Biography

Izabela uses personal perspective to approach issues regarding identity, body, memory and health/disease. Izabela’s photographs have been exhibited in numerous exhibitions, including the International Center of Photography, ClampArt, Baxter St CCNY, School of Visual Arts Flatiron Gallery, Affirmation Arts in New York, RISD Museum and MONA Museum of the Newest Art in Poznan. Her works were presented during such international photography festivals as Unseen Amsterdam (Unseen Dummy Awards), Month of Photography in Bratislava (OFF), 12th Fotofestival in Lodz, 8th Biennale of Photography in Poznan. She was an artist-in-residence at the School of Visual Arts and her works were included in publications by the International Center of Photography, University of Arts in Poznan, Arsenal Gallery in Poznan and BlackBox Gallery in Portland. Recent talks given at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester and Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Izabela is a graduate of MFA in Photography at the Rhode Island School of Design, where she recently taught as well. Izabela is currently a lecturer at the University of Arts in Poznan in the Photography Department.

SOLO SHOW

2016 — “Interrupted / Ongoing”,@ SoAM Studio, Brooklyn

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020 — “Photographic Visions. 2020 Winter”, PH21 Gallery Project Room, Budapest, Hungary

2020 — “Blue”, Drive-by Projects, Watertown, Massachusetts, USA

2019 — “Unseen Dummy Awards”, Unseen Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2019 — “In Close Range”, ClampArt, New York, New York, USA

2019 — “RISD Grad Show”, Convention Center, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

2019 — “If You Touch, You Might See”, Granoff Center for the Arts, Brown Arts Initiative, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

2019 — “Scapes”, Gelman Gallery, RISD Museum, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

2018 — “Photography / Ceramics”, Waterman Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

2018 — “New Photography”, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

2017 — “2017 Woods-Gerry Photo Triennial”, Woods-Gerry Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

2017 — “The Story of Art. Pequot Library’s 20th Annual Art Show”, Pequot Library, Southport, Connecticut, USA

2017 — “Nine of Them”, Red Eye Gallery, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

2016 — “The Camera Club of New York’s Annual Photo Benefit Auction”, Affirmation Arts, New York, USA

2016 — “My World” 2016 Inaugural Video Art Exhibition, Photoworks Gallery, Glen Echo Park, Maryland, USA

2016 — “Everything That Gathers Blows Away”, Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York, New York, USA

2016 — “Summer Residency in Photography”, Flatiron Gallery, School of Visual Arts, New York, USA

2016 — “The Fine Art of Photography. Sixth Annual Juried Exhibition”, Plymouth Center for the Arts, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

2016 — “Grand Spring Salon Show”, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, USA

2015 — “Open Call”, Lorimoto, Brooklyn, USA

2015 — “Art from the Heart”, The Vanderbilt Republic, Brooklyn, USA

2015 — “Open Call”, Lorimoto, Brooklyn, USA

2015 — “Art from the Heart”, The Vanderbilt Republic, Brooklyn, USA

2015 — “Photo Shoot”, BlackBox Gallery, Portland, Oregon, USA

2015 — “Tipping Point” Rita K. Hillman Education Gallery, International Center of Photography, New York, USA

2014 — “INTERCONNECTIONS 01. New Screenbased and Projection Art from Zurich and Poznan”, MONA Museum of the Newest Art in Poznan, Poland

2014 — “On-line. It’s all there”, International Month of Photography in Bratislava (OFF), Slovakia

2014 — “Upload – Download”, 2014 Festival of Sciences and Art in Poznan,  Poland

2013 — “Not obvious 2013”, Aula Gallery, 8th International Biennale of Photography in Poznan, Poland

2013 — “FotoOpen”, V International FotoArt Festival, Bielsko – Biala, Poland

2013 — “That Something”, Gallery FF, 12th Fotofestival (International Festival of Photography) in Lodz, Poland

2013 — “The Origins of the World” BA diploma, University of Arts in Poznan, Poland

2011 — “Friends of Hope” Polish House, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2010 — “End of Year Exhibition”, University of Arts, Poznan, Poland

2008 — “Sociology in a camera view. Emil Durkheim – interpretations” Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw, Poland

AWARDS, HONORABLE MENTIONS AND RESIDENCIES

2019 — “Unseen Dummy Awards” , Shortlisted, Unseen Amsterdam

2019 — “Graduate Commons GrantRhode Island School of Design

2018 — Runner Up and Finalist, Ryan R. Gibbs Photography Contest by New Delta Review, Juror: Paul Mpagi Sepuya

2018 — 3 xHonorable mention in International Photography Award

2017–2019 — Rhode Island School of Design Graduate Fellowship

2017–2019 — Rhode Island School of Design Graduate Assistantship

2016 — Summer Residency in Photography, School of Visual Arts, New York

2013 — 2 x  Honorable mention in International Photography Award in category

2011 — Dean’s Scholarship, University of Arts Poznan, Poland

2008 — 2009 Socrates Erasmus Scholarship, University College Maastricht, The Netherlands      

2008 — I prize in national competition “Sociology in a camera view. Emil Durkheim – interpretations”organized by Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw

PRINTED PUBLICATIONS

2019 — Body as a Negative. Sensations of Return. Self-Published, Izabela Jurcewicz.

2019 — Wiersze Dla Bliskich, A Niekiedy Wszystkich. Fundacja Duży Format, Witold Jurcewicz.

2015 — Photo Shoot, BlackBox Gallery

2015 — Shift Book vol. 10, International Center of Photography

2014 — That Something, III Atelier from University of Arts is Poznan

2013 — 8th Biennale in Poznan (Passion of Photography), Arsenal Gallery

SELECTED ONLINE PUBLICATIONS

2019 — It’s Nice That https://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/izabela-jurcewicz-body-as-a-negative-photography-151119

2018 — New Delta Review http://ndrmag.org/uncategorized/2018/12/so-far-yet-so-close/

2017 — Begin Magazine https://www.beginmagazine.com/photography-1/2017/4/30/healing-by-izabela-jurcewicz

2016 — Personal Interview @ DonDean Blog http://www.dondeanblog.com/post/148624811926/izabela-jurcewicz

2014 — “That Something” Exhibition Catalogue http://www.wbc.poznan.pl/Content/345414/TO-COŚ-1.pdf

2014 — Crown of Existence @ “INTERCONNECTIONS 01. New Screenbased and Projection Art from Zurich and Poznan” https://cojestgrane.pl/polska/wielkopolskie/poznan/wydarzenie/2mpn/wystawa-poznan-and-zurich-interconnections-01/bylo

2013 — The Origins of the World @12th Fotofestival (International Festival of Photography) in Lodz http://fototapeta.art.pl/2013/ffl.php

2013 — The Origins of the World @ 12th Fotofestival (International Festival of Photography) in Lodz http://wydarzenia.o.pl/2013/11/8-biennale-fotografii-pasja-fotografii-poznan/#/

EDUCATION

2019 — MFA in Photography, Rhode Island School of Design

2015 — General Studies Program at the International Center of Photography

2013 — BA in Photography, University of Arts in Poznan

2012 — MA in Sociology, Warsaw University

2008 — 2009 – University College Maastricht, The Netherlands

LECTURER

2019–2020 — Photography Department, University of Arts in Poznan

INSTRUCTOR OF RECORD

2019 — “Focusing Inward : Self – Portrait in Photography”, for graduates and undergraduates, all majors, at the Rhode Island School of Design

TEACHING ASSISTANT

2015– 2016 — General Studies seminar, Abigail Simon’s section, International Center of Photography

2016 — “Towards the Philosophy of Photography” with Abigail Simon

2016 — “Intimate Portrait” with Jen Davis, International Center of Photography

2016 — “Non-silver Printing” with Tricia Rosenkilde, International Center of Photography

2016 — “The Fine Art Printing” with Terttu Uibopuu, International Center of Photography

2016 — “Photo I: Digital” with Keisha Scarville, International Center of Photography

PRESENTATIONS & TALKS

2019 — “Fresh Perspectives from RISD” Griffin Museum

2019 — “How We See – Photobooks for Women” Museum of Fine Arts Boston

2019 — “Photo I Digital” for non-majors, Rhode Island School of Design

2018 — “Photo I Digital” for non-majors, Rhode Island School of Design

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