Katja Mragowska

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Katja Mragowska
Born 1975
Nationality Polish German
Occupation Artist
Known for Sculpture

Katja Mragowska (born 1975) is a Polish-German artist based in Stuttgart.

Art career[edit]

She is self-taught and motivated by the fragile beauty of the human form. Mragowska has produced life-size metal and resin cast sculptures which she calls abstractions of the figure. [1]

Mragowska is currently in residence at Newcastle University in England. A recent work is a piece entitled Against Capitalism and Materialism or Bad Primark which depicts a six foot androgynous figure obscured by layers of fabric and an excess of accessories. Her goal with this piece was to show how identity is sold to us, and how we are reduced to consumers whose real identities are lost or hidden behind the "stuff".[2]

Exhibitions[edit]

Mragowska has exhibited at Stuttgart Paladium, Das Whorl, Stuttgart KunstCenter, The Poznan Institute of Contemporary Art and The Federation Gallery, Mexico.[3] She has won awards including the Oleszczyński Prize for new Polish sculpture (2006) and the Bachhuber Prize (2007).[4]

Mragowska's main body of work is held in The Poznan Institute of Contemporary Art.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Katja Mragowska, Poznan Tak, February 18, 2007.
  2. ^ Holly Willats, The Courier, May 28, 2008
  3. ^ Katja Mragowska: Saatchi Online - Show your art to the world
  4. ^ Stuart Arnold, The Northern Echo, May 18, 2008