Gosia Wlodarczak’s cross-disciplinary drawing practice has extended into performance, installation, sound and film. Her work is motivated by a fascination with the mind’s relationship with the outside world conducted through the senses. Using only what she sees around her, she uses the drawn line as a materialisation of being present in the world and in a moment. She works in private and public spaces rather than an artist’s studio, interacting with the stimuli of the outside world and ordinary life, translating her ‘living energy into the drawn line’.
Wlodarczak has been exhibiting since the 1980s. Selected solo exhibitions include Found in Translation: Deakin University Art Gallery, Deakin University Burwood Campus, Victoria (2015); Found in Translation, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, Victoria (2014); A Room Without a View, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne (2014); Mróz, Rysunek w Muzeum (Frost Drawing for the Museum), MCA National Museum Szczecin, Poland (2013); Wall Drawing for Shepparton, Shepparton Art Museum, Victoria (2012); Between Visit and Migration, Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne (2011); Self-Centred, Arc One Gallery/Project Room, Melbourne (2010); Someone and I, Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide (2009); Cinderella II – The Dreamer, SASA Gallery University of South Australia, Adelaide (2008); and Looking, Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney (2007).
Selected group exhibitions include Lines of Tangency, Museum of Fine Arts Ghent (2015); Stage Singapore Video Stage, Singapore (2015); Drawing Out, Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (2014); More Light: 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, The Manege, Moscow (2013); Drawing Now: Paris, Artfair, Carrousel de Louvre, Paris (2012); Pathway: Drawing In, On, and Through the Landscape, Drawing Center & the Big Screen Plaza, New York (2011); Contemporary Australian Drawing 1, RMIT University Gallery, Melbourne (2010); I Walk The Line: New Australian Drawing, MCA, Sydney (2009); Entropy, Consulate General of the Republic of Poland, New York (2008); and Chance and Necessity, Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, New York (2008).
Wlodarczak’s work is held in a number of private and public collections including state and regional gallery collections, Australian university collections and international collections such as Chiang Mai University, Thailand; London Print Workshop; Print Council of Canada; Western Washington University, Washington, USA; and Poznan Academy of Fine Arts, Poland.