Kaja Renkas
PhD

Biography

She graduated from the Fine Arts Academy in Katowice at the major of Artistic Printmaking. She gained a honourable diploma at professor Waldemar Węgrzyn’s studio in 2004. Since 2011 she has been teaching in the Institute of Art at the Silesian University. In 2010 she obtained a doctoral degree at this university.
She was coordinating workshops concerning graphic design and poster art in e.g.: North Wales School of Art and Design, Wrexham (Wales); Northern Illinois University, DeKalb (USA); Bilkent University, Ankara (Turkey). She participated
in the most important worldwide poster events e.g. in Warsaw, Bolivia, Teheran, Lahti, Toyama or Moscow. She is a winner of awards and distinctions; her works are placed in private and museum collections. She had numerous solo exhibitions in the country as well as outside the borders. She also took part in several group exhibitions all around the world. She focuses on poster art, graphic design and artistic printmaking.

Professional activity

Chosen solo exhibitions in Poland:

Graphics and poster exhibition, Epicentrum Gallery, Municipal Cultural Center
in Chełmek (2009)
Graphics and poster exhibition, Small Gallery, Nowy Sącz (2010),
Posters and graphics, University Gallery, Cieszyn (2010)
Kaja Renkas – posters and graphics, an exhibition accompanying 45th Legnica Cantat Festival, Legnica Culture Center, Knight Academy, Legnica (2014)
Małgorzata Łuszczak, Kaja Renkas, Katarzyna Kroczek, Silesian University Library (2014)
Poster exhibition within Plankton Festival, Lublin, Chatka Żaka, MCSU (2015)
Plakat ekstraordynaryjny (extraordinary poster), Poster Gallery in Wrocław (2015)
Silene Municipal Public Library in Jastrząb Zdrój (2015)
Mistyfikacje (Mystifications) Municipal Public Library in Opole (2015) Chosen solo exhibitions abroad:
Poster Exhibition, Polish Poster Gallery, Berlin (2011), Germany
Infirmary of the Subconscious, Tavern of Fine Arts, Saint Louis, USA (2014)
Small size, Craker Jax, DeKalb, USA,(2014)
Kaja Renkas – posters, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, USA (2014)
Kaja Renkas – posters, Bilkent University, Ankara 2014
Kaja Renkas – cultural posters Pigasus Polish Poster Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2014)

More about me:
http://www.kajarenkas.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Kaja-Renkas- 116139861857380/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaja_Renkas