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Miroslaw Rydzak

26822 N Ellen St
Wauconda, IL 60084, U.S.A.
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  Doctorate in Fine Arts, Sculptor Mirosław Rydzak

 


EDUCATION
 

 
1985         M.A., Sculpture, Academy of Art in Gdansk
 
1995         Doctorate  in Sculpture, Academy of Art in Krakow
 

 
ACADEMIC  AND  PROFESSIONAL FUNCTIONS
 
1987 – 95   Assistant, Sculpture Faculty, Department of Art, UMCS, Lublin
1996            Adjunct, Sculpture Faculty, Department of Art, UMCS, Lublin
1998            Head of Extra Curriculum Scientific Circle of Yung Sculptors UMCS
2001            Head of Plan of Developing Scientific Program for Sculpture Faculty in Department
                     of Art, UMCS,  Lublin 
2002            Specialist for the reconstruction of sculptures,  Conservation of Sculpture and
                      Studio, Oak Park IL. USA
2008            Assistant-Professor in Fine Arts Studio in International Millennium Art Academy,
                     McHenry IL. USA

 
GRANTS, AWARDS, HONORS
 
1984           3rd prize in the National Competition "Moniuszko in Fine Arts", Wałbrzych, Poland
 
1988            1st Prize in "Spring 87" Competition, Lublin, Poland
 
1988            Tarnobrzeg Voivode's Scholarship, Sandomierz, Poland
 
1988            Realization - Park Sculpture Competition, Sandomierz, Poland
 
1989            The Rector's Award, UMCS, Lublin
 
1992, 94      Diploma of Honor and Bronze Medal, Salon "Les mains d'Or", Marseillan (France)
 
1995            Scholarship for Arts Retreat, Regional Cultural Center, New York Mills, MN. (USA)
 
1996            Gold Medal, International Salon "Les Mains d'Or" ,Fontaines sur Saone de Lyon,
                     (France)
1997, 98, 99 Scientific Cooperation Grant KBN, Warsaw
 
1997           Prize-winner of the Competition for Residence in Arts Colony, Dorland Mountain,
                    Temecula, CA.   (USA)
1998          Scholarship of Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL (USA)
 
1998          Prize-winner of the Competition for Residence in Arts Colony Blue Mountain Lake NY
                   (USA)
1999          Prize-winner of the Competition for Residence in Virginia Center for the Creative Arts

                   Sweet Briar, VA. (USA)
 
2000          Prize-winner of the Competition for Residence in Montana Artists Refuge, Basin, MT.
                   (USA) 
2001          Dorland Mountain, Temecula, CA. (USA)
 
 
DISCIPLINES:
 
Sculpture in the colored wood, stone, metal, ceramics, drawing.
 

 ONE-PERSON EXHIBITIONS SCULPTURE AND DRAWING:
 
1985            MOK Gallery, Stalowa Wola
 
1986            WDK Gallery, Tarnobrzeg

1991            MPiK Gallery, Lublin

1987           TPSP Gallery, Lublin MOK Gallery, Baranów Sandomierski
 
1992           Landscape exhibition, Ossala
 
1993           "ES" Gallery, Kraśnik BWA Gallery, Sandomierz
 
1995           TPSP Gallery, Lublin School District,

    -               Perham (USA) School District, New York Mills (USA)

    -               La Griffe Gallery, Liege (Belgium) ASP Gallery, Krakow

1995           School District, Perham (USA) School District, New York Mills (USA)

1996           Museum, Nysa
1997           Meadow Studio, Ragdale, lake Forest (USA) Horton Cottage Studio, Dorland
                    Mountain, Temecula, CA. (USA)
1997          Horton Cottage Studio, Studio, Temecula, CA. (USA)
 
1998           BWA Gallery, Sandomierz

                    Boat House, Blue Mountain, NY. (USA)
 
1999           VA9 Studio, Virginia Arts Center, (USA)

                    SW Gallery, Brzeg Nad Odrą,

                    Gallery of Opole Philharmony

2000          Montana Artists Refuge, Basin, MT. USA

2001          Dorland Mountains Art Colony, Temecula, CA, USA

2001          Skulski Art Gallery, Clark, NJ. USA

2002          Open House Exhibition, Spring Grove IL. USA
2003         Polish Culture Days, Wright College, Chicago, IL. USA,

2004         Open House Exhibition, Spring Grove IL. USA

2008         Open House Exhibition, Spring Grove IL. USA

 
COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS in POLAND:
 
198            Early Spring Kielce
1986          Review of Professional Visual Art, Sandomierz
-          Triennial of Portrait Sculpture, Gdańsk
1987           Early Spring, Kielce
-          Spring Competition, Lublin
-           6th Biennial of Small Sculpture Forms, Poznań
1988           Competition for General W. Sikorski, Rzeszów
-          National Exhibition Arsenał, Warsaw
1989           Sculpture of the Year, Lublin
-          2nd Triennial of Portrait Sculpture, Sopot
1993           Eastern Art Salon, Lublin
1994           Artists of UMCS, Lublin
-          3rd Exhibition of Arts "Comparisons", Sandomierz
1995           Early Spring, Kielce   
-          4th Exhibition of Art "COMPARISONS", Sandomierz
-          Eastern Art Salon, Lublin
1996           Exhibition of Sculpture and Design IWA UMCS Artists, Lublin
-          Contemporary Art Forum of W. Lutosławski, Lublin
1997          Triennial of Visual Art "SACRUM" Częstochowa
-          2nd Art-Education Forum of Lublin  
   -               Presentation, Education, Inspiration Ł.O.K. Łuków
1998          Dante in Poland - sculptures from Biennial of Dante 1973-1996, Warsaw
    -              II Lublin Contemporary Art Forum of W. Lutosławski Lublin
1999          Exhibition of Sculpture and Design IWA Artists -  Puławy

     -             III Contemporary Art Forum of W. Lutosławski -  Lublin 

     -             Painting, Design, Sculpture -  Plafon Gallery,  Wrocław

     -             Painting, Design, Sculpture, Graphic -  Oko Gallery, Oława

     -             Artists of UMCS  -  Center of Falenty, Warsaw

     -             Artists of Department of Art, UMCS – Museum of Nysa

      -            Painting, Sculpture - BWA Gallery,  Sandomierz
 
 
 
COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS ABROAD:
 
1988         Salon Ost-Europese Miniaturen - Rotterdam (HOLLAND)
 
1989         4th Annual International Exhibition of Miniature Art, Toronto (CANADA)
 
1990         5th Annual International Exhibition of Miniature Art, Toronto, (CANADA)
 
1992         Salon "Les mains d'Or Fountaines sur Saone de Lyon", (FRANCE)

    -             10th Biennale Internationale del Bronzetto Dantesco,  Ravenna,  (ITALY)
 
1993         Landscape sculpture, Debrecen, (HUNGARY)
 
1994         Eurosculpture – Symposium and Exhibition, Carhaix, (FRANCE)

   -             11th Biennale Internationale del Bronzetto Dantesco, Ravenna, (ITALY)

    -             Salon "Les mains d'Or" Fountaines sur Saone de Lyon, (FRANCE)
 
1995          Stone Sculpture Meetings -  Symposium and Exhibition, Truskavets,  (UKRAINE)
 
1996          International Sculpture Meetings of Sprimont,  (BELGIUM)

   -               Integration Symposium of Artists, Kamieniec Ząbkowicki,  (POLAND)
 
1996          Sculpture Symposium and Exhibition - Fontaines sur Saone de Lyon,  (FRANCE)
 
1997          Dante in Poland – Exhibition of sculptures from (1973-1996) Biennial of Dante in   
                  Ravenna, (ITALY)
1998          Dante in Poland - sculptures from Biennial of Dante, Roma, (ITALY)

2002          Evanston Ethnic Art Festival, Evanston IL. USA

2002          68th Polish Art Club Exhibition, Polish Museum of America, Chicago, IL. USA

2003          69th Polish Art Club Exhibition, Polish Museum of America, Chicago, IL. USA

2003          16th Annual Art Fest, Long Grove IL. USA

2003,          Conservation of Sculpture and Objects Studio -  Opening the Season Exhibition, Oak
                    Park IL. USA
2004           Conservation of Sculpture and Objects Studio - Opening the Season Exhibition, Oak
                    Park, IL. USA
2006           Rescue – Fine Arts Auction - Polish Museum of America, Chicago, IL. USA

2006          Exhibition of Polish Artists of Chicago  - Hortex  Café, Chicago, IL. USA

2010        ”My World in Time and Space Structures”, Jubilee Exhibition, Wauconda Library  

                  Wauconda, IL. USA

2011        ”My World in Time and Space Structures”, Jubilee Exhibition, International
                   Millennium Art Academy, McHenry, IL. USA
2011          Charity Auction of YMCA Sports Centre,  Lake Zurich, IL. USA
 

ARTICLES IN BOOKS:
 
1986           "Creative Ideas of August Zamoyski" in Sztuka No. 2, Warsaw
 
1995           "Creative Eden" in Wiadomości Uniwersyteckie No. 5/6, Lublin
 
1996          "I Went There to Create" in Wiadomości Uniwersyteckie No. 2, Lublin

    -              "3rd Sculpture Symposium in France" in Wiadomości Uniwersyteckie No. 5/6

    -              "I Was a Student of Adam Smolana - Memories" in Sztuka No. 2, Warsaw
 
1997          "When the Stone Fills with Life" in Wiadomości Uniwersyteckie No. 1/2, Lublin

    -               "From Under Angel's Wings" in Wiadomości Uniwersyteckie No. 5/6, Lublin
 
1998           "From Under Angels Wings" in "Newsletter Spring" Temecula USA
                    "My World in Time and Space Structures" part I, Publishing Editor UMCS Lublin
                    "At the Foot of Blue Mountain" in Wiadomości Uniwersyteckie No. 6, Lublin
 
1999           “Idee Tworcze Augusta Zamoyskiego” in "Esthetic Education", Publishing Editor
                     UMCS Lublin
-          "My World in Time and Space Structures" II part, Publishing Editor UMCS Lublin
2000           “Virginia – Hurt Heart of America” in Wiadomości Uniwersyteckie No. 3/4, Lublin

2002           „Purification in Fire” in Wiadomości Uniwersyteckie No. 5/4, Lublin

 
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
 
Member of International Association of Sculptors "L'Association des mains d'Or", France
 
Association of Polish Fine Arts Artists, Warsaw, Lublin

Association of Artists of Sandomierz Province, BWA, Sandomierz