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Gregor Ziolkowski Biography

Biography

Born in 1950 in Wroclaw / Poland. 1964-1969 attended High School for Fine Arts in Wroclaw - Painting Workshop by Prof. K.Maliszewska. 1969-1972 studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw - Painting Workshop by Prof. J. Halas. In this time mainly water color and oil paintings develop - landscapes and still lifes. Over-realistic motives occur particularly in graphics and drawings.
Since 1984 domiciled in Ratingen / Germany. By and by the realistic-impressionistic painting turns into surrealistic, whereas a couple of oil pastels come into existence beside the oil paintings, accompanied by deeper themes and ideas.
The majority of the pictures are surrealistic which, besides their romantic character, also deal with actual problems. Impressed by intense non trite colours and mystical light, they point on different topics in self specific way and leave enough space for the spectator for individual and subjective interpretations. Hereby he gets the possibilty to project own meanings to the pictures to receive them more personally which intensifies their expressiveness.
Some works are privately owned in the USA, Sweden, France, Germany, Holland and Poland.
Since 2005 follow many invitations to international biennials and exhibitions - Paris, Montreal, Salzburg, Strasbourg, Florence, Venice, Barcelona, Cremona...

Distinctions / Awards / Inserts:

2008 - distinction with diploma and medal of Galleria D´arte Moderna "Alba" in Ferrara / Italy.

2008 - insertion in the "2008 INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPAEDIC DICTIONARY OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART" published by Casa Editrice Alba, Ferrara / Italy.

2007 - insertion in "INTERNATIONAL DIRECTORY OF ARTS" 32nd edition 2008 (published by K.G.Saur Verlag, Munich-Leipzig / Germany).

2007 - insertion in "KUNSTADRESSBUCH DEUTSCHLAND, OESTERREICH, SCHWEIZ" 18th edition 2007 / 2008 (published by K.G.Saur Verlag, Munich-Leipzig / Germany).

2006 - insertion in “KUERSCHNERS HANDBUCH DER BILDENDEN KUENSTLER”, Germany, Austria, Switzerland (published by K.G.Saur Verlag / Munich).

2006 - distinction by Iowa Biennial of Contemporary Miniature Prints in Kirkwood / USA

2006 - distinction with merit-diploma by 4.International Painting Competition "SEETAL 2006" in Meisterschwanden /Switzerland.

2006 - awarded the title Professor of Arts and Member "Associated Academician"of ACCADEMIA INTERNAZIONALE "GRECI-MARINO", Accademia del Verbano di Lettere, Arti, Scienze. Vinzaglio (No)/ Italy.

2005 - insertion in the INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPAEDIC DICTIONARY OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART 2005/2006 published by Casa Editrice Alba in Ferrara / Italy.

Solo-Exhibitions:

2005 - "BLICKE" (The Views), Medienzentrum, Ratingen / Germany
2004 - Catholic Congregation, Ratingen / Germany
2004 - "BEGEGNUNGEN" (Meetings), "Angerhaus Gallery, Ratingen / Germany
2000 - "Les Beaux Arts" Gallery, Hilden / Germany

Auszeichnungen / Preise / Eintragungen

2012 - Nominierung für Special Award Human Rights"SPARTACUS 2012", Associazione Culturale "Italia in Arte", Brindisi / Italien.

2012 - Nominierung für International Art Award "NETTUNO 2012", Associazione Culturale "Italia in Arte", Brindisi / Italien.

2010 - Nominierung für Human Rights Special Award "SALVO D´ACQUISTO 2010", Associazione Culturale "Italia in Arte", Brindisi / Italien.

2009 - Nominierung für International Art Award "LEONARDO da VINCI 2009", Associazione Culturale "Italia in Arte", Brindisi / Italien.

2008 - Nominierung für International Art Award "MICHELANGELO BUONARROTI 2008", Associazione Culturale "Italia in Arte", Brindisi / Italien.

2008 - Auszeichnung mit Diplom und Medaille der Galleria D´arte Moderna "Alba" in Ferrara / Italien.

2008 - Eintragung in "2008 INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPAEDIC DICTIONARY OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART" herausgegeben von Casa Editrice Alba, Ferrara / Italien.

2007 - Eintragung ins "INTERNATIONAL DIRECTORY OF ARTS" 32.Ausgabe 2008 (K.G.Saur Verlag / München-Leipzig).

2007 - insertion in "KUNSTADRESSBUCH DEUTSCHLAND, OESTERREICH, SCHWEIZ" 18th edition 2007 / 2008 (published by K.G.Saur Verlag, Munich-Leipzig / Germany).

2006 - Eintragung in “KÜRSCHNERS HANDBUCH DER BILDENDEN KÜNSTLER”, Deutschland, Österreich und Schweiz (K.G.Saur Verlag / München).

2006 - Auszeichnung bei Iowa Biennale der Zeitgenössischen Miniatur-Drucke in Kirkwood / USA.

2006 - Auszeichnung mit Verdienstdiplom beim 4.Wettbewerb "SEETAL 2006" in Meisterschwanden /Schweiz.

2006 - Ernennung zum Professor der Kunst und Mitglied "Associated Academician"der ACCADEMIA INTERNAZIONALE “GRECI-MARINO”, Accademia del Verbano di Lettere, Arti, Scienze. Vinzaglio / Italien.

2005 - Eintragung in „INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPAEDIC DICTIONARY OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART 2005/2006“ herausgegeben von Casa Editrice Alba in Ferrara / Italien.

Einzelausstellungen

2015 - "UNTERWEGS", Kunstraum Salem, Ratingen
2005 - "BLICKE", Medienzentrum Ratingen
2004 - Katholische Kirchengemeinde "Heilig Geist", Ratingen
2004 - "BEGEGNUNGEN", Angerhaus-Galerie Ratingen / Deutschland
2000 - Galerie "Les Beaux Arts", Hilden / Deutschland

Gruppenausstellungen

2014 - 16.PortoCartoon World Festival, Portuguese Printing Press Museum, Porto / Portugal
2013 - Biennale "OGRODY 2013" (Gaerten), Galerie Zamek Ksiaz, Walbrzych / Polen
2012 - 39th International Humor Exhibition of Piracicaba, São Paulo / Brasilien
2009 - Internationale Kunstausstellung, Château des Réaux / Frankreich
2009 - Kunst-Forum-International, Meisterschwanden / Schweiz
2008 - TABE 2008 - The Americas Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Prints, Austin / Texas / USA
2008 - First Group Exhibition Art & Eros "Carneval of Venice", Galleria d´Arte III Millennio, Venedig / Italien
2007 - 18. Internationales Biennale von Humor und Satire , Gabrovo / Bulgarien
2007 - 3. Internationaler Kunstwettbewerb "La Spadarina 2007", Piacenza / Italien
2006 - Biennale der Zeitgenössischen Miniatur-Drucke in Kirkwood / Iowa /USA
2006 - 4. Internationaler Wettbewerb "SEETAL 2006", Meisterschwanden / Schweiz
2006 - Biennale "OGRODY 2006", Galerie "Zamek Ksiaz", Walbrzych / Polen
2005 - Städtische Kunstgalerie "Epicentrum", Chelmek / Polen
2005 - "KLEINFORMATE", Kunst-Forum-International, Meisterschwanden / Schweiz
2001 - Galerie "Les Beaux Arts" Hilden / Deutschland
1999 - Galerie "Les Beaux Arts" Hilden / Deutschland
1998 - Galerie "Les Beaux Arts" Ratingen / Deutschland