About the Book
Published for the group exhibition
Nothing twice (Nic dwa razy)
ArtSpace Gallery, Maynard MA
April 3 – 26, 2013
Three artists come together to pay tribute to Polish Nobel Prize poet Wislawa Szymborska, who recently passed away, leaving behind a magnificent collection of literature that both enchants and inspires. Known for honoring the preciousness of life and welcoming its challenges, Szymborska embraced the dichotomous nature of our human existence, reminding readers that light does not exist without darkness. Translating her work into visual language through their unique interpretations and use of materials the artists Ania Gilmore, Ania Goszczynska and Ania Leliwa come together to celebrate their Polish heritage, and honor the genius that Wislawa Szymborska created.
Born in Warsaw, Poland Ania Gilmore is a graphic designer, painter and a mixed media artist. She works in her studio in Lexington, MA creating artist’s books, prints and paints Japanese Sumi-e. Ania received a BFA with honors in Graphic Design from Massachusetts College of Art and Design, studied printmaking and book arts at the Rhode Island School of Design, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine. Ania received recognition and awards and curated shows in the United States and internationally. Her works are in private collections in Australia, Iraq, Japan Poland, Romania, UK, and USA.