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Janina Myronova was born in the Ukraine and lives and works in Poland. She completed her PhD in ceramics at Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland in 2019. A multi-award winner, Janina is becoming internationally recognised for her bold, sculptural work. She has undertaken residencies and participated in sypmposia all over the world, including Künstlerhaus Stadttöpferei Germany and New TaipeiYingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan. She has had several solo exhibitions in Poland and most recently inGreece, in addition to exhibiting internationally prolifically.

She says of her work,

“My characters display a specific, distorted body perspective. The forms are a bit clunky, chubby, anatomically misshapen, marked with accents which double the characters or hybridize their silhouettes. Each sculpture is a different personality, a personal story, a graphic “novel” featuring my favourite motifs: images of family relationships, parent and child, partners, pets. My emotions are “scratched” into them, with a subtle hint towards humour. Wonder, anger, fear and joy are all present there.”

Janina Myronova’s website.