Anna Ostoya, ‘Lee 7’, 2017, Bortolami

About Anna Ostoya

In her 2011 solo show, Polish artist Anna Ostoya created a challenge to produce 28 collages, one per day, throughout the month of February. As an artist of many mediums, an exposition of collage was a way to combine a multitude of information about herself and her craft, most notably, the experimental, interactive quality of her process. Ostoya's work often reacts to society and economics; in this show, she responded to daily news by incorporating current newspapers into the collages. Her other materials, including papier-mâché, gold leaf, and internet-sourced images, combine low and high-end components and pose questions of economic imbalance. Also significant is the strict regime of her one-painting-a-day conquest, which alludes to the work ethic of Communism and Ostoya's connection to her national heritage.

Polish, b. 1978, Kraków, Poland, based in United States

Solo Shows

Zacheta National Gallery, 
Warsaw, Poland,
Anna Ostoya
New York,
La Kunsthalle Mulhouse/La Filature, 
Mulhouse, France,
Anna Ostoya

Group Shows

Tate St Ives, 
St. Ives, UK,
Virginia Woolf
Matthew Gallery, 
New York, NY, USA,
New York grid
Boghossian Foundation, 
Brussels, Belgium,