"Landscape" – Marzena Krzemińska–Baluch

Tętno Gallery, ul. Jatki 12–13
Exhibition open: 18.10.2017 – 5.11.2017
Opening: 18.10.2017, 8 pm

Art creates images and emotions that are as true as personal encounters.
Juhani Pallasmaa

The Landscape project is my personal record of the landscape of northern Scotland, which I visited a year ago while staying at an artistʼs residence at the North Glass Creative Center in Lybster.
The region of this country is an endless horizon. The changing light, the breath and sound of wind, the cold sea, the rocky beaches, the cluttered cliffs of fishing harbours... All these factors of nature triggered my senses – they were an important inspiration and impetus for this project.
By looking carefully at the areas surrounding me then, I drew in my mind the natural views to reflect the mood, climate, aura and shape of the Scottish scenery
For the project I used glass. I bent it in forms I made with the help of wind and air – using gravity.
The resulting collection of images/installation shows the places I have memorised. Scottish landscapes, small fishing towns. A “dock” for the viewer, encouraging reflection and reverie.


Graduated from the Faculty of Ceramics and Glass at the E. Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław, Poland, 2006. Since 2007 she has been employed as teaching staff in this faculty in the Glass Department. In 2006–2007 she worked as a designer in the Villa Glass Studio, Krosno, Poland.
She has received numerous grants and awards, including the Scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage Young Poland, 2006, 2009. In 2011 she was selected as an Emerging Artist in Residence at the Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, WA, USA. She was teaching assistant there in 2012 and obtained a full scholarship in 2013. In 2015 and 2016 she was invited as a Visiting Professor to the Ball State College of Fine Arts at the Ball State University, Muncie, IN, USA. In 2016 she received the Emerge 2016 Silver Award in the international kiln formed glass competition, organized by Bullseye Project, Portland, OR, USA.
She has participated in 4 individual exhibitions in Poland and the Netherlands, and in over 70 group exhibitions in Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the USA, and Poland. Her work is represented in a number of public collections, including: Glasmuseum Alter Hof Herding, Coesfeld, Germany; Museum Jan van der Togt, Amstelveen, the Netherlands; Marlin K. Glick Centre for Glass, Muncie, USA; the Karkonosze Museum, Jelenia Góra, Poland; the Glass Heritage Centre, Krosno, Poland, as well as in private collections in Poland and abroad.
She loves travelling.