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Zofia Błażko

 

1986

In 2010, she defended her master's degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk in the field of Painting in the studio of prof. Maciej Świeszewski and graduated from the 1st degree studies in the field of"Photography under the supervision of prof. Witold Węgrzyn. In 2012, she graduated from post-graduate studies in "Art therapy" at the Medical University of Gdańsk. A painter, fascinated by the life and work of Parisian painters, after graduating decided to go to France. In Paris, she was an artist-in-residence Jour et Nuit Culture, and then created in the prestigious Chez Robert studio, Électron Libre on 59 rue de Rivoli. Appreciated for her diligence and artistic craftsmanship, as the first Polish woman in history, she was able to design and implement the decoration of the six-story facade of the building, which is the artistic cradle of contemporary Paris' bohemianism at 59 rue de Rivoli. In 2015, the artist, looking for new inspirations, left for an artistic residence in the capital of Senegal - Dakar. The six-month stay resulted in numerous portraits of the inhabitants of Africa that was recognized by the local community. The exhibition ending the artist's stay at the residence was graced by the Senegalese Minister of Culture - Mbagnick Ndiaye's visit. In the second half of 2015, Zofia Błażko was an artist-in-residence at the Shangyuan Art Museum in Beijing, and in 2018 in St. Petersburg Art Residency in the Russian Federation. Currently, the painter lives and works in Warsaw. She has had nine individual exhibitions on her account, incl. in: 2.04 Gallery - St. Petersbourg 2018, 101 Projekt Gallery - Warsaw 2018, Kuratorium Gallery - Warsaw 2017 and Witkacy Theater Gallery - Zakopane 2016. She also participated in several group exhibitions, incl. in: National Historical Museum - Tirana 2021, Sunny Art Center - London 2020, Musée Théodore Monod D'art Africain - Dakar 2015 and Shangyuan Art Museum - Beijing 2015.

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