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Polish American Heritage Month Featured Artist: Kasia Ozga
October 16, 2013 – December 1, 2013
The Chicago Public Library is celebrating Polish American Heritage Month (October) with a series of art exhibits of works by Polish American artists. These exhibits can be seen at library locations throughout the city. Dunning Branch features artist Kasia Ozga, who is a Polish American sculptor and installation artist based between Chicago and Paris. Her work explores how our attitudes and behaviors toward the natural environment impact the human body. She holds a doctorate from the University of Paris 8, master of fine arts from the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow and a bachelor of fine arts from the SMFA, Boston. Ozga is a Kosciuszko Foundation Graduate Fellowship recipient, Harriet Hale Woolley Grant recipient from the Fondation des Etats-Unis and Polish Ministry of Culture grantee, and Jerome Fellowship recipient at Franconia Sculpture Park. Her work, in a variety of formats, has been exhibited in more than 10 countries. She will display a series of sculptures created during an artist residency in Montluçon, France at Dunning Branch.