Open House for Artist-in-Residence Gosia Wlodarczak
Saturday March 4, 2017  2 – 5pm

Please join us at an open house for Gosia Wlodarczak, artist-in-residence. Gosia was the first artist in residence at BoxoHOUSE and has returned for a fifth anniversary appearance. Her original residency resulted in FROST DRAWING FOR JOSHUA TREE, the long term drawing installation on the windows at BoxoHOUSE.

Gosia’s practice is comprised primarily of performance-based durational drawing processes in which she commits to line only what she sees. In this way, she captures time and space, translating the energy of each moment into the line and creating a record of what took place in any given situation. 

For this residency, Gosia has undertaken two projects. California Tunics  is a development of a project undertaken on Gosia’s 25th wedding anniversary when she made tunics for herself and her husband/collaborator Longin Sarnecki. She drew on the tunics over a 24 hour period. For this project, Gosia has made tunics for herself, for Longin and for a few Joshua Tree friends. The drawing on the tunics reveal the imprint of energy radiated onto each of us by the objects and beings that surround us. 

Modernist Conversation forms part of Gosia’s Shared Spaces series in which the energy of our interactions is imprinted onto a canvas. The canvas was begun at Art Palm Springs and will continue to reflect Gosia’s interactions in the studio until it is completed at the open house. 

Gosia Wlodarczak was born in Poland (1959) and graduated Master of Fine Arts with Distinction from Poznan Academy of Fine Arts, Poland (1984). She arrived in Australia in 1996, and lives in Melbourne and works in Australia and internationally.

Drawing is the basis of her practice, extending towards performance, interactive situations, installation, sound, photo and moving-collage; she refers to it as trans-disciplinary drawing. 
Since living in Australia, Gosia has been awarded numerous prizes and grants including: Australia Council New Work Grant for Established Artists (2013 and 2006); Australia Council Skills and Development Grant (2008), Edith Cowan University Public Art Project (2007); Ministry for Culture & the Arts Western Australia, New Project Grant (2004).

Wlodarczak has held over 50 solo exhibitions and 38 performances in Australia and internationally including: Frost Drawing for NGA National Gallery of Australia, Canberra (2016), The Ice Cube, Frost Drawing for MSK Ghent Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent (2015-2017), Found in Translation: Deakin University Art Gallery Deakin University, Melbourne (2015), Found in Translation TarraWarra Museum of Art, Melbourne (2014), Frost Drawing for the Museum MCA National Museum, Szczecin (2013), A Room Without A View RMIT Gallery, Melbourne (2013), Between Wander & Settlement Western Washington University, Bellingham (2012) and Wall drawing Shepparton Art Museum (2012).

Recent group exhibitions include: Tangents Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent (2015), Drawing Out, the Dobell Drawing Biennial Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Trace Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (2014), The 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art: More Light, Russian Federation (2013), Contemporary Australia: Women Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane (2012), Drawing Now Paris Carrousel de Louvre, France (2012), Singapore Biennale 2011: Open House Old Kallang Airport, Singapore (2011) and Pathway: Drawing In, On, and Through the Landscape The Drawing Center/Big Screen Plaza, New York (2011). She also exhibited in: Freehand: recent Australian drawing at Heide Museum of Modern Art (2010), and I walk the line at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2009.

Her work is represented in collections including: National Gallery of Australia; Art Gallery of New South Wales; Art Gallery of South Australia; Art Gallery of Western Australia; Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art; Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art; Artbank; Edith Cowan University; Murdoch University; Poznan Academy of Fine Arts, Poland, Western Washington University.

In 2013, Wlodarczak was featured in the Phaidon publication Vitamin D2: New Perspectives in Drawing and her selected bibliography includes: 2016 Presence Gosia Wlodarczak Frost Drawing, Australia, 2012 Russell Marshall & Phil SawdonHyperdrawing: beyond the lines of Contemporary Art Loughborough University, England; 2012 Contemporary Australian Drawing #1 Macmillan Art Publishing.