About me:
Maciej Zdanowicz was born in Debica, Poland on 1982.
He is a visual artist, art theorist who works in the field of printmaking (digital graphic), as well as graphic design. His interests are focused on the imaging of sound and music. In particular his art based on field recording and visualization of specific soundscapes.
He works as an Assistant Professor and Deputy Director for Didactic and Students Affairs at the Institute of Fine Arts, the Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, lecturer of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Studies at the Wladyslaw Strzeminski Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz also at the Faculty of Information Technology, the Warsaw School of Information Technology under the auspices of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He is the author of several individual exhibitions, curatorial projects, critical texts, scientific articles in the field of history of modern and contemporary art. Zdanowicz received awards and honors (Artistic Scholarship of Lodz City Mayor in 2017, honorable mention in the I National Exhibition of Student Drawing in Torun in 2008, the prize of the City Art Gallery in Lodz at the 23rd Wladyslaw Strzeminski Competition- Fine Arts). Together with Ewelina Kurkowska create artistic and anthropological projects in the field of soundcsape, acoustic ecology. Member of the SGC International.
In 2002-2007 he studied at the Faculty of Graphic and Painting, the Wladyslaw Strzeminski Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz. He graduated with honors from the prof. Boguslaw Balicki's Studio of Poster Design and prof. Romana Halat's Studio of Painting and Drawing. From 2007 to 2016 he was working as a Teacher Assistant in the Studio of Image run by prof. Aleksandra Gieraga, at Faculty of Visual Arts of his Alma Mater. In the years 2009-2015 he was studying History of Art (doctoral studies) at the Institute of Art, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. From 2012 was a doctoral student at the Institute of Fine Arts, the Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, where in 2015 received Phd degree in Fine Arts.

About my art:
Since the time of art studies, I devote my time to the reflection in the field of visual presentation of music and sound, research of the mutual relations between visual arts and music. To be more precise, I am focussed on creating images in the form of auditory sensations. As far as my first attempts were clearly intuitive, sensory, since certain moment I am focussed on the experience of exact analogies between sound and image.
The layer for my consideration is my personal experience as well as the outcomes of contemporary researches in the field of multisensory sensations. The works devoted to music were contained in two series. Its common feature is strict geometrical order, minimalism. The sound is the impression caused by acoustic waves, determined by specific numeric parametres (intensity, frequency, tone colour, duration). As far as the sound is mathematical in its essence, the sets of sounds take geometrical forms.

The first series entitled "Monophonic images" refers to works based on the sound of a single instrument. It is narrow in the means of expression and the colours are reduced to the shades of grey. The second entitled "Polyphonic images", is composed of multi-colour structures created to the music for a wide set of instruments. In the scope of my musical inspirations you can find the contemporary music phenomena such as minimalism, serialism, aleatoric music, electroacoustic music and concrete music. Since 2013 I have shifted my interests into the area of soundscape, reflection about acoustic environ
ment. . The soundscape refers to the personal experience of the recipient, it is a construct stemming from individual reception of sound signals reaching an individual.
Solo exhibitions:
2018
Fragments of Super-Reality and Sub-Reality, Academic Gallery of the University of Bielsko-Biala
Relations. Immersive Space, EuroArt Gallery, Rivne (Ukraine)
Ldz. Resonance city, Ta3 Gallery, Warsaw
PhonoGraphic. PS., 6. dzielnica Gallery, Lodz
2017
PhonoGraphic. Images of Lodz's Soundscape, Book Art Museum, Lodz
2015
Geometry of Sound – Imaging of Soundscape (doctoral exhibition), XS Gallery at the Institute of Fine Arts the Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce
The Young Polish Graphic: Maciej Zdanowicz.
Monophonic Images, The Gallery of the Contemporary Art in Przemysl


2014
Sound Map of Veliko Tarnovo, an interactive project in open space, Veliko Tarnovo (under the frame of city's presentation "Veliko Tarnovo European Capital of Culture 2019", art in residence)

2013
Soundscape: Lodz (PL) - Veliko Tarnovo (BG), Tam. Bar & Art Space, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

2012
Soundscape I, project in open space, Wedrujaca Witryna Gallery, Lodz
2010
Luminarium, Gallery of Art at Municipal Culture Centre in Debica


2008
Imaging of Music, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Wloclawek
The Man - Inner Space, Balucka Gallery - City Art Gallery, Lodz (catalogue)


2007
Maciej Zdanowicz’s individual exhibition, Lubostron Palace, Lubostron near Bydgoszcz (organizer: The Krzysztof Penderecki European Centre for Music)
Painting and Drawing, Promotion of Young Gallery at Balucki Culture Centre in Lodz



Selected group exhibitions:
2018
10th Polish Printmaking Biennial, Silesian Museum, Katowice (catalogue)
5th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland, Transylvanian Centre of Fine Arts, Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania (catalogue)
3rd PrintMaking Biennial in Čačak, Regional Centre in in Čačak, Serbia (catalogue)
The Chaos - Forms of Notation, Pentagon Gallery of the Visual Arts Faculty of the Radom University
The 3rd Printmaking Biennial in Cacak, Regional Centre in Cacak, Serbia (catalogue)
Concrete / Discourse / Algorithm, University Gallery at Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, branch of the SilesianThe Migrations, Artus Court Gallery, Torun
Migrations, Arena Centre, Ivano-Frankivsk (Ukraine)
Concrete / Discourse / Code, Art Centre El Gallery, Elblag
2017
Geo.graphy of Art, Contemporary Art Gallery BWA in Kielce
Order and Fortuity, Academic Gallery, Bielsko-Biala

Music - Line, Form and Color, May Gallery, Sliven, Bulgaria
Line - The Form of Expression, Municipal Art Gallery, Czestochowa (catalogue)
4th International Exhibition Grid, University Gallery, Cieszyn
Synaesthesia, Arthus House Gallery, Torun

2016
Festival of New Art Labyrinth: Between Images, Radio Slubfurt, Frankfurt Oder, Germany (catalogue)
5th International Biennial of Digital Graphic Gdynia 2016, Centre of Design, Gdynia, Poland (catalogue)
Grid, XS Gallery, Kielce (catalogue)
Geometria of Screen – Geometry of Image,  Art Centre El Gallery, Elblag (catalogue)
Order and Fortuity, L Gallery of the Literature House in Lodz

Silence of Sounds, Wroclaw Contemporary Museum (catalogue)
2015
Factor of Risk, (-1) Gallery of Polish Olympic Committee, Warsaw
Silence of Sounds, BWA Gallery in Jelenia Gora (catalogue)
Discursive Geometry, XS Gallery, Kielce
Formes and Structures, International Cultural Centre in Cracow (cataogue)
Concrete / Discourse / Relation, BWA Gallery in Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski (catalogue)
Continuation, The Centre of Art Activities, Piotrkow T
rybunalski
2014
Relational Geometry, Activities Gallery, Warsaw
4th International Biennial of Digital Graphic Gdynia 2014, Centre of Design, Gdynia, Poland

Fragments of Reality, City Gallery, Rzeszów
Painting as a form of imaging data stream, XS Gallery, Kielce (catalogue)
Identification of the Existing Time, DAP Gallery, Warsaw
Image. Between Rationalism and Expression, BWA Gallery in Rzeszow (catalogue)
Inspirations, Winda Gallery of Contemporary Art at Kielce Cultural Centre (catalogue)
2013
2nd Exhibition of Members the International Print Triennial Society in Cracow, International Centre for Graphics Art in Cracow
Concrete - Discourse, Millenium Gallery, Rzeszow
Free ticket, international art project in open space, City Bus Station in Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
Collection, Korekta Gallery, Warsaw
Image. Between Rationalism and Expression, The Wanda Siemaszkowa Theater, Rzeszow
5th Festival "Art and Documentation: 
The Name of the Father? The Name of Mother!, Domek Ogrodnika Gallery, Lodz (catalogue)
Attitudes, XS Gallery, Kielce


2012

Transparency, Center for Visual and Non Visual Arts in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Pure Potentiality, Center for Visual and Non Visual Arts in Plovdiv, Bulgaria (catalogue)

2011

Image., Allmendinger Galler, Lodz (catalogue)
2009
Something Different, APW Gallery, New York
Biennial of Digital Miniature Plock 2009, Plock Art Gallery (catalogue)
Grand Prix of Young Polish Prints 2009, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cracow (catalogue)
Slot Art Festival 2009:
Art Cathedra II. I Am What I See, Lubiaz near Wroclaw
2008
I National Exhibition of Student Drawing, Faculty of Fine Arts, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun I (catalogue)
Best Diplomas of the Wladyslaw Strzeminski Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz, Central Museum of Textiles (catalogue)
2007
7th A7th AGRAFA - Competition of Students' Graphic Design, Rondo Sztuki Gallery, Katowice (catalogue)
24th Wladyslaw Strzeminski Competition- Fine Arts 2007, Lodz Art Centre
AGRAFA - Competition of Students' Graphic Design, Rondo Sztuki Gallery, Katowice (catalogue)
2016
23rd Wladyslaw Strzeminski Competition - Fine Arts 2006, The Wladyslaw Strzeminski Academy of Art in Lodz (catalogue)
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