(b. 1984) Lives and works in London.
Paulina Michnowska creates visual allegories, often humorous, rooted in autobiographical anecdotes, historical folklore and the dullness of mundanity. She uses an assortment of collected imagery from books, photographs, newspaper cuttings and ancient sculptural artefacts. She employs a wide range of media that includes drawing, painting and ceramics.


Slade School of Fine Art, London (MA Fine Art), 2008-2010
Academia di Belle Arti, Rome (BA Painting), 2004-2007

Canopy Collections

selected collections

Tate Modern, London
CASS Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood
Private Collections in London and Brussels

selected exhibitions

2021Wild Billboards, Artocene, Chamonix (solo)
Her Dark Materials, Eye of the Huntress, WWAM
2019 Nice to meet you, George & Jorgen, Oxfordshire
2017 Man Bites Dog, Attic, Brussels (solo)
Man Bites Dog, Canopy, Brussels (solo)
Cut-Out Shapes in Second-hand Daylight, Maria Cramer, Amsterdam
Collect 17, Saatchi Gallery, London
2016 Away From The Inhabited Districts, Show Home, London (solo)
2015 Wasters, Edel Assanti, London 
Rough Music, CASS Sculpture Foundation, Goodwood
I’MTen, IMT Gallery, London Of The World Gallery, London
2014 Show Off, LeandaKateLouise, London
Head to Head, Standpoint Gallery, London
2013 Now, if one returns to melancholy, FoodFace, London (solo)
Painting Parade, LeandaKateLouise, London
Projects Basel, George & Jørgen, Basel
Copy, Paper Gallery, Manchester
Prophetic Drawing, George & Jørgen, London
Assemble, The Liquid Courage Gallery, Bahamas
2012 Lost in Space Forever, George & Jørgen, London (solo)
A Wall is a Surface, Londonewcastle, London
2011 The Threadneedle Prize, Mall Galleries, London
GIC Biennale, Korean Ceramic Foundation
New Contemporary Art, George & Jørgen, London
Wall painting commission for Hogarth Worldwide, London
Project 1, LeandaKateLouise, London
MfA graduation show, Slade School of Fine Art

awards and residencies

2017 European Ceramic Work Centre (EKWC), The Netherlands
2017 Atelier Athens, Greece
2013 100 Painters of Tomorrow, Thames & Hudson
2012 1st Prize Photomobile, Belalcazar
2012 La Fragua / The Forge Artists Residency, Belalcazar
2010 Hogarth Worldwide Ltd Commission, London
2010 KunstVlaai A.P.I., Westergasgabriek, Amsterdam 
2009 Mary Rischgitz Prize 
2009 Utopia Project, Athens School of Fine Arts, Crete 
2008 Nicholas Volley Bursary


2020 Imago Mundi, England: Talking of Art, published by FABRICA 
2012 The 4th Marmite Prize for Painting, catalogue
2011 MAXXI, Rome. Contemporaneo.doc/DOCVA
2005 605 x 505, Print Project, in collection at the Tate Modern