ARTIST BIO AND STATEMENT
Originally from Poland, Agnieszka Golasik holds a Masters in Historic Preservation from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Brooklyn College, CUNY that she received with honors and awards. Agnieszka is an exhibiting artist whose work can be found in private, public, and corporate collections in North and South America and Europe. She is a member of the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition.
As a visual artist, who works in a variety of mediums, Agnieszka has been inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s artistic vision, Pierre Bonnard’s way of mastering color, and Karl Blossfeldt’s fascination with nature’s ability to attain perfect creations and the highest artistic forms. She considers herself an artist interested in the abstraction of nature’s formations and portraying what under normal circumstances stays hidden to observer’s eye. She calls it the invisible. The art that she creates reflects her deep admiration of nature, quest for source of life, and a passion for uncovering the secrets of concealed macro and micro worlds.
Besides creating, and exhibiting her artwork Agnieszka is a teaching artist – an educator who loves to share her passion for learning and creating with people of all ages in various educational settings. Being very passionate about sharing her knowledge with others she volunteered to monitor the printmaking studio of her Brooklyn alma mater, helping students resolve problems with various printmaking techniques. Her love for activities that foster creativity lead her to conduct classes in printmaking, art, cooking, story making in a democratic educational setting. Her strong convictions about the effectiveness of hands on experiential learning have lead her to create and promote a series of workshops for adults and children in studio and open air settings.
Currently, Agnieszka is highly involved in the Amber Colibri Center – a holistic learning community and purpose driven organization with a mission to inform, empower, and improve the lives of individuals so they can realize their full spiritual, emotional, intellectual, physical, and creative potential for the benefit of humanity and the natural environment. She strongly believes that holistic learning centers with programs that truly address needs of the whole human being including mind, body, heart and spirit, are the future of education and that education for peace and kindness, social change and true empowerment of individuals is nowadays needed more than anything else. On a private note, she is a wife and a mother of two beautiful girls, Julia and Maja. Being a long time Vipassana meditator and a Nature lover, she finds both the meditation practice and long nature walks to be the main tools used to achieve and sustain personal balance.