Alicja Habisiak-Matczak was born in Piotrków Trybunalski, Poland in 1978. Between 1997 and 2002 she studied at the Department of Graphics and Painting at the Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź. Between 2003 and 2004 she got a grant from the Ministry of Culture and the Italian Government and she took up a postgraduate course in graphic art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Urbino, Italy. Since 2004 she is a teacher at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz. In 2016 she became the Head of the Intaglio Techniques Stu Read Moredio. In 2013 together with Giuliano Santini she initiated International Summer Courses of Artistic Printmaking (PATA) at her home Academy, organized each year in cooperation with International Art Centre KAUS Urbino. She is the author of 21 personal exhibitions in Poland, Italy, the Netherlands, Canada and Argentina. Participated in over 180 national and international exhibitions of print and drawing all over the world, among others in Sarcelles, Trois Rivieres, Cairo, New York, Ottawa, Rome, Acqui Terme, Varna, Douro, Kyoto and Tokyo. Winner of 14 Polish and International print and drawing awards in Poland, Romania, Italy, Spain and Canada. Participant of printmaking conferences such as “Impact 10” in Santander 2018 and curator of over 60 exhibitions.
Skills: aquatint etching aquatint ferrotint etching on iron
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