Iwona Abrams

Iwona Abrams

Iwona Abrams, Senior Lecturer at UoW, BA (Hons) Graphic Communications Design

Iwona Abrams works as a visual artist, designer and researcher. Awards include major prizes at the International Krakow Printmaking Triennial and RCA’s Augustus Martin Award. She exhibited and published internationally at galleries such as Künstlerhaus, Vienna; Dalarna Museum, Sweden and Zachéta National Gallery, Warsaw.

Abrams’ research focus is expanded printing exploring conceptual issues around the use of unusual materials and alternative modes of printing. She recently carried out an art residency in Falu Konstgrafiska Verkstad, Sweden. The project received Quintin Hogg Strategic Funding from the University of Westminster. Earlier projects included collaborations with UCL Physics and Astronomy Department funded by Arts Council England and Royal Astronomy Society.

Her research is published in ‘Printmaking at the Edge’, Richard Noyce, A&C Black London; Printmaking Today, Vol 13; ‘Koszarowa 17’, ASP Katowice, Folia Academiae; ‘A Survey of Photomechanical Print’, (CFPR), UWE Bristol. Other publications include numerous public galleries’ exhibition catalogues. Abrams frequently contributes to international peer review platforms through academic papers such as 2nd, 4th and 10th Impact International Printmaking Conference (Helsinki, Berlin and Santander).

Abrams received her Masters from the Royal College of Art, Central Saint Martin’s School of Art and Design (Distinctions), and Krakow Academy of Fine Arts (Distinctions).

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