Introduction

Irena Wilkosz (19..) was born in Poland and has been living in the Netherlands since 1986.  Her youth was mostly spent in Russia, where she worked intensively on her art. She is an autodidact who was granted a degree equivalent to that of the Academy of arts in 1985 by the Polish Ministry of Arts and Culture. Her melancholic paintings awaken many feelings in the viewer. The symbolically realistic landscapes and the way in which the human being manifests her/himself therein cause alienation on a grand scale. Nostalgic landscape elements and medieval buildings create an archaic scenery, in which desolation and idyll interact wonderfully.   

 Exhibitions:

Poland

            2007 Jawornica

Netherlands

            2004 Galerie Rarekiek in Delden

            2002 Galerie Rarekiek in Delden

            2000 Galerie Needien in Neede - group exhibition

            1999 Kabinet Hendrik Beekman in Marrum - group exhibition

            1998 Het Coornherthuis in Zeist

            1997 Galerie Rarekiek in Delden

            1996 Galerie Rarekiek in Delden - group exhibition

            1996 Het Coornherthuis in Zeist

            1996 Galerie Gare D'Art in Lunteren

            1996 De Noordelijke Kunsthof in Appingedam

            1994 Streekmuseum/Voermanhuis in Hattem

            1992 De Nationale Galerie in Bussum

            1991 perscentrum Nieuwspoort Den Haag - group exhibition

            1991 Stichting Callioppe in Lelystad

            1989 Culturele Triathlon te Oude Niedorp - group exhibition