Academy of Fine Arts

in Warsaw

prof. Błażej Ostoja Lniski

prof. Błażej Ostoja Lniski

photo by dr Piotr Kucia

Born in Czersk, 1974, painter and graphic artist, mainly a lithographer and designer of books, posters and typefaces; educated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, 1994-1999, under Prof. Rajmund Ziemski at the Faculty of Painting (Rector’s honors degree), and under Prof. Władysław Winiecki (minor in lithography).

Professor of Visual Arts, 2013. He has been professionally associated with his alma mater since 1999; has run the Lithography Studio, Faculty of Graphic Arts, since 2008. Director of part-time Doctoral Programme at the Faculty of Graphic Arts and Deputy Dean of this Faculty, 2008-2012; Dean, 2012-2016 and 2016-2020.

He took part in many group exhibitions and had numerous individual exhibitions in Poland and internationally, of which the most important have been: a painting exhibition, Oranżeria Contemporary Art Gallery, Warsaw / Jabłonna, 2011; a lithography exhibition, Polish Institute in Stockholm, 2004; Letter, figure, repetition – a painting exhibition, Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art, Słupsk, 2012; Becoming a window – a painting exhibition, Test Gallery, Warsaw, 2013; The Ostoja Lniskis: Between the academy and folk art; A family duet on art – a multidisciplinary exhibition, Historical and Ethnographic Museum, Gallery of Contemporary Polish Art, Chojnice, 2015; Palimpsestic strategy – a lithography exhibition, Polish Institute in Sofia, 2017; Place – a painting exhibition, Mazovian Institute of Culture, XX1 Gallery, Warsaw, 2018; Refuge of Images – a painting exhibition organized by the GAA Foundation during the 58th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia, Palazzo Mora, Venice, 2019.

Works in the collections of: the National Museum in Warsaw, the National Library in Warsaw, the Museum of Warsaw, the Leon Wyczółkowski District Museum in Bydgoszcz, the Witold Gombrowicz Provincial Public Library in Kielce, the University of Łódź Library, the Historical and Ethnographic Museum in Chojnice, the Prints Collection of the Contemporary Art Gallery BWA in Katowice, the State Art Museum in Novosibirsk (Russia).