Katarzyna Dreszer

Magdalena Abakanowicz University of the Arts Poznan

Graduated with a distinction from the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan, Visual Communication and Design. Studied also at the Royal Academy in Copenhagen and Slippery Rock University in the USA. Since 2000  run the Studio of Visual Codes and Messages of professor Ryszard K. Przybylski as an assistant, then doctoral student and habilitated doctor. Since 2008 employed as a professor in the Studio of Visual Semiotics. Since 2011 Head of the Studio of Visual Semiotics at the Faculty of Graphic Arts, University of Fine Arts in Poznan. Now Head of the Studio of Visual Semiotics at the Department of Animation and Intermedia Art University of Fine Arts of Magdalena Abakanowicz. Since October 2020 – the co-organizer of consolidation studies at the Faculty of Political Science and Journalism at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań – major – New Media in Communication.

She is an author of many projects, monographic and collective publications. She has held solo and group exhibitions in Poland and abroad.

She has displayed her works at over fifty individual and sixty collective exhibitions. Her monographic exhibitions were presented, among others, in Bandung, Budapest, Copenhagen, Stuttgart, Rome, Warsaw, Gdańsk, Wrocław, Łódź and Poznań. She has held lectures and professorships at among others, at National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Institute of Teknologi, Faculty of Art, Bandung, Indonesia, Magyar Képzőművészeti Egyetem – MKE, Budapest Hungary, Budapest, Moholy -Nagy University of art and Design, Budapest, Royal Academy of Fine Art, Copenhagen Universidad de Granada, at the Conference of Polish Culture in Gurzuf in Crimea, Asia and Pacific Museum, Warsaw, at the University in Zielona Góra, Arsenal Gallery Poznan.

Holder of scholarships of the Minister of Culture and Art, Ministry of Culture, Danish government, UNESCO Aschberga and medal of the young art of Glos Wielkopolski. 

Works with visual semiotics, printmaking, augmented reality, fluid and frozen image.

Her special interests within semiotics are connected to  the process of “becoming a sign”. Her fascination is connected to building meanings of forms, processes or phenomena noticed for the first time or noticed in a different way, thus unnamed and unrecognized or redefined, meanings discovered and determined by art.

Katarzyna Dreszer