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Modesta Gorol and Jan Kozłowski in Knoxville

Published 19 Sep 2023

In September 2023, students from the Department of Graphic and Media Arts are in residence at the University of Tennessee, School of Art in Knoxville.

On September 22, Gallery 1010 (in the Emporium Building, 100 South Gay Street, Knoxville, TN) will host the opening of the exhibition "Journey to Microscopic Lands and Imagined Landscapes," featuring the artistic results of their residency.

This exhibition is held in conjunction with an exchange program between the University of Tennessee School of Art and the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, Poland. The exchange, which has been running for more than 15 years, allows two students from each program spend a month as Artists-in-Residence at the other institution. Through this arrangement two UT graduate students spend four weeks in Wrocław each May and June, and two students come to Knoxville each September.  The timing of the exchanges take place so that participating students do not miss any coursework during the regular academic calendar at their home university/academy.

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Modesta Gorol

Modesta Gorol  is a graphic artist based in Wrocław, Poland, where she is currently pursuing an M.A. in Graphic Arts at the E. Geppert Academy of Fine Arts and Design. Her work has been featured in many international exhibitions, including “300km to connect Wroclaw with Tokyo / あるテキストからの創造” (Wrocław and Tokyo, 2023), “Stand with Ukraine – prints from Wrocław” at the Palace of Art (Lviv, 2022), the 3rd International Student Drawing Triennial (Katowice, 2020), and the International Exhibition RYSOWAĆ (Toruń, 2019). In addition to being a visual artist, Modesta is also a pianist, having received her Master’s Degree in piano performance from the K. Lipiński Academy of Music in Wrocław. This background equips her with a unique perspective that she brings to her art. As an artist, she primarily uses traditional techniques, such as etching, aquatint, and linocut, and she also sometimes likes to combine them with watercolor painting.

Jan Kozłowski

Jan Kozłowski was born in 1998 in Wrocław, Poland and is currently a graduate student studying at the E. Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław creating linocuts in intaglio studio under Przemysław Tyszkiewicz and Agata Gertchen. In 2023 he his work was included in the 15th Gielniak Graphic Arts Competition, and he designed a set of alternative posters for 20. Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival.

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