mezzotint but I am versed in all traditional printmaking techniques. I see my position as promotor, to aid the candidate in expressing and executing their artistic ideas in the most advantageous way resulting in a successful conclusion. I have had successful PhD candidates from, China, Iran, Poland, Spain and Italy.

Characteristic of didactic cooperation between the supervisor and the PhD student

I expect the candidate to be able to assume the responsibilities of teaching the first-year serigraph students, help keep the studio clean and assist in the studio during class time. I value friendliness and politeness and teamwork.