For the month of January, the Agawam Library will be displaying the artwork of Katarzyna Nowik on the Gallery Walls and in the Johnson Memorial and Double Glass Cases. There also will be a closing reception with refreshments on Wednesday January, 30th, 2013, 6:00-8:00 p.m. She looks forward to meeting everyone there.
Katarzyna Nowik is a fine and make-up artist, currently residing in Easthampton, MA. She has been passionate about art ever since she could remember and has been practicing it seriously for over seven years. Often in a theatrical, spectacular, and/or decorative visual appeal, her work concerns themes that are both form and content-based, such as otherness, identity, the body, orientalism, dislocation, illness, history, or anything that is relevant in her life and the world at any given moment. She draws her inspiration from the world, which supplies her work with innumerable sources, and thus her projects often have radically different looks and approaches from one another. It is difficult to classify her practice under a specific medium because her work aims to recognize the vast capabilities of art, and thus is made up of many different forms that suit the needs of each project. By using such a wide variety of mediums such as printmaking, paint, encaustic, alternative process photography, and non-traditional sculpture, to name a few, she aims to expand awareness of the countless ways in which art can exist.
In her professional experience she has worked as a make-up artist for theater, haunted attractions, commercial events, and publications. She has also worked as a professional face and body painter, henna tattoo artist, airbrush tattoo artist, art instructor for children, teens, and adults, photographer, custom airbrushed apparel and merchandise artist, mural painter, and much more. She is available for events in any of the services listed above. To see some of her work please visit her Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/KasiaNowikFineAndEntertainmentArt. She is currently working to obtain a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in printmaking at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, as she works to develop her practice and further expand her horizons.
Contact: Joanne Szelag, Adult Services Librarian, (413)-789-1550 x8851, email@example.com