Thursday, January 27, 2011

When Art Trumps Singing On The Family Tree

It's Hard to Face up to Kings and Queens
2003, Zdzislaw Sikora
"Studying art is somewhat unusual in Sikora’s family, where traditionally everyone has studied music. His grandmother was an opera singer, his sister is a conductor in New York, and even his daughter today enjoys singing. 'I personally couldn’t stand the idea of being in a little room practicing by myself for five or six years,' he says. 'Since I was the kid who could draw, I wanted to be in an open studio with other art students where something is always happening.'" [Source]

Zdzislaw Sikora's work has been presented in more than 35 one- or two-man shows. In addition, he has been invited to exhibit in more than 50 invitation exhibitions
including Multiple Hemispheres, Argentina; Paradise Endangered and the New World in Contemporary Prints, Maryland; Contemporary Monoprints and Monotypes, Illinois; International Exhibition of Prints in Kanagawa, Japan, Savannah Contemporary, the London Institutes of Art; Technique is Not Always Cheap: Extraordinary Printmaking, North Carolina; Figures and Narratives, Alaska; and New American Graphics, a USIA international tour. Sikora's list of printmaking biennials and competitions is too numerous to list, but includes over 150 exhibitions throughout the US, Japan, Poland, Yugoslavia, the Netherlands and the Middle-East. In addition, his work is represented in more than 40 public collections including The Library of Congress, the National Gallery of Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Fogg Art Museum or Harvard University, the Houston Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Honolulu Academy of Art and the Museo del Graboado.   [Source]

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