mgr Barbara Komaniecka


ORCID: 0000-0001-8008-9305

In my doctoral dissertation I am focusing on the problem of time. The title of my work is Childhood - a source of contexts for experiencing time in a work of art. I am trying to investigate if it is possible to capture time in image. Mainly I am concentrating on childhood period. Themes of time and childhood are very frequent in art but I want to depart from their typical representations. My own memories, remembered landscapes, events, symbols I am including in the composition of the image. I want the image to be a synthesis of all these elements. However, I am not interested in recreating the past, but in treating the image as an expression of „internal memory”, encompassing all thoughts and impressions. I am extending my artistic statement to include reflection on the presence of melancholy in art understood as the impossibility of returning.

I am realizing my theme in graphic techniques such as alintaglio, drypoint and mezzotint. The graphic series will include a dozen works. Each of them will be composed of two or three matrices. Individual matrices appear in subsequent works as afterimages. For this purpose, I am using a transparent medium that I add to black paint. Each stamp appears two or three times, fading in each subsequent image. A work made of several overlapping images is an attempt to show the specificity of time, coexistence the past, present and future.


List of accomplishments

Group exhibitions:

- Painting, Graphics, Sculpture, Drawing of the year 2021, BWA Rzeszów, Poland 2021

- X International Triennial Of Graphic Art Bitola, Macedonia 2021

- XV International Graphic Art Biennial Dry Point Uzice, Serbia 2021

- Deep into painting, National Museum of Przemyśl, Przemyśl 2021. Curators of the exhibition: Jadwiga Sawicka and Łukasz Huculak.

- Mini / Maxi Print Berlin 2020/2021, Galleri Heike Arndt Berlin, Germany 2020

- BIO ART., Project 4th Art & Science, BWA Rzeszów, Poland 2021

- Painting, Graphics, Sculpture, Drawing of the year 2020, BWA Rzeszów, Poland 2020

- XI International Biennial of Miniature in Częstochowa, Poland 2020

- The VI Edition of the Biennial of Contemporary Graphics, Associazione Padre Diego Donati, Perugia, Italy  2020

- International Triennial of Small Graphic Forms, City Art Gallery in Łódź, Łódź, Poland 2020

- International Biennial of Miniature Arts 2020, West University of Timișoara, Rumunia 2020

- International Virtual Engravist Printmaking Bienial, Yıldız Technical University, Turkey 2020

- XXVII International Biennial Exhibition of Modern Exlibris, The Malbork Castle Museum, Malbork, Poland 2020

- VIII Edition of the Competition for Exlibris im. Klemens Raczak, Raczyński Library, Atanazy Gallery, Poznań, Poland 2019.

- XVII International Competition of Small Graphic Forms and Exlibris, Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland 2019

- XXII International Competition for Exlibris and Small Graphic Form, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, 2019

- XIV International Dry Point Biennale, Uzice, Serbia, 2019

- II International Print Biennial, Yerevan, Armenia 2019

- Confrontations of Art, "In Search of Space", Mazowiecki Institute of Culture, Warsaw, Poland 2018

- X International Miniature Biennial in Częstochowa, Poland 2018

- XI International Graphic Competition for Exlibris, Municipal Public Library in Gliwice, Poland 2018

- "O! Świecenie" graphic competition, Cabinet of engravings, University of Warsaw Library, Poland 2018

- IV International Competition for Exlibris, Skopje, Macedonia, 2018

- XIII International Dry Point Biennial, Uzice, Serbia 2017

- IX International Biennial of Miniature in Częstochowa, Poland, 2016

- Small Art Forms, r_z Gallery, Rzeszów, Poland 2016


Indyvidual Exhibitions:

„River, bird and star”, Main Gallery at Attavanti, Center of Culture and Promotion in Jarosław, Poland 2022

Exhibition of graphics, Artistic Salon of the Krosno Public Library in Krosno, Krosno Public Library, Poland 2021

"Ballad", Provincial and Municipal Public Library in Rzeszów, Poland 2018

"Melancholy", Gallery 20, Municipal Public Library in Sanok, Poland 2018

"Black feather", Gallery on the Floor, University of Rzeszów, Poland 2014



Publication of artwork:

- Illustration for the cover of the book by Szymon Majcherowicz entitled Otwieram oczy, Wydawnictwo IX, Cracow 2021, ISBN: 978-83-962017-8-2.

- Presentation of graphic and drawing works in the literary quarterly Wyspa, No. 3, 2018, ISSN: 1897-2616

- Illustration for the book entitled Architekci natury ..., M. Ludwig, Wyd. Znak, 2018, ISBN: 978-83-240-4260-9

- Illustration for a story for the quarterly Fabularie, No. 3, 2018, ISSN: 2300-7281

- Illustrations for the CD cover Hologramy for the band List otwarty, 2018

- Periodic illustrations for online magazines "Mały Format" and "Histeria", 2017- 2018

- Presentation of graphic and drawing works in the literary quarterly "Migotania", No. 4, 2017, ISSN: 2083-2494

- Illustration for an article for the weekly "Przegląd", No. 42, 2017, ISSN:1509-3115



  1. Honorable Mention in the 12th International Competition for Exlibris, Municipal Public Library in Gliwice, Poland, 2018
  2. Honorable Mention in the Graphic Competition of the Print Room of the University of Warsaw "O! świecenie", Warsaw, Poland 2018