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Karolina Franceschini

Joined Artfinder: June 2014

Artworks for sale: 94

(5)

United Kingdom

About Karolina Franceschini

 
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  • Biography

    Karolina Franceschini was born in Poland, where she studied art and design in one of the main Fine Art Academies. Now she is based in Glasgow, Scotland. She is also a proud member of the Society of Scottish Artists.

    'I find inspiration in everything around me, but for as long as I can remember, I felt great sensitivity and closeness to nature. 

    I could hear every bird, feel every stroke of wind and see all the wonderfulness of colours of nature to the point it would make me feel lightheaded. I grow up in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by forest and orchards in my native Poland, and later I found my home in beautiful and wild Scotland, which had profound influence on my art practice and relationship with nature.  

    I try to let my intuition flow, experiment with different oil painting techniques, different brush strokes, not worrying too much about the outcome. In my most recent painting I exhausted my intuition, trying to see without using my mind. 
    I had been experimenting with the new ways of applying paint and rethinking my technique to achieve freshness, light and movement. 

    We had been spending more and more time in the north of Scotland in the past years, finding peace and ourselves. I feel closer to nature with age, the sounds and the smells are even more vivid now.  My understanding of our connection to the past is often reflected in my work as well. I do like to tap into folklore and stories of the land and, most importantly, to highlight the connection with nature and earth that we sadly seem to be losing. '

     



    Exhibitions:

    Scottish Drawing Competition 2021, Artpace37 hosted by Paisley Art Institute

    Society of Women Artists
    159th Online Open Exhibition, London

    Paisley Art Institute 132nd Annual Exhibition Online, Paisley, Scotland

    Hulabhaig
    Uig Open 2020: Re-imagined Online , Isle of Lewis, Scotland
    Society Of Women Artists Annual Exhibition 2018 Mall Galleries, London
     Published in 'MYTH /REALITY Contemporary Artists from Scotland '
     2017 Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition
    2015-shortlisted for Winsor and Newton Young Oil Painters Award Mall Galleries , London Society of Women Artist, Mall Galleries ,London
    2015 Royal Glasgow Institute ,Scotland

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  • Education

    2007 - 2008

    Birmingham Institute of Arts and Design

    2001 - 2005

    Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan (ASP)

  • Awards

    2017

    Published in 'MYTH /REALITY Contemporary Artists from Scotland ' 2017

    Published in 'MYTH /REALITY Contemporary Artists from Scotland ' 2017
  • Upcoming Events

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    Previous events

    Event: Scottish Prize for Fine Art

    Dates: Oct. 7, 2023 - Nov. 30, 2023

    Venue: The Glasgow Art Club, 185 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4HU

    Exhibition, October-November 2023 , Glasgow Art Club

    Event: X Wasps

    Dates: March 4, 2023 - June 4, 2023

    Venue: Kirkcudbright Galleries, Dumfries

    Kirkcudbright Galleries continues their partnership with Wasps to present a stunning exhibition featuring the works of sixty Wasps studio holders from across the country. Wasps x Kirkcudbright Galleries celebrates the best of Scotland’s largest creative community.

    Event: Planes of Existence

    Dates: Jan. 6, 2023 - Feb. 2, 2023

    Venue: The Briggait, 141 Bridgegate, Glasgow G1 5HZ

    Planes of Existence, Solo Show , LOW Gallery, The Briggait , Glasgow

    Event: The Big Art Show

    Dates: Aug. 22, 2022 - Nov. 30, 2022

    Venue: The Big Art Show, The Art Department, Paisley

    The big Art Show 2022, The Art Department Paisley, Outspoken Arts Scotland

    Event: Scottish Drawing Competition 2021

    Dates: June 4, 2021 - June 27, 2021

    Venue: Artspace37, Paisley

    Hosted by Paisely Art Institute.

    Event: Portal

    Dates: April 30, 2021 - May 2, 2021

    Venue: New Glasgow Society, Glasgow

    Multidisciplinary group exhibition of 8 Scottish artists.

    Event: Screen Test

    Dates: March 12, 2021 - April 27, 2021

    Venue: Screen Test, 3D virtual exhibition by Wasps Projects

    'Screen Test' exhibition by Wasps Projects, March - April 2021
    Screen Test - a group exhibition featuring art works from over 60 Wasps Artists across Scotland.

    Event: Society of Women Artist , 159th Annual

    Dates: Sept. 22, 2020 - Dec. 30, 2020

    Venue: Society of Women Artists 159th open exhibition, Online for 2020

    The Society of Women Artists (SWA) is a British art body and registered charity, and has had a unique history dedicated to promoting art by women. It was founded as the Society of Female Artists (SFA) in about 1855, offering women artists the opportunity to exhibit and sell their works which they had otherwise been denied. Annual exhibitions have been held in London since 1857. The Society enjoys royal patronage from HRH Princess Michael of Kent.

    Event: 132nd Annual Online

    Dates: July 25, 2020 - Sept. 6, 2020

    Venue: PAI Annual Exhibition, Paisley, Scotland

    Paisley Art Institute (PAI) has been at the forefront of promoting and supporting Scottish artists’ work since 1876.
    After the fabulous success of our 131st Annual Exhibition, held last year in the Piazza, Paisley Town centre, this year, due to the COVID-19 lockdown the Annual, the 132nd no less, will be an online presentation.

    Event: Hulabhaig Uig Open 2020: Re-imagined

    Dates: June 19, 2020 - July 31, 2020

    Venue: Uig Open 2020, Hulabhaig

    https://publicgallery.oess1.uk/artwork/ArtistPage/8639?exhid=142#78557

    Event: RIO

    Dates: Nov. 1, 2015 - Jan. 12, 2016

    Venue: Mall Galleries, London

    Royal Institute of Oil Painters
    Annual Exhibition 2015-shortlisted for
    Winsor and Newton Young Oil Painters Award
    Mall Galleries , London




    ( I do not remember Exact dates )

    Event: Society of Women Artist, Mall Galleries ,London 2015

    Dates: Aug. 15, 2015 - Sept. 15, 2015

    Venue: Mall Galleries, London

    Annual Exhibition

    Event: Sound Inspirations

    Dates: April 7, 2014 - May 5, 2014

    Venue: The Brunswick, Glasgow

    solo exhibition

    Event: Spring - Summer Collection

    Dates: March 30, 2014 - June 2, 2014

    Venue: 30 Marrier Ave Gallery, Ottawa , CA

    karolina franceschini- solo exhibition

    Event: Translations

    Dates: Feb. 11, 2014 - March 8, 2014

    Venue: Galerie Luz, Montreal , CA

    gallerie II

    Karolina Franceschini solo exhibition

Professional Plan
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Links


Education

2007 - 2008

Birmingham Institute of Arts and Design

2001 - 2005

Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan (ASP)


Awards

2017

Published in 'MYTH /REALITY Contemporary Artists from Scotland ' 2017

Published in 'MYTH /REALITY Contemporary Artists from Scotland ' 2017

There are no upcoming events

Show previous events Hide previous events

Previous events

Event: Scottish Prize for Fine Art

Dates: Oct. 7, 2023 - Nov. 30, 2023

Venue: The Glasgow Art Club, 185 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4HU

Exhibition, October-November 2023 , Glasgow Art Club

Event: X Wasps

Dates: March 4, 2023 - June 4, 2023

Venue: Kirkcudbright Galleries, Dumfries

Kirkcudbright Galleries continues their partnership with Wasps to present a stunning exhibition featuring the works of sixty Wasps studio holders from across the country. Wasps x Kirkcudbright Galleries celebrates the best of Scotland’s largest creative community.

Event: Planes of Existence

Dates: Jan. 6, 2023 - Feb. 2, 2023

Venue: The Briggait, 141 Bridgegate, Glasgow G1 5HZ

Planes of Existence, Solo Show , LOW Gallery, The Briggait , Glasgow

Event: The Big Art Show

Dates: Aug. 22, 2022 - Nov. 30, 2022

Venue: The Big Art Show, The Art Department, Paisley

The big Art Show 2022, The Art Department Paisley, Outspoken Arts Scotland

Event: Scottish Drawing Competition 2021

Dates: June 4, 2021 - June 27, 2021

Venue: Artspace37, Paisley

Hosted by Paisely Art Institute.

Event: Portal

Dates: April 30, 2021 - May 2, 2021

Venue: New Glasgow Society, Glasgow

Multidisciplinary group exhibition of 8 Scottish artists.

Event: Screen Test

Dates: March 12, 2021 - April 27, 2021

Venue: Screen Test, 3D virtual exhibition by Wasps Projects

'Screen Test' exhibition by Wasps Projects, March - April 2021
Screen Test - a group exhibition featuring art works from over 60 Wasps Artists across Scotland.

Event: Society of Women Artist , 159th Annual

Dates: Sept. 22, 2020 - Dec. 30, 2020

Venue: Society of Women Artists 159th open exhibition, Online for 2020

The Society of Women Artists (SWA) is a British art body and registered charity, and has had a unique history dedicated to promoting art by women. It was founded as the Society of Female Artists (SFA) in about 1855, offering women artists the opportunity to exhibit and sell their works which they had otherwise been denied. Annual exhibitions have been held in London since 1857. The Society enjoys royal patronage from HRH Princess Michael of Kent.

Event: 132nd Annual Online

Dates: July 25, 2020 - Sept. 6, 2020

Venue: PAI Annual Exhibition, Paisley, Scotland

Paisley Art Institute (PAI) has been at the forefront of promoting and supporting Scottish artists’ work since 1876.
After the fabulous success of our 131st Annual Exhibition, held last year in the Piazza, Paisley Town centre, this year, due to the COVID-19 lockdown the Annual, the 132nd no less, will be an online presentation.

Event: Hulabhaig Uig Open 2020: Re-imagined

Dates: June 19, 2020 - July 31, 2020

Venue: Uig Open 2020, Hulabhaig

https://publicgallery.oess1.uk/artwork/ArtistPage/8639?exhid=142#78557

Event: RIO

Dates: Nov. 1, 2015 - Jan. 12, 2016

Venue: Mall Galleries, London

Royal Institute of Oil Painters
Annual Exhibition 2015-shortlisted for
Winsor and Newton Young Oil Painters Award
Mall Galleries , London




( I do not remember Exact dates )

Event: Society of Women Artist, Mall Galleries ,London 2015

Dates: Aug. 15, 2015 - Sept. 15, 2015

Venue: Mall Galleries, London

Annual Exhibition

Event: Sound Inspirations

Dates: April 7, 2014 - May 5, 2014

Venue: The Brunswick, Glasgow

solo exhibition

Event: Spring - Summer Collection

Dates: March 30, 2014 - June 2, 2014

Venue: 30 Marrier Ave Gallery, Ottawa , CA

karolina franceschini- solo exhibition

Event: Translations

Dates: Feb. 11, 2014 - March 8, 2014

Venue: Galerie Luz, Montreal , CA

gallerie II

Karolina Franceschini solo exhibition


 

Biography

Karolina Franceschini was born in Poland, where she studied art and design in one of the main Fine Art Academies. Now she is based in Glasgow, Scotland. She is also a proud member of the Society of Scottish Artists.

'I find inspiration in everything around me, but for as long as I can remember, I felt great sensitivity and closeness to nature. 

I could hear every bird, feel every stroke of wind and see all the wonderfulness of colours of nature to the point it would make me feel lightheaded. I grow up in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by forest and orchards in my native Poland, and later I found my home in beautiful and wild Scotland, which had profound influence on my art practice and relationship with nature.  

I try to let my intuition flow, experiment with different oil painting techniques, different brush strokes, not worrying too much about the outcome. In my most recent painting I exhausted my intuition, trying to see without using my mind. 
I had been experimenting with the new ways of applying paint and rethinking my technique to achieve freshness, light and movement. 

We had been spending more and more time in the north of Scotland in the past years, finding peace and ourselves. I feel closer to nature with age, the sounds and the smells are even more vivid now.  My understanding of our connection to the past is often reflected in my work as well. I do like to tap into folklore and stories of the land and, most importantly, to highlight the connection with nature and earth that we sadly seem to be losing. '

 



Exhibitions:

Scottish Drawing Competition 2021, Artpace37 hosted by Paisley Art Institute

Society of Women Artists
159th Online Open Exhibition, London

Paisley Art Institute 132nd Annual Exhibition Online, Paisley, Scotland

Hulabhaig
Uig Open 2020: Re-imagined Online , Isle of Lewis, Scotland
Society Of Women Artists Annual Exhibition 2018 Mall Galleries, London
 Published in 'MYTH /REALITY Contemporary Artists from Scotland '
 2017 Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition
2015-shortlisted for Winsor and Newton Young Oil Painters Award Mall Galleries , London Society of Women Artist, Mall Galleries ,London
2015 Royal Glasgow Institute ,Scotland