about me






I was born in Gdynia, Northern Poland. I graduated from the Faculty of Graphics Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Poland (diploma in 2008) and Socartes-Erasmus scholarship programme at the Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU International) in Prague, Czech Republic (2006/2007). Currently at the doctoral studies at my alma mater in the field of graphic arts.
Deals with commercial graphic design, promotional issues and various kind of artistic projects as well.
I was taking part in exhibitions of posters, drawings and photography in Poland and abroad, alteria alia: the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Italy, Spain, Bulgaria, Japan, Russia, Mexico, Cuba, Argentina, Venezuela, Urugway, Ecuador or South Africa. Lives and works in Gdansk, Poland.

I gained work experience during internships at Ad Fabrika FCB Advertising Agency in Warsaw, Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing in Warsaw, the Polish Television Section in Gdansk, the Marketing Department of National Museum in Gdansk,  taking part in 5th Pomeranian Film Worskhops, as well at my own business. I am also supporting PR and marketing management in public institutions and private companies.

Creating my works, I love to combine different ways of expression like: manual drawings, sketches, painting gesture or photography, which means that every new project become a creative adventure and a new challenge for me.


AWARDS
  • 2013 - 1st prize in a poster competition for a promotional poster of 18th International Documentary Film Festival OFF CINEMA (19-23.11.2014) organized by the ZAMEK Cultural Center in Poznan, Poland | poster | more 
  • 2008 - 2nd prize, silver at 10th International Poster Biennial in Mexico (BICM) in Cultural Poster Category, poster: `Tribute to Henryk Tomaszewski`| poster | more | > | > | >
  • 2005 - 3rd prize in a poster competition for a promotional poster of The 8th Grzegorz Fitelberg International Competition for Conductors, Katowice 2007, competition organized by the Silesian Philharmonic, Katowice, Poland | poster
  • 2005 - 1st prize in a poster competition: `Natural Gas as an ecological source of energy`, Cracow, Poland | poster | more | >
  • 2005 - prize in a photography competition `Masterpieces of technics` (documentary photography of engineers` masterpieces from the past) organized by polish weekly magazine `POLITYKA`, prize for a set of black and white photos taken in Gdansk Shipyard                                        

POSTERS IN COLLECTIONS
 
INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS | selected
  • 2021 - posters #5, Karolina Podoska poster exhibition at The Art Zone at the Faculty of Management and Economics of the Gdańsk University of Technology Gdansk, Poland | more
  • 2019Karolina Podoska poster exhibition, Nowy Warzywniak Art. Gallery, Oliwa Town Hall of Culture in Gdansk / Oliwski Ratusz Kultury, Poland
  • 2009 - poster exhibition, venue: The Polish Baltic Frédéric Chopin Philharmonic, Gdansk, Poland / supported by art grant awarded by the Marshal of Pomorskie Voivodeship
  • 2008 - `Kaszuby - Kaszebe` - an exhibition of kasubian culture visual identifiaction, venue: Kashubian Museum in Kartuzy, Poland
 
DUO EXHIBITIONS |
selected
  • 2021 - posters by Karolina Podoska & paintings by Anna Warenik-Gabbiani, The Sierakowski Mansion in Sopot (Dworek Sierakowskich), Poland
  • 2015 - `DRAWINGS & PAINTINGS by Karolina Podoska & Agnieszka Kirzanowska-Osinska`, venue: The Polish Baltic Frédéric Chopin Philharmonic, Gdansk, Poland | supported by art grant awarded by the Mayor of Gdansk | more >
  • 2009 - `COLLAGES by Karolina Podoska & Agnieszka Kirzanowska-Osinska`, venue: Sanatorium Restaurant, Sopot, Poland
  • 2008 - `DRAWINGS by Karolina Podoska & Agnieszka Kirzanowska-Osinska` - exhibition as a part of polish-lithuanian artistic cooperation supported by the City Hall of Gdansk and private initiative, venue: Druskininku Spa, Lithuania
  • 2007 - `DRAWINGS by Karolina Podoska & Agnieszka Kirzanowska-Osinska`, venue: gallery DA, Gdansk | supported by art grant awarded by the Marshal of Pomorskie Voivodeship    
 
COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS & ART PROJECTS | selected
  • 2022 -  Lacuna Festivals 2022  - International Contemporary Art Festival - `Clash` edition, Sala El Aljibe | The Lacuna Studios,  Haria, Las Palmas, Lanzarote, Canarias, Spain
  • 2022 - TRENTO ART FESTIVAL 2022 | the TRENTO ART PRIZE 2022: selection in the Professionals Category (Finalist Artists), Trento, Italy | more
  • 2022 - 5. International Poster Biennale Lublin, Centre for the Meeting of Cultures in Lublin Poland,  organizer: Faculty of Arts - Maria Curie-Sklodowska University in Lublin, Poland
  • 2021 - 27th Polish Biennale, The BWA Contemporary Art Gallery, Katowice, Poland | more
  • 2020 -  WOMENS SENSITIVITY trio-art exhibition - Podoska & Warenik-Gabbiani & Aktimur,  Nowy Warzywniak Art. Gallery, Oliwa Town Hall of Culture in Gdansk / Oliwski Ratusz Kultury, Poland | more | online exhibition
  • 2020 - 6th Festival of Contemporary Art in Chelyabinsk ”Debarcader”, November 3-17, 2020, The State Historical Museum of South Ural, Chelyabinsk, Russia / 11th Virtual Biennale Prague 2020 Wake Up Call  as a gust | more
  • 2020 - “Wake-Up Call”- Virtual Biennale Prague 2020 & Prague International Art & Design Exhibition, Altán Klamovka Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic | more
  • 2020 - VOICES IN FREEDOM | an international exhibition of 110 freedom posters created by 110 designers | An exhibition as part of the events of the 40th Anniversary of the August 1980 Solidarity freedom movement - FESTIVAL OF FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY, European Solidarity Centre in Gdansk, Poland  | more | more
  • 2020 -  VOICES IN FREEDOM | an international poster exhibition, Nowy Warzywniak Art. Gallery, Oliwa Town Hall of Culture (Oliwski Ratusz Kultury) in Gdansk, Poland | more | online exhibition  
  • 2020 - “PlakatFest Starter” - retrospective exhibition of selected posters of the PlakatFest International Poster Festival in Chorzow, Galeria w Bramie, Chorzow Cultural Center / Chorzowskie Centrum Kultury, Chorzow, Poland
  • 2019 - BABELE | Exposure of MiniQuadro 66th edition - an international  art exhibition, Spazio Sv - Centro espositivo San Vidal, Venice, Italy | more
  • 2019 - `Gdańsk - an unique city` - collective exhibition of artists living in the Tri-City and associated with the Baltic Sea Coast, presented their works, venue: The Baltic Cultural Centre in Gdansk, Poland | more
  • 2018 -  `We come... We leave` - the 10th collective exhibition of 41 artists living in the Tri-City and associated with the Baltic Sea Coast, presented their works, venue: The Baltic Cultural Centre in Gdansk, Poland | more
  • 2017 -  `As long trees are growing` - the 9th exhibition of polish and lithuanian artists, venue: The Baltic Cultural Centre in Gdansk, Poland
  • 2016 - PlakatFest - the 1st Silesian Poster Festival in Chorzow, Poland
  • 2016 -  `Between Earth &  the Sky - the 8th exhibition of polish and lithuanian artists, venue: The Baltic Cultural Centre in Gdansk, Poland
  • 2016 - group art exhnition during the SKAT International Golf Cup, Sierra Golf Club in Pętkowice, Wejherowo | more
  • 2015 - `Poster as the Voice of Freedom` - an exhibition of the collection created to celebrate the 20th anniversary of International Poster Biennale in Mexico 2010`` (pro bono poster project created by 110 international graphic desigers, organized by the  Trama Visual  A.C., Mexico City), venue: The Poster Museum at Wilanow - Division of the National Museum in Warsaw, Poland | more >
  • 2015 - `I like it` - the 7th exhibition of polish and lithuanian artists, venue: The Baltic Cultural Centre in Gdansk, Poland
  • 2014 - `Ode to Water` - the 6th exhibition of polish and lithuanian artists, venue: The Baltic Cultural Centre in Gdansk, Poland | more
  • 2014 - `A Portrait of the Artist`- an exhibition of selected photographs, City Art Center - Sielecki Castle in Sosnowiec, Poland
  • 2013 - The 16th Polish Poster Saloon, The Poster Museum at Wilanow - Division of the National Museum in Warsaw, Poland
  • 2013 - `Remember the gardens...` - the 5th exhibition of polish and lithuanian artists, venue: The Baltic Cultural Centre in Gdansk, Poland | more
  • 2012 - `Black and White & Color` - the 4th exhibition of polish and lithuanian artists, venue: The Baltic Cultural Centre in Gdansk, Poland
  • 2011 - The 15th Polish Poster Saloon, The Poster Museum at Wilanow - Division of the National Museum in Warsaw, Poland | more > 
  • 2010 - The 10th International Poster Biennale in Mexcio City in Cultural Poster Category, venue: Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico City
  • SKAT International Golf Cup, Sierra Golf Club, Pętkowice k.Wejherowa - The 13th International Street & Open-Air Theatres Festival FETA - an exhibition of selected posters, Gdansk, Poland
  • 2010`Voces en Libertad` / `Voices of Freedom` - international poster exhibition at Cultural Center in Ostrow Wilkopolski, Poland | more
  • 2009 -  `50 cm x 50 cm` -  an exhibition of polish and lithuanian artists, venue: The Baltic Cultural Centre in Gdansk, Poland | more
  • 2009 - took part in `Voces en Libertad` / `Voices of Freedom` - pro bono poster project about freedom, liberty and human rights  created by an 110 international graphic desigers, organized by the  Trama Visual  A.C., Mexico City- Internationtal Poster Biennale Organizer. An international exhibitions took place in dozens places in the world: in Argenitina, Chile, Cuba, Columbia, Bolivia, Brasil, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Equador, Japan, Israel, Iran, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Switzerland, Spain, Uruguay,  USA and the otherS  | more >
  • 2009 - The 9th International Poster Triennale in Toyama, venue: The Museum of Modern Art in Toyama, Japan | more >
  • 2009 - The 14th Polish Poster Saloon, venue: The Poster Museum at Wilanow - Division of the National Museum in Warsaw, Poland
  • 2008 -The 8th International Poster Biennale in Mexico City in Cultural Poster Category, venue: Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico City | more > | >
  • 2008 - The 7th International Competition `SELF PORTRAIT`, an exhibition of selected art works, the Regional Museum in Stalowa Wola, Polandf
  • 2006 - The 20th International Poster Biennale in Warsaw (Category: Debut), venue: The Poster Museum at Wilanow - Division of the National Museum in Warsaw, Poland
  • 2006 - The 20th International Poster Biennale in Warsaw - an exhibition of selected posters, organised by the AMS Poster Gallery, venue: Wilanow Park, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2005 - a retrospective exhibition of AMS Poster Gallery, venue: the National Museum in Cracow, Poland | more >
  • 2005 - The 7th National Biennale - Students` Graphic Design “AGRAFA 2005”, venue: Gallery Art. Nova, Katowice, Poland
  • 2005 - `My life – my choice` - an exhibition of select posters, organized by `Women`s Federation`, venue: Café Kulturalna at the Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2005 - `Read the press` - an exhibition of selected posters, AMS Poster Gallery, venue: Krolikarnia Park, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2005 - The 5th Cracow Poster Festival, venue: the Palace of Art, Cracow, Poland | more > | >