Kamil Swiatek is a multi-disciplinary artist from Toronto, Ontario who has been painting since the late 1990s. Swiatek explores the theme of identity through the subconscious mind as an internal landscape. Painting, photography, drawing, sculpting, writing short stories, poetry and film help him understand and examine the inner workings of the subconscious.
He graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting with a minor in Photography from the Ontario College of Art and Design University. He has shown his work in local galleries in Toronto and the surrounding areas.
I explore the spontaneity, movement and transcendence of a moment, capturing the now as it fully engulfs as a landscape of the human subconscious. Sensory processes are heightened and intensified. A tranquil stillness emerges and I’m elevated into a meditative state that delves below the surface of awareness; an uncharted environment of identity.
Working intuitively, I embrace a certain loss of control as the sensation of time and space dissolve; an escape of rational control into the subconscious. This metamorphosis into the depths of identity is communicated visually through mark making, texture and colour.
2018 | Bachelor of Fine Arts, Drawing and Painting Major, Photography Minor, OCAD University, Toronto
2003 | Regional Arts Program, Visual Art Major, Cawthra Park Secondary School, Mississauga
2013 | Movement In The Right Direction, Sovereign House, Oakville
2012 | Tactile Quality, Sovereign House, Oakville
Selected Group Exhibitions
2019 | Artworks 2019 Exhibition, OCAD University, Toronto
2018 | Northern Tendencies, Propeller Gallery, Toronto
2018 | Moving Within While Looking Out, Beaver Hall Gallery, Toronto
2018 | Experiencing Perspectives, Mercedes-Benz Financial, Mississauga
2018 | Upstart Exhibition, Super Wonder Gallery, Toronto
2018 | Graduation Exhibition, OCAD University, Toronto
2018 | The Big Draw Event Auction, OCAD University, Toronto
2015 | The Billion Dollar War Exhibition, Super Wonder Gallery, Toronto
2015 | Super Naughty Exhibition, Super Wonder Gallery, Toronto
2013 | Oakville Artists Fall Show, The Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre, Oakville
2013 | Sunnyside Juried Art Show, Sunnyside Pavilion, Toronto
2011 | Doors Open Exhibition, Sovereign House, Oakville
2011 | Wine and Jazz Exhibition, Sovereign House, Oakville
2011 | Visual Arts of Mississauga Juried Art Show, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Mississauga
2013 | Breakfast Television, Live Interview with Dina Pugliese. City TV. Toronto, 31 May 2013. Television
2013 | Oakville Artists fall show and sale, “Oakville Beaver”, 25 September 2013. Web
2013 | Kurek, Dominik, Artist Kamil Swiatek paints in front of an audience, “Oakville Beaver”, 21 August 2013.
2012 | With Exhibit, Kamil Swiatek takes item off Bucket List, “Oakville Beaver”, 10 July 2012. Web
2011 | Kurek, Dominik, Doors Open in Town, “Oakville Beaver”, 22 September 2011. Web
2018 | Experiencing Perspectives, Catalogue, Mercedes-Benz Financial, Mississauga. Print
2018 | PRAXIS Catalogue, OCAD University, Toronto. Print
2016 | Working Memory, “Window” (70-71). McLean Foundation Award, 2016. Print
2013 | The Kiss, Front Cover. Blumenthal, Scott E., Loose Leaves Publishing. 2013. Print
2018 | Artist Grant, Ada Slaight Fund, Toronto
Private Collections in Canada, United States and Europe