Ela Urban

Ela Urban is a Polish sculptor based in Cracow. Her fascinations stretch to geometrical forms and structures. She often creates using mixed media, mostly combining ceramics, metal and glas.

Ela graduated with honors from the Faculty of Sculptors at the Crocow Academy of Fine Arts. Her artworks were exhibited across Poland and abroad.

I draw inspirations primarily from the surroundings. I enjoy processing micro-elements, bringing them from a flat to spatial form, goinf beyond their format and scale.

I am fascinated by nano structures, too small to see with the naked eye. Based on the module, I create openwork and geometry, mainly based on hexahedron. I adore looking for order in a disrupted chaos closed in a structed form

2022

Grand Opening Group Exhibition, EXOgallery, Stuttgart

Ceramics without borders, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Myślenice Center for Culture and Sport, Myślenice, p

Airy Exhibition of works by students, graduates and teachers of the First Sculpture Studio at the Faculty of Sculpture of the Academy of Fine Arts. Jana Matejko in Krakow, Nowohuckie Cultural Center, Crocow

Airy, Galeria Akademia, Carcow, PL

2021

Bouquet forever, House of Norbert, Hebdów, PL

Bouquet forever, Contemporary Art Gallery of the North-Masovian Museum, Łomza, PL

Airy Exhibition of works by students, graduates and teachers of the First Sculpture Studio at the Faculty of Sculpture of the Academy of Fine Arts. Jana Matejko in Krakow, Nowohuckie Cultural Center, Crocow

Airy, Galeria Akademia, Carcow

2020

5th Student Biennale of Small Sculptural Form, Competition exhibition, Atrium UAP, Posen, PL

2019

WhoMan Festival, Dolnych Młynów, PL

Forms and Numbers IV, Promotion Gallery, Crocow, PL

2020

Special Award of the Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw during the 5th Student Biennale of Small Sculptural Form. prof. Józef Kopczyński

2019Medal of the Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts Jan Matejko in Krakow in recognition of an outstanding diploma thesis
2019Main Prize in the “Mathematics as an inspiration for art” competition
2018

Main Prize in the Competition held at the end of the 18th International Foundry Workshop in Gdańsk

2017

1st place in the “Small sculptural form” category in the 4th Student Biennale Mała Sculptural Form, prof. Józef Kopczyński.

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