Agata Ruman, born 1985. A graduate of the State High School of Fine Arts in Bielsko-Biała. In 2010, she graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (diploma under the supervision of Prof. Jan Pręgowski). In the same year, she graduated with distinction from the studies in the conservation and restoration of works of art, also at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (thesis under the supervision of Dr. Jadwiga Łukaszewicz, diploma under the supervision of Prof. Iwona Langowska and Maria Rudy). From 2015, she has been assigned as a teacher at the School of Arts in Bielsko-Biała next to her own artworks.
For the past couple of years, Agata has focused on perfecting her techniques and creating a clear depth in her paintings, while at the same time creating colors that affect the observer to feel the climate in the paintings; The yellow and orange colors spread the heat from the sun and the douce gray tones make us feel the fog and the rain. Although it has been some tough and hard-working years, in 2017 Agata could present several examples of her perfectionism and the result of her efforts.
Agata started 2018 presenting the illustrations she did to ‘Podań i legend Czechowic – Dziedzic’. Illustrations are another part of Agata’s many talents.
In her own words about her feeling and paintings:
In painting, the most important for me are colors and light. My inspiration is the past, the people and places that do not exist anymore. I try to capture the atmosphere of the past moments that I imagine when looking at the old photos. Painting makes me happy and gives me great pleasure.
2005: Painting and drawing, Ex Libris Gallery, Czechowice-Dziedzice
2006: Painting, Galeria MDK, Czechowice-Dziedzice
2011: "Women's Shades", Klub Papaya, Czechowice-Dziedzice
2012: "Flirt with the past" in a tenement house on Piastowska, Pszczyna
2012: "Flirt with the past", Poetry and music at "13", Pszczyna
2012: Painting, Kino Helios, celebration of the cinema's twenty years, Katowice
2014: Painting, Museum of Miniature Professional Art Henryk Jan Dominiak, Tychy
2014: "Concert Painting", an exhibition accompanying the concert of the TSA group, "Chacharnia", Czechowice-Dziedzice
2015: Painting, Galeria MDK, Czechowice-Dziedzice
2015: "Flirt with the past", a promotional part of the Academic Gallery ATH, Bielsko-Biała
2017: Organizing, exhibiting and teaching during the ‘Miraże. Portrety Żydów inspirowane dawną fotografią’
2018: Presenting illustrations for the latest version of the ‘Podań i legend Czechowic – Dziedzic'
2018: Art Fresh Festival, group exhibition at The Sheraton Warsaw