Models in clay and carves in wood and stone. She also works with bronze. Her sculptures belong to the tradition of the narrative and figurative. In recent years a gradual transition towards abstraction is clearly visible.
Marysia seeks to express the essence, the inner depth of the subject matter, using forms reduced to a minimum.
She remains sensitive to the material used, its structure, texture and colour.
The harmony of proportions and equilibrium of forms of even her non-representational works still reflect her solid academic training. Marysia was born in Poland but brought up and educated in England.
She studied at St. Martins School of Art and Hornsey College of Art in London, as well as attending the Academie Julian in Paris.
She taught art at secondary and adult education establishments between 1965 and 1973.
The next ten years were spent in North and East Africa and Italy. The cultures of the different countries proved to be a very enriching experience. Back in England, she continues exhibiting in mixed shows and open exhibitions, and has had one-man shows in England, France and Poland. Her work is in private collections in the U.K. Poland, Switzerland and France.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Commissions and residencies

Commissions of portrait heads and indoor sculptures. All commissioned by private collectors including K Lewandowski of Poland, H Groszek of England

Solo exhibitions

2001 Orangerie, Chateau de Montrésor, France
1999 Posk Gallery, London
1997 Dom Polonii, Sculptures of Marysia Jaczynska, Warsaw, Poland,

Group Exhibitions

2002 APA Exhibition, Posk Gallery, London
2002 Quaker Gallery, St Martins Lane, London W1
2001 APA Exhibition, Posk Gallery, London
2001 Chelsea Arts Society Exhibition, London
2001 Arts and Crafts Guild, Sloane Street, London
1999 Chelsea Art Society Exhibition, Chelsea Town Hall, Kings Road, London
1999 United Society Artists Exhibition, Westminster Gallery, London
1999 Association of Polish Artists Exhibition, POSK Gallery, London
1999 Society of Women Artists, Westminister Gallery, London
1999 Merlin Exhibition, Holy Trinity, Sloane Street, London
1998 Haringey Arts Council Open Exhibition, Wood Green Library, London
1998 Alzheimers Concern Fine Art and Crafts Fair, Ealing, London
1998 Holy Trinity Arts and Crafts Guild, Sloane Street, London
1998 Chelsea Art Society, Chelsea Town Hall, Kings Road, London
1998 United Society Artists Exhibition, Westminster Gallery, London
1998 Association of Polish Artists Exhibition, Posk Gallery, London
1998 Society of Women Artists, Westminster Gallery, London
1997 Association of Polish Artists and Bigos Exhibition, Posk Gallery, London
1997 Chelsea Art Society Exhibition, Chelsea Town Hall, Kings Road, London
1997 United Artists Exhibition, Westminster Gallery, London
1997 Society of Women Artists Exhibition, Westminster Gallery, London

Prizes and Awards

2001 Sponsors prize, APA Exhibition for a 'Man and a Woman
1998 Alec Ryman Award for Sculpture for The Prisoner and Wild Cat
1995 Chelsea Art Society Sculpture Award for non-member for
'The Bather' Spruce-Wood
1993 Chelsea Art Society Sculpture Award for Non-Member for
'The Awakening', Lime-Wood

Critical reviews and press coverage

2002 A Borkowski, article, od a do z w APA, Tydzien Polski, May
2002 A Borkowski, article, U K wakerów, Tydzien Polski, 23 March
2001 A Borkowski, article, APA w Plomieniach, Tydzien, 16 November
2001 Article, Sculpte et je te dirai qui tu est, Renaissance Loichoise, 15 August
1999 Anna Bentkowska, article, Rzezby Marii Jaczynskiej, Polish Daily, 11 October
1997 Nina Malczewska, Article, Biuletyn Stowarzyszenia Wspolnota Polska,
December
1997 Interview for TV, Polonia, October
1997 Bogna Kaniewska, Interview, Radio Polonia, October
1996 Hanka Kawecka-Lee, Article, Pani Maria - Lady Artist, Kaleidoscope, February
1995 Sculptures et Moulages à la Maison du Pays, Magazine Informations La Renaissance Lochoise, August
1995 Leslaw Bobka, Powrocily Wspomnienia, Polish Daily, February
1995 Hanka Kawecka-Lee, Rzezbiarka (jeszcze) Malo Znana, Polish Daily, February
1995 Anna Bentkowska, Rzezba i Medycyna, Polish Daily, January
1994 Gallery Round-up, Muswell Record, August

Galleries

Artist's Own Studio
Obsidian Gallery, Stoke Mandeville
The Art Connection, Eton Contemporary Art, 100 High Street Eton, Berkshire SL4 6AF
United Society of Artists, Annual Exhibition, Westminster Gallery, London
Chelsea Art Society Annual Exhibition, Chelsea Town Hall, London
Society of Women Artists, Annual Exhibition, Westminster Gallery, London
Occasionally at Mall Galleries
Association of Polish Artists, Annual Exhibition, Posk Gallery, London

Qualifications

1963 Certificat D'Etudes Françaises, Sorbonne University, Paris, France
1961 Art Teachers Certificate, Hornsey College of Art
1960 National Diploma of Design in Sculpture, St Martin's School of Art, London

Training and work experience

1986/93 Worked as Office Manager for MAPF, a medical charity
1972/82 Concentrated on Design for the Theatre and on Graphic Design for Charities while abroad in Algeria, Kenya and Italy, due to husband's posting

Teaching experience

1970/71 Pottery and Sculpture Tutor, Adult Education Institute, Haringey, London
1969/70 Part-time Art Teacher, Stationers Boys School, Haringey, London
1963/68 Art Teacher, South East Essex Technical High School, Barking
1961/63 Art Teacher, Enfield County Grammar School, Enfield, London

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