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Barbara Bodziony

Illuminator, calligrapher, art historian, graduate of the Jagiellonian University.
 
In 2007, I graduated with honours from the European Institute of Illumination and Manuscripts in Angers, France. For 10 years, I have run the School of Calligraphy and Illumination in Cracow—since 2016 together with Ewa Landowska, under the name of Atelier Landowska & Bodziony. I am also the founder of the Studio of Calligraphy and Illumination, which creates commissioned works in the field of miniature painting and calligraphy.

 

Since 2008, I have been running regular workshops at the Benedictine Cultural Institute in Tyniec, Cracow. I am co-author of the textbook for calligraphy Piękna litera / A Beautiful Letter, the first volume of which was published in 2016, followed by the second in 2018. I have also authored a series of papers on medieval pigments and dyes, published between 2012 and 2016 in the quarterly: “Iluminacje”. Since 2016, I have been running courses for students of Cracow universities, including at the Department of Industrial Forms at the Academy of Fine Arts and part of the curriculum of Editorial Studies at the Jagiellonian University.

 

Exhibitions:

UCZTA SŁOWA / THE FEAST OF WORDS, collective exhibition. Istanbul Design Biennial, Istanbul, 2014

OGRÓD DZIWNY / A BIZARRE GARDEN. Cracow, 2016

BLASK ILUMINACJI / THE SPLENDOUR OF ILLUMINATIONS, solo exhibition. Toruń, 2017

ILUMINATORSTWO – sztuka nie całkiem zapomniana / MANUSCRIPT PAINTING—A Not-Entirely-Forgotten Art, solo exhibition. Włocławek, 2017

SZTURM NA ZAMEK / ESCALADE ON THE CASTLE, collective exhibition. Ducal Tower in Siedlęcin, 2018

 

Cooperation with (among others):

– Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, Faculty of Industrial Forms (courses for students)
– National Museum, Cracow (workshops and contract work)
– Museum of the Kłodzko Land in Kłodzko (workshops)
– Malbork Castle Museum (workshops)
– Małopolska Institute of Culture (workshops)
– The Jagiellonian University—Editorial Studies (workshops)
– John Paul II Pontifical University, Cracow (workshops)
– Polish Academy of Sciences (contract work)
– Tyniec Benedictine Publishing House (calligraphy manual)
– Modus Design Studio of Marek Cecuła (participation in the project, “Feast of Words” at the Istanbul Design Biennial
– Office of the Marshal of the Małopolska Region (contract work)
– Cock Brotherhood Shooting Association in Cracow (contract work)
– Association of Polish Writers (contract work)
– Dominican Liturgical Centre Foundation (contract work)
– Krakow Festival Office (annual shows and workshops as part of St. John’s Fair)
– Grunwald Foundation (annual participation as a craftswoman-illuminator in the staging of the Battle of Grunwald)
– Adam Mickiewicz Institute (participation in the project, “Feast of Words”)
– L’Oréal Poland (workshops)

 

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