Lucja Radwan, (born 1951) is a Polish-Austrian painter based in Gols, Burgenland. Radwan has worked with a variety of techniques including watercolour, acrylic, ink, and oil. The artist became first known for her passionate watercolours portraying both urban and rural landscapes. Over time, Radwan’s most identifying style become Speleo-Art – predominantly large-format oil paintings inspired by manifold morphology of different caverns with stalactite and stalagmite rock formations. The artist successfully reconciles endless variety of forms and colours with her unmistakable style distinctive by interplay of antitheses: scare and majesty, lively pulse and static equilibrium. The output are refined oil paintings lavish with thoughtful design and elaborate development. Contrary to this, Radwan’s acrylic paintings usually seem to emerge as spontaneous pieces, where an attractive theme is developed from a fleeting thought.
Education:Lucja Radwan’s education as an artist began in her native Poland with her father, Tadeusz Radwan, Polish painter and sculptor. Then she continued in Wien as a student of Krayem Awad and György Kornis.
Memberships:Since 1985 member of the Austrian Professional Artists Association Schloß Schönbrunn-Vienna.
Art Brücke Gols
Prizes and distinctions:
2000 – The NSS Speleo Art Salon in Elkins, West Virginia, USA: Place and 2. Place for abstract SpeleoArt – painting
2001 – The NSS Speleo Art Salon in Mount Vernon Kentucky, USA: Place and 2. Place for abstract SpeleoArt – painting
2002–I.C.U.- International Cultural Union, Second International Festival „Femina“, Israel: Honorary Award
Participation in art fairs (selection):
Vetrina Degli Artist Contemporanei, Florence, Italy.
Biennale Internationale Dell’Arte Contemporane, Florence, Italy.
Art View & Performance Salzburg
Internationale Kunstmesse, Neusiedl am See
Kunstmesse „Viennafair“ Vienna
Works of Lucja Radwan are kept by numerous institutions, among ithers by Austrian Federal „Artothek”, Vienna; Regional Health Insurance Fund (Gebietskrankenkasse), Vienna, Citi Insurance (Wiener Städtische Versicherung), Vienna, Floridsdorfer Bezirksmuseum, Vienna; municipality Palstein, Austria; municipality Gols, Austria; Rolletmuseum – Städtische Sammlung ,Baden,
unter ; District Museum Tarnów, Poland; Regional Museum Tuchów, Poland; National Museum Wrocław, Poland. Lucja Radwan’s paintings are also in the heritage of Holy Father Pope Johannes Paul II. Her artworks are also held by private art collectors worldwide, from – among others – Austria, Australia, Hungary, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Poland, Switzerland, Turkey, USA.