About me

 

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Hello,

I’m artist living in Warsaw, creating picturebooks, illustrations for press and products, working on visual IDs and posters. I also write texts and poems for adults and for children.

I work both with words and pictures most of my time, enjoining the game of hidden meanings and symbols.

My education means not only 5 years of Fine Arts, Academy in Warsaw, one semester at Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste in Stuttgart, but also 5 years of artistic highschool school with experience of professional ceramic making.

I work with children, leading workshops and giving small lectures on designers work.

I’ve got almost 10 years of work experience including advertising agencies, publishing houses cooperation and public institutions.

Will be my pleasure to work with you!

 

ALEKSANDRA CIEŚLAK

Graphic designer | illustrator | writer

Born in 1981 in Częstochowa (Poland).

Graduated in 2006 from the Faculty of Graphic Arts, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.
One semester at Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Kuenste in Stuttgart, Germany.

Sypendist of Ministry of Culture (Młoda Polska) 2011.

Chosen to be one of the best polish press illustrators 2011 (ranking by Press Magazine)

Nominated for Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2016.

2014: Nagroda Bestseler Empiku za kolekcję „Kilerzy”.
2013: Golden prize (KTR) for Magazine 2+3d cover & nominationin category „design” for sexshop annmarie logo
2009: Silver price (KTR) for Love Story (polish advertising festival)
2008: participant of Animaliter programme organised by Strasbourg (France) and l’Ecole Superieure des Arts Decoratifs
(leading illustration/typography workshop).

BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS:

(w przygotowaniu):
Książka do zrobienia (listopad 2016)

Piwnice  / we współpracy z ilustratorką Dominiką Czerniak (2016)
Koala Disco 
(2016)
Tit Anik  / antologia Teren TR w serii wydawniczej TR Warszawa „Nowa Dramaturgia” (2015)
Co by tu wtrąbić / „what to scruff down” (2015)
Co wypanda, a co nie wypanda / „what you bear and not bare to do” (2014)
Marcello / Mocak Forum Magazine / (picture-essay) (2012)
Złe Sny / „Bad Dreams” (2011)
Albin Kret / „Albin the Mole” (Story in episodes for Kikimora Magazine) (2011/2012)
Od 1 do 10 / „From 1 to 10” (2010)
Love Story (2009)

ILLUSTRATED BOOKS (illustration and layout):

Powieki | Eyelids | Michał Rusinek (Opera i Filharmonia Podlaska, 2012)
Co wydarzyło się w czasie Zagłady | What happend in Holocaust | Batszewa Dagan (Opera i Filharmonia Podlaska, 2012)
Serce i inne podroby | heart and other giblets | Grzegorz Kasdepke (G+J Gruner + Jahr, 2011)
Romans palce lizać | Culinary Romance | Grzegorz Kasdepke (G+J Gruner + Jahr, 2011)
Zając | Hare | Grzegporz Kasdepke (Dwie Siostry, 2011)
Gdybym był dziewczynką, Gdybym była chłopcem | if I were a girl/boy | Grzegorz Kasdepke,
Anna Onichimowska (Literatura, 2011)
Bajki do ucha | tales told to ear | Grzegorz Kasdepke (Tere Fere, 2011) | audiobook cover and booklet
Powidoki | afterimages | Tina Oziewicz (Dwie Siostry, 2010)

 

CHOSEN EXHIBITIONS:

2015: Inside Out. Polish Graphic Design / New York
2014: Illustration Painters / Modern Art Museum / Warsaw
2013: Polish Illustration Focus | Where I come from, Illustrative e.V w mieście Berlin, Germany
Let me entertain you | posters | Kawiarnia Fawory, Warszawa,
Wystawa polskiej ilustracji, Seoul, National Library for Children and Young Adults | Organized by Embassy of the Republic of Poland & NLCY
Curator – Jiwone Lee
2012: Kids Love Design (dsgnfestival.com)Toruń
Ilustracja PL, Warszawa, Ładne Książki, Bydgoszcz, International Poster Biennale in Wilanów

2010: „Pamięć kamienic”, Projekt Próżna, Warszawa
„W pierwszej osobie liczby pojedynczej” Pałac Wystaw Centrum Komunikacji Kultur w Kłajpedzie (Litwa)
Sto miliardów za upadek sztuki, wizyTUjąca galeria, Warsaw „Ilustracja PL 2010”,Warszawa, Europejskie Centrum Muzyki i Sztuki

2009: „Spychacze” young polish illustratrion, Warsaw

2008 : „Baking tins” Olympia Gallery,Cracow (with project „show me your tits”) „Now art, now future”
Biennial of Graphics Art, Vilna (with silkscreens) | Young Blood, InfoQultura, Warsaw (paintings)

2007: „Frauen in der Kunst der Frauen” Krakauer Haus, Nuremberg „Young ones from Warsaw”
Municipal gallery of Art in Lodz

2006 : „Art Warehouse” wizyTUjąca Gallery, Warsaw | „Incidents”International Festival
of Theatre and Visual Art Acivities, Tczew.
„happy meal”solo exhibition, wizyTUjąca Gallery, Warsaw, „household animals” solo exhibition,
Olympia Gallery Cracow ?femigraphics? solo exhibition , Jan Fejkiel Gallery, Cracow

2005: „fetishes” solo exhibition, Arboretum Gallery, National Gallery