Kasia Wozniak is fascinated by the idea of creating a photographic image that is permanent and fragile, encapsulating the bespoke element of the photograph created once and only once, in the moment never to be repeated. Simultaneously, she is concerned with the relationship between photographer, sitter and the viewer. Her work questions the authenticity of the image and how we view photographs today. Intrigued by how the photographic image can become an object in its own right in the age of digital image making.
Kasia Wozniak, is a photographer who works predominantly with the Wet Plate Collodion process.
Wet Plate Collodion is one of the first photography techniques, dating back to the beginning of the nineteenth century. The photograph is an outcome of a photographic ceremony, starting with the preparation of chemical solutions, pouring the negative solution onto the glass plate, which is then placed in the camera and exposed to the subject, the ceremony ends with developing the image in the darkroom. The fixed plate then becomes a hand crafted photograph.
Kasia has been a guest lecturer and workshop leader at the University of The Arts London (Central Saint Martins/ London College of Fashion) and the Norwich University of the Arts.
Born in Poland 1983, she currently lives and works in London.
WET PLATE COLLODION WORKSHOP in London
11thof February/ 4th of March
03. 2017 Artist Residency, PRAH Recordings, Margate
10. 2016 Women on Women, The Fitzrovia Gallery, London
07. 2016 2016, Polki, solo exhibition, Acephala Concept Store, Warsaw
03. 2016 DETOUR, Athens
11. 2015 Portrait Salon 2015, The Embassy Tea Gallery, London
09. 2015 125 Live, Dray Walk Gallery, London
10. 2014 – 03. 2015 …he wasn’t an easy gentelman to describe, Museum of London, London
2014 CONTEMPLATE, solo exhibition, Gallery 286, London
2013 Vignette Finalist Exhibition, Photographique, Bristol
2013 Fresh Prints, ShowRoom Gallery, London
2013 MA Graduate Show, Victoria House, London
2012 Windows and Mirrors, Everyman Cinema Belsize Park, London
2011 Deconstruction Project, Homeless Gallery, Southend on Sea
2011 BA Graduate Show, London
10.2015 Applying Old Techniques into Modern Art and Fashion, Art and Fashion Forum, Poznan
01.2015 The Contemporary Portrait In Association with Photomonitor , London Art Fair, London
2013 Vignette Photography Award, Winner
2011 Harold Tillman Scholarship Award, Winner
2013 MA Photography, LCF, University of the Arts London
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