Education

Urszula Wilk received her Master of Arts Degree in Painting from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland in 1986 at prof. Zbigniew Karpiński's atelie.

Awards and grants

  • 2015, The best of show – Shenzhen Watercolour Award, International Watercolour Biennale, Shenzhen, China
  • 2014, 1st Prize – the best exhibition in 2013, Polish Association of Artists in Wrocław, Poland
  • 2012, Grant from the Minister of Art and Heritage, Poland
  • 1995, Grant the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York, USA
  • 1989, 1st Prize, the Eugeniusz Geppert contest exhibitions, Poland
  • 1988, Grant from the Minister of Art and Culture, Poland
  • 1987, Grant from the Minister of Art and Culture, Poland

Selected solo exhibitions 2012-2016

  • 2016, Bluemetrie, Neon Gallery – Eugeniusz Geppert Acaemy of Art and Design, Wrocław, Poland
  • 2015, White and Black-Black and White (two person exhibition) – City Museum of Klodzko Land, Poland
  • 2014, Lines – independent painting beings – BWA Gallery, Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland
  • 2013, Lines painting installation – Airport Wrocław, Poland
  • 2013, Unsent letters from Beijing – Entropia Gallery, Wrocław, Poland
  • 2013, Sonata for Blue and four rooms – Recent Art Gallery, Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland
  • 2013, Nature’s Amazing Extravagance in Application of the Blue, City Museum of Wrocław, Poland
  • 2012, Nature’s Amazing Extravagance in Application of the Blue, PGK-centrum, Poznań, Poland
  • 2012, Lines, Shangyuan Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • 2012, Loffty, Wrocław; Poland

Selected group exhibitions 2012-2016

  • 2015, There is/ There isn't, Wrocław Contemporary Museum, Poland
  • 2015, International Watercolour Biennale, Shenzhen, China
  • 2013, The Entropy of Art Catalogue, Entropia Gallery, Wrocław, Poland
  • 2012, A field of Wheat Shangyuan Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • 2012, Space between us, Wiessbaden, Germany
  • 2012, The praise of unconsequence, State Gallery, Wrocław , Poland
  • 2012, The seven painting gestures, Entropia Gallery, Wrocław, Poland
  • 2012, Park of Art, Arsenał Museum, Wrocław, Poland

At the beginning of 1990s she was invited to participate in artistic actions taking place in the urban space of Wrocław. The said actions were initiated and organised by painters Lech Twardowski and Eugeniusz Minciel. In those times, such actions were innovative and unique.
1990 – Painted Tower, 19×9 meters. The action consisted in a prior preparation by the various artists of artistic objects: paintings that had 10×9 meters military tank tarpaulins as their starting base. The said paintings were then installed vertically on the scaffolding of the Garrison Church tower in the Main Square. Starting with independently functioning paintings, we aimed at integrating them into a common whole – an artistic installation.
1991 – Parachutes. The action consisted in placing artistic objects: paintings that had parachutes as their starting base in the northern section of Wrocław’s Main Square. Each artist conveyed their own painting ideas onto parachute surfaces. Thus prepared paintings were then mounted along the northern section of the Main Square, at the 3rd floor level horizontally over the street, thereby creating an installation of paintings hanging over the heads of passers-by.

Residencies

  • 2012, Shangyuan Art Museum, Beijing, China

Works in Collection

  • City Museum Of Wrocław, Poland
  • Shangyuan Art Museum, Beijing, China
  • City Collection Dudelange, Luxemburg
  • The Collection of the Zachęta Lower Silesian Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts, Wrocław Contemporary Museum, Poland
  • Shenzhen Luohu Art Museum, Shenzhen, China

Publications

  • 1995, catalogue – text: Marek Śnieciński – BWA Gallery, Wrocław, Poland
  • 1996, catalogue – text: Wanda Gałkowska, Marek Śnieciński – Na Odwachu Gallery, Wrocław, Poland
  • 1997, catalogue – text: Marek Śnieciński, Mirosław Ratajczak – State Gallery, Legnica, Poland
  • 2010, catalogue – text: Elżbieta Koscielak – Koscielak Gallery, Wrocław, Poland
  • 2013, catalogue – text: Marek Śnieciński, Maciej Łagiewski – City Museum of Wrocław
  • 2014, catalogue – text: Gabriela Dragun – BWA Gallery, Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland