Teresa Kotkowska-Rzepecka 11th January 2008, 19:00 Hours
Art Exhibition Vernissage
11th January 2008, 19:00 Hours (Friday)
on display from 11th Jan 2008 to 8th Feb 2008
Prof. Teresa Kotkowska-Rzepecka was born in 1948 in Słonecznik in Varmia Region. She graduated from the Public Secondary School of Fine Arts in Supraśl in 1967. Thereafter, she studied at the Faculty of Painting of the Cracow Academy of Fine Arts under the guidance of Prof. W. Taranczewski, and was conferred a Master’s Degree with honours in 1973. In 1975, she took up teaching work at the Faculty of Painting of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. She is a life professor and tutors students doing a Bachelor’s Degree and post-graduate programmes in drawing and painting on a tutorial basis.
She is engaged in painting, showed her works at 31 individual exhibitions: 1987 -House of Arts, Warsaw, 1990 – Palace of Arts, Cracow, 1993, 1998 and 2005 – Piano Nobile Art Gallery, Cracow, 1999 and 2004 – the J. G. Herder Varmia and Mazuria Region Museum, Morąg, 1999, 2004 – the Diocesan Museum, Rzeszów, 2002 – the City Hall Tower, Cracow, the Art House Gallery, Rzeszów, 2005 – Municipal Fine Art Exhobition Centre, Nowy Sącz, U Jaksy Municipal Fine Art Exhibition Centre, Miechów, 2000 – the Vauxhall Gallery, Krzeszowice, the Prism Polish Visual Artists’ Association Gallery, Cracow, 2008 – the Lift Art Gallery at the Cultural Centre of Kielce, to mention only a few.
She participated in more than 90 collective exhibitions in Poland and abroad, e.g.: 1974 – the National Museum, Warsaw; London, Glasgow, Plymouth, Stockton, UK; Lille, France; Kapöswar, Hungary, 1994 – the NIU Art Museum – De Kalb, Illinois, USA, 1995 – Ronneby Kulturcentrum, Ronneby, Sweden; 1997 – Rathaus Münster, Germany; 2000 – Lansmuseum Linköping, Sweden; 2005 – Artefactum, Wiesbaden, Germany; 2007 – Four Masters and their Studios, the Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Cracow.
More important awards: 1975 – Convention of Visual Arts Communities, Cracow (3rd prize), 1976 – Art for Cracow, Cracow (1st prize), 1984 – 12th Festival of Polish Painting, Szczecin (medal), 2000 – 5th Autumn Art Salon, Ostrowiec Świętokrzyski (award of distinction), 2004 – Winter Salon, Cracow (1st award of distinction).
In 1975, 1977, 1984, 1987 and 1999, she was granted annual scholarships of the Minister of Culture and Arts; she was also honoured with awards of Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts and received the Medal of the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow in 1968. In 2005, she was honoured with the Golden Cross of Merit by the President of Poland.
Her works can be found in the following collections: the National Museum in Cracow, the Historical Museum of the City of Cracow, the Academy of Fine Art Museum in Cracow, the Diocesan Museum in Rzeszów, Polish Art – Cracow Branch, Art Galleries at the Muncipal Fine Arts Centres in Opole and Olsztyn, the Municipal Adminstration Offices of Cracow and Myślenice, in the COR AEGRUM Cardiac Surgery Development Foundation in Cracow, as well as in private collections in Poland and abroad.