Marysia Gacek is the recipient of our next MFA Graduate Fellowship. Marysia will begin the Fellowship in November 2014 with the opportunity to show her work in the GSS Gallery in Summer 2015.

Starting with a place, an image, a specific memory, or an object, Marysia Gacek creates structures and narratives using personal symbolism and different modes of representation. Drawing lines between visual forms and cultural references, Gacek re-contextualizes and opens up new meanings using a combination of environments and materials borrowed from her everyday life.

Marysia Gacek (b. 1986, Nowy Targ) received her MFA from the Glasgow School of Art in 2014 and has exhibited at ZK/U, the Center for Art and Urbanistics, Berlin; Govanhill Baths, Glasgow; Nurture Art, New York; Terminal Projects, New York; Unosunove, Rome; Unosolo Project Room, Milan; PS122 Gallery, New York. Gacek is also a co-founder of a publishing imprint MARIA†. editions. The artist lives and works in Glasgow and New York.

The 2014 selection panel for the award were Laura Aldridge Artist, Glasgow Sculpture Studios member and MFA Graduate Fellow 2007; Louise Briggs Programme Coordinator at Glasgow Sculpture Studios; Kendall Koppe Director of Kendall Koppe Gallery, Glasgow; Kyla McDonald Head of Programme at Glasgow Sculpture Studios; and Pavel Pyś Exhibitions & Displays Curator at the Henry Moore Institute, Leeds.

The 2014 Fellowship is generously supported by The Fenton Arts Trust, The Hope Scott Trust, Adam Mickiewicz Institute and Culture.pl. http://culture.pl/en