Karol Pomykała – artist, engraver, graphic and art director. He creates his works mainly in linocut technique, combining traditional graphic art with the new technologies. He is also involved in digital art and advertising. He participated in many nationwide and exhibitions such as: 7th Ulsan Woodcut Festival in South Korea, Guanlan International Print Biennial in China, 10th and 11th International Graphic Art Prize Jesus Nunez in Spain and International Print Triennial in Turkey, Austria, Sweden and Cracow. His works were rewarded with more than a dozen prestigious prize and honorary prizes among which the greatest was the Grand Prix in the International Print Triennial in Cracow.

Lublin, Warsaw, the whole World…

He was born in a small town near Lublin, where he began his artistic education in Faculty of Fine Arts at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University. He lives in Warsaw now, where he creates his artworks and he works as an art director in Saatchi & Saatchi. Being still attached to his alma mater as a PhD student in printingpress department he spreads his knowledge and experience about new form of graphic. Linocut of Karol Pomykała are displayed in museums and private collections in Poland and overseas.

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About Me

Karol Pomykała – artist, engraver, graphic and art director. He creates his works mainly in linocut technique, combining traditional graphic art with the new technologies. He is also involved in digital art and advertising. He participated in many nationwide and exhibitions such as: 7th Ulsan Woodcut Festival in South Korea, Guanlan International Print Biennial in China, 10th and 11th International Graphic Art Prize Jesus Nunez in Spain and International Print Triennial in Turkey, Austria, Sweden and Cracow. His works were rewarded with more than a dozen prestigious prize and honorary prizes among which the greatest was the Grand Prix in the International Print Triennial in Cracow.

Lublin, Warsaw, the whole World…

He was born in a small town near Lublin, where he began his artistic education in Faculty of Fine Arts at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University. He lives in Warsaw now, where he creates his artworks and he works as an art director in Saatchi & Saatchi. Being still attached to his alma mater as a PhD student in printingpress department he spreads his knowledge and experience about new form of graphic. Linocut of Karol Pomykała are displayed in museums and private collections in Poland and overseas. 

AWARDS

  • Bronze Award Ulsan International Woodcut Print Biennale, Ulsan, Korea (2019)
  • Second Award Megalo International Print Prize, Kingston, Australia (2019) 
  • Grand Prix International Print Triennial in Krakow, Gallery in Art Bynkier, Kraków, Poland (2018)
  • Award them. Haliny Chrostowskiej, 10  Polish Print Triennial, Museum Slaskie, Katowie, Poland (2018).
  • First Award, Antalis Design Awards category ART, Warsaw, Poland (2017)
  • Honorary Mention, 3rd International Printmaking Triennial of Ulus, Belgrade, Serbia (2017)
  • Award Nagry Imre Prize, IV International Prin Biennial Szeklerland, Transylvanian Art Center, Covasna, Rumunia (2016).
  • Honorable Mention, Nonesuch Art on Paper Awards, Main&Station, Parrsboro, Kanada (2016).
  • Honorable Mention, VIII Ural Print Triennial International Exhibition, Ufa, Russia (2016).
  • Honorable Mention, I International Print Biennial LODZPRINTS, Lodz, Poland (2016).
  • Honorable Mention, XIII International Graphic Competition them. Joseph Gielniak, Karkonoskie Museum, Jelenia Gora, Poland (2016).
  • Bronze, Polish Advertising Competition KTR Portfolio, Warsaw, Poland (2016).
  • Second Prize, X International Print Award them. Jesusa Nuneza, Betanzos, Hiszpania (2015).
  • The Award them. Paul Steller, IX Polish Print Triennial, Museum Slaskie, Katowie, Poland (2015).
  • Bronze KTR, Polish Advertising Competition KTR Print, Warsaw, Poland (2012).
  • Honorable Mention, IV Nationwide Graphic Contest Them. Ludwig’s Meidner, Olesnica, Poland (2011).
  • Gold KTR, Categoy of creative Student Print, Polish Advertising Competition KTR, Warsaw, Poland (2010).

Selected exhibitions

  • International Print Triennial Krakow, Art Bunker Gallery, Krakow, Poland (2013, 2015, 2018).
  • The 7th Ulsan International Woodcut Festival, Ulsan, Korea (2018). 
  • International Print Biennial Lodz. Łódź, Poland (2018).
  • Group Printmaking Exhibition “Song from the earth”, Shirin Gallery, Teheran, Iran (2018)
  • LESSEDRA WORLD ART PRINT ANNUAL 2018, Lessedra Gallery, Sofia, Bulgar (2018)
  • XVIII. Deutsche Internationale Grafik-Triennale Frechen, Frechen, Niemcy (2018)
  • 22th East Salon of Art “Masters of woodcut and linocut contemporary”, Museum of Lublin, Lublin, Poland (2017).
  • Engraving Biennale of Saint-Maur-Des-Fosses, Musee de Saint-Maur, La Varenne Saint-Hilare, France (2017).
  • 1st International Print Biennale Yerevan 2017, Fundation KulturDialog Armenien, Yerevan, Armenia (2017).
  • International Print Biennial Varna, City Art Gallery “Boris Georgiev”, Varna, Bulgaria (2017).
  • 16. International Mini Print Triennale, Łódź, Poland (2017).
  • International Exhibition “Miniprint Berlin 2017”, Galleri Heike Arndt DK Berlin, Berlin, Germany (2017).
  • 6th Guanlan International Print Biennial, China Printmaking Museum, Guanlan, Shenzhen, China (2017).
  • International Graphic Art Biennial Spritgraphic, Old City Hall, Split, Croatia (2017).
  • 3nd International Printmaking Triennial of Ulus, Belgrade, Serbia (2017).
  • “ Young Graphic Poland in Vilnius. Pomykala, Kwiatkowski, Romaniuk, Winiarski”, Ark Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania (2016).
  • XI Premio Internacional de Arte Grafico Jesus Nunez, Betanzos, Hiszpania (2016).
  • Ural Print Triennial, Republic of Baszkirii, Russia (2016).
  • 9th International Triennial of Small Graphic Forms VILNIUS 2016, Vilnius, Lithuania (2016).
  • International Print Triennial, Krakow-Falun, Falun, Sweden (2016).
  • V International Exhibition of Graphics, CKM Caddebostan Cultural Center, Istanbul, Turkey (2016).
  • 5th International Biennial of Digital Graphics, Gdynia, Poland (2016).
  • Nonesuch Art on Paper Awards, Main&Station, Parrsboro, Kanada (2016).
  • IV Biennale Grafiki Szeklerland, Transylvanian Art Center, Covasna, Romania (2016).
  • I International Print Biennial LODZPRINTS, Lodz, Poland (2016).
  • I International Miniprint Exhibition TKO, B-gallery in Tokyo, Art. Zone Kaguraoka in Kyoto, Gallery Irohani in Osace, Japan (2016).
  • XXIV International Graphic Award Máximo Ramos, Centro Torrente Ballester, Ferrol, Hiszpania (2016).
  • International Print Biennial ROC 2015, National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan (2016).
  • “Lines and points – Karol Pomykala” graphic exhibition, Museum Historii Katowic, Katowice, Poland (2016).
  • XIII International Graphic Competition them. Joseph Gielniak, Karkonoskie Museum, Jelenia Gora, Poland.2015
  • XI Polish Woodcut and Linocut Quadrienale, Art Gallery BWA, Olsztyn, Poland (2015).
  • International Graphic Art Biennial Splitgraphic, Old City Hall, Split, Croatia (2015).
  • IXPolish Print Triennial, Museum Slaskie, Katowie, Poland (2015).
  • International Print Triennial Krakow, Art Bunker Gallery, Krakow, Poland (2015).
  • Grand Prix of Young Polish  Print Krakow, Art Gallery ASP, Krakow, Poland (2015).
  • Tokyo International Mini-Print Triennial 2015, Tama Art University Museum, Tokyo, Japan (2015).
  • 5 th International Andriolli Drawing Competition, Art Gallery NOK, Naleczow, Poland (2015).
  • XIX, XX Eastern Salon of Art, Gallery Library them. H. Lopacinskiego, Lublin, Poland (2014, 2015).
  • Linocutexhibition ofthe Department ofPrintmakingI, 111Stairs Gallery, Lublin, Poland (2015).
  • Student Print Biennial, Arsenal Gallery, Poznan, Poland (2015).
  • International Print Triennal, Gallery Dalarnas Museum, Falun, Sweden(2014).
  • International Print Triennal, Art Center Tophane-i Amire, Istambul, Turkey (2013).
  • International Print Triennal, Gallery Künstlerhaus Wien , Vienna, Austria (2013).
  • International Print Triennal, Art Bunker Gallery, Krakow, Poland (2013).

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