Dr Aleksandra Toborowicz, (b. 1983) is a visual artist working in the media of painting, drawing, installation, murals, typography and graphic design.
PAINTER / MURALIST / DESIGNER / ACADEMIC TEACHER
In 2008 graduated from the Faculty of Graphics Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow (Poland), where now works as an assistant lecturer at the Lettering and Typography Studio.
PhD degree (Doctor of Arts) at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow in 2015.
Freelance graphic designer, designing mostly for typography, publishing, web, murals and installations.
Winner of national and international awards in competitions: the European Design Awards, Communication Arts, A' Design and Communication Awards, Hiii Typography, 50 Books | 50 Covers – Design Observer and AIGA, The Most Beautiful Books of the 2014 Year – PTWK, the Trnava Triennial, Machina Design Awards, Transvizualia, the 2+3D Magazine Review of Best Graduation Works for her website Virtual Museum of Erotic Art in 2009. The winner of the Art of Packaging 2006. Scholarships received from the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (2015), Young Poland Scholarship "Young Poland" (2010) founded by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in 2002 and from the Mayor of the City of Czestochowa in 2002. Winner of the National Education Committee Medal, Poland (2015) and the "Ars Quaerendi" Award in "Master" category, Cracow, Poland (2015)
Curator at the 3x3 gallery, an institution promoting young graphic designers and artists, and PRO ARTE show at the Academy of Fine Arts Gallery in Krakow.
Member of the Association of Applied Graphic Designers (STGU) and IAD: International Association of Designers. Member of a board at the New Art Foundation ZNACZY SIE in Cracow (2012–2013).
Virtual Museum of Erotic Art: http://muzeumerotyzmu.pl
Typographic instalation "Gwar chmar": http://gwarchmar.tumblr.com
SaatchiArt Gallery: http://www.saatchiart.com/atoborowicz
European Design Awards
Communication Arts (Exhibit Online)
A' Design and Communication Awards
50 Books | 50 Covers – Design Observer and AIGA
The Most Beautiful Books of the 2014 Year – PTWK
Virtual Museum of Erotic Art www.muzeumerotyzmu.pl
- Silver Award/ Zurich '09 EdAwards
- Bronze Award in Pickaward Adobe Flash Design Awards '09
- Transvizualia TV 09 the finalist Poland Gdynia '09
- Slovakia Design Centre award/ websites/ Trnava Poster Triennial '09
AWARDS FOR MURAL:
European Design Award 2012 – finalist – Typomural – Literary graffiti" (http://znaczysie.pl/pl/2012/06/13/typomural-literackie-graffiti/)
Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, Association of Applied Graphic Designers (STGU), member of New Art Foundation ZNACZY SIĘ (2012–2014)