Grazyna Adamska-Jarecka


Memories and Fantasies

Becoming Transparent

Discrete Narration

Hugging Pillow in the Air of Ice

On the Edge of the Blue



Grazyna Adamska-Jarecka was born and raised in Poland.

Currently she is living in Ames, Iowa. In 2002 she received a BA in Art Studio and in 2006 an MFA in painting from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

-A participant of numerous juried and solo exhibitions in the United States and Canada. Her work has been selected by The Open Studio Magazines 2008 and 2010 issue, the Journal of Art and Poetry, "Her Mark" 2009 and 2010 issue and published in the article Art of Healing in Des Moines Register of April 12, 2009.

-A member of Ward Nasse Gallery in New York, NY, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, Il, The Art Centre for Arts Octagon, and Art Council in Ames, IA.


Through the language of drawing and painting the female figures communicate the stages from disengagement and immobilization to the imaginative freedom from body's limitations. The female body transcends mere expression through physicality. The female body here is a site not only for emotional drama or conflict but is a signifier of mind. Emotions expressed by the body serve as a metaphor for the passage through the overwhelming yet toxic illusionary world to the world of real relationships. The works depict my memories, desires and fantasies on the path of searching for love and personal meaning in midlife. The paintings also express my desires to grow as an individual and as an artist by pursuing personally defined goals while struggling with a sense of failure as a fully realized female.

The importance of self-examination is revealed in my work which demonstrates the optimistic honesty of the deliverance of self.

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