Zbigniew Blekiewicz was born in Gdansk in 1957. He graduated from the State College of Fine Arts in Gdańsk at the Faculty of Painting and Graphic Arts in the years 1984-1989, in the studio of prof. Hugo Lasecki and prof. Włodzimierz Łajminga. He obtained his diploma in the studio of prof. Włodzimierz Łajminga in 1989, and the annex to the diploma in the field of wall painting took place under the guidance of prof. Andrzej Dyakowski.
In the years 1993–2000 he was an assistant and in the years 2001–2011 an assistant professor in the Studio of Knowledge about Visual Actions and Structures at the Painting Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. In 2001, by resolution of the Council of the Painting and Graphic Arts Department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, he was awarded the qualifications of the 1st degree of fine arts in the field of artistic discipline - Painting. Since 2013, he has been an adjunct in the Department of Visual Arts at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture of the University of Life Sciences in Szczecin.
In 2014, by the resolution of the Painting Department Council of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, conferring the post-doctoral degree in the field of fine arts in the discipline of Fine Arts.
The inspiration in this artist's work are opposites around us that make the world appear to us in its full dimension. "Vertical versus horizontal, soft form next to hard, curve line to straight, smooth matter relative to rough, large against small, light against dark, statics against dynamics. These opposites release tensions and associated emotions provoking thoughts and conclusions" - he writes artist. In his works he wants to find a sense of unity, reconciliation and merging these contrasting elements into a harmonious composition.
1990 - Award of the Minister of Culture and Art in the field of painting at the exhibition "Diploma 88-89", Toruń.
1992 - Foreign scholarship from the Minister of Culture and Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ärhus, Denmark.
1994 - Distinction - 5th National Exhibition "Music in Painting", Tychy.
2002 - Distinction - II Gdańsk Art Festival.
2017 - Second prize at the exhibition "Poem + Picture", Dworek Sierakowskich, Sopot.
Selected solo exhibitions:
1992 - "Dunskie landscapes" - Koeldergalleriet, Ärhus, Denmark
1996 - Gdansk Association of Friends of Art, Gdansk
2000 - Consulate General in Strasbourg, France.
2000 - "Paradoxe Gallery", Strasbourg, France.
2001 - "Oppositions" - National Museum, Contemporary Art Branch - Pałac Opatów, Gdansk - Oliwa.
2002 - "Znaki, Symbole, Przeciwienstwa" - Signs, Symbols, Baltic Sea Culture Center, Gdansk.
2006 - "Znaki, Symbole, Przeciwienstwa" - Signs, Symbols, Gallery - Ateneum Foundation, Warsaw.
2009 - "Dwoistości" - ZPAP Gallery, Gdansk.
2010 - "Dwoistości" - Galeria Od Czasu do Czasu, Gdynia.
2011 - "Dwoistości" - City Theater, Gdynia.
2013 - "Dwoistości" - Art Factory - Lower Vistula Exhibition and Regional Center, Tczew>
2014 - From Notebooks - Dom Aktora, Gdańsk.
2015 - "Opposities" - Galeria Kapitańska, Szczecin.
2016 - "First Mover" - Regional Center of Innovation and Technology Transfer, Szczecin.
2016 - 'Selected compositions' - Pomeranian Dukes' Castle, Szczecin 2019 -' Horizons' - Nowogardzki Dom Kultury, Nowogard.
Selected group exhibitions:
1990 - 1st Triennial of Gdansk Art, Gdansk.
1990 - "Diploma 88-89", Toruń 1991 - "Przegląd '91", exhibition of the Association of Polish Artists in Gdańsk, BWA, Sopot.
1994 - II Triennale of Art, "Sacrum, Faith, Art", Częstochowa.
1994 - V National Exhibition "Music in Painting", Tychy.
1996 - "Docento Discimus", painting exhibition of teachers of the Academy of Fine Arts, Gdańsk.
1996 - "Zb. Blekiewicz, Wł. Łajming, J. Olszewski", Refektarz Gallery, Kartuzy.
1999 - "Associations" - Exhibition of the Pomeranian Artistic Environment, Gdansk.
2002 - 2nd Gdańsk Art Festival, Gdansk.
2003 - "TriCity`s Artists at Stockholm Art Fair", Stockholm, Sweden.
2003 - "Naturally Natura" - Baltic Culture Center, Gdańsk.
2004 - "Painting Exhibition" - Marziart Gallery, Hamburg, Germany.
2005 - "60 lat ASP ASP", National Museum, Gdansk.
2005 - "Painting of the Year 2004", Pałac Królikarnia, Branch of the National Museum, Warsaw.
2005 - "Third Polish Biennale of Painting and Unique Textile", Gdańsk.
2005 - "Gdansk in Wroclaw", painting exhibition of teachers of the Gdańsk Academy of Fine Arts, Wrocław.
2006 - "Poznan in Gdansk, Gdansk in Poznan", Stary Browar, Poznan.
2007 - "The Winter Collection", The Gallery AT 6, Carcassonne, France.
2008 - "La Collection de Printemps", The Gallery AT 6, Carcassonne, France.
2010 - Third National Competition "Paintings with music painted - Polish landscape", Palace of Arts, Krakow.
2010 - XXIII Festival of Contemporary Painting, Szczecin.
2010 - Biennale of Small Painting Forms, Wozownia Art Gallery, Torun.
2011 - 3rd National Competition "Paintings with music painted - Polish landscape", Museum of the Karwacjanów and Gładyszów Manor, Gorlice.
2012 - "New Collectors' Collection", Monkdogz Urban Art Gallery, New York, USA.
2013 - "Small but Perfectly Formed", IFC Center, New York City, USA.
2014 - "Colors of the Sea" - Polish National Marine Exhibition, Gdynia.
2014 - Gdansk Art Biennale, Gdansk 2015 - "25th Anniversary of the More Beautiful World Foundation", Forum Gallery of the Fine Arts Department of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń.
2016 - "Colors of the Sea" - Polish National Marine Exhibition, Gdynia.
2016 - 25 Festival of Polish Contemporary Painting, Szczecin.
2017 - "Poem + Picture", Dworek Sierakowskich, Sopot.
2018 - 'Confrontations of Art. Warsaw 2018 ", Galeria Test, Warsaw.
2019 - 11th Triennial of Small Painting Forms, Toruń.
2019 - 5th Edition of the Poem + Painting Poetry and Art Competition, Dworek Sierakowskich, Sopot.
2019 - "Figurometrie" - exhibition of the works of teachers of the Visual Arts Department of the West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, Galeria Pod Piramidą, Pomeranian Library, Szczecin.
2019 - 'Interferences' - exhibition of the works of teachers of the Visual Arts Department of the West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, Galeria Rektorska - ZUT, Szczecin.
2019 - "Time - Movement - Space" - drawing competition - Pinata Foundation, Toruń.
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