Piotr Wolodkowicz

My paintings start with a color idea and then I develop the composition in which the color is the primary subject. I am a colorist. Balance, vibrancy and simplicity are my primary goals which I try to achieve through landscape and plain air paintings. My work romanticizes places that might not seem noteworthy but are beautiful in those short moments when they exist. My goal is for my work to inspire optimism and to paint good living pictures. For the past 10 years I have been interested mainly in color and how it influences the human perception.

I was born in communist Poland and now I live in Chicago Ill. My art education started in Poland and then it continued in Wright College and Oakton College. I have been involved in numerous curatorial projects with International Art Group and Phantom Galleries which included being a chief curator of a gallery that run new shows monthly with local and international themes. I am the President of Elk Grove Village Art League and a Director of Polish Arts Club of Chicago an organization with 87 year history.

Awards
Polish Art’s Club 77th Annual Exhibit 1 st Place Award 2013                                
Honorable Mention Oak Park Art League 2013                                              
Elk Grove Village Art Center 2012 Award of Excellence                                                                                                                                                
2012 Silver Award Artmaijeur                                                                
2007 Silver Award Artmaijeur
2003 Paderewski Award

One Person Shows:
Atheneum Theatre, Chicago Ill Nov-Dec 2011
Omega Business Center Gallery Chicago Ill 2008
Hortex Euro-restaurant gallery, Chicago ILL May 2006
Ukrainian Museum in America, Chicago ILL May 2003
Office of Attorney General of Illinois, Chicago IIL November 2002
Gallery M Golden Book Store, Chicago ILL Multiple Shows Group Shows
Oak Park Art League multiple shows 2013
Elk Grove Village Artist League Multiple Shows
Buffalo Grove Artist League Multiple Shows
Highland Park Art Walk, Ill July 2012                                                   
Phantom Gallery, Chicago Ill, Feb-Dec 2012                                             
Elastic Arts, Chicago Ill, Sept 2011                                                    
International Arts Group Show, Berlin Germany July 2011
Polish Art’s Club Exhibit @ Polish Museum in America ,Chicago Ill 2009,2010, 2012 &2013
Emily Oaks Nature Center, Skokie Ill 2009 & 2012
Our Generations, Chicago Ill 2009 Polish Museum in America, Chicago ILL February 2007 & march 2006
Utrech gallery, Chicago ILL Multiple Shows
High Risk Gallery, Chicago Ill 2008 Gallery M Golden Book Store, Chicago ILL Multiple Shows
Stollizo Gallery, Chicago ILL Multiple Shows
Harrstein Gallery, Des Plaines ILL Multiple Shows
Inside Art Gallery, Chicago ILL June 1999
Woman's club of Evanston, Evanston ILL April 1999

Collections:                                                                                
Ernesto Alonso Estupinan Quintero Mayor of Esmaraldas, Ecuador                         
Edward L. Rowny Former Ambassador, LTG USA (Ret)
Sphinx Real Estate, Chicago Ill                   
Charles & Agata Komosa, Chicago Ill
Piotr J Aleszczyk, CPA  Schaumburg Ill
Peter Vincense, Berlin Germany
Alpha Bruton, Chicago Ill
Sherwin Degraff,  Chicago Ill                                             
Marek & Lucyna Placek, Niles Ill                                                           
Anna Liniewska, Chicago Ill