“The juxtaposition of these graphics gives them a new life. In a
way, they are abstracted reflections of my own life, which is
also an assemblage of ongoing experiences.”
Kasia Stachowiak was born in Poland and immigrated to America in the early 90s. She graduated from the School of Art at Northern Illinois University in 2013 with a Bachelors of Fine Arts emphasizing in print media. Kasia participated in group and solo shows locally in Chicago and nationally in Wisconsin and Colorado. She lives and works in the suburbs of Chicago .
Kasia’s work reconfigures discarded fragments of places with which she’s connected throughout her life. Her reference to fragmented architecture speaks to the idea of place and belonging. More specifically, as an immigrant, her relationship or attachment with the environments she inhabits is rooted in familiar memories that have been displaced through distance and time.
“My work blends an interest of material manipulation and is organized by significant dates in my life. The works are influenced by numbers, such as my height, age, distance, and my addresses. They are further influenced by architectural elements and repetitive imagery coupled with context as an autobiographical content. The juxtaposition of these graphics gives them a new life. In a way, they are abstracted reflections of my own life, which is also an assemblage of ongoing experiences.”
This exhibition is free and open to the public.
May 5th through June 15th, 2014
Morton College 3801 S Central Ave, Cicero, IL 60804
Building C, Second floor. Across from the Student Union.
Curated by Diana Gabriel