Justyna Stoszek (born in 1974, Krakow)
Interdisciplinary artist. Working with over 20 years of experience in public and multimedia domains creating workshops and supporting social initiatives based around ecological education, the relationship between human and nature, and protecting the natural environment.
Justyna started her artistic education in the high school of art in Rzeszow specialising in wood carving and sculpture. She finished the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow with a degree in painting in 1999. In 2004 she started learning lithography in Experimental Lithography Workshop in Warsaw.
She is the author of the book “Eternal Forest. Beyond the big city rush” and a pioneer of plantal installations in glass. From 2007 she has been creating FOREST FOREVER – miniature forests planted in glass.
Since 2017 she is organising a series of exhibitions “Biosferaosobista”. The purpose of these installations is to deepen our knowledge and awareness of the biological processes of the natural world, exploring the relationship between human and nature and reflecting on the anthropological impact – the effect nature has on human beings. The first part of the exhibition was exposing the miniature forests in their natural forest environment. For this purpose, Justyna created her own organic glass in which these biospheres take place. The exhibitions were in Bialowieza Forest and Beskids and Masurian forests. The final part of the exhibition was exposing the installations in the city environment, industrial environment (Festival Detal Fest in Lodz), in theatres (“Macbeth” directed by Agata Duda Gracz, Capitol theatre in Warsaw) and in galleries ( Stara Slodownia at the art centre Stary Browar in Poznan).
Her latest project is a nation-wide exhibition in the city scape “Earth Hour” organised thanks to the partnership with AMS.
Her paintings, which are presented on large format billboards (including animated versions), citylights and totem billboards can be seen in many Polish cities until today.
In 2020 she received a scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage – “Culture Online”