Gunia Nowik Gallery

Teresa Gierzyńska

Born in 1947 in Rypin, Poland. In 1964–65 she went for an educational art trip to Canada. In 1965–1971, she studied at the Department of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw in prof. Tadeusz Łodziana’s sculpture studio and prof. Oskar Hansen’s Solids and Planes design studio. Since the 1960s, photograph and its duplication techniques such as thermocopy or photocopy have become the main tool for the artist's exploration of the representation of women and their role marked by society. Her most known cycle About Her proposes an investigation or introspection within the female identity, the mystical version of feminism, where the photographs are accompanied by adjectives – meaningful titles given to the pictures: Dangerous, Independent, Unapproachable, Mature, Cold, Worried, Thirty Years Old, Useless, Left-handed, Velvety, Caresses, Full of Hope. She lives and works in Warsaw.

Images

Teresa Gierzyńska, Untitled (from Essence of Things series), 1974, print by transfer, acrylic, 50 x 50 cm

Teresa Gierzyńska, Untitled (from Essence of Things series), 1974, print by transfer, acrylic, 50 x 50 cm

Teresa Gierzyńska, About Her V (from About Her series), 1967/78/21, pink aniline-dyed photomontage, Lambda Digital Photography, plexiglass, 49,6 x 37,3 cm

Teresa Gierzyńska, About Her V (from About Her series), 1967/78/21, pink aniline-dyed photomontage, Lambda Digital Photography, plexiglass, 49,6 x 37,3 cm

Teresa Gierzyńska, Left-handed II (from About Her series), 1981, gelatin silver print, pencil, mounted on cardboard, 29 x 19,3 cm

Teresa Gierzyńska, Left-handed II (from About Her series), 1981, gelatin silver print, pencil, mounted on cardboard, 29 x 19,3 cm

Teresa Gierzyńska, Little Caresses X (from About Her series), 1981, gelatin silver print, pencil, mounted on cardboard, 29 x 19,5 cm

Teresa Gierzyńska, Little Caresses X (from About Her series), 1981, gelatin silver print, pencil, mounted on cardboard, 29 x 19,5 cm

Teresa Gierzyńska, Determined (from About Her series), 1980, gelatin silver print, pencil, stamp, mounted on cardboard, 29,5 x 38,8 cm

Teresa Gierzyńska, Determined (from About Her series), 1980, gelatin silver print, pencil, stamp, mounted on cardboard, 29,5 x 38,8 cm

Teresa Gierzyńska, Full of Hope (from About Her series), 1980, gelatin silver print, pencil, mounted on cardboard, 28,5 x 19,5 cm

Teresa Gierzyńska, Full of Hope (from About Her series), 1980, gelatin silver print, pencil, mounted on cardboard, 28,5 x 19,5 cm

Teresa Gierzyńska, Tormented (from About Her series), 1980, gelatin silver print, yellow aniline, pencil, mounted on cardboard, 39,5 x 29,5 cm

Teresa Gierzyńska, Tormented (from About Her series), 1980, gelatin silver print, yellow aniline, pencil, mounted on cardboard, 39,5 x 29,5 cm

Teresa Gierzyńska, Love III, 1977, thermocopy, crayon, 29 x 36,5 cm

Teresa Gierzyńska, Love III, 1977, thermocopy, crayon, 29 x 36,5 cm

Teresa Gierzyńska, Trace Or Touch (from Sculptural Notebook series), 1977, plaster, print by transfer, ø 13,5 x 1 cm

Teresa Gierzyńska, Trace Or Touch (from Sculptural Notebook series), 1977, plaster, print by transfer, ø 13,5 x 1 cm

Teresa Gierzyńska, Dionizopolis (from Black, White and Green series), 1983, gelatin silver print, pink and orange aniline, 19 x 20,5 cm

Teresa Gierzyńska, Dionizopolis (from Black, White and Green series), 1983, gelatin silver print, pink and orange aniline, 19 x 20,5 cm

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Solo exhibitions:

2019
FOAF 2019: Teresa Gierzyńska & Isabelle Fein, Pola Magnetyczne, Warsaw, Poland

2018
Left-handed, Pola Magnetyczne, Warsaw, Poland

2014
Touch, Pola Magnetyczne, Warsaw, Poland

2009
About Her. Photographs from 1967–2008, Arton Foundation, Warsaw, Poland

2008
The Essence of Things, Czarna Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2004
Four Pictures, Mala Galeria ZPAF, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland

1993
T.G., Galeria ZPAF, Cracow, Poland

1991
Shadows and covered the body ..., Mała Galeria ZPAF, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland

1990
About Her. Black, White and Green, Galeria FF, Łódź, Poland
SHE IT ME, Galeria Ściana Wschodnia, Warsaw, Poland

1976
Graphics (Memories), Dom Artysty Plastyka, Warsaw, Poland


Selected group exhibitions:

2021
Self-Portrait with Blues. Hasior and New Art, Władysław Hasior Gallery, (Tatra Museum), Zakopane, Poland
Tender Attention. Urszula Czartoryska and Photography, 
Fotofestiwal 2021, Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź, Poland
Instant Archives. Instant and Instax in Poland, National Museum in Gdańsk, Poland
With Pleasure, Galeria Szara, Katowice; Krupa Gallery, Wrocław, Poland

2020
&I<3U2, Galeria Studio, Warsaw, Poland

2019
Metamorphosis, Pola Magnetyczne, Warsaw, Poland
Photography collection, Gallery 10, The Art Institute of Chicago, USA

2018
From the collection of Centre Pompidou, Paris, France

2014
By the River that Isn't, BWA Sokół‚ Gallery of Contemporary Art, Nowy Sącz, Poland

2013
Implicit in Sex. From the collection of Joanna and Krzysztof Madelski, BWA Olsztyn, Poland

2009
SIEGesIKONen transFORM, Humboldt Umspannwerk, Berlin, Germany

2007
Time Saved 1977-2006, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland

2006
Icons of Victory, Łódź Art Center, Poland

1992
Europa unden Rammer, Aarhus Festuge, Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark

1990
Looking East, Aarhus Festuge, Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark
Collection of Contemporary Technological Art, Vicerrectorado de Universitaria, Cuenca, Spain

1989
Looks / Impressions from the collection of Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź, Poland

1988
Collezione, Autori del Fondo Fotografico della Circoscrizione, Centro Civico di San Miniato, Siena, Italy
II Bienal Internacional de Electrografia y Copy Art, Valencia, Spain
Polish Perceptions / 10 Contemporary Photographers 1977-88, Collins Gallery, Glasgow, UK

1988
L’Immagine delle Donne, Rassegna Fotografica Europea, Buonconvento, Siena, Italy

1986
IX British International Print Biennale, Bradford, UK

1979
Polsk Kunst, Kobenhavns Radhus, Denmark

1978
International Trennial of Drawing, Wrocław, Poland

1970
Young Polish Sculpture in Plein-Air, Legnica, Poland

1969
Drawing-Interior (with Edward Dwurnik and Przemyslaw Kwiek), Galeria Klubu Medyk, Warsaw, Poland


Selected collections:
Centre Pompidou in Paris, The Art Institute of Chicago, Museo International de Electrografia in Cuenca, Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, National Museum in Gdańsk

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