Zofia Kijak - Fine Artist

Zofia Kijak

Brisbane, QLD - Australia

 
 
 

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Zofia Kijak

Brisbane, QLD - Australia

Zofia Kijak - Fine Artist

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About Zofia Kijak

My fascination with color characterizes all my works. I use vivid hues and bold brush strokes to fill my artwork with light. My aim is for my artwork to radiate with happiness, bring to the viewer positive emotions and encourage optimistic view of the world. My passion for intense colors results from my inspiration by Monet and Hockney and places full of sunshine, colorful houses and fairy-tale lush vegetation. Most of my paintings are a result of plein air work in Australia, South Pacific, Carribean and Mediterranean.

I have introduced my three distinctive styles: 'joie de vivre', 'substance' and 'floral abstract' which dominate in my recent artwork.

Recent solo exhibitions:
Old School House Gallery, 'Substance', Cleveland - paintings (2014)
Akwarium Gallery, 'Floral Abstracts', Gdynia, Poland - paintings (2012)
Center for Creative Activity Pogodna, 'Ring of Fire' Exhibition, Warsaw, Poland - paintings and photography (2011)
Traffic Club, 'From Oahu to Queensland' Exhibition, Warsaw, Poland - photography (2011)
Museum of Asia and Pacific, Warsaw, Poland - paintings (2011)

Recent group exhibitions:
'MayD4 Members' Exhibition, 69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne - paintings (2014)
'Outside in' Exhibition, Pain Management Ward, St. Vincent's Private Hospital, Brisbane - paintings (2014)
'InFocus' Exhibition, Redland City Gallery, Capalaba - paintings (2013 - 2014)
'The 69Fifteen' Exhibition,69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne - painting (2013)
'Old School House Gallery Christmas Exhibition', Old School House Gallery, Cleveland - paintings (2013)
'This Is My Art', 69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne - paintings (2013)
'Summer Stories' exhibition, 69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne - paintings (2013)
International Art exhibition and auction for humanitarian aid to the Syrian Nation, Cairo, Egypt - painting (2012)
Ward-Nasse Gallery, Soho, N.Y., U.S. - painting (2012 - present)
Themed art show '40x40', Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne - paintings (2012)
Themed art show 'The Secret Life of Space', 69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne - painting (2012)
'Little Treasures' Exhibition, Galleria De' Marchi, Bologna, Italy - paintings (2012)
City Cultural Centre Galeria Lamelli, Cracow, Poland - paintings (2012)
Art Fusion Gallery, 'A Spring Affair' Exhibition, Miami FL, U.S. - paintings (2012)
Akwarium Gallery, Gdynia, Poland - paintings (2011-2012)
Belotto Gallery, Warsaw, Poland - paintings (2011)
Galeria Zadra, Warsaw, Poland - paintings (2011)

Recent awards:
American Art Awards 2013: 1st prize in the 'Portrait' category for 'Lost in Thoughts' & 2nd prize in the 'Expressionism' category for 'Rotuan'.
American Art Awards 2012: 2nd prize in the 'Expressionism' category for the triptych 'Happiness on the Bay' & 3rd prize in the 'Floral - Non Realistic' category for 'Zinnias'.

Art & Beyond Magazine, Moreton Grove, IL: Summer 2012 Issue, Inside Cover Competition winner for 'Zinnias' & July/August 2012 Issue, Publisher Choice Award for 'Vitua';

Light, Space and Time Gallery, Jupiter, FL: 'SeaScapes' Juried Art Competition, May 2013 - Special Recognition Award in Painting Category for 'Essaouira'; 'Coutryside' Juried Art Competition, October 2012 - Special Recognition Award for 'Spring in Angaston'; 'Botanicals' Juried Art Competition, September 2012 - Special Recognition Award for 'Zinnias 2'; 'Abstracts' Juried Art Competition, July 2012 - Special Recognition Award for 'Spring Exuberance 1'; 'Figurative' Juried Art Competition, June 2012 - Honorary Mention Award for 'Lost in Thoughts'; 'All Women' Juried Art Competition, February 2012 - Special Recognition Award in Painting Category for 'Port in Nuka Alofa'.

Many pieces of my artwork are kept in art galleries and private collections. I am currently being represented by Chelsea Fine Art Gallery, Melbourne (www.chelsea-fine-art-gallery.artistwebsites.com) and by Art Fusion Gallery, Miami, FL, U.S. (www.artfusiongallery.com). I am a member of the 69 Smith Street Gallery, Melbourne (www.69smithstreet.com.au), Ward-Nasse Gallery, Soho, N.Y., U.S. (www.wardnasse.org) and the Association of Polish Fine Artists.

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Zofia Kijak Latest Artwork In Her Substance Style

Brisbane, QL - June 20th, 2014

Zofia Kijak's painting 'The Bay in Colors' has just been published on the Fine Art America website. 'The Bay in Colors' is the artist's recent artwork (oil and acrylic blend) in a unique style characterised by Zofia's fascination with colors, vivid hues and strong brush strokes. Her passion for colors has been inspired by the maestry of Monet and Hockney, but the style has been developed over several years of a tedious process of experimenting. The artist's prior work with the stained glass window design has undoubtedly influenced it. Zofia's bold style combined with intense colors accentuates the sheer beauty of marine environment of the Redland Bay (Southern Queensland) where the bright colors of water and the lush greenary of land intertwine and blend in, and where she has joyfully settled to live and work. This new artwork is currently on display at the 'Outside In' exhibition in the St. Vincent's Private Hospital in Brisbane.

Zofia Kijak Wins Major Prizes In The American Art Awards 2013 Contest

Brisbane, QL - May 16th, 2014

Zofia Kijak has won two important prizes in the 'American Art Awards 2013' contest, i.e. 1st prize in the 'Portrait' category for 'Lost in Thought' and 2nd prize in the 'Expressionism' category for 'Rotuan'. The contest has been juried by 25 major art galleries in the United States.

Zofia Kijak Artwork Exhibitions

Brisbane, QL - January 18th, 2014

Zofia Kijak has been very busy with multiple exhibitions over the last two years. 2014 seems to be equally busy for this well-known fine artist. Later in January, the artist will be holding a solo exhibition at Old Schoolhouse Gallery exhibition in Cleveland QLD, Australia. At present, her artwork is on display at the Ward-Nasse Gallery, Soho, N.Y., U.S. and Redland City Gallery, Capalaba QLD, Australia. Throughout 2013, she has participated in several exhibitions in Australia which were held at the 69 Smith Street Gallery and Brunswick Street Gallery (Melbourne) and Old School House Gallery (Cleveland). In 2012, you could see her artwork on display at the Art Fusion Galleries (Miami, FL), Lamelli Gallery (Cracow) and Akwarium Gallery (Gdynia) in Poland, and at Galleria De' Marchi (Bologne) in Italy. In 2012, Zofia also participated in the international art exhibition for humanitarian aid the Syrian Nation held in Cairo, Egypt.

Zofia Kijak Solo Exhibition At Cleveland, QLD

Brisbane, QL - January 18th, 2014

Zofia Kijak will be holding a solo exhibition titled 'Substance' at Old Schoolhouse Gallery, Cleveland QLD, in January/February 2014. The opening reception is at 6:30pm on 24 January 2014. See the artwork at www.zofia-kijak.artistwebsites.com/art/all/old+schoolhouse+gallery+exhibition+2014/all

Zofia Kijak Has Been Decorated For The Humanitarian Aid To The Syrian Nation

Brisbane, QL - January 13th, 2014

Zofia Kijak has been decorated with a medal for the participation in the International Art exhibition and auction for humanitarian aid to the Syrian Nation. The medal was designed by the School of Sculpture of the Warsaw Fine Arts Academy. Zofia's artwork was earlier displayed at the exhibiton in Cairo, Egypt in December 2012.

New Floral Artwork By Zofia Kijak

Townsville, QL - June 21st, 2013

The recent Zofia Kijak artwork in her unique style 'Floral Abstract' has been included on FAA website for sale as prints or postcards. It includes the beautiful 'Zinnias' series for you to enjoy ! Zinnias 1 have won the 3nd prize in the contest American Art Awards 2012 in the 'Floral - Non Realistic' category being juried by 25 major art galleries in the United States. It previously won 'Abstract Art' contest competing with almost 1500 paintings on the FAA website. Finally, this artwork has won the cover competition in the 'Art & Beyond Magazine' competition, Summer 2012 issue. Zinnias 2 won a Special Recognition award in the 'Botanicals' competition organized by the Light Time and Space Gallery in August 2012. It competed with 619 entries from 177 artists, from 14 different countries from around the world and from 29 different states. It is currently on display in the Ward-Nas...

Launch Of The Revamped Zofia Kijak Website

Chelsea, VI - April 26th, 2013

A well-known fine artist, Zofia Kijak, has launched a revamped artist's website, www.zofiakijak.com . The website contains her recent artwork in three distictive artist's styles: substance, joie de vivre and floral abstract.

Zofia Kijak Has Won Five Art America Contests In 2012

Chelsea, VI - January 11th, 2013

In the second half of 2012, Zofia Kijak was awarded the first prize in the following five FAA contests : "SEASIDE FUN" contest for "Happiness on the Bay"; "ABSTRACT ART" contest for beautiful "Zinnias"; "SEEING RED" contest for "Bethany"; "EUROPEAN LANDMARKS" contest for "Canale Grande 2" (and the second prize for "Santa Georgio Maggiore in Sky Blue"); and "AUSTRALIAN ART AND IMAGES' contest for "Eucalypt's in Jacobs Creek".

Light, Space And Time Gallery Awards For Zofia Kijak

Chelsea, VI - December 3rd, 2012

Zofia Kijak has been again awarded Special Recognition award at an international juried competition organized by the Light, Space and Time Gallery, Jupiter, FL. 'Spring in Angaston' won the Special Recognition award in the 'Countryside 2012' competition in November 2012. In the current year, Zofia won in this Gallery competitions three other Special Recognition awards and one Honorary Mention award ('Figuratives' competition in June 2012).

Zofia Kijak Beyond Impressionism

Warsaw, ma - September 22nd, 2012

The Polish fine art used to be quite traditional and characteristic for the North-eastern Europe. The bulk of art trade in Poland is currently focused on several well-established twentieth century (or earlier) names and their followers. Since the collapse of communism more than 20 years ago there has been no new direction which has attracted public and critics attention. It seems that the situation changes and a new wave is finally coming across the Polish fine art scene. A new trend represented by two artists, Zofia Kijak and Pawel Polisiak, has emerged which is characterized by fascination with color. The artists of this post-communist "color revolution" use vivid hues and their works are filled with light and radiate with happiness. Inspiration has been sought from natural beauty and originates from en plein air work, particularly in the South Pacific and Mediterranean full of sun...

Zofia Kijak Received Publisher Choice Award In Art And Beyond Magazine

Warsaw, ma - September 6th, 2012

Zofia's work 'Vitua' has won Publisher Choice Award and this work is published in the July / August 2012 Issue, Art & Beyond Magazine, Moreton Grove, IL.

Honorary Mention Award For Zofia Kijak In The Figurative Art Competition At Light, Space And Time Gallery, Jupiter FL

Warsaw, ma - August 13th, 2012

Zofia Kijak received Honorary Mention in the 'Figurative' Art Competion in the Light, Space and Time Gallery in May 2012. She competed with artists from 19 countries and 33 states in the United States.