Klaudia Niwa is a visual artist working in painting, bookmaking & illustration, as well as a graphic designer making book design and branding. Her works characterize a strong use of colour with elements of whimsical playfulness. After graduating from a Collage of Art in Poland, Klaudia moved to Canada where she studied and graduated from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver. During her years at the University, she developed a greater interest in painting and children’s book illustration as well as in studying art history. Klaudia is a recipient of the Idea Art Award 2015 and has her painting displayed at the Vancouver General Hospital. She currently lives in Kelowna and manages a local gallery where she further explores her interest in art and art history.
Humour and playfulness are underlying themes throughout my practice as an artist and storyteller. While either focusing on children or adult audience, my art often explores the narrative potential of images and the associative power of language within the work of art. When possible, I like to start my creative process by investigating the space and context in which my work will be displayed and make art that responds or references that space. Whether presenting an ambiguous painting, whimsical illustrated story or a picture book that touches on an environmental issue, I strive to make artworks that people from multiple backgrounds and at different ages can relate to.
May 2018 – Bachelor of Fine Art with Major in Illustration at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver, BC
May 2012- June 2013 – Studied English at Okanagan College in Kelowna, BC
Oct 2011- Jan 2012 – University of Art, Interior Design Major in Katowice, Poland
May 2011 – Diploma with a Fine Arts Major at Liceum Plastyczne in Katowice. Poland (4 year program)
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