Karina Wisniewska





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«When Karina Wisniewska steps into a forest glade, she intuitively senses an elemental structure behind things. It is similar to the way that Paul Cézanne saw geological and geometrical patterns in Mont Ventoux, and it lends rhythm to the landscape. (...) Suddenly and unexpectedly, the artist sees the landscape behind the landscape. She draws out her camera and readies it for action. She works with exposure times of several seconds. Click. Something new is born.

The pictures depict the metamorphoses of various forest scenes, a magical symbiosis of nature and the artist’s inner vision. In some of the forest pictures, the sense of space is dominated by a commanding structure of horizontal and vertical forms. In others, there is only an intuition of the forest. Still, we sense the real image – yet it is different, it has depth, embraces the past and the present and hints at the future. Again and again, we are drawn deep into the pictures: to the forest floor with its mosses, ferns and grasses, up into the blue of the sky shimmering through the branches. Karina Wisniewska’s works are complex, vibrant and forever in motion.»

Roy Oppenheim, Publicist



Born in Venice 1966. Childhood in Italy, Egypt, the US and Berlin. Early discovery and promotion of the musical and drawing talents. College of music and theatre studies in Bern, University of Bern, Mozarteum in Salzburg, Zurich Hochschule der Künste.

Represented by international galleries with works in public and corporate as well as important private collections. 1992-2000 international career as concert pianist. Several award-winning CD recordings and premieres.


1991-2000 author and editor. Regular projects with various publishing houses and concert organizers as well as freelance contributions as a columnist for different culture magazines. Publication of music-philosophical essays. Since 2000 concentration on painting and photography with atelier stays in New York and Hamburg.


Exhibitions (Selection)

  • 2016 WUNDE*N, Kunstsammlung Mezzanin, Kunstmuseum Appenzell
  • 2015 Karin Weber Gallery, Hongkong
  • 2015 Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert, CA
  • 2014 Heather James Fine Art, Jackson, WY
  • 2014 Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York
  • 2014 The National Arts Club, NY
  • 2014 Albermarle Gallery, London
  • 2013 Hollis Taggart Galleries, New York
  • 2012 Galerie Baudoin Lebon, Paris
  • 2012 Catherine Asquith Gallery, Sydney
  • 2011 Galerie Forsblom, Helsinki
  • 2010 Catherine Asquith Gallery, Melbourne
  • 2010 Octavia Art Gallery, New Orleans
  • 2009 Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami
  • 2009 Cosmos Gallery, Seoul
  • 2009 C.A.M. Galerie, Istanbul
  • 2008 Sara Tecchia Roma New York, NY
  • 2008 Galerie Bergner + Job, Mainz
  • 2008 Art-2 Gallery, Singapur
  • 007 Diana Lowenstein Fine Arts, Miami
  • 2007 Galerie am Lindenplatz, Vaduz
  • 2006 Lausberg Contemporary, Toronto
  • 2006 Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong

Collections (Selection)

  • Espace de l‘Art Concret Mouans-Sartoux/F
  • Museum zu Allerheiligen, Schaffhausen
  • Mezzanin Stiftung für Kunst, Schaan/FL
  • Credit Suisse Art Collection
  • UBS Art Collection
  • VP Bank Collection, Triesen/FL
  • Representative private collections: Rudin, De Woody, Lord Norman Foster a.o.

Art Fairs (Selection)

  • Art Basel
  • Art Basel Miami Beach
  • Armory Show New York
  • Expo Chicago
  • Art Cologne
  • KIAF Seoul
  • Art Paris