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Grazyna Adamska-Jarecka

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Lives in
Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Works in
Guelph, Ontario, Canada


University of Guelph, Canada, 2002, BA Studio Art
Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania, 2006, MFA

Representing galleries

mixed-media, figurative, abstract


Grazyna Adamska-Jarecka. Born in Poland .Since 1993 has lived in USA and Canada . At present artist at Adamska Painting Studio in Guelph, Canada (website:

I am both, a figure and an abstract painter.My art is dedicated to the portrayal of communication through the human body and  to the translation of my photograps of landscape into abstract forms.

Figure painting:  Using the human figure as a symbol, my work is informed by new research in cognitive and behavioral science, as well as by contemporary feminist theory and critical strategies in the field of woman’s subjectivity. In examining the self, self-awareness seems to be a gate to transparency and truth. The process of introspection is crucial to the transition from a maladapted, inadequate state to feminine wholeness.The transparent material becomes a metaphor for the desired state of clarity, a window that reveals the real and true self. My paintings are inspired by work of Francis Bacon, Leon Golub, Marlene Dumas and the book" Aesthetics of Disangegament" by Christine Ross 

Abstracted landscapes:

I reconstruct my photo of a landscape through a mental process to an abstract foundation on which I then construct, or rather mimic, the previously viewed landscape. The illusion of the landscape rests now upon the structure. I consider the double play as a challenge in abstract organization of painting and as a compromise facilitating my emotional connection to beauty and forces of Nature. The dual practice obscures the boundaries between natural and constructed forms and refers to landscape conventions.The process of incorporating the layers of spontaneity and analysis, imaginary and real spaces brings tension, surprises, and discoveries

In my abstract paintings of minimal and meditative character I am interested in the qualities of the material I use. The paintings are executed on sheets of plastic. Covering the transparent film with the paint and scratching it toward transparency, stands for the interplay between light and the opacity, the real and the illusive, the chance and the consistency. What happens on the picture plane is not left to chance, nor held to process. Consistent is always an idea. There are three paths I apply, one path of transparency, one of color( rather no color) and one of pattern. They are involved in advantageous way and often seem to be inseparable.

Education: MFA,Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA,2006.

BA (Honors) University of Guelph,Ontario ,Canada 2002

Grazyna Adamska-Jarecka was chosen as a Juried Winner in Round #6 of the 2011 ArtSlant Showcase Series.


2016 First Place at Visual Arts Mississauga 38th Juried Show of Fine Arts in Art Gallery of Mississauga,

2016  Juror's Award GOLD, at Juried Exhibition at Homer Watson House and Gallery

2015 First Place at VAM Juried Show Architextural Identities in Central Library of Mississauga,

2015 Painting Award at 36th Insights, Juried Exhibition in Wellington County Museum of Art and Archives  

2015  Jurors Award SILVER, Homer Watson House and Gallery, Kitchener,Ontario,Canada ; 

2013: Honorable Mention in Beaux Arts Brampton Gallery;Brampton, Ontario
2011: winner of 4 th international award of Lorenzo Magnificent at 2011 Florence Biennial of Contemporary Art ,in the category of Installation and a winner of solo show award (Astoria, Clastop Community College, OR,USA, 2010),Juried Winner in Round #6


2016 Solo Show: Tangled Beauty, 2016 Solo Show: Tangled Beauty, May 1-26, Central Library Art Gallery, Kitchener, ON

2016 Group Shows:

Girl Power,July 4-Oct.2 Juried Exhibition, Guelph Civic Museum, Guelph, ON,

37th Insights Juried Exhibition of Fine Arts, June 18-Sept 6, Wellington Museum of Art and Archives, Fergus, ON

Biannual Juried Art Exhibition, May 28-July 24,Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brand, Brandford,ON

38th Visual Arts Mississauga Juried Show of Fine Arts in Art Gallery of Mississauga, ON

2015 Solo Show :Echoes of Growth, Homer Watson House and Gallery, Kitchener, ON

 2015 Group Shows:Kunterbunt,  Durham Art Gallery, ON,

Visual Arts Mississauga Juried Show Architextural Identities in Central Library of Mississauga,

 36th Insights, Juried Exhibition,Wellington County Museum and Archives,ON

Color Dance Juried Group  Art Show Dance at Homer Watson House and Gallery, Kitchener,ON,

 2014 Solo Shows:

Image of Detachment at Gallery M Contemporary, Thornhill, Toronto,

Poised and Unbalanced (Installation) at  Capacity 3 Gallery, Boarding Arts House, Guelph, ON,

2014 Group shows:

Biannual Juried Art Exhibition, Glenhryst Gallery of Brant, Brandford,ON

35th Insights, Juried Exhibition of Fine Arts, Wellington Museum of Art and Archives

2013 Group shows: Beaux Arts Brampton Gallery, Annual Juried Art Show,Ontario,

2012Another Criteria, Marzia Frozen Gallery, Berlin 

Body Drawings, Peak Gallery ,Toronto, Insights, Wellington County Museum, Ontario, 2011 Bare Essentials,  Woman Made Gallery, Chicago

2010 Fada 2010 Los Angeles Art Show with Ward-Nasse Gallery



Recent Exhibits

Grazyna Adamska-Jarecka participated in these exhibits:

Jan, 2016 Visual Arts Mississauga 38th Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts
Art Gallery of Mississauga
Jan, 2016 Visual Arts Mississauga38 Annual Juried Show of Fine Arts
Art Gallery of Mississauga
Nov, 2015 Kunterbunt
Durham Art Gallery
Feb, 2014 Image of Detachment
Gallery M, Contemporary Fine Art
Jun, 2013 Insights, A Juried Exhibition
Wellington County Museum and Archives
Apr, 2013 6th Annual Open Juried Show 2013,
Beaux-Arts Gallery, Brampton,Ontario, canada
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