Magdalena Nałęcz

I was born on 24 September 1970 in Rzeszów, Southern Poland. In 1990 I graduated from the State High School of Arts in Rzeszów. In the years 1990-1995 I continued my studies at the department of painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow. In 1995 I received my degree summa cum laude in painting under the supervision of Professor Jan Szancenbach, and a degree in drawing under the supervision of Professor Sławomir Karpowicz. Since 1995 I have been a member of the Union of Polish Artists and Designers. Throughout my whole artistic career I have supported charitable organisations and foundations, such as: the Children Foundation “On Time with Help” (“Zdążyć z Pomocą”); the Foundation for the Myeloma Treating Centre (Centrum Leczenia Szpiczaka), and the Art Transfer Foundation.



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INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

2018
 "Cat's story” – the Krakow Library, Branch 21 – Krakow

 "The deep” – ToTu Gallery – Rzeszow
 "Musical paintings” – The Museum of Ancient Mazovian Metallurgy – Pruszków

2017
■ "Mishmashs” – Cafe Chocolate – Krakow
 "By the sea” – A. R. Gallery – Brooklyn – New York – USA
"Gardens of delight” – The Museum of Ancient Mazovian Metallurgy – Pruszków
"Childhood gardens” – Galeria Elektor – Warsaw
■ "Shadows” – Regional Public Library – Krakow
 "Stille life” – The Palace of Art TPSP – Krakow

2016
 "Drawings and Monotypes” – Starbucks – Brooklyn – New York – USA
 "Childhood gardens” – Floriańska 22 – Krakow
"My landscape” – BWA Gallery in Rzeszow – Rzeszow
2014
"The Gardens of  Love” – Galeria pod Rejentem – Krakow
Painting exhibition – Galeria Prowincjonalna, Ognisko Artystyczne w Nysie Filia w Głuchołazach – Głuchołazy
2013
Painting exhibition – from the private collection of Przemysław Omieczyński – Nauczycielskie Kolegium Języków – Lublin
"In the sphere of blue” – General Consulate RP and  Museum of Art – Filia Okręgowego Muzeum Krajoznawczego – Brest – Belarus
2012
Painting exhibition, with Marcin Telega – Galeria na Szwejka Przemysław Omieczyński – Lublin
Painting exhibition – opening of the  Fundation  Art Transfer – Amaristo Galeria przy Teatrze – Warsaw
"The intimacy of everyday life”, with  Alina Raczkiewicz-Bęc – Galeria Elektor – Warsaw
Painting exhibition – The Palace of Art TPSP – Krakow
2011
"The Factory of Dreams” – Galeria Elektor – Warsaw
2010
"From the point of view of the cat...” – Galeria Sztuki Raven – Krakow
"The table of curiosity” – Galeria ATU – Lublin
2009
Painting exhibition; Siemens showroom, Warsaw
2008
Painting exhibition – Galeria ATU – Lublin
Painting exhibition – Galeria Miejska – Zespół Szkół Plastycznych – Rzeszów
2007
"Travelling impressions” –Galeria Nautilus – Krakow
2005
Painting exhibition – Siemens showroom – Warsaw
Painting exhibition – Galeria Pegaz (Galeria Hetmańska) – Krakow
2003
"The last film session…” – Galeria Gil – Krakow
"A Story of Blue” – Dominik Rostworowski Gallery – Krakow
2002
Painting exhibition – BWA Gallery in Nowy Sącz – Galeria w Krynicy – Krynica
2000
Painting exhibition – Dominik Rostworowski Gallery – Krakow
1999
Painting exhibition – Galeria ZPAP – Cloth Hall – Art Business – Krakow
1998
Painting exhibition – Dominik Rostworowski Gallery – Krakow
Meeting at the Border – Bliesbruck–Reinheim – Germany
Three Works – Galeria ZPAP – Cloth Hall – Krakow
1997
Holders of Krakow Mayor’s Grants – Galeria ZPAP – Cloth Hall – Krakow
1996
Painting exhibition – Galeria Pod Złotym Lewkiem –  Krakow
1995
1995 Graduation Exhibition – Galeria Grotta Nobile – Krakow
From Our Artists’ Studios – Town Hall Tower – Krakow


COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

2018
"Professor Jan Szancenbach and his students. Atelier 303’ Union in the District of Krakow” – TPSP Palace of Arts – Krakow

2017
"The III Christmas Fair of Polish Artists’ Union in the District of Krakow” – TPSP Palace of Arts – Krakow
 "Art under the Christmas tree” – Courier Plus Gallery – Brooklyn – New York – USA
“Phantasms”  –  Prowincial Public Library  – Krakow
"Between" – Krakow Artistic Meeting 2017 CONFIGURATIONS – TPSP Palace of Arts – Krakow
"The nationwide exhibition Real 3" – Antresola Gallery – Museum in Koszalin – Koszalin

2016
"Artefakty 16" – Podkarpacka Contemporary Art Gallery – Przemysl
"The II Christmas Fair of Polish Artists’ Union in the District of Krakow” – TPSP Palace of Arts – Krakow
“The gardens 2016”  –  Prowincial Public Library  – Krakow

2015
“The I Christmas Fair of Polish Artists’ Union in the District of Krakow” – TPSP Palace of Arts – Krakow
“The Season’s Card” – Galeria pod Rejentem – Krakow
2014
“The Season’s Card” – Galeria pod Rejentem – Krakow
2013
“The Season’s Card” – Galeria pod Rejentem – Krakow
2012
“The Exhibition of Painting” – Galeria na Szwejka – Lublin
“Little Form 2012” – Galeria Dyląg – Krakow
2011
“I Was Born, Therefore I AM… AN ARTIST” – Galearnia in Travel, Stop at Bagatela 12 – The Information and Training Centre of PAI and ZSA – Warsaw
2010
The Biennial Exhibition of Small Painting Forms – Galeria Wozownia – Toruń
The Krakow Spin – Galearnia, an exhibition at the registered office of the Confederation of Private Employers “Lewiatan” – Warsaw
2009
“Tamed Emotions” – Galearnia in Travel, Stop 2: Belvedere Hotel – Zakopane
“Tamed Emotions” – Galearnia in Travel, Stop 1: Rubinstein Hotel – Krakow
“My City…” – The Night of Culture 2009, Galeria ATU – Lublin
The 2nd Nationwide Polish Contest of “The Pictures Painted with Music” – The Palace of Arts – Krakow
2008
Inaugural exhibition of Galeria Prestige – Rubinstein Hotel – Krakow
A Woman in Black – An Object, Abject and Sex-Appeal” – Galearnia – Warsaw
The 1st Nationwide Polish Contest of “The Pictures Painted with Music” – The Palace of Arts – Krakow
2007
“Travelling Impressions” – an exhibition prepared as part of the European Heritage Days – Galeria Nautilus – Krakow
The Triennial Exhibition of Polish Contemporary Painting – BWA – Rzeszow
The post-plein-air exhibition “The 4th Nationwide Polish Plein-Air Painting Workshops – Muzyczna Owczarnia – Jaworki
The 2nd edition of the auction “Polish Artists for the Children” – BWA Art Gallery “The Książ Castl” – Walbrzych; Consulate General of the Republic of Poland – New York City – USA
“The Little Form 2007” – Galeria Labirynt – Krakow
The 1st International Biennial Painting Exhibition “Quadro Art” – Historical Museum of Lodz, Poznański Palace – Lodz
2006
The Nationwide Exhibition of Polish Painting, Drawings, Graphic Arts, Cloth and Sculpture – Gdynia 2006, Promotion Group of the Seaside Artists ERA ART – Gdynia
“The International Biennial of Miniature “Częstochowa 2006” – The Culture Promotion Centre – Czestochowa
The 7th Autumn Salon of Arts “Homo Quadratus Ostroviensis” – BWA – Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski
The 10th Special Jubilee Auction “The Modern Polish Art” – Consulate General of the Republic of Poland – New York City – USA
The 1st edition of the auction “Polish Artists for the Children” – BWA Art Gallery “The Książ Castle” – Walbrzych; Consulate General of the Republic of Poland – New York City – USA
2005
The ZPAP Winter Exhibition” – Solvay Modern Art Centre – Krakow
“Crete”, a post-plein-air exhibition – Dominik Rostworowski Gallery – Krakow
The Biennial Exhibition of Small Painting Forms – Galeria Wozownia – Torun
“The Modern Art of Krakow”, an exhibition prepared as part of the Krakow Days in Quito – The Municipal Cultural Centre – Quito – Ecuador
European Heritage Days, Krakow 2005 – Galeria Nautilus and Dominik Rostworowski Gallery – Krakow
The pre-auctrion exhibition “The Contemporary Polish Art” – Consulate General of the Republic of Poland – New York City – USA
2004
The 10th Nationwide Polish Exhibition “Music in Painting” – Galeria Obok – Tychy
“The Small Form 2004” – Galeria ZPAP Sukiennice – Krakow
“From the Artists to the Artists”, the pre-auction exhibition – Galeria Pryzmat – Krakow
The pre-auction exhibition “The Contemporary Polish Art” – Consulate General of the Republic of Poland – New York City – USA
2003
“Image of the Year 2002” – The Królikarnia Palace – Warsaw
“Representations”, part 1 – Krakow – Salon of Arts Kaskada – Warsaw, organised by Dominik Rostworowski Gallery
The Biennial Exhibition of Small Painting Forms – Galeria Wozownia – Torun
The post-plein-air exhibition Kowno-Krakow-Vilnius, Galeria Arka – Vilnius – Lithuania
The pre-auction exhibition “The Contemporary Polish Art” – Consulate General of the Republic of Poland – New York City – USA
2002
“The Small Form” – Galeria ZPAP Sukiennice – Krakow
EGERIA 2002 – The 9th Exhibition of Visual Arts – Ostrow Wielkopolski
2000
“Colours – the Pulse of Painting” – Galeria Format – Krakow; Nurnberg and Frankfurt – Germany
“Farbe-erleben” – Galerie Irene Sagan – Essen – Germany
“Ten Artists from Poland” – The Cultural Centre, Athens, Greece; Galeria Kocioł Artystyczny (“The Artistic Kettle”) – Krakow
“Krakau aus weiblicher Sicht” – Ars Cracovia; Cologne – Germany
“A Conversation” – Galeria Bayer – Warsaw
The 3rd Triennial of Self-Portrait – Radom
The 4th Nationwide Polish Painting Contest “My Landscape” – Ciechanow
The 3rd Triennial of Still Life – Sieradz; Wałbrzych
1999
The exhibition of paintings (the opening of the gallery) – Galeria Parter – Warsaw
1998
“The Small Form” – Galeria ZPAP Sukiennice – Krakow
The 17th Festival of Polish Contemporary Painting – Szczecin
The 2nd Nationwide Contest of Polish Painting “My Landscape” – Ciechanow
1997
“A Master and His Apprentice” – Krakauer Haus – Nurnberg – Germany
The Autumn Salon Exhibition – The Palace of Arts – Krakow
“The Autumn of Bielsko ‘97” – Galeria BWA – Bielsko-Biała – Poland
The Second Triennial of Self-Portrait – Radom
“The Small Form” – Galeria ZPAP Sukiennice – Krakow
“Three Painters from Krakow” – Saarlouis – Germany
1996
“Jeune Art Cracovienne” – Espece Culturel Paul Ricard – Lyon – France
Diplomma ’94-95 of the National Museum – Krakow
The Spring Art Salon ’96 – Palace of Arts – Krakow
New members of ZPAP – Galeria Pryzmat – Krakow
“Les Ambiences Cracovienne” – Club Mediterrane – Dieuleft – France
The 16th Festival of Polish Modern Painting – Szczecin
The 6th Nationwide Young Painters Review “Promotions ‘96” – Legnica
Festival of the Youngest Krakow Artists – Myślenice


GRANTS AND AWARDS

2007
An honourable mention at the “Little Form 2007” exhibition – Galeria Labirynt – Krakow
2004
An honourable mention at the “Little Form 2004” exhibition – Galeria ZPAP – Krakow
2003
The 1st Award at the Biennial Exhibition of Small Painting Forms, Galeria Wozownia – Torun
1997
A scholarship awarded by Polish Ministry of Culture and Art
1996
The 2nd Award at the Festival of the Youngest Krakow Artists – Myslenice
Artistic scholarship awarded by the Mayor of the City of Krakow


I took part in many charitable auctions, as well as in the auctions of Polswissart in Warsaw, and the Great Auction of Modern Art in New York City and Washington.
My works of art are to be found in private collections both in Poland and abroad.