Bringing Art out of galleries into the streets, homes, houses and coffee shops.
Into the places where life goes on.

Making each morning wake-up the start of a new wonderful journey.
Working, to make every thought and action soaked with the sparkle of creation.
Enjoying yourself, shine with light. Being sad, yet able to smile through the tears.
Let sadness be the source of wisdom and strength.

(Creative Credo by Danuta Antas-Wozniewska)

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Danuta Antas-Woźniewska is a printmaking artist from Poland. For many years, she worked as an Art and English teacher at various school levels. Yet, at some point, she felt a growing urge to devote entirely to art. In 2007, she left teaching profession and since then, she has been working as a freelance graphic designer. While painting, drawing, writing and fine art photography, they all are her creative outlet. Although she paints colour and monochrome abstracts and landscapes, her old love to black and white traditional printmaking art, etching and aquatint in particular, still can be noticed in her pen & ink fantasy drawings as well as in black and white photography. Danuta’s artistic style can be defined as bold with a soft and subtle touch. Her works range from full of dynamic expression, rich textures, bold brush strokes and contrasting colours paintings that refer to the hectic style of living contemporary people lead, through sophisticated fantasy pen & ink drawings, black and white landscape photography to minimalist colour abstract photography.

EDUCATION

2003-2005 Nicolaus Copernicus University, MA in British Cultural Studies & English Philology, Torun, Poland
2000-2003 Adam Mickiewicz University, BA in English Philology and EFL Teaching, Poznan, Poland
1983-1989 Nicolaus Copernicus University, MFA in Printmaking & Art Education, Torun, Poland
1976-1981 Fine Art High School, A-levels, Bydgoszcz, Poland

AWARDS AND HONOURS

2015 – Scholarship of Town Council City of Bydgoszcz for Who are you, Alice book publishing project, City Council, Bydgoszcz, Poland
2015 – Two Honorable Mention Awards for Abundance and Water Concerto in Non-pro Fine Art Abstract category, International Photography Awards (IPA), USA
2012 – Two Honorable Mention Awards for Path series in Non-pro Fine Art Landscape category and Seasons series in Nature Trees category, International Photography Awards (IPA), USA
2011 – Two Honorable Mention Awards for Awakening and El Paradiso Mio in Non-pro Fine Art Landscape category, International Photography Awards (IPA), USA
2011 – Finalist – featured work Study At Morning Coffe, PORTRAIT 10th National Exhibition, Kolo, Poland
2011 – The PX3 Official Selection award in non-Professional Fine Art Landscape category, Prix De La Photography Paris (PX3)
2010 – Featured in Polska Niezwykła Album publication for Mystery photography
2009 – Featured The Photo Of The Month for Monique, ISO400.pl – B&W Photography Online Gallery
1989 – Sponsor’s Prize, CUPRUM 4th Nicolaus Pruzi Biennial of Graphic Arts in Intaglio Techniques, Lubin, Poland
1989 – Finalist, The 15th International Independent Exhibition of Prints, Kanagawa, Japan
1988 – Finalist, ARSENAŁ ’88 Juried National Exhibition of Young Polish Artists, Warsaw, Poland

EXHIBITIONS

2019 – Hand Notes – Abstract Paintings – Solo exhibition, Bydgoszcz University Library, Bydgoszcz, Poland
2015 – The Energy of the Trees – Solo exhibition, Youth Culture Centre, Bydgoszcz, Poland
2015 – Vippassana – Nature’s Rhythms – Solo exhibition,  Bydgoszcz University Library, Bydgoszcz, Poland
2015 – Vippassana – Nature’s Rhythms – Solo exhibition,  Museum of Photography, Bydgoszcz, Poland
2014 – The Energy of the Trees – Solo Exhibition, Bydgoszcz University Library, Bydgoszcz, Poland
2013 – Towards Light – Mystic Landscapes – Solo Exhibition, Museum of Photography, Bydgoszcz, Poland
2011 – The Energy of the Trees – Solo Exhibition, Parque Biológico de Gaia, Portugal
2011 – Portrait 10th National Exhibition, Kolo, Poland
2010 – Hallo the exhibition of self-portraits by local community artists, BWA City Gallery, Bydgoszcz, Poland
1989 – Diploma ’89 – Group Exhibition of Fine Art Faculty Graduates, BWA City Gallery Torun, Poland
1989 – CUPRUM 4th Nicolaus Pruzi Biennial of Graphic Arts in Intaglio Techniques – Group Exhibition of Finalists, Lubin, Poland
1989 – The 15th International Independent Exhibition of Prints / Kanagawa, Japan
1988 – Arsenał ’88 Juried National Exhibition of Young Polish Artists, Warsaw, Poland

PUBLICATIONS

2013/February – Polish Newspaper Gazeta Pomorska published an article about my solo exhibition at The Museum of Photography in Bydgoszcz
2013 – Bydgoszcz City Culture Guide (BIK) published an article about my solo exhibition at The Museum of Photography in Bydgoszcz
2012/September – Polish Newspaper Gazeta Pomorska published an article about my IPA 2012 Honorable Mention Awards
2012 – My biography has been published in Who Is Who of European Women 2012 / Hübners’ Publishers.
2012 – An Interview with me has been published at MavorArts, a blog of the US artist, illustrator and editor.
2012 – My biography has been published in Who is Who in Poland 2011, Hübners’ Publishers
2011 – PUBLICO Portuguese newspaper publish the review of my solo exhibition The Energy of Trees.
2011 – My work Mystery has been featured in Cities and Towns of Poland publication and in the 2011 Calendar