Bio/CV

Wiktoria Florek – mixed media abstract artist, born in Cracow in 1983. Based in Barcelona.

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Bio

Wiktoria Florek – born in 1983 in Cracow, Poland. Master degree in International Economic Relations at Cracow University of Economics. 

She studied, worked and lived abroad in multiple cities both in Europe and in USA among others in Spain (Valencia, Córdoba, Sevilla, Barcelona), Scotland (Einburgh), Mexico (Monterrey), Belgium (Brussles) and USA (New York) to finally settle in 2011 in Barcelona, Spain.

In 2014 after leaving her corporate job she studied classical traditional drawing at Barcelona Academy of Art.

Currently she combines the role of self-represented painter together with an independent contractor working for Big4 companies. Privatly mom of two.  

Wiktoria’s vibrant, emotionally intense style can be classified as abstract expressionism which was developed by American painters in 1940s and 1950s and it is characterised by gestural brush-strokes, mark-making, stains and the impression of spontaneity. 

Wiktoria’s work is largely influenced by mid twentyth-century American abstract painters such as Joan Mitchell and Mark Rothko as well as nineteenth-century post-impressionist painters, particularly Henri Matisse, Van Gogh and Joan Miró.

Her work is driven by experiences and emotions which she conveys through color, marks and stains. She creates large mixed media canvases mostly with acrylics, graphite, markers, charcoal, pastels and chalks.

Her works were exhibited in International Art Fairs in Cologne – Kolner Liste and Barcelona – Barcelona International Art Fair as well as solo and group exhibitions in Barcelona (Spain), Cracow (Poland) and Zug (Switzerland).

Her works are currently in private and public spaces in 13 countries: Poland, Denmark, UK, Belgium, Luxembourg,  Greece, Spain, France, USA, Canada, Australia, India, Perú.

CV

EDUCATION  

2014 

Barcelona Academy of Art, Long Pose Drawing, Pencil Drawing, Experimental Painting, Barcelona Spain 

2013  

Nuria Duran Atelier, Experimental Painting, Barcelona, Spain 

2003-2008  

MA, Cracow University of Economics, major in International Economic Relations, Cracow, Poland

COURSES: 

2018-2019 

Studio Journey – 12 month online creative program, Nancy Hillis

2017 

Artist’s Journey – 3 secrets of the masters, 5 week online course by Nancy Hillis 

 

SOLO & GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022

URBANSIDE GALLERY, Group Exhibition, Zug, Switzerland

2018

WYDOH Experience, Group Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain

2017

Escola d’Humanitats Artkhé, Solo Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain 

2016

Barcelona International Art Fair, Barcelona, Spain
Holistic Clinic & Gruning Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Cracow, Poland 
Gruning Gallery, Group Exhibition, Cracow, Poland

2015

Soulmade Art Festival, Barcelona, Spain 
Private Viewing, Sabadell, Spain
Cor23 Art Gallery, Group Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain
Destil·leria Gallery, Group Exhibition, Mataró, Spain 
European Museum of Modern Art MEAM, Group Exhibiton, Barcelona, Spain

2014

Novum House Apartments & Gallery, Solo Exhibition, Cracow, Poland 
Koelner Liste, International Art Fair, Cologne, Germany

2013

Cultural Center, Group Exhibition, Barcelona, Spain

KNOWN COLLECTIONS

Przestrzeń Pełna Czasu
Cracow, Poland

Novum House
Cracow, Poland

Imagine Apartments
Cracow, Poland

PUBLICATIONS & CATALOGS

2020

konikreatywny.pl here and here

2016

Aesthetica