Agnieszka Leśniak-Banasiak



Agnieszka Leśniak-Banasiak, MA

Born 1978

Term at Academy of Young Scholars and Artists: 2011-2016.

Glass sculpture, in-house designs of applied glass collection, The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, Faculty of Ceramics and Glass, Glass Department

In 2004 I graduated from the Glass Department at The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, in the workshop of Professor Zbigniew Horobowy and Professor Małgorzata Dajewska. In 2002-2003 I studied at Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan. In 2004-2006 I was a designer at KHS Krosno S.A. In 2006-2008 I cooperated with Glass Works VIOLETTA in Stronie Śląskie where I managed to complete and implement many of my own designs. Currently I’m bound to my alma mater Academy where I’m an assistant in the Workshop of Basics of Applied Glass in the Faculty of Ceramics and Glass. My passion is the glass material in its physical, mysterious form. I make geometrical glass sculptures which are marked with architectonic linearism. I’m a glass vampire and without that material I wouldn’t be able to function.

Selected individual exhibitions which I’ve shown to the world:

2010 Poland, Wrocław, Galeria Szkła i Ceramiki, BWA Wrocław, Two Possibilities; 2010   Slovakia, Bratislava, Galeria NOVA, Two Possibilities; 2011 Poland, Zakopane, Miejska Galeria Sztuki, Horyzonty

Collective exhibitions:

2008 Denmark, Gudhjem, Bornholms Kunstmuseum, European Glass Context 2008, 2008 Denmark, Kopenhagen, The Danish Museum of Art & Design, Glass-a-porter, 2010 Holland, Eppe, De Aventurijn Kunstbemiddeling Galerie voor Hedendaagse Glaskunst, Stock- Verkoop, 2011 The Czech Republic, Jablonec nad Nisou, Galeria N, Made in Wrocław 2011 Holland, Eppe De Aventurijn Kunstbemiddeling Galerie voor Hedendaagse  Glaskunst,  Visie op Glass 2012 Poland, Jelenia Góra, Muzeum Karkonoskie, Światło i Materia

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My undertakings in glass are somewhat dualistic. While dealing with glass I discovered its two poles; one refers to artistic objects and the other to design experience. Being conscious of the glass mass shaping I base my applied projects on widely understood horizons and natural phenomena. The organics of shapes is completed by sharp cuts and linear finishing touches. I let the glass mass be tamed and supplemented by effects which would amplify its beauty. Objects made in glass works become the form of a complete artifact.