Maess (b.1982,Warsaw) graduated with a Master’s Degree from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. In 2005 she received a scholarship to attend the Escola Superior de Artes e Design in Porto Portugal. Later she had ex­hibitions in Plumba Contemporary Art, Porto, Por­tugal (2006), Residencia Corazon, La Plata, Buenos Aires, Ar­gentina (2008), Able Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2009) and Museum Santa Cecilia in Rome (2010). Program Gallery Warsaw (2011) Twilightzone Gallery, Tournai Belgium (2012), Wroclaw Contemporary Museum (2013), to name a few. Maess’s drawings have been published in Fukt Magazine for Contemporary Drawing 8/9 and she took part in the launching exhibition at Center of Contemporary Art in Warsaw. In 2012, Maess was nominated to Grand Prix Foire Internationale du Dessin in Paris and was among the finalists list of the International Art Award in Vienna (2013).

2007 MA Industrial Design and Visual Communication at Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw, PL

2005 Scholarship at ESAD, faculty of Graphic Design, Porto, PT

2006 BA Industrial Design and Visual Communication at Academy of Fine Arts Warsaw, PL

2001 J.Elsner High School of Music, department of Music Theory, Warsaw, PL

Solo Shows
2011 Excessive, Galeria Program, Warsaw, PL

2009 Excessive esthetique de la rupture, Able Gallery, Berlin, D

2008 Inverted, Residencia Corazón, La Plata, Buenos Aires, AR

2006 Transit Zones,Waiting Areas, Plumba Contemporary Art, Porto, PT

2005 Maess, ESAD Matosinhos, Porto, PT

2005 Portografia, Poetria, Porto, PT

2004 Fragments d ‘ un discours amoureux, Czuly Barbarzynca,Warsaw, PL

Group Shows
2013 The day is too short, City Gallery Arsenal, Poznan, PL

2013 The day is too short, Galeria BWA, Jelenia Góra, PL

2013 The day is too short, Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw, PL

2013 Avaries, Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw, PL

2012 FID Est Ouest, Twilightzone Gallery, Tournai, BE

2012 Cało Palenia, Krasinski Art Space/Library, Warsaw, PL

2012 Recapitulation, Krasinski Art Space/Library, Warsaw, PL

2011 Zwykłe drobiazgi, Galeria Program, Warsaw, PL

2010 Fukt in Warsaw, curated by M.Dobkowska Center of Contemporary Art,Warsaw, PL

2010 The Mazurka: of Poland or of the world, Parco della Musica, Rome, IT

2010 Mazurka: of Poland or of the world, The Sejm of the Republic of Poland, Warsaw, PL

2001 Postworkshop exhibition, Synagogue in Toledo, ES

2001 Final works exhibition, gallery 34 bis-Warsaw, PL

1996 Postworkshop international painting exhibition, Vilnius, LT

2014 Transboavista Art Edificio, Artist-in-Residence (upcoming) Lisbon, PT

2014 Leipzig International Art Programme Residency DE

2013 Strabag International Art Award, shortlisted, Vienna AT

2012 Foire Internationale du Dessin, Paris, FR(Grand prix nominee)

2008 Residencia Corazón, La Plata, Buenos Aires, AR

Art Fairs
2012 Volta Show, Basel, CH

2011 Berlin Preview Emerging Art Fair, Berlin, D

There’s no art without artists, Anna Stec,, 2013

Galleries’ participation in international art fairs promotes Polish artists on a global market , Kama zboralska, 29.11.2012, Rzeczpospolita, nr 297/F , Warsaw

Compass of Young Polish Art (ranking) 20th position, Rzeczpospolita, 29.11.2012

You can have it all in Basel , Art Regards, Heidi Kiener, 2012

Fascinating discoveries fuel VOLTA8 day one,Volta Show Press Release,Brian Fee, 2012

Maess United Networks, Fabio Sebastianelli, File Magazine, 2012

Maess, Arte,Antropología Visual y Comisariado,Ana Palacio -Sanchez, 2011

Meestal zie ik het gewoon de tekeningen van Maess. Mister Motley,Marianne Plug: 2011

Inverted by Maess, Emilio Gomariz,Triangulation Blog, 2011

Rencontres asimetriques; Maess et Marie Anne Franqueville-Blog du Dessin, Serghei Lirvin Manoliu, 2010

Dessin:Maess: Alexandra De Lapierre, J’ai flâné pour vous, 2010

On Contemporary Drawing, MichałFopp, Rzeczpospolita Online, 31.12.2010

Contemporary Drawings of Maess, MichałFopp.Foppreview, 2010

THE DAY IS NOT ENOUGH, Catalogue, Ośrodek Kultury i Sztuki; Wrocław; 2013, ed. Magdalena Ujma, ISBN 978836229065

Volta8 Basel Catalogue, Hauser und Schwarz, 2012

Kuba Przybyłwski, Interiew with artist, Lampa i Iskra Boza, Poland, Lampa Magazine 05, 2011 p 73-73, ISSN 1732-4661

PREVIEW BERLIN 2011, (Published by Kristian Jarmuschek, Rüdiger Lange, Ralf Schmitt) Seltmann GmbH Druckereibetrieb, Lüdenscheid, 2011 ISBN: 978-3-942831-20-8

Björn Hegardt, Revolver Publishing , Berlin, FUKT Magazine for Contemporary Drawing 8/9: 2010, ISBN-10: 3868950885