About Karolina - Karolina Skorek Photography
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Karolina Skorek is a multi-disciplinary artist working with photography, traditional etching, digital art and painting. She specialises in portraits as she is fascinated with humans.

Karolina was born in Sosnowiec, Poland, she now lives and works in North Wales.

Skorek combines her love of art history with her admiration of technology, which results in surreal works, with a timeless nostalgic feeling created by combining photographs and paintings, her work is reminiscent of Old Masters of Painting. Karolina has an endless curiosity and fascination with humanity and the depths of the human psyche, she is exploring this in her painting-like portraits.

Karolina has worked with many celebrities, models, and companies who have fallen in love with the painterly style of the artist.Her photos appeared in many publications with the most recent editorial for Vogue India. 

Her work has appeared in Vogue, Netflix, MSNBC, Tatler Asia, Harper’s Bazaar, and others.

Individual Exhibitions

  • Archetypy kobiet w połączeniu ze szkłem i fotografią, Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland, 09.2019

  • “Tales”, Photography and illustrations Exhibition, Lot11, Wrexham, UK 06.2018

  • “Tales”, Photography and illustrations Exhibition, 1260 Gallery, Chester 12.2015

  • “Gum Bichromate”, Photography and Art Exhibition, The Art Gallery, Bootle, Liverpool 05.201
  • “Slavic Tales”, Photography Exhibition, Muza, Sosnowiec, Poland 06.2012
  • “Slavic Tales”, Photography Exhibition, Manufaktura, Wrocław, Poland 01.2012
  • “Slavic Tales”, Photography Exhibition, Platon, Florence, Italy 08.2011
  • “Modern Woman”, Solo photography Exhibition, Cargo, Florence, Italy 01.2011
  • “Perfect Woman” photography and painting exhibition, Art Café, Sosnowiec, Poland 09.2009

 Group Exhibitions

  • “IMAGINE the UNIMAGINABLE!”, SIPA finalist exhibition, Siena, Italy 10.2020
  • “Art Saves Humanity”online exhibition, 05.2020
  • “S/he Persisted…”, top 10 finalist, SeeMe,   NYC Armory week, Bandit Space, New York, 03.2020
  • Art Takes Miami, finalist, SeeMe, SCOPE Miami,  Miami Beach, USA, 12.2019
  • Her Story, SeeMe, Metropolitan Pavilion, New York City, USA 03.2019
  • Affordable Art Fair NYC Spring 2019, New York City, USA 03.2019
  • Domeville, Art Basel Grand Opening, Miami Dome, Miami, Fl, USA 12.2018
  • “SCOPE Miami Beach 2018”, 801 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL, USA, 12.2018
  • “Shapes of Light”, Galeria Lipowa 3, Krakow, Poland 05.2018
  • “Jung’s Archetypen der Frau in Verbindung mit Glas und Fotografien”, Minden, Germany, 03.2016
  • “Tales, Travel and Tolerance” Photography Exhibition, Oriel, Glyndwr Wrexham 04.2016-07.2016
  • “Extreme Jewelry” exhibition of Katarzyna Gemborys glass jewelery with fine art photography, Minden, Germany, 03.2016
  • “Extreme Jewelry” PhD exhibition of Katarzyna Gemborys – fine art photography of glass pieces, ASP im E. Gepperta, Wroclaw, Poland   01.2016
  • “Fragilita” – Gallery Za Szkłem, ASP im.E.Gepperta, Wrocław, Poland 11.2015
  • Gloop for Helfa Gelf, illustration and photography, Squash Court, Chirk Castle, UK 09.2015
  • “Kobiecosci/Sensual”,  Muzeum Sleżańskie, Sobótka, Poland 10.2014
  • “UndegUn”, Helfa Gelf,  Wrexham, UK 09.2014
  • “Gloop for Helfa Gelf”, Squash Court, Chirk Castle, UK 09.2014
  • “HET KLEDEN VAN DE NAAKTEN”, Forma Aktua | Pinakotheek, Groningen, Netherlands 08.2014
  • “Eastern Wall”, Handel’s Court Gallery, Chester, UK 02.2013
  • “Professional Photographer of the Year 2012”, Cheltenham, UK 05.2013
  • “Curiouser & Curiouser”, The New Welsh Assembly Building, Shrewsbury, UK 09.2012
  • “Stained Glass: Marta Sienkiewicz and Students”, Muzeum Piastów Polskich, Brzeg, Poland 06.2010
  • “Glass Design Exhibition”, “Enter” Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia 05.2010
  • “M.A Show”, BWA, Wroclaw, Poland 10.2009
  • “Wielka Szajba 2.” Design Museum, Wrocław, Poland 11.2008
  • “Sale”, Glyndwr, Wrexham, UK 02.2008
  • “Wielka Szajba”, Modern Art Museum, Bełchatów, Poland 01.2008
  • “Wielka Szajba”, Modern Art Museum, Bełchatów, Poland 12.2007
  • “Plener Malarski”, ASP, Wrocław, Poland 09.2009

Awards

17th Julia Margaret Cameron Award: Professional Single Image Runner Up

17th Julia Margaret Cameron Award: Category Winner : Fine Art Single Image

17th Julia Margaret Cameron Award: Honorable Mention: Digital and Nude & Figure and Fine Art Series.

The Global Art Awards 2021 | The Finalist of the Photography category

The Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize Finalist 2021 | INPRNT Photography Category

Siena Photography Awards 2021 Commended Image in the Creative Photo Awards

World`s Top 10 Fashion Photographers 2020, One Eyeland, Rank 4 in the World and Rank 1 in United Kingdom.

WPPI Second Half 2020, Third Place in the Creative Portrait Division

The Portrait Masters 2020,The “Creative Portrait” Category Winner.

One Eyeland World`s top 10 Fine Art Photographers

WPPI First Half 2020, Second Place in the Creative Portrait Division

Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize 2020Digital Art Finalist

SIPA 2020, Siena International Photo Awards, commended image in Creative  Portraiture.

The Portrait Masters 2020, The “Teens and Seniors” Category Winner.

The Frame, Samsung , Featrured Artist and the ATM  finalist, Miami, 12.2019.

The Portrait Masters 2019, Top 20 Portrait Photographer in the “Teens and Seniors” Category.

Her Story 2019 Finalist, New York City, 03.2019

Fine Art Photography Competition, SWPP 2017

Professional Photographer of the Year 2012, 2nd in Black and White Category.

Scholarship for Artistic Developments, Academy of Fine Arts, Wroclaw. years: 2009, 2008, 2007

Wszędzie Niebiesko, Wszędzie Zielono, International Artists Contest, Warsaw.2000

World`s Top 10 Fashion Photographers 2020, One Eyeland, Rank 4 in the World and Rank 1 in United Kingdom.

WPPI Second Half 2020, Third Place in the Creative Portrait Division

The Portrait Masters 2020, The “Creative Portrait” Category Winner.

One Eyeland World`s top 10 Fine Art Photographers

WPPI First Half 2020, Second Place in the Creative Portrait Division

Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize 2020Digital Art Finalist

Shortlisted in the SIENA AWARDS 2020

Category Winner in the Portrait Masters Awards 2020

19th place in the top 20 Portrait Masters Awards 2019

two Silver Awards in the Portrait Masters Awards 2019

five Bronze Awards in the Portrait Masters Awards 2019

four Bronze Awards in Portrait Masters Awards 2018

“Professional Photographer of the Year 2012”, 2nd in Black and White Category 2013

Scholarship for Artistic Developments, Academy of Fine Arts, Wroclaw, Poland 2009

Scholarship for Artistic Developments, Academy of Fine Arts, Wroclaw, Poland 2008

Scholarship for Artistic Developments, Academy of Fine Arts, Wroclaw, Poland 2007

“Wszędzie Niebiesko, Wszędzie Zielono” International Artists Contest, Warsaw, 2004