Jolanta Rudzka Habisiak
Jolanta Rudzka Habisiak was born in 1958. She studied at Władysław Strzemiński State Higher School of Fine Arts in Łódź (at present Strzemiński Academy of Art, Łódź) where in 1985 she obtained a diploma in the Studio of Tapestry. Presently she is a professor, the head of the Studio of Innovative Objects for Interior, Carpets and Tapestry in her alma mater.
She has taken part in over 160 collective exhibitions – Polish and international; she organized 27 individual exhibitions, the last one was held in Casa Natale di Raffaello in Urbino, Italy in 2014. She creates objects and installations, she concerned with fiber art, designing rugs and carpets, but also with activities based on graphic and the authors techniques. She is the winner of many prestigious awards for her unique creations as well as for the collections of industrial and hand-made rugs. She is a member of American society Friends of Fiber Art International with its headquarters in Chicago. Currently she holds the position of the Rector of the Academy for (in the period of 2012-2016).
Main Awards: 1987 Excellence Award, International Textile Competition, Kyoto, Japan; Scholarship of the Minister of Art and Culture; 1988; I prize of the Minister of Art and Culture – 4. National Exhibition of the Polish Tapestry, Lodz ; 1992 Gold Medal - 7. International Triennial of Tapestry , the Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz; 1998 Silver Medal and Medal of the Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz – 9. International Triennial of Tapestry , the Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz; 2001 Grand Prix - 5. International Baltic Triennial of Miniature Textiles in Gdynia; 2013 Special Prize -14. International Triennial of Tapestry , the Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz. Last group shows:3. International Art. Festival „ Structures of Interlaces” – Textiles Art.” Transformations” in Cracow 2010; International Electrographic Art Exhibition of Small Forms, Budapest,2010; Lightness of matter-solo show, Rynek Sztuki Gallery, Lodz , accociated event of the 13. International Triennial of Tapestry 2010; Us, heirs?, Kobro Gallery, Strzemiński Academy of Art, Lodz , 2011; 14. International Triennial of Small Graphic Forms, Lodz, 2011; Reinterpretations, Polish Contemporary Textile Art, the Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz, 2011;The 42th Yokosuka Peace Exhibition of Art, Kanagawa, Japa, 2011; International Print Triennial, Cracow, 2012; „Generations” – Carpet and Tapestry Studio – Starczewski- Kowalski - Rudzka Habisiak , the Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz, 2013; The Splendour of Textiles, Zachęta Gallery, Warsaw, 2013; 14. International Triennial of Tapestry, the Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz, 2013; Chengju International Craft Biennale, Main Exhibition 2; Something Old Something New, Seul , Korea, 2013; “Round Strzemiński” , Pryzmat Gallery, Cracow,2014; “Graphic Art is a Woman. Polish Graphic Art of XX and XXI century”, International Centre for Graphic Arts - Centrum Gallery Cracow, Poland, 2014
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