Marta Sienkiewicz

Artist Biography

I try to reconstruct impressions in my art work. They are usually inspired by the landscapes I saw, showing my associations synthesised into pictures freely drawn by the colour flat glass framed with lead profile. Occasionally parts of the panels I treat with the line or painterly stain applied onto the glass plates enriching the expression of the stained glass. My panels composition usually loosely pass into the surrounding space tearing the picture equally to the memories partly torn by the time

Born in 1967 in Wrocław. In 1987-1993 studied at The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław. In 1993, employed in the stained glass studio at her alma mater, first as a technician, then, on receiving her MFA degree in 1997 as an Assistant Lecturer to Assistant Professor Ryszard Wieckowski. In 2005, received her PhD degree. Currently she holds the position of Assistant Professor and 2008-2012 has been the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Ceramics and Glass. Since 1994 she has been working in the team in creating stained glass as well as restoring and renovating historical stained glass pieces. In years 2000-2007 she run regular workshops for adults and children amateurs in glass crafts in frames of The Creative Works Centre “Światowid”. She has been designing and producing stained glass on her own and since 2004 also working in the conservation and restoration of antique stained glass. Since 2007 she has headed the Stained Glass Studio at the Department of Conservation and Restoration of Ceramics & Glass including the supervision of BFA and MFA diplomas. Currently based in Dunbar, East Lothian, Scotland, UK.

Selected Exhibitions