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Born in Warsaw, Poland, Agata Lelek studied art in her homeland at the School of Visual Arts between 1974 and 1979 where she received a Diploma in 3D Design, leading her subsequently to employment as a graphic artist in colour separation and design. She also studied in Australia with Frank Bathy.
Since settling in Australia she has become a well known and admired art tutor specializing in teaching the rigors of portraiture and figurative realism direct from life to art groups as well as to students privately from her home studio.
Agata’s studied hand and refined control allows her to retain a dynamic spontaneity to the vectors of her drawn line, which in turn imparts a gritty realism and vigor to the reflective manner of her human subjects; hers are certainly the proficient threads in the tradition of the European grand masters refined into a contemporary statement without sacrificing any of the classical graphic clout.
Her affinity for collage and mixed media works is uncanny in that it reveals a risk-taker, an artist willing step outside the comfort zone and make aesthetically beautiful pictures which actually communicate not only a great love for the finished product of art, but for the creative process itself.
The winner of many awards, Agata has held numerous exhibitions and also devotes her time to painting mural commissions.
1974 – 79 Diploma in SD Design School of Visual Arts, Warsaw,
Study under Frank Bathy, Australia
1989 – 94 Taught understanding and self-expression through art at a
Polish School, Melbourne
1990 – 92 Working as graphic artist in colour separation & design
1990 – 92 Painting portraits on commission
1989 – 2008 Regular exhibitor in art competitions and shows,
2002 “In And Out Of Focus”, The Highway Gallery, Melbourne
2003 “Spice of Life”, Mulgrave Gallery, Melbourne
2003 “Heaven and Earth”, Heaven and Earth Gallery/Shop, Mt
2003 – 2008, Waverley Arts Society annual shows
2000 “Best use of colour” award, Waverley Arts Society
2003 “Best Pastel”, Waverley Arts Society, Melbourne
2005 “Artist of the Year”, 2 First Prizes, Waverley Arts Society
2006 “Highly Commended”, Mordialloc Annual Art Show
2006 “Best Pastel”, Waverley Arts Society
2006 “Best Non-traditional Pastel”, Pastel Society of Victoria
2007 Winner, Pastel Society of Victoria
2007 “Best pastel”, Waverley Arts Society
2007 “Best Other Medium”, Waverley Arts Society
2011 Best Pastel, Holy Family