2022 | NYC | Artist
Monika Drożyńska, "Obrus", 2019, 200x160cm, hand embroidery on weaving
Artist Name: Monika Drożyńska
Residency Dates: October - November 2022
Hometown: Krakow, Poland
Lives & Works: Krakow, Poland
Gallery: Shefter Gallery (Krakow, Poland)
Education: Phd, Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland
Monika Drożyńska is a visual artist, embroiderer and activist who is currently a PhD researcher at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland. Drożyńska is a pioneer of embroidery techniques in contemporary art and textiles in public space. She is interested in language, which she explores using hand embroidery on fabric.
She has collaborated with the Zachęta National Gallery of Art, the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, the Contemporary Museum in Wroclaw, Mumok in Vienna, the Ludwig Museum in Budapest, Bozar in Brussels and Sotheby's in Tel Aviv. Her works are in the collections of Bunkier Sztuki, National Museum in Krakow, Mocak Museum of Contemporary Art in Cracow, National Museum in Kiev, and Lentos in Austria.
Support: Monika Drożyńska’s residency is made possible with support from the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Shefter Gallery and SALESmanago.