Cezary Stulgis

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Born in Poland and currently based in Australia, Cezary Stulgis is a sculptor, painter and designer whose highly distinctive work fuses next-level aesthetics with classical craftsmanship.
A reflection of his artistic roots comes from the street art movement of the mid-eighties. Additionally, he has formal training as a sculptor and painter at the renowned Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Poland.
Cezary’s unique style and interdisciplinary skill-set has earned him a reputation internationally as a creative and technically proficient professional artist. His versatility finds him equally at home working with architects on large urban landscape sculpture projects or in a studio with graphic designers.
He has successfully completed numerous public art commissions in Australia, Poland and the United Kingdom.

Professional artist

Cezary Stulgis is sculptor, artist, designer and maker with over 20 years’ experience in the public realm. Cezary’s work is playful and engaging and is realised at both small and large-scale, in private or public settings. Cezary can produce definitive representations of his work for clients as well as built environments where professionals are involved such as architects, councils and landscape designers.

Based in Melbourne previously working throughout South East Queensland for over 20 years his work includes public art and private commissions, exhibitions, community projects, set design and festival projects. Cezary manages and manufactures his own work from design to installation, this includes sculpting in Clay, Polystyrene, Plasticine, Wood to Bronze.

Cezary is a qualified welder and fabricator where he produces his own Metal Work- welding, fabrication, structural and sculptural. He can work across different materials through from a scaled model to the final large sculpture. Engineering certification is provided from qualified engineers throughout the process of fabrication or casting to installation where specifications for footings are also designed.

QUALIFICATIONS

2013 – Certificate 3 – Engineering Fabrication Trade
2012 – Certificate 4 – TAE Training and Assessment
2000 – Masters with Distinction – Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts, Faculty of Sculpture, Krakow POLAND
1995 – Bachelor of Visual Arts – Queensland University of Technology, QLD Brisbane
1992 – Certificate of Art and Design with High Achievement Award – Gateway TAFE, Brisbane QLD

COMMISSIONS

2018 Toxic Fish Mural, Brisbane Powerhouse, Collaboration with Benjamin Reeve, Brisbane QLD
2017 Sitting Dingo and Leaping Hound, Coomera Westfields, curated by Ambush Gallery, Gold Coast QLD
2017 The Couple with Dog – Bronze Sculptures – Private NEW ZEALAND
2016 Jemena Powerboxes – Bluscary Festival, Footscray University, Melbourne VIC
2016 Streetworks – Braybrook Maribyrnong Council, VIC
2016 Streetworks – Spotswood Maribyrnong Council, VIC
2015 Aurora – Bronze Sculpture – Aurora Group – Public Art, 300 Queen St, Brisbane CBD
2015 Archilux-Versalux Exhibition Stand, Spark, Sydney NSW
2014 The Guillmans – Bronze Sculptures – Private NEW ZEALAND
2014 3D Mural – Navala Restaurant, Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD
2012 Entry Statement – Steel Sculpture – Sunshine Coast Council, Kenilworth, Sunshine Coast QLD
2011 Mary River Turtle – Steel Sculpture – Frazer Coast Regional Council, Sunshine Coast QLD
2011 Crucifix – Stainless Steel Sculpture – Southport Parish, Gold Coast, QLD
2010 The Raging Bull – Steer – Olsen Hotel, South Yarra, Melbourne VIC
2009 River Views – Brisbane Festival, South Bank Parklands, Brisbane QLD
2008 The Guardian – Stainless Steel Sculpture, Ann Street Developments – Public Art, Cnr. Ann St and Wharf St, Brisbane QLD
2007 Timber Bollards – Wood Carving Sculpture – Gold Coast City Council, Heritage Walk, Labrador, Gold Coast QLD
2006 Danger Zone – Steel Sculpture – Fire and Rescue Station, Wishart, Brisbane QLD
2004 Brewery – Relief Steel Sculpture – River Park Central, Mary Street, Brisbane QLD
2003 Dialogue – Bronze Sculptures – The Seymour Group, Macarthur Central, Queen St, Brisbane QLD
2003 States of Mind – The Richmond Charity – Sculpture Auction
2003 The Overseer – Steel Sculpture, Colonial and Edd Hysome Architects, 300 Queen St, Brisbane QLD
2002 The Passenger – Steel Sculpture – Walhara Towers, 540 Queen St, Brisbane QLD
2002 Triage – Live painting – Livid Festival – Brisbane and Sydney
2002 Meditation – Bronze Sculpture, Farrow Architects – Private – Brisbane QLD
2001 Scenic Art – Channel 4 – London TV, London, UNITED KINGDOM
1999 Mural City Tram, Krakow 2000 – European City of Culture, Krakow POLAND
1999 Painting for TVN-TV, Studio Tramway, Krakow POLAND
1999 Metal Dragon – Steel Sculpture, Under the Three Kings, Krakow POLAND
1998 Advertising Billboards, Absolute Vodka, Krakow POLAND
1996 Futuristic Totem Poles – Wood Carving, Hands on Art, Paddington, Brisbane QLD
1995 Mural, Institute of Modern Art – Isn’t Studios, Brisbane QLD
1994 Kinetic Sculpture, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Cement Box Theatre, University of Queensland, Brisbane QLD

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017 Strength In Numbers – Sculptures, Off The Kerb, Collingwood, Melbourne VIC
2016 Instinct – Sculptures, YSG – Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Richmond, Melbourne VIC
2011 K-9 Prototypes – Sculptures, Shooting Gallery, Spring Hill, Brisbane QLD
2008 Suspended Landscapes – Paintings, Cylinder, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane QLD
2008 Running With The Pack – Sculptures, Doggett Street Studios – Supported by Creative Sparks Grant | Brisbane City Council, Doggett St, Newstead, Brisbane QLD
2007 Memories – Installation, Queensland Performing Arts Center, South Brisbane QLD
2004 Dog Eat Dog – Sculptures and paintings, Soapbox Gallery, Brisbane QLD
2003 Fists Of The Cult – Painting installation, Cylinder, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane QLD
2003 Street Weapon – Paintings inspired by the ‘current climate’, Cylinder, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane QLD
2002 Modern Venus, Rick’s Café, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane QLD

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013 Northern Exposure, Ambush Gallery, Sydney NSW
2013 Art With Altitude, Sky Gate, Brisbane Airport QLD
2013 Chromatism, Blake House Gallery, Brisbane QLD
2013 Little Plenty, Arts on Burgandy, Heidelberg VIC
2012 The Origin of Fur and Whiskers, Off The Kurb, Collingwood Melbourne VIC
2012 The Other Side | Won Sunshine Coast 3D Art Prize, Noosa Regional Gallery, Noosa, Sunshine Coast QLD
2012 Muse, Cloudland, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane QLD
2012 Renew: Real Illusions, Harvey Bay Regional Gallery, Harvey Bay QLD
2011 Seven With Another, Substation #4, Paddington, Brisbane QLD
2011 Swell Sculpture Festival, Currumbin, Gold Coast QLD
2011 ETCC Shooting Gallery, Spring Hill, Brisbane QLD
2011 ETCC Ambush Gallery, Waterloo, Sydney NSW
2011 Sculpture Festival, Southport, Gold Coast QLD
2010 Contrast, Brisbane Grammar School – Annual Art Show, Brisbane QLD
2010 ArtsCape Biennial Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition, Byron Bay NSW
2010 Cluster, Joshua Levi Galleries, Wooloongaba, Brisbane QLD
2009 I am In An Exhibition | Won 2009 Artworkers Award, Metro Arts Gallery, Brisbane QLD
2009 Superior Mix, Cylinder Clothing, 692 Ann St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane QLD
2007 The Pack, Swell Sculpture Festival, Currumbin, Gold Coast QLD
2007 Who Will Save Us Now, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi Beach NSW
2006 Pull the Plug, Swell Sculpture Festival, Currumbin, Gold Coast QLD
2006 Luba’s Art Gallery, Milton Design Centre, Brisbane QLD
2005 Strand Ephemera | Won Peoples Choice Award, Perc Tucker – Townsville Regional Gallery, Townsville QLD
2005 Thing exchange project, RocketArt Show, Newcastle NSW
2005 Uncommon ground, Soapbox Gallery, Brisbane QLD
2004 Sculpture and Painting, Soapbox Gallery, Brisbane QLD
2004 Sculpture and Painting, Brisbane Grammar, Brisbane QLD
2004 Antipode, The Foundry Gallery, Melbourne VIC
2003 Culture is Dead, Newstead, Brisbane QLD
2003 Culture Connect, Ice Works, Paddington, Brisbane QLD
2002 Pol-art 2000 – Festival of Polish Culture in Australia, Queensland Museum, Grey st, Brisbane QLD
2000 Foreign Language – Graduation Show, Palace of Art, Krakow POLAND
1995 Punctured Vision – Site-specific kinetic sculpture and sound/video installation, Palace of Art, Fortitude Valley QLD
1995 ESP Social Mixer, Kinetic sculpture with Jeremy Hines, Brisbane QLD
1994 TRANSPLANT – Site-specific kinetic sculpture and sound/video installation, Kinetic sculpture with Jeremy Hines, Powerhouse, New Farm QLD

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY

2017 Artist in Residence – Development of new work, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Melbourne VIC
2012 Sunshine Coast 3D Art | Prize finalist – The Other Half
2011 Carbon Festival, Contemporary Design Style & Culture, Melbourne VIC
2010 Pecha Kucha – Guest speaker, Brisabne Powerhouse, Newstead, Brisbane QLD
2009 (RADF) Regional Arts Development Fund, Sunshine Coast Council QLD
2008 Sculpture workshops, Flying Arts Brisbane QLD
2008 Stencilling Nature – Creative Juice workshops, Sunshine Coast QLD
2007 Creative Sparks Grant, Brisbane City Council QLD
2007 Making Places, Timber carving workshops, Labrador, Gold Coast QLD
2004 Art workshops, Chanel Direct, Townsville QLD
2001 Electrosonic Interference, Collaborative site specific sound, video and sculptural installation, led by US artist Barry Schwartz for Brisbane Powerhouse and QUT Creative Industries, Project managed by Arterial Group, Brisbane QLD
2001 Stagehand and art direction on theatre performance, TEA ROOM with Chapel of Change, Melbourne VIC
2001 Work experience, Channel 7 Art Department, Brisbane QLD
1998 Architectural restoration, 15th Century buildings, Krakow POLAND
2002 GPO – Opening launch, Fashion parade, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane QLD
2001 City Scapes, Rick’s Café, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane QLD
2000 Faces – Drawings, Gallery Pod Jemjola, Krakow POLAND
2000 Drawing – Sculpture, Format Gallery, Krakow POLAND
1997 Low Key Operation – Sculptures, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane QLD
1996 Transit – Paintings, Plotz Gallery, Brisbane QLD

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