GALLERY EXHIBITION: Presence – Paintings by Ewa Konior

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Ewa Konior – ‘Presence’
Saturday the 29th of April to 4pm on Friday the 16th of June

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‘Presence’ is an exhibition of oil painted reflective portraits by award-winning artist Ewa Konior, exploring “the essence of life and the quality of existence”.

Originally from Poland, Ewa lived in Stockport and was a volunteer at Arc until 2014. She now lives in Bangor, North Wales, and considers herself an emerging artist – whose talents are now being recognised nationally with a number of upcoming exhibitions.

“I am happy to be able to share my work and experience with the participants of Arc and the exhibition visitors. Having been a volunteer here before I really feel a part of this place; I received wonderful support here.”

Ewa has loved art since she was a child and explained, “Art has always been this natural, unfettered way of expressing my world on paper. Later during elementary school, after-school art classes in painting deepened my interest in this field and encouraged me to go further in this direction.”
After graduating from the Silesian University in Katowice, Poland with a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts, Ewa worked as a cartoon animator and a graphic designer. She has also been awarded first prize at the Sale Waterside Open 2014 for her painting ‘Garden’.

Ewa is part of a group exhibition from 8th April – 20th May at Storiel (Gwynedd Museum and Gallery), Bangor.

On Saturday, April 29, Ewa will be at Arc for a Meet the Artist session. There will also be a Saturday Art Club on the same day with an animation workshop from Manchester Histories as part of ‘Picture Stockport’.
Ewa will also be at Arc on Friday April 28 running a portrait-painting workshop from 1.30-3.30pm. The cost is just £15 and can be booked via this page.

See some of Ewa’s work on her website, or to find out more about Ewa, read this Q&A we did with her recently (opens new tab, PDF 892KB).