Halina Gocyła-Kocyba

About artist


Born in 1933 in Wola Sernicka near Lubartów, died in 2011 in Bielsko-Biała. She studied in the Faculty of Artistic Weaving at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow (graduated in 1957 in the studio of Prof. Stefan Galkowski). She was teaching artistic weaving in the Center for Visual Arts in Nysa and then in the State School of Visual Arts in Bielsko-Biała. Since 1963 she has participated in the exhibitions organized by Bielsko-Biała artistic circles as well as in many national exhibitions, including: III National Textile Exhibition (Łódź 1992), Formaty (Lufcik Gallery, Warsaw 2001), Polish Textile Exhibition in Kouvala (Finland 2001). In 2007 she took part in the exhibition at the International Triennial of Textile in Katowice. She presented her individual exhibitions in many Polish cities and in Robert Four Gallery in Paris in 1980.

Winner of the 1st Prize (1980) and 2nd Prize (1990) in the Olympic Art Competition in Warsaw. Her other achievement include: 1st Award in the National Art Competition in Katowice (1996) and 1st Award and distinction at the Biennial of Applied Arts in Katowice (1989).

Her work are in the collections of the Silesian Museum in Katowice, Museum in Bielsko-Biała, Museum of Sport and Tourism in Warsaw and in the private collections in Australia, Germany, Finland and France.

In 2002 she received the Ikar awards for her outstanding lifetime artistic activity.


Halina Gocyła-Kocyba

Out of Chaos

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