MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)2019
Artist StatementUnbound from physical edges and borders, my immersive installations balance between sculptural and two-dimensional realms where multitude of suspended forms defy gravity. Using painted walls as the backbone, densely layered and painted pieces of fabric and mylar emerge outward. Created on site, the space is activated as the viewer navigates around the pieces taking in continual transformations of parts and fragments. My inspiration stems from an interest in nature, natural phenomena that relate to us on microscopic and macroscopic levels. I am seeking physical and metaphysical intersections, parallels and connections to understand our environment and our place within it.
Jowita Wyszomirska was born in Poland and immigrated with her family to Chicago in the early 90s. Jowita received her BFA in painting in 2003 from Illinois State University and will receive her MFA from University of Maryland in Spring of 2016. She has exhibited in solo and two-person exhibitions at VisArts, Rockville, MD, SM&KK Studios in Chicago, The Temporary, MICA and Member’s Gallery, School 33, Baltimore MD in addition to a recent group show at the BMA (Baker Artist Award Exhibition). She has been the recipient of residencies at the Jentel Foundation, Wyoming, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, NE and International School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture in Umbria, Italy. In 2014 she was awarded a b-grant from Baker Artist Award.