Jowita Wyszomirska was born in Poland and immigrated with her family to Chicago in the early 90s. With interdisciplinary approach to drawing, and projects ranging from site-specific installations to video experimentations, she expands beyond the two-dimensional surface to explore edges of tangible and intangible of what cannot be seen with a naked eye. Her work has been shown in exhibitions including the Baltimore Museum of Art, MD, the VisArts, Rockville, MD, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO; The Temporary, Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, MD, among others. Other honors and awards include the Board of Governor's Award (b-grant) she received from the William G. Baker Jr. Memorial Fund in 2014, and numerous residencies including the Soaring Gardens Residency, Meshoppen, PA, Jentel Foundation, WY; Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, NE, and International School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture in Umbria, Italy. Wyszomirska received her BFA from the Illinois State University and her MFA from the University of Maryland, College Park.


EDUCATION

2016   Master of Fine Arts, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

2003   BFA Degree, Painting, Illinois State University, Bloomington-Normal, IL


SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019   Upcoming exhibition, Gallery Neptune & Brown, Washington, DC

2017   Vanishing Point, Gallery Neptune & Brown, Washington, DC

2016   Unseen Patterns, Westobou Gallery, curated by Susan Laney, Augusta, GA

          In the Liminal, University of Maryland Art Gallery, College Park, MD

2015   Entropic, Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO

2013   Flutter, PineBox Art Center, Baltimore, MD

2012   Buoyant, SM&KK Studios, Chicago, IL

          Geographies, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD

          Tenuous Connection, The Temporary, Maryland Institute of Art, Baltimore, MD

2003  BFA Thesis Exhibition, Illinois State University Galleries, Bloomington-Normal, IL


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016  Young Blood, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore MD

          Academy 2016, ConnerSmith, Washington DC

          Structure/Surface/Substance, Holtzman MFA Gallery, Towson University, MD

2015  Baker Artists Awards Exhibition, curated by Helene Grabow, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD

           Iterations, (two-person) VisArts Center, Rockville, MD

          MidPoint, Stamp Union Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

2014  A Window Into the Mind’s Eye, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery, Washington DC

2013   The Tempest, Projected stop-motion drawings for the play produced by the Krannert  Center for the Performing Arts and Illinois Theater at the 

          University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL ( in collaboration with Chad Tyler)

          Reservoir, Herman Maril Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

          Regional Juried Exhibition, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD, Juror: Kristen Hileman,

           the Curator of Contemporary art at the Baltimore Museum of Art

2012  Drawing Connections, Mills Gallery, BCA, Boston, MA

          Studio Artist Biennial, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD

          24th National Drawing & Print Exhibition, Honorable Mention, Gormley Gallery, Notre Dame University, Baltimore, MD

2011  Geo-Structure, Silbert Art Gallery, Goucher College, Towson, MD

          Art Night, Juried Exhibition, Hickok Cole Architects, Washington DC

          Studio Artist Biennial, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD


HONORS AND AWARDS

2016 The David C. Driskell Award of Excellence, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

2015-2016 Daniel Nicholson Ohlke Memorial Fund Award, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

2014  Board of Governors Award (b grant), William G. Baker Jr. Memorial Fund, Baltimore, MD

2013  Dean’s Fellowship, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

1999-2003 Tuition Waiver Scholarship, Illinois State University, Bloomington-Normal, IL

1999-2002 Elizabeth Stein Scholarship, Illinois State University, Bloomington-Normal, IL

 

RESIDENCIES

2017 Wrangell Artist Residency, McCarthy, AK

2013 Soaring Gardens Residency, The Ora Lerman Charitable Trust, Meshoppen, PA

2012  Jentel Artist Fellowship, Jentel Residency, WY

2011- 2013 Studio Artist Program, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, MD

2010  Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency, Nebraska City, NE

2003  International School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture, Art Residency, Umbria, Italy

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Becky Little,  At Gallery Neptune & Brown, Jowita Wyszomirska Makes Bold Environmental Statements Through Her Art, Washington City Paper,          April 20 2017                                                                         

Mark Jenkins, In the Galleries: These Are Not Your Usual Travel Pictures, The Washington Post, May 4, 2017                                                                  

Yves Jeffcoat, Visual Arts at the Westobou Festival in Augusta, Burnaway, October 13, 2016

Mark Jenkins, In the Galleries: Katrina and a Tempest of Symbols, The Washington Post, May 15, 2015                                                                            

Mark Jenkins, A Window into Mind’s Eye, The Washington Post, Feb. 28, 2014                          

Cate McQuaid, What’s Up at Boston-area Art Galleries, The Boston Globe, Aug. 6, 2013          

Cara Ober, Scrawls and Whispers, Baltimore City Paper, July 10, 2013                                                                                             

Smith, Tim,  Summer Exhibits at Grimaldi’s, School 33 offer diversion from the heat,  The Baltimore Sun, Aug. 9, 2012                                                  

Farley, Michael, Sondheim Exhibition Season Begins, Baltimore OutLoud, July 13, 2012