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me

I was born in 1978 in Lodz, Poland, where I live and work. I acquired my education at Wladyslaw Strzeminski's Fine Arts Academy in Lodz. I graduated from the Academy of Graphics and Painting Department in 2003 with a MA diploma.
Later, I worked as a graphic designer at the Polish Virtual University and gained experience in the designing of specialist educational materials such as; e-learning.  During my time at PVU, I coordinated more than 60 projects and instructive materials as an art-director. I was also responsible for visual marketing at PVU.
In 2009 I decided to make a change and concentrate on activities signed with my own name.
Now I have become my own boss.
About myself, I shortly write - I am the creator and it is manifesting in every single sphere of my life.  

my work

The job and artistic activity are inseparable in my case. Apart the commercial activity I am continuously creating paintings and artistic projects.
Most of my artworks are in private collections all over the world.
At the beginning of the creation process I always look for the meaning and context of the issue.
I explore the subject deeply and transform it subjectively to get a unique and high quality product with  symbolical value in the base. 
For me separating terms: graphic designer and artist is an unnatural division.
I am an independent creator, who makes order from field of applied art as well visual identification of a firm as an advertising campaign of product.
Apart of accuracy of the idea, I always put on the first place the artistic value of my works. I choose the best form to express an idea using various medium and a variety of techniques and materials.
I can also fit the issue in definite form if that is the need of my customer.

exhibitions

Solo/author's exhibitions:

April 2007 - "Paintings and Graphics" - Galerie-Salustowicz, Bielefeld, Germany.
galerie salustowicz December 2006 - "Money-face of value"- Gallery of 4 Cultures Festival, Lodz, Poland.
fd4k
May 2004 - "Paintings and graphics", PATIO Art Center, Magellan hotel in Bronislawow, Poland.
2004
April 2001 - exhibition of artworks in "Nowy" Theatre, Lodz, Poland.

Group shows:

March 2008 -"Art on the pavement: Piotrkowska street in Lodz, the longest street gallery of art in the world!"

they worked with me

"I was Monica's superior in the Polish Virtual University for over 6 years.
During this time, Monica has implemented hundreds of projects, most of which were associated with
the graphic designs of teaching materials.
Monika is an absolutely professional graphic designer. With an extreme ease she combines functionality with artistic creation, the clarity of communication with the aesthetics, she suits recipients expectations and needs with noble form, finding a compromise between the utilitarian role of graphics in education and artistic responsibility for the medium.
Graphic-arts created by Monika are modern and use common language of modern world of electronic media.
Monica's personal characteristics - her openness, warmth, ability to work with people - guarantee not only
a well-worked final results, but also very friendly way of finding the right path to expected goal."

Dr Joanna Opoka,
2003-2006 Head of Remote Training PVU
2006-2009 representative Rector of Remote Studies PVU



"Monika worked as a graphic designer in the Polish Virtual University team, which I managed from 2002 to 2006.
Her designs were the strong point of our e-learning courses. I admired her creativity and commitment, manifested in both graphic designer's tasks and in other tasks of the PUW team that were not directly connected with business.
What's worth emphasizing, while working in PUW Monika was able to successfully pursue her passion
of painting .
I recommend her as an honest and open person, which for me is extremely important in business relations.
Last but not least it is good to be not only her boss, but also a friend ..."

Wojciech Zieliński, Chairman of the Board MakoLab S.A


"We highly appreciate the support and flexibility of professional assistance from Monika Czarska in constructing the graphic design and company logo for our training and consulting company in our rebranding project.
Similarly, I highly appreciate Monika's projects related to graphic design, posters, and visualization of the GSI Group training project for the IT industry financed by the European Union."

Zbigniew Grodzki, co-owner of the GSI Group


"I worked with Monika Czarska, a graphic designer, in the Polish Virtual University for 3 years. She dealt with graphics, while I worked on the content layer of the new corporate identity.
Already from the very beginning of our cooperation, Monika demonstrated her strong commitment and immense creativity. Symbolism and modern character of her projects perfectly reflected the nature of the company, showing how well understood is the goal of the works she created.
This original and bold design was very highly rated by our customers, and greatly increased visibility of the company. Our contractors often emphasized professionalism of projects created by Monika Czarska.
To sum up: cooperation with this excellent graphic designer is an exciting "adventure" on a professional level"

Jarosław Chęciński, Chief Marketing Oficer PVU


Monika Czarska, absolwentka łódzkiej ASP, swoje działania artystyczne prowadzi wielotorowo.
Zajmuje się grafiką projektową, malarstwem, serigrafią, dizajnem, tworzy wirtualne projekty edukacyjne.
Jednak domeną jej twórczości jest przede wszystkim grafika komputerowa i malarstwo.
Działając z niezwykłą swobodą w obrębie tych dwóch mediów odnajduje w nich stylistyczną jedność.
W malarstwie, wysmakowanym kolorystycznie, posługuje się skrótem, znakiem, symbolem w grafice natomiast stosuje swego rodzaju delikatne laserunki. Ta wielowarstwowość formalna potęguje wieloznaczność jej prac. Sztuka Moniki Czarskiej to rodzaj komunikatu ze znakiem zapytania, prowokowanie pytań, wizualizacja wątpliwości. Co ważne, nadając postawionym przez siebie pytaniom formę atrakcyjnego dizajnu, Monika Czarska nie wpisuje się w 'obrazkowy' charakter współczesnej kultury lecz podejmuje z tym zjawiskiem swoistą grę nadając mu inny wymiar Twórczość Moniki Czarskiej jest bardzo osobista i zarazem uniwersalna - jej własne niepokoje, dylematy podlegające uogólnieniom, stają się przedmiotem artystycznych dociekań, co pozwala jej na szczere i autentyczne stawianie w swej twórczości problemów egzystencjalnych współczesnego człowieka. Obserwując twórczość tej młodej artystki z dużym zainteresowaniem oczekuję jej nowych projektów.

Dr Aurelia Mandziuk Dyrektor Galerii PATIO


Monika to postać Nowego Świata. Utalentowana jak nikt, szczera do bólu, krytyczna wobec siebie
i przyjaciół, nieuznająca papierowych autorytetów i pospolitych sądów, wieczna przyjaciółka ludzi i kotów. Poza tym jest wariatką, bo żyje w zwariowanym świecie form i znaczeń. Nie widzi też powodu, by ten świat Piękna opuszczać choćby na chwilę. Kicz, łatwizna, schemat, terroryzm tłumu - tego naprawdę nie znosi. Przede wszystkim zaś jest cudowną, elegancką niewiastą o wysmakowanych ruchach i ujmującym uśmiechu. Jeśli zaś z nią pracujesz, bądź przygotowany na kaskadę pomysłów, na które nigdy byś nie wpadł.
Dla Moniki uczciwe jest tylko to, co staje się dziełem sztuki. Marne rzemiosło zostawia innym...

Dr Wiesław Przybyła Pełnomocnik rektora d/s studiów zdalnych PUW

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