Brisbane, QL - September 12th, 2015
Zofia wins again American Art Awards in 2015! She won 3rd place in the 'Expressionism' category for 'The Bay in Colors' and 4rd place in the 'Floral - Impressionism' category for 'In the Full Bloom. You can see both pieces of her artwork on the artist website.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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...
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.
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".
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).
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...
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.
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.