CoA Professor Kalina Winska Hosts “Atmospheric Gaze” At Colorado Mesa University

VSU’s Kalina Winska hosts “Atmospheric Gaze” at Colorado Mesa University


August 31, 2018 For Immediate Release

Contact: Ashtonn Means

Department of Art & Design

Colorado Mesa University


437CO, CMU’s art gallery in downtown Grand Junction

Kalina Winska: Atmospheric Gaze

September 7-28, 2018

Gallery Hours: Monday-Saturday 12-5pm

First Friday Opening Reception: Friday, September 7, 5-8pm

Artist Talk 5:30pm; local wine and beer available for purchase.

437 Colorado Avenue in Grand Junction, Colorado



The Colorado Mesa University Department of Art & Design presents Atmospheric Gaze,

featuring mixed-media drawings by Georgia-based artist Kalina Winska, in the downtown

art gallery from September 7-28, 2018.

Winska’s Atmospheric Gaze series analyzes nature through scientific data, such as radar

images, weather surface analysis data, and ERSST data, that is transformed into

Kalina Winska, Cloudscape III (With Yellow-Green

Isolines). Graphite, acrylic paint, and gesso on wood

panel, 18 x 24 inches, 2018

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exceptionally rendered abstracted drawings. Her works involve layers of materials such as

graphite, colored pencil, watercolor paint, and gesso. Working on Yupo paper, a synthetic

paper normally used for commercial and technical purposes, Winska achieves a delicate

layering of colors, lines, and various marks. Her work contributes to contemporary

dialogues around climate change and environmental research.

Kalina Winska is originally from Poland and received an MFA from The Academy of Art and

Design in Wroclaw in 2009 and The University of Florida in 2012. She has exhibited her

works across the United States and in Poland. She has been awarded artist residencies at

the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT, Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Smyrna

Beach, FL, Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey, MI, and Contemporary Artist Center at

Woodside in Troy, NY. Currently, she is an associate professor at Valdosta State University,

in Valdosta, Georgia, teaching drawing and foundation level courses. This is the first

exhibition of her work in Colorado.

437CO, CMU’s art gallery, is located at 437 Colorado Avenue in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday 12-5pm. Admission is free. On Friday,

September 7 from 5-8pm there will be a public reception to view the exhibit and meet the

artist, with an artist talk scheduled for 5:30pm. Wine from Carlson Vineyards and beer from

Palisade Brewing Company will be available for purchase at the reception. For more

information, call the Department of Art & Design at 970.248.1833.