Iwona Biedermann Photography
Iwona Biedermann is a Polish-American photographer, artist and independent curator living in Chicago. Biedermann’s photographic work includes documentary, editorial photography, portraiture and fine art.
Iwona Biedermann was born in Poland and studied Photography at Columbia College in Chicago. Her photographs have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines including the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Magazine, The Reader, In These Times, Screen Magazine, New City, Newsweek, Real Simple, Time-Out and various Chicago-based Polish media outlets. Her work has been published in Australia, Brazil, Chile, England, France, Germany, Japan, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United States.
Recognized through many awards, (Individual Artist Support Initiative, Illinois Art Council 2012, Artist Fellowship, Illinois Art Council 2007, Commission from Public Art Program 2002, Illinois Humanities Council Grant 2001, City of Cultural Affairs Grant 1997, Eddie Adams Workshop1995, Weisman Scholarship 1985/1986) her work has also been a part of many exhibitions including Beyond the Veil at the Polish Museum of America in 2002, Catholic Chicago at Chicago History Museum in 2008 and Between the Lines of Beauty, Think Art Salon in 2011. Solo exhibitions include Divine DisComfort at Arsenal Gallery, Poznan, Poland in 1999 and Elmhurst Museum in 1998.
In 2003, Biedermann opened the DreamBox Foto Studio and DreamBox Gallery as a place that celebrates the diversity of overlapping cultures and provides an alternative exhibition space for emerging and established artists in Chicago.
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