Aleksandra Toborowicz, Doctor of Arts, (b. 1983) is a visual artist working in the media of painting, drawing, installation, murals, typography and graphic design.
PAINTER / MURALIST / DESIGNER / LECTURER
Aleksandra's art is abstract, expressionistic, surreal and very spontaneous. She paints very quickly usually using papers, acrylic and pastel. Her works are a combination of painting and drawing.
In 2008 graduated from the Faculty of Graphics Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow (POLAND), where now works as a lecturer at the Lettering and Typography Studio. PhD (Doctor of Arts) at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. She works as a freelance graphic designer, designing mostly for typography, publishing, web, murals and installations. A winner of national and international awards in such competitions as the European Design Awards (3 x), Communication Arts, A' Design $ Communication Awards, Hiii Typography, 50 Books in 50 Books | 50 Covers, Design Observer and AIGA, The Most Beautiful Books of the Year 2014, PTWK, the Trnava Triennial, Machina Design Awards, Transvizualia, an award at the 2+3D Magazine Review of Best Graduation Works for her website Virtual Museum of Erotic Art in 2009. The winner of Art of Packaging 2006. Scholarships received from the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (2015), Young Poland Scholarship 'M?oda Polska' (2010) founded by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in 2002 and from the Mayor of the City of Czestochowa in 2002. She was a curator at the 3x3 gallery, an institution promoting young graphic designers and artists, and has curated the PRO ARTE show at the Academy of Fine Arts Gallery in Krakow. She is also a member of the Association of Applied Graphic Designers (STGU). She was a member of a board of New Art Foundation ZNACZY SIE in Cracow (2012?2013).
Scholarship founded by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Poland, 2016 - The National Education Committee Medal, Poland, 2015 - The 'Ars Quaerendi' Award, Cracow, Poland, 2015 ('Master' category) - Winner / 50 Books in 50 Books | 50 Covers, Design Observer and AIGA, NY, USA, 2015, 2016 - Bronze Award / A' Design & Communication Awards, Italy, 2015 - Merit Award / Hiii Typography 2014, China, 2015 - Distinction / The Most Beautiful Books of the Year 2014, PTWK, Warsaw, Poland 2015, 2016 - Communication Arts, Exhibit Online, USA, 2015 - featured on Behance, 2015, USA - featured on Editorial Design Served, 2015, USA - the Rector's Award of the Academy fo Fine Arts in Cracow, Poland, 2014 - 2 distinctions / European Design Award, Helsinki 2012 and Turkey, 2015 - Silver Medal / European Design Awards, Switzerland, 2009 - Special Prize / Slovak Award at Triennale in Trnava, Slovakia, 2009 - 'Mloda Polska' Scholarship ('Young Poland') founded by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Poland, 2010 - Scholarship founded by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Poland, 2002 - Scholarship founded by the Mayor of the Czestochowa City, Poland, 2002
September 2016 - January 2017, Typo Noise installation, Ren Art Gallery, Istanbul, TURKEY - April - June 2016, 'Manifestation of Dot' ; lettering, multidimensional and interactive installation 'Typo Noise', 7th Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial, SHARJAH / United Arab Emirates - November 2015, Red Gallery, Centrum Sztuki Moscice, TARNOW, POLAND - February 2015, Exhibit Online, Communication Arts, USA - May 2014, Centrum Gallery, Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury in Cracow, CRACOW / POLAND - July 2013, Galeria Elektor, Mazowieckie Centrum Kultury i Sztuki, Warsaw, Poland - January 2013, Gallery Palace Vauxhall, Krzeszowice, Poland - 2011, typograhic installation 'Typo Noise', Onamato Gallery, CRACOW / POLAND
September ? October 2016, Beijing Design Week 2016, Beijing, CHINA - 2015, 'The Physical Exhibition of Design at the Museum of Outstanding Design', COMO / ITALY - 2015, 'Opened. Sketches of the Artists from the Circle of the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow', CRACOW / POLAND - 2014, 'TYPOPLA(G)KAT', Galerie Satelit, BRATISLAVA / SLOVAKIA - 2013, exhibition STGU, Targi Wiedzy Graficznej, WARSAW / POLAND - 2013, 'Academy of Fine Arts in Bronowice', Gallery Bronowice, CRACOW / POLAND - 2013, 'Pracownia Malarstwa II', Gallery Palace Vauxhall, KRZESZOWICE / POLAND - 2012, Projekt Roku Polski Konkurs Graficzny STGU 2012?, Starter Gallery, WARSAW / POLAND - 2012, '322 Love', DOLNY KUBIN / SLOVAKIA - 2012, exhibition STGU Overdesigned?, Fundacja Sztuki Nowej Znaczy Si? Gallery, CRACOW / POLAND - 2011, exhibition STGU Overdesigned?, Lódz Design, LODZ/POLAND - 2011, exhibition STGU, Rondo Sztuki, KATOWICE/POLAND - 2011, XXX in DNA, Zbiornik Kultury, CRACOW/POLAND - 2011, Typographic Poster exhibition, Zamek Sztuki i Przedsiebiorczosci w Cieszynie, CIESZYN/POLAND - 2011, graphics and paintings, Onamato Gallery, CRACOW/POLAND - 2011, 322 Out of Space, DOLNY KUBIN/SLOVAKIA - 2009, Awarded Design Works, Triennale in Trnava, Jan Konniarek Gallery, TRNAVA/SLOVAKIA - 2009, exhibition STGU, Rondo Sztuki, KATOWICE/POLAND - 2007, finalists' design student exhibition, Miedzynarodowe Biennale Studenckiej Grafiki Projektowej AGRAFA 2007, Rondo Sztuki, KATOWICE/POLAND - 2006, drawing student exhibition, PWST, CRACOW/POLAND - 2006, Usti design / Sasiedzi USTI NAD LABEM/CZECH REPUBLIC - 2006, Poster Studio Student Exhibition, Pa?ac Sztuki, CRACOW/POLAND - 2006, Granice rysunku (drawing exhibition), W. Siemaszkowa Theatre, RZESZOW/POLAND - 2006, workshops' painting exhibition, JAROSLAW/POLAND - 2006, III International Drawing Competition Exhibition, WROCLAW/POLAND - 2005, Centrum Rzezby Polskiej, ORONSKO/POLAND