Anka Dabrowska

Anka Dabrowska

Visual ArtistLondon, United Kingdom
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Anka Dabrowska

Anka Dabrowska

Visual ArtistLondon, United Kingdom
About me
London based artist and illustrator specialising in drawing. Anka Dabrowska (b. 1979 Warsaw, Poland) graduated in 2003 from University of Northumbria in Newcastle where she attained her Masters in Fine Art with distinction. She lives and works in London and has exhibited widely nationally and internationally. Selected Solo Exhibitions 2017 ‘More LIFE’, Paul Smith, Marylebone, London, England, UK 2013 ‘Welcome to Paradise III’ Fundacja Sztuczna, Warsaw, Poland. 2011 ‘Welcome to Paradise II’, Crima’rt Gallery, Milan, Italy. 2010 ‘Welcome to Paradise I’, PayneShurvell Gallery, London, England, UK. 2008 'Four by Four', Sartorial Contemporary Art, London, England, UK. Selected Group Exhibitions 2021 ‘Clifford Chance London Pride Exhibition’, Clifford Chance, London, England. ‘Restriction’, Clayhill Arts, Bridgwater, England. ‘JUNGLE’, online exhibition of 40 international artists, Katmapped. 'SPRING OPEN', The Absent Gallery, London,England. 2020 ‘Red Flags’, The Margate School, Margate, England. 2019 CITYISLAND, The Silver Building, London, England, UK. 2017 MADE UP, The Glasgow Art Club, Glasgow, Scotland. SWIMMING POOLS SHOW, Jealous North Gallery, London, England, UK. IN YOUR FACE, Salisbury Art Centre, Salisbury, England, UK. 2016 DRAWING LINES, Jealous East gallery, London, England, UK. WALKING ON SUNSHINE, Studio 73, Brixton, London, England, UK. 2015 CHEMCRAFT: For Love of Chemistry, London, England, UK. CITYSCAPES, JEALOUS East gallery, London, England, UK. 2013 WILD KINGDOM, Siren gallery, London, England, UK. Clifford Chance Annual Gay Pride Art Exhibition, London, England, UK. ‘Works on Paper’, PayneShurvell Collective Gallery, London, England, UK. ‘Open Plan’, Departure Foundation, London, England, UK. 2010 ‘A Bright and Guilty Place’. PayneShurvell Gallery, London, England, UK. 2009 ‘Summer Camp’, Exile, Berlin, Germany. 2007 'Comfort Zones', Oriel Davies Gallery Touring Exhibition, Newtown, Powys, Wales, UK. 2006 'A Place Called Home', Reg Vardy Gallery, Sunderland, England, UK. 'Continental Breakfast', Maribor Art Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia. Art Fairs 2017 ART CAR BOOT FAIR, Folkestone, Kent, England, UK. 2015 AFFORDABLE ART FAIR NY, New York, USA. MONIKER ART FAIR, London, England, UK. 2014 London Art Fair, London, England, UK. 2013 Multiplied, Christie’s, London, England, UK. 2011 Rome International Art Fair. Crima’rt Gallery, Rome, Italy. 2010 Supermarket Art Fair, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, Sweden. 2008 'Arte Santander' International Fair of Contemporary Art, Santander, Spain. Commissions 2020 “A Family Guide: Herbal Remedies”, book illustration, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 2019 -2020 Kyle Books, ‘Eat What You Sow’ Alys Fowler, book illustration, London, England. 2016 Equipment, fashion print design, Los Angeles, New York, USA. 2015 Charlotte Harris studio, garden design concept drawings, London, England. 2013 Croydon School of Art. Catwalk backdrop design. 2010 Barts and the London Trust (the new Barts Cancer Centre) Commission, drawings and sculpture, for the permanent collection, London, England, UK. 2009 Vital Arts, limited edition prints, London, England, UK. Residencies 2021- The Margate School (TMS), Margate, England. 2011-2012 Vital Arts - Barts and the London Royal Hospital, London, England, UK. Awards and Funding 2021 Art Council National Lottery Project Grant, Margate, England. 2011 British Council Travel Grant, London, England, UK. 2010 Polish Cultural Institute in London, ‘Welcome to Paradise’, solo exhibition. 2007 Juliet Gomperts Trust Project Award, London, England, UK. 2005 Short-listed for The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2005, London, England, UK. 2004 Arts Council of England, Grants for Individuals, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, UK. Collections The Hoxton, Paris, France, permanent collection. Royal London/Barts NHS Trust, London, England, permanent collection. Tate archive, Tate Britain, London, England, permanent collection. The Sarfaty Collection, London, England, permanent collection. Private collections nationally and internationally.
  • A Place In-Between residency and exhibition
    A Place In-Between residency and exhibitionMay-July 2021 “A Place In-Between” is a participatory project to celebrate and to reinforce connections in local communities, between parts of Margate, between land and sea, between myself and my environment. The heart of the project centres on working with diverse and new audiences located in some of the most deprived wards in the country through talk, interactive workshop, action research and an exhibition. With the focus on the School’s theme of art, society, nature, the impact of Covid-19
  • A Place In-Between
    A Place In-Between
  • Pattern design
    Pattern designArtist assistant and pattern designer for Equipment and Joie • Concept hand drawings • Pattern design
  • Book illustration
    Book illustrationI am currently illustrating a book for the gardener Alys Fowler. Due to be published in June 2020. All of the illustrations (45 plus in total) are hand drawn using black archival ink pens.
  • Recent drawing commissions
    Recent drawing commissionsArchival ink drawings commissioned by various private clients.
    CITYISLANDThree women Exhibition I curated in the summer of 2019. Painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography and performance. Anka Dabrowska, Stav Bee, Jeni Snell
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Work history
    Visual ArtistAnka Dabrowska Visual Artist
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    London-based contemporary artist (drawing, sculpture, installation, graffiti, tattoo design, private and public commissions, curating )
    Artist in ResidencyVital Arts
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    Artist in residence. working on drawing and sculpture commission for the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, LONDON.
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    Masters in Fine ArtNorthumbria Unversity
     - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    Masters of Fine Art with Distinction
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    British Council travel grantBritish Council Arts
    British Council Travel Grant London, England, UK. Consulate-General of Poland in Milan,
    Polish Cultural Institute in London Project grantPolish Cultural Institute
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