Andrzej Michael Karwacki
Paint and Resin on Birch Panel
Born in Poland, in the historic town of Brzeg. Andrzej grew up during the years of political oppression and era of communist Poland. There, he attended the School for the Arts and Literature. Andrzej moved to New York in 1984 and continued his education at the School for the Arts at Jersey City State University, where he received BFA in painting. He then moved to Philadelphia and in 1994, received Master Degree and Honorary Award from the University of Pennsylvania in the field of Urban Architecture.
His artistic direction began to take shape after integrating Eastern spirituality into his artworks. Andrzej’s paintings overtime began to suggest by the simplest possible means the inherent nature of the aesthetic object. In his work, the job of the artist is to suggest the essence, the eternal qualities of his subject. His recent paintings have become Cosmocentric and see men and art as an integral part of nature.
Andrzej’s artistic philosophy lead him to resume his studies at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco where he received, in 2011, Masters in Integral Psychology and Certification in Expressive Art Therapy.
Living in the Bay Area since 1994, Andrzej has a broad creative practice. He is a freelance designer, teacher and expressive arts therapist. Many private collectors throughout The United States have acquired his work. His paintings are exhibited and represented in LA, SF Bay Area, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Paris, London and Hong Kong.