Kasia Kmita (born 1972) has studied at the Faculty of Painting and Sculpture of the Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław. In 1996 she obtained a diploma in Painting.
She has received the scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage twice (2011, 2017). Winner of numerous awards, including the Award of the Minister of Culture and Art “Graduates ‘96”, 1996; the Award of the Rector of the Academy of Art and Design in Wrocław in the Eugeniusz Geppert Competition, 1998; award at the “Fish Eye” Young Art Biennale, 2006; distinction from the Łossskot magazine for the most interesting figures of culture, 2007.
In her practice, Kasia Kmita primarily uses the meticulously refined form of traditional folk cut-outs. The artist’s works often contain insights on the latest trends, lifestyle and everyday urban life, with its relatively new yet quite well-established cultural traditions. She is a careful observer of changes in society, analysing the desires and mechanisms governing human behaviour. By combining elements of Polish folklore with symbols of pop culture, Kasia Kmita’s works create a colourful portrait of the present time.
She lives and works in Wrocław.