Michał Cygan

About artist

Born
1989 Katowice

Born in 1989 in Wadowice. Honours degree in digital print under Professor Adam Romaniuk and in painting under Professor Kazimierz Cieślik (2016) at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice; grant from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage (2016). 1st first prize at Leon Wyczółkowski Polish National Painting Competition in Bydgoszcz (2018). Main prize at Art Prize CBM (in Under 30 category), Turin 2017 (Italy). 1st prize at the 22nd Vincent van Gogh Polish National Art Competition organized by the Rybnik Power Plant Foundation (2014); honourable mention at the same competition (2016). 1st prize at the poster competition to commemorate the 150th anniversary of bison breeding in Pszczyna (2015); 2nd prize in the Themerson Street competition organized by the Art Gallery in Płock (2015), as well – Winsor&Newton Special Awards in the 44th Biennial of Painting Bielska Jesień 2019, BWA Gallery in Bielsko-Biała (2019); honourable mention at the International Digital Media Triennale in Radom (2017, 2014), at the 7th Competition of Young Artists “Young Blood” at Galeria Socato in Wrocław (2017) and in the competition for the Best Degree of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk (2016).
Autor wystaw indywidualnych: „Wszyscy umrzemy” we Fresz Gallery w Krakowie (2017), „Obserwacje” w Galerii Promocyjnej w Warszawie (2016) oraz w Katowicach: w Galerii Ateneum (2016) i Klakier Gallery (2014).
Selected solo exhibitions: Wszyscy umrzemy (We Shall All Die) at Fresz Gallery in Kraków (2017), Obserwacje (Observations) at Galeria Promocyjna in Warsaw (2016) and in Katowice: at Galeria Ateneum (2016) and Klakier Gallery (2014).
Selected group exhibitions and art fair including: London Art Fair, London, UK (2018); ARTEXPO 2018 Art3f, Paris. France (2018); Art Prize CBM at Galerie Českých center, Prague, the Czech Republic (2018); Passion for Freedom Art Festival , London, UK (2018); Painting Biennale Bielska Jesień (2017, 2015); Polish National Competition for Young Artists PROMOTIONS in Legnica (2016 and 2015); Nic nas nie łączy (We Have Nothing in Common) at Galeria Extravagance in the Sosnowiec Art Centre – Sielecki Castle in Sosnowiec (2016); the 42th Painting Biennale Bielska Jesień 2015; Grand Prix of Young Polish Print – Kraków 2015.

Works

Michał Cygan

Immigrants

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Michał Cygan

Independence march

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