Artist CV

Artist's statement

(b 1983Poland. Lives and works in London)

Karolina Albricht’s paintings come from a private imaginative space. Her work is rooted in figuration but make use of abstract language in which a generative force of space, time, movement and feeling meet on their own terms. She often works on the floor of her studio, which enables her to approach the collaging and painting process from different angles. As such, her work becomes a part of the studio, absorbing debris from older works, rags and scraps of canvas. She constantly reviews her materials, reaching for alternative elements that can expand her paintings. This way of working is an amplification of her collages on paper. Her sketches regularly become works in their own right.

Solo exhibitions

2021
OFF-BEAT, JGM Gallery, London, UK
2017
The Unknown Land, Vinarius, London, UK 

Group exhibitions

2020
Art on a Postcard, Winter Auction 
Concrete Blue, Unit 3 Projects, curated by Beatriz Acevedo, London, UK  
Reflection, JGM Gallery, London, UK 
Artists on the Radar (online), Viewing Room, JGM Gallery, London, UK  
Dear Painting, Nordic Art Agency, Malmo, Sweden 
Adazzle, JGM Gallery, London, UK 2019- Glass Cloud Fundraiser, London, UK 
2019
Works on Paper: Of the Landscape, online exhibition JGM Gallery  
Catamaran, Thames Side Studios Gallery, London, UK 
Time Flies Like the Wind, Fruit Flies Like Bananas, The Art Academy, London, UK 
We Can Only Have Fun on Certain Days - Stour Space, curated by Warbling, London, UK 2019- Black Stuff, Unit 3 Projects , London, UK 
Make Me a Sacrifice, JGM Gallery, London, UK 
2018 
C'est de la Peinture, curated by Gareth Kemp and Nick Sykes, Bankley Gallery, Manchester, UK  
Paper Cuts, curated by Kristian Day, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK 
Girls Just Want To Have Fun, Unit 3 Projects, London, UK 
Summer Exhibition, curated by K.B. Stowe, The Concept Space, London, UK  
Marching Through the Fields, curated by Warbling, Jeannie Avent , London, UK  
Third Order, Unit 3 Projects, London, UK 
ArtRooms Fair, Melia White House, London, UK 
2017
Winter Salon, curated by Victoria Howarth & Paula McArthur, Rye Creative Centre, Rye, UK 
'31 Celsius', curated by Paul Carey Kent, ASC Gallery, London, UK 
'As It Stands'
 Unrefined, Muted, Abandoned. Hundred Years Gallery, London, UK 
'Small is Beautiful More and Less', Unit 3 Projects , London, UK 
Arcadia, curated by Curate: ART|ROOMS, London, UK 
Antennae, Lubomirov/Angus-Hughes Gallery, London, UK 
2015
ArtGemini Prize, Menier Gallery, London, UK 
2014
'Now in Reverse', Hundred Years Gallery, London, UK 
2013
Arte Laguna Prize, 7th edition, Venice Arsenale, Italy 
2008
ASP Degree Show, Palac Sztuki Gallery, Krakow, Poland 

Awards & residencies

2020
Tyson Award selected by Liz Gilmore #artistsupportpledge 
2018
Shortlisted for Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition, Edinburgh, UK 2016- Shortlisted for the 20th National Open Art Competition 
2015
Shortlisted for Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition, Edinburgh 
Winner of the ArtGemini Public Choice Award, ArtGemini Prize, Menier Gallery, London, UK
Shortlisted for the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, London 
2013
Shortlisted for the Threadneedle Prize, London, UK 
Finalist: Arte Laguna Prize, 7th edition, Venice Arsenale, Italy 

Education

2020
Turps Studio Programme, London, UK 
2008
MA Painting, Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Krakow, Poland 
2007
Socrates-Erasmus at ArtEZ Institute of Fine Arts in Arnhem, the Netherlands