Sculpture produite par Karina Pawlikowski
Karina Pawliowski, Neige au soleil, 2013, sculpture. Photo: Jean-Sébastien Veilleux photographe

Karina Pawlikowski

Artist / Summer 2013

To Make the Improbable


Karina Pawlikowski focuses on the impermanence of life through stagings of the animal figure. She explores the transition from an animated state to one of physical and cerebral inactivity. She is particularly interested in the subtle moment of suspension that defines this biological transformation of a living being. Her installations, performances, and drawings evoke the transition between movement and fixity in which the ambiguity of the gesture amplifies the tragic nature of the scene. Pawlikowski (born in Chibougamau in 1989) is a multidisciplinary artist who is pursuing an MFA at Université du Québec en Outaouais. Her work has been presented in solo and group exhibitions, notably at L’Imagier (Gatineau, 2015), Château de Goulaine (France, 2015), CIRCA (Montreal, 2014), the Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides (Saint-Jérôme, 2014) and AXENÉO7 (Gatineau, 2012). In addition to her artist residency at Est-Nord-Est in 2013, she was in residence at Bang Centre in 2014. Her works have been shown at international fairs in Stockholm and Athens. She has received the Prix du Jury des Culturiades (2013), the Prix Diagonale (2011) and the Prix Albert-Dumouchel (2008). She lives and works in the Ottawa-Gatineau region.