Biography


"If there is one certainty in life - it is that ‘nothing lasts forever’. Nature reminds us of this undeniable fact again and again, through the changing of the seasons and endless cycles of life. Despite man’s obsession with his own immortality, the only eternal truth that we have is that life continues - but only through endless renewal and rebirth."

BIO

Born in Poland and currently based in Australia, Cezary Stulgis’ is a sculptor, painter and designer whose highly distinctive work fuses ‘next-level’ aesthetics with classical craftsmanship – a reflection of his artistic roots in the street art movement of the mid-eighties and formal training as a sculptor and painter at the renowned Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Poland.

Cezary’s unique style and interdisciplinary skill-set has earned him a reputation internationally as a creative and technically proficient professional artist.  His versatility finds him equally at home working with architects on large urban landscape sculpture projects or in a studio with graphic designers. He has successfully completed numerous public art commissions in Australia, Poland and the United Kingdom and continues to exhibit extensively.

 

 

Curriculum Vitae

Qualifications

2013

Certificate 3 in Engineering Fabrication Trade

2012

TAE Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment

2000

Masters with Distinction, Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Faculty of Sculpture, Krakow, Poland

1995

Bachelor of Visual Arts, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane

1992

Certificate of Art and Design, Gateway TAFE, Brisbane, recognised with High Achievement Award

Employment History

2010

Flying Arts - Artist in Residence, Sculpting the Animal Form/Foundations, West End, Brisbane

2009

Urban Art Projects - Sculptor/Pattern Maker, Northgate, Brisbane
Brisbane Festival - Artist in Residence/Project Manager, West End, Brisbane
Cloudland, Nic Brunner - Interior Design/Sculpture, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

2007-08

Hedgehog Design – Concept Artist/Set Designer, Labrador, Gold Coast

2006

Stanton Design- Workshop Manager/Installer, Breakfast Creek, Brisbane

2000-05

Iceworks Design - Artist/Designer/Sculptor, Paddington, Brisbane

2000

Allset Productions – Designer, Scenic Artist, Brisbane

1996

Inflatable Balloon Technologies, Balloon Installer, Lytton, Brisbane

Commissioned Works

2012

Entry Statement sculpture, Kenilworth, Sunshine Coast Counci, Kenilworth, QLD

2011

Mary River Turtle, Frazer Coast Regional Council, Tiro, QLD
Crucifix sculpture, Southport Perish, Gold Coast

2010

The Raging Bull, Steer, Olsen Hotel, South Yarra, Melbourne VIC.

2009

River Views, Brisbane Festival, South Bank Parklands, Brisbane

2008

The Guardian, Ann Street Developments Cnr. Ann Street & Wharf Street, Brisbane

2007

Timber Bollards, Gold Coast City Council, Heritage Walk, Labrador, Gold Coast

2006

Danger Zone, Fire and Rescue Station, Project Services, Whishart, Brisbane

2004

Brewery, relief sculpture, River Park Central, Mary Street, Brisbane

2003

Dialogue, sculptures, The Seymour Group, MacArthur Central,Cnr Queen & Edward Streets Brisbane
States of Mind, sculpture auction The Richmond Charity
The Overseer, sculpture, Colonial & Edd Hysome Architects 300 Queen Street

2002

The Passenger, Walhara Towers 540 Queen St. Brisbane
Triage, live painting, Livid Festival, Brisbane, Sydney
Sculpture commission, Farrow Architects, Brisbane

2001

Scenic Art, Channel 4 TV, London

1999

City Tram mural, Krakow 2000, European City of Culture
Painting TVN-TV Program Studio, Tramway, Krakow, Poland
Sculpture, Metal Dragon, Restaurant, Under the Three Kings, Krakow, Poland

1998

Advertising Billboards, Absolute Vodka, Krakow, Poland

1996

Futuristic Totem Poles, Paddington Skate Park, Hands on Art, BCC, Brisbane

1994

Kinetic sculpture for play One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Cement Box Theatre, UQ, Brisbane

Related Professional Activity

2012

Sunshine Coast 3D Art Prize finalist “The Other Half”

2011

Carbon Festival contemporary design style & culture Federation Square, Melbourne

2011

Pecha Kucha Night, invited speaker, Powerhouse, Newstead, Brisbane

2011

Carbon Festival contemporary design style & culture Federation Square, Melbourne

2010

Sunshine Coast 2D Art Prize finalist with “Animal Within”

2009

(RADF) Regional Arts Development Found, Sunshine Coast Council

2008

Sculpture workshops, Flying Arts, Brisbane
Stencilling Nature, Creative Juice workshops, Sunshine Coast

2007

Creative Sparks Grant, Brisbane City Council
Making Places, timber carving workshops at Labrador, Gold Coast

2004

Art workshops, Chanel Direct, Townsville, Queensland

2003

Semi-Permanent design conference, Sydney
Track Project, Arterial, Powerhouse, Newstead, Brisbane
Art workshops, Contact Inc, Redbank High, Brisbane
Aerosol Art workshops, Chanel Direct, Gainda Orange Festival QLD

2002

Aerosol Art workshops BYS homeless children, Newstead, Brisbane
Aerosol Art workshops, Chanal Direct, TARA, Queensland

2001

Electrosonic Interference collaborative site specific sound, video and sculptural installation, led by US artist Barry Schwartz for Brisbane Powerhouse and QUT Creative Industries, project managed by Arterial Group, Brisbane
Stagehand and Art Direction on theatre performance, TEA ROOM with Chapel of Change, theatre group, Melbourne
Work experience Channel 7 Art dep. Brisbane

1998

Architectural restoration, 15th.century buildings, Krakow, Poland

1996

Backdrop scenography mural, Cutting Edge Studios, Powder Finger, West End, Brisbane

1994

Workshop with Survival Research Laboratories, Black Town, Sydney

Solo Exhibitions

2011

K-9 Prototypes, sculpture exhibition, Shooting Gallery, Spring Hill, Brisbane

2008

Suspended Landscapes, painting exhibition Cylinder, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
Running With The Pack, Doggett Street Studios, Supported by Creative Sparks Grant, Brisbane City Council, Doggett St. Newstead, Brisbane

2005

Memories Installation, Queensland Performing Arts Canter, South Brisbane

2004

Dog Eat Dog, Sculpture & Painting exhibition, Soapbox Gallery, Brisbane

2003

Fists Of The Cult, painting installation, Cylinder 692 Ann St. Fortitude Valley
Street Weapon, paintings inspired by the current climate, Cylinder 692 Ann St. Fortitude Valley

2002

Modern Venus, Rick’s Café, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
GPO opening launch, fashion parade, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

2001

City Scapes, Rick’s Café, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

2000

Faces, Gallery Pod Jemjola, Krakow, Poland
Drawing Sculpture, Format Gallery, Krakow, Poland

1997

Low Key Operation- cd launch exhibition Institute of Modern Art

1996

Transit- painting exhibition, Plotz Gallery, Brisbane
Decline 789- painting/found objects, Isn't Studios, Brisbane

Group Exhibitions

2012

The Other Side, Sunshine Coast 3D Art Prize, Noosa Regional Gallery
Muse, Cloudland, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

2011

Seven With Another, Substation #4 Paddington, Brisbane
Rebith, Swell Sculpture Festival, Currumbin, Gold Coast
Hungry Dragon remix, ETCC, Shooting Gallery, Spring Hill, Brisbane
Hungry Dragon, ETCC, Ambush Gallery, Waterloo, Sydney

2010

Animal Within, ArtsCape Biennial, Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Byron Bay, NSW
Cluster, Joshua Levi Galleries, Woolloongaba, Brisbane

2009

I am In An Exhibition, Artworkers, Award Metro Arts Gallery, Brisbane
Superior Mix, Cylinder Clothing,  692 Ann St. Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

2007

The Pack, Swell Sculpture Festival, Currumbin, Gold Coast, QLD
Who Will Save Us Now, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi Beach, NSW

2006

Pull the Plug, Swell Sculpture Festival, Currumbin, Gold Coast, QLD
Luba’s Art Gallery, exhibition of sculpture works, Milton Design Centre, Brisbane

2004

Antipode, The Foundry Gallery, Melbourne
Sculpture & Painting exhibition, Soapbox Gallery, Brisbane

2003

Culture Connect, showcasing contemporary street arts, Ice Works, Paddington, Brisbane
Culture is Dead, Newstead, Brisbane

2002

Pol-art 2002 Festival of Polish Culture in Australia, Queensland Museum, Grey St. Brisbane

2000

Foreign Language, Graduation Show, Palace of Art, Krakow, Poland

1995

Punctured Visions, site specific kinetic sculpture and sound/video Installation, Warry st, Fortitude Valley
ESP Social Mixer, kinetic sculpture with Jeremy Hines

1994

TRANSPLANT site-specific kinetic sculpture, sound/video installation, Powerhouse, New Farm

Publications

2012

Street Art Calender, Trespass, Wooster Collective NY, Taschen

2011

Catholic Leader Issue No.5146 Stulgis Cross
Sea Salt Magazine, spring 2011 Pushing creative boundaries, Clair Plush

2010

Hinterland Times, Cezary creates the Animal Within Michael Berry
Weekender Issue 640, For art’s sake, cover story Michelle French
Sculpture & the Enemies Issue 5 no.4 2010, Zoe Harrington

2006

Clay Magazine Cez aka Cruel volume7 by Sasha Watson

2004

Scene Magazine Box office review
Map Magazine Gallery arts review
City News, The Overseer

2003

Courier Mail by Digby Hildreth, Watching Over You
Sceen Magazine, Cylinder profile review

2002

Brisbane News, Click photograph by Leah Broadfoot

2000

Graphotism, UK Cruel Weld, Ephraim Weber

1992

Courier Mail Readers forum, Talent going to waste