Olga WolniakBORN 1957, Rangun w Birmie
Olga Wolniak’s first solo show was called Protective Colours and featured collage-based, highly decorative paintings. Soon after, the artist introduced into her work themes borrowed from socialist realist art. Wolniak’s paintings are decorative in form but communicate serious social issues. Her pieces, especially those created since the late 1990s, deal with subjects such as women’s emancipation and their culturally assigned roles. Wolniak studied at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts, graduating in 1980 in the studio of Prof. Tadeusz Dominik.