Evocative and compelling works of Kasia Bruniany reveal the intimacy of our physical world, inviting contemplation of places and events where emotions define a singular moment in time.
Drawing from the entire body of her rich European heritage, the artist explores the boundaries between realism and abstraction, fusing together the contradictory qualities of real and imagined, classic academic and modern abstract, intentional composition and intuitive gesture. The subtly narrative, ethereal subjects breaking through mystical, gestural backgrounds suggest elements of real life, the visual reminders of her personal experiences and emotions.
While many of Kasia's paintings could be described as a pictorial energy that vibrates and moves through time, her other collections, with a myriad of organic lines and shapes, would evoke memories of a remembered landscapes. In her series "Enhanced by Time", the artist reflects on a continuum of enduring human experiences, reviving recognizable, sculptural figures from the ancient mythologies that still resonate across time.
Kasia Bruniany started her artistic self-discovery journey at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland. While learning practicalities of painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, and design, she also studied philosophy and the theory of art. In 1988 she received Master of Fine Arts degree in Art and Design with a minor in Interior Design.
The artist has pursued an intriguing career path. Her series of etchings were exhibited across Europe. For the television, she created over one hundred set designs. Moving to the United States, in 2000, she started out in Pittsburgh as a graphic designer and then, art director, delivering unique solutions for commercial advertising and branding.
In 2013, she moved to Florida to focus exclusively on her fine art. Fully immersed into her creative world, she is adventurous in her technical experimentation and bold in plumbing the emotional depths of her subjects.
She exhibited her art in numerous solo and collective exhibitions in the US and Europe, receiving numerous recognitions. In Sarasota, where she lives and works, she is represented by Dabbert Gallery, located on historic South Palm Avenue in Sarasota, FL.
1988 Master Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland
2015 David Leffel Workshop, Ringling College of Art and Design, FL
2014 Ringling College of Art and Design, Special Programs, Sarasota, FL
2020 Florida Artists Group, Foosaner Art Museum, Melbourne, FL
2020 "Reality of Abstraction", Dabbert Gallery, Sarasota, FL
2019 Arts Advocates Member Exhibition, Arts and Cultural Alliance, Sarasota, FL
2019 Florida Artists Group, Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL
2019 “Abstraction Without Boundaries”, Dabbert Gallery, Sarasota, FL
2019 “Figuratively Speaking”, Dabbert Gallery, Sarasota, FL
2018 “Season of Color”, Dabbert Gallery, Sarasota, FL
2018 “Spring's Promise”, Dabbert Gallery, Sarasota, FL
2017 Florida Artists Group, Mahaffey Theatre, St. Petersburg, FL
2017 “Florida Finest”, 2017, Art Center Sarasota, FL
2017 “Celebration of Color and Life”, Bird Key Yacht Club, Sarasota, FL
2017 “Mind & Body Transformation”, Art Uptown, Sarasota, FL
2016 “State Swing”, Art Center Sarasota, FL
2016 “Local 707”, Art Center Sarasota, FL
2016 Florida Artists Group, Center for Visual Arts Bonita Springs, FL
2015 “Annual Community”, Longboat Key Art Center, FL
2015 “All About Animals”, 2015, Venice Art Center, FL
2015 “Spring", 2015, Venice Art center, FL
2015 “The Human Conditions, Faces & Forms”, Venice, FL
2015 “Member Show”, Art Center Manatee, Bradenton, FL
2014 “Matters of The Heart”, Art Center Manatee, Bradenton, FL
2014 “Dog Days Exhibition”, Art Uptown, Sarasota, FL
2012 “Nature and Wildlife”, Butler Art Center, PA
1991 “International Triennal of Graphic Arts”, Krakow, Poland
1991 “Summer Art in Krakow”, Krakow, Poland
1990 “Junge Grafik aus Krakau”, Leipzig, Germany
1990 “Young Artists of Krakow”, Krakow, Poland
1989 “Young Artists of Poland”, Lemmer, Holland
1989 “Young Artists of Poland”, Oldemarkt, Holland
1989 “Young Artists of Poland”, Vollenhove, Holland
1989 “Young Artists of Poland”, Emmeloord, Holland
1989 “Young Artists of Poland”, Urk, Holland
1989 “Urban Experience”, Warsaw, Poland
1988 “Master and His Students”, Krakow, Poland
2016 “Gulf Impressions”, Art Uptown, Sarasota, FL
2006 Site-specific installation, Hartwood Acres, Pittsburgh, PA
2006 “Museum of Imagination” Site-specific installation, PEMF, Pittsburgh, PA
2006 “Museum of Imagination”, Site-specific installation, Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
2020 Collection Manager's Pick, FLAG, Foosaner Art Museum, Melbourne, FL
2019 1st Place, FLAG, Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, FL
2016 Honorable Mentioned, “State Swing”, Art Center Sarasota, FL
2016 Honorable Mentioned, “Local 707” 2016, Art Center Sarasota, FL
2015 Honorary Mentioned, “Annual Community Show”, Longboat Key Art Center, FL
2015 Merit Award, “The Human Conditions, Faces & Forms” Venice, FL
2019 Presented in Scene Magazine, "Meet the Artist"
2019 Selected for 2019/20 Arts & Culture Guide front cover
2019 Working Title Magazine
2017 Featured in SRQ Magazine
2017 Featured in Lux Life Magazine
2017 West Coast Woman, "mind and Body Transformation" exhibit review
2017 Selected for the Season Magazine front cover
2016 Selected for the Season Magazine front cover
2005 Polish Journey Newsletter – "Kasia in the World of Art" Interview
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