Polish born painter Lidia Wylangowska works from her workshop in Illinois, and holds regular exhibitions at the Polish Museum of America, Chicago."My art tells my story. It's a story of my world, of my thoughts and emotions entwined in an internal dialogue. And some of it can be expressed only through painting. It is incredible, how fairy-tales I heard once-upon-a-time, in my childhood actually influenced my life and defined who I am. As an adult, I still believe in happy endings and that good will prevail.
The Enchanted Pencil is one of the stories I remember very clearly. This special pencil could materialize anything drawn, such as doors that lead to any place imaginable. I realized this story has become hardwired in me. And now my paintings are those doors. Doors that lead me to my own world of peace and harmony. A world where dragons, wyverns, basilisks and dwarfs roam free. Where life has a deeper meaning which I do not yet comprehend but searching for this meaning is a fascinating process".
Exhibitions and Awards:
2013- "Searching for a Women Without Boarders", Copernicus Center, Chicago;
- Millennium Art Festival. Chicago
Awarded: The best of category;
- Lakeview East Festival of the Arts, Chicago;
Awarded: The best in show ;
- 3rd Art for Heart Group Exhibition Polish Museum of America | Chicago ;
Group Exhibition River East Art Center - Chicago;
2012-Wielka Orkiestra Swiatecznej Pomocy Copernicus Center, Chicago;
- One of a Kind, The Merchandise Mart, Chicago;
- "Collaboration" IBC Gallery Club, Chicago;
2011-"Art and artifacts" Chicago Urban Art Society, 205 S. State St., Chicago;
- "Red, Hearts, Objects of Affection and More...", Gallerie MK;
- "March Madness", Gallerie MK ;
- "Two Worlds" concert ;
- Gold Coast Art Fair, Chicago;
- "ART FOR HEART" The Polish Museum of Ameryka, Chicago;
Bozena Jankowska "Dar sztuki darem serca";
2010-"Lesny wernisaz" /Artist's studio, Riverwoods;
-"Real and surreal" at Gallerie MK 750 N. Franklin St. #105, Chicago, IL 60654;
-Architectural Anarchy Showroom 2229 S. Halsted St., Chicago;
-Wielka Orkiestra Swiatecznej Pomocy Copernicus Center.
Dice di sè l'artista polacca: "La mia arte racconta la mia storia. E 'una storia del mio mondo, dei miei pensieri ed emozioni intrecciate in un dialogo interiore. E alcuni di esso può essere espressa solo attraverso la pittura.E 'incredibile, come favole ho sentito una volta-upon-a-tempo, nella mia infanzia in realtà influenzato la mia vita e definire chi sono. Come un adulto, credo ancora in un lieto fine e che il bene prevarrà".