Artist biography


Ondre Nowakowski MA. RCA.


Ondre Nowakowski studied Fine Art between 1979 and 1984. He emerged from his studies in Staffordshire and Manchester with First Class Honours Fine Art and Master of Arts Fine Art. Between 1984 and 1998 he combined a career of university teaching with a successful practice in public art. Since 1998 he has been working as a full-time freelance artist. He has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally with works held in public collections including numerous large-scale public art works in the UK.  In 2017 was elected to the Royal Cambrian Academy.



Exhibitions of note include: The Laznia Centre for Contemporary Arts Gdansk, The Estonian Academy of Arts, Albert Dock Grand Hall Liverpool, The Chicago Athenaeum, The Courtauld Institute of Art and the ICA London.



Artist Statement


The tools with which I make my art are used to simultaneously record and explore an ongoing dialogue with the personal nature of seeing. I use media to pursue answers to questions: What is it that makes the remarkable, remarkable? How does one escape the refugee status of ones own subjectivity` Using a camera, I pursue the extraordinary in the ordinary and the unfamiliar in the familiar.