Artist

Julita Malinowska

1979

Biography

Born in Otwock in 1979. Studied in the Art Department of the University of Maria Curie-Sklodowska in Lublin from 1999-2000, and then from 2000-2005 in the Painting Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. Received a Sokrates/Erasmus scholarship in 2003 for Wolverhampton University in the UK. Graduated (MA degree) from the Painting Department in 2005 with distinction. From 2008 till 2011 was making Doctoral studies (PhD degree) at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. In December 2012 defended PhD degree. In 2005 won Second Prize at The Samsung Art Master Paintings Contest “The True Colours” and in 2006 City of Cracow Creative Scholarship. In 2008 took part in Artist in Residence programm in Tammisaari/ Finland.

Julita Malinowska draws her inspiration from the movement of the human body in water, creating balanced compositions of waves, blue skies, perfect dives and shapes of all sizes. These images are just shy of seeming trite, yet they are vested with an air of mystery and a sense of transition between various states of being. These images also have a voyeuristic aspect, often presenting their subject from behind, even in awkward poses, such as a girl splayed out on a rubber mattress drifting in a pool or a group of women of all proportions