I am a multidisciplinary artist working in a variety of media: architecture, video, drawing and installations. My professional interests began with the integration of art and architecture and gradually moved towards installation arts.
I am interested in creating art that integrates space, artifacts, digital technology, and people. Rather than creating objects, I am involved in creating experiences that will enable viewers to enter the space of the artwork and become an integral part of it.
The questions of how one experiences art and what spatial conditions support those experiences are instrumental in my work. I am attentive to the sensorial qualities of a space as defined by light, sound and touch; how these engage the body first and how these physical sensations affect what is perceived by the mind.
In my current work, I am trying to bring awareness of underrepresented living creatures. I create translucent drawings of neglected people, endangered species, and disappearing languages, and I superimpose upon them images and videos from the public world. My drawings and my installations are experimental conceptions of new realities in which the representational and real, visceral and unknown, are of equal value. The new reality equalizes the hidden and the objective in a new personal space defined by the viewer.
1991-94 Columbia University, New York, M. Arch., Architecture
1988-91 Parsons School of Design, New York, B.F.A. with Honors, Environmental Design
1984-86 Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, Poland, M.F.A. (not completed)
2007 - present – California College of the Arts (CCA), San Francisco, Adjunct Professor
Courses: Space Studio, Tools and Technology 1, Drawing 1
2006 - present – Art Institute of California, San Francisco, Instructor
Courses: Sketch Techniques, Sustainable Design, Lighting Design, Thesis Programming
video installation in Montreal in March 2014 as part of the Art Souterrain 2014 Festival
2011 “SEAT”, Fort Mason, San Francisco
2010 “One Night Stand” SITE Santa Fe
2010 “Spills”, Biwa, Portland, OR
2009 “Works by artists, architects, and designers teaching at CCA”, Oliver Art Center, Oakland
2009 “The Artists of Zyzzyva”, Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco, CA/ group show
2009 “Turbulence”, Mina Dresden Gallery, San Francisco/ solo show
2009 Women Artists on Immigration: Crossing Borders, Confronting Barriers, Bridging Identities” exhibition co-sponsored by the Women’s Caucus for Art and the Korean Cultural Center of Los Angeles, CA/ group show
2008 “Lightness of Being”, Biwa, Portland, OR/ solo show
2008 The Art of Teaching, AICA-SF Gallery, San Francisco, CA/ group show
2008 Current Work, Art Explosion Gallery, San Francisco, CA/ group show
2007 “Shadows and Sounds”, a.Muse Gallery, San Francisco, CA/ solo show
2007 Sneak Peak, Mission Arts, San Francisco, CA/ group show
2006 Melt 2006, San Francisco, CA/ group show
2005 Affliction, San Francisco, CA/ group show
2003 In Sight On_Site, AIA San Francisco, CA/ group show
2001 Bay Area Architects in print, 3A Garage Gallery, San Francisco, CA/ group show
1990 Emotional Structures, Ward Lawrence Gallery, New York, NY/ solo show
2007- present atelier Majewska, San Francisco, CA/ Principal
2001- 2007 EHDD ARCHITECTURE, San Francisco, CA/ Associate
Representative projects: Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA (2011), CSUMB Library, Monterey, CA (2008), San Mateo Public Library, San Mateo, CA (2007), Global Ecology Center, Stanford, CA (2004), Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA (2003)
1999 - 2001 SKIDMORE, OWINGS & MERRILL, LLP, New York, NY/ Senior Interior Architect
Representative projects: New York Stock Exchange, New York, NY; (2003), Bank of America, Charlotte, North Carolina; (2003), 300 Madison, New York, NY; (2005)
1995- 1998 DMCD, Inc., New York, NY/ Project Architect
Designed and managed the architectural interiors program for a 100, 000 sq. ft Science Museum located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
1991- 1995 KNOLL, Inc., New York, NY/ Interior Architect
Designed and developed architectural interiors for Knoll showrooms in North America and Europe.
1994 THE PARISH ART MUSEUM, Southampton, LI/ Designer/ Exhibit Coordinator
Exhibition design and installation supervision for the Second Parish Art Museum Design Biennial: “MIRRORS”. This installation exhibited work of 70 artists and architects such as Michael Graves, Christian Lacroix, and Alice Aycock, among others.
publications & awards
Drawing Portfolio accepted into the Viewing Program at the Drawing Center, New York (2008)
Drawings published in Zyzzyva (2001, 2007)
Winner of the ArtSlant 2nd, 4th and 6th 2010 showcase in the installation category
Winner of the ArtSlant 1st, and 2nd 2011 showcase in the installation category
design awards for projects:
UCB UNITS 1 & 2 (with EHDD Architecture): AIA, National Honor Award 2008, AIA California Council
Honor Award 2006, AIA SF Citation Award for Excellence 2006, LEED silver
GLOBAL ECOLOGY CENTER (with EHDD Architecture): AIA/COTE Top Ten Green projects 2007, AIA
SF Sustainable Design Honor Award 2005
SAN MATEO PUBLIC LIBRARY (with EHDD Architecture): LEED Gold (2008). California Construction,
Best of 2006 Merit Award
2004 LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional
2008 Surface Design Association
2009 OWA Organization of Women Architects and Design Professionals