Marta Chudolinska (pronounced who-doh-lean-ska) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto.

BORN: Pruszkow, Poland
CITIZENSHIP: Canadian and Polish

EDUCATION:

April 2010 – Masters of Information Studies at the University of Toronto
April 2008 – BFA in Drawing and Painting at the Ontario College of Art and Design

PUBLICATIONS:

Ongoing - “Babcia” papercut comic in Broken Pencil Magazine, issue 59 (2013) - present.

2015 - “Genesis” sci-fi papercut comic, in Irene 6, ed. Andy Warner, d.w. and Dakota McFadzean.

2014 - “Morphis” woodcut story in Chilly Tales: Comics from the Canadian Undertundra, ed. PlierPants, 11th Dimension Press, 2014.

2012 – "Boom Boom Boom: A Sex Anthology" self-published anthology of woodcut and linocut stories, handbound, printed by Jesjit Gill at Colour Code

2012 - Centerfold and comic in Shameless Magazine, Money Issue

2010 - Back + Forth excerpt published in Broken Pencil, issue 46

2009 - "Back + Forth: a novel in 90 linocuts", wordless graphic novel published by The Porcupine’s Quill

2008 - Cover art for Once by Rebecca Rosenblum published by Biblioasis

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

2015 (Sept 14 - October 20) - Polish Artwalk exhibition (in conjunction with Roncesvalles Polish Festival), 343 Roncesvalles Ave, Toronto, ON

2015 (May 6 - May 13) - The Graphic Life Narrative of Marta Chudolinska: An Exhibition, MLC Gallery, Toronto, ON (solo) *

2014 (April 24 - May 16) - No Restraint: Activist Zines and Comics, H Gallery, Mesquite, TX, USA

2013 (August) - Semblance: Even Better than the Real Thing, Bev Hisey Studio, Toronto, ON

2012 (November) - Wordless: The Art of the Wordless Graphic Novel, Café Pamenar, Toronto, ON

2012 (September 29) - Madeline Collective’s 12-Hour Zine Machine, Nuit Blanche, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, ON

2012 (September 29) - Insomnia (redux), Nuit Blanche painting performance, Redhead Gallery, Toronto, ON

2012 (September 27 - 29) - Toronto Main Street Event Pop-Up Show, 138 Main St, Toronto, ON

2012 (August 2 - 31) - Cut.Ink.Press. Relief Printmaking Exhibition, Jetfuel, Toronto, ON

2012 (February 27 - March 10) - Leap Year, curated by Woman King Collective, The Department Gallery, Toronto, ON

2011 (November 2 - November 27) - Toronto Draws Tintin, Comic Book Legal Defense Fund fundraiser auction, Steamwhistle Gallery, Toronto, ON

2011 (September 9 - October 7) - Art of the Woodcut Novel, AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon, NH

2010 (October - November) - Strange Thoughts: Drawings and Prints, Linux Caffe, Toronto, ON (solo)

2010 (September 17 - October 21) - Graphic Novels in their Purest Sense, The Holderness School Edwards Art Gallery, Plymouth, New Hampshire

2009 (December 3-13) - Home & Away (& In-Between), City of Craft, The Great Hall, Toronto, ON

PRESS FAIRS and FESTIVALS:

2016 - Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) (Toronto, ON)

2015 - Kazoo! Print Expo (Guelph, ON); Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) (Toronto, ON); Portland Zine Symposium (Portland, OR); Canzine (Toronto, ON)

2014 - Buffalo Small Press Fair (Buffalo, NY); Kazoo! Print Expo (Guelph, ON); Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) (Toronto, ON); Chicago Alternative Comics Expo (CAKE) (Chicago, IL); Expozine Small Press, Comics and Zine Fair (Montreal, QC)

2013 - Kazoo! Print Expo (Guelph, ON); Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) (Toronto, ON); Canzine (Toronto, ON); Expozine Small Press, Comics and Zine Fair (Montreal, QC)

2012 - Chicago Zine Fest (Chicago, IL); Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) (Toronto, ON); Wall of Balloons Comics Festival (Fairbanks, AK); Zine Dream (Toronto, ON); Toronto’s Word on the Street Festival (Toronto, ON); Canzine (Toronto, ON); Expozine Small Press, Comics and Zine Fair (Montreal, QC)

2011 - Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) (Toronto, ON); Zine Dream (Toronto, ON); Canzine (Toronto, ON); Expozine Small Press, Comics and Zine Fair (Montreal, QC); Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival (Brooklyn, NY); Zine Zone (Toronto, ON)

2010 - Wayzgoose Book Arts Fair (Grimsby, ON); Zine Dream (Toronto, ON); Canzine (Toronto, ON);

2009 - Wayzgoose Book Arts Fair (Grimsby, ON); Zine Dream (Toronto, ON); Book Launch for Back + Forth: A Novel in 90 Linocuts (Toronto, ON); Canzine (Toronto, ON); Book Launch for Back + Forth, Lucky’s Comics (Vancouver, BC)

2008 - Wayzgoose Book Arts Fair (Grimsby, ON);

ARTIST TALKS and PANELS:

2014 (October 25) - “Every Picture: Aspects of the Book ~ Graphic Arts”
Panel Discussion with Scott Chantler, Seth, Segbingway Moderator: Dale Jacobs
BookFest Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada

2014 (July 30) - “Block Printing: Marta Chudolinska, Artist in Residence 2014”
Artist Talk, Black Church Print Studio, Dublin, Ireland

2014 (May 9) - “Comics in Academia”
Panel Discussion with Dr. Barbara Postema and Dr. Dale Jacobs
Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF), Toronto, ON, Canada

2013 (May 10) - “Nonfiction Comics”
Panel Discussion with Scott Chantler and Derf Backderf
Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF), Toronto, ON, Canada

2012 (June 30) - “There’s More to Comics”
Panel Discussions with Jamie Smith, Layla Lawlor, and Jeffrey Lewis
Wall of Balloons Comics Festival, University of Alaska Fairbanks Wood Center, Fairbanks, AK

2012 (June 30) - "Reading Comics"
A brief lecture on the conventions of reading comics
Wall of Balloons Comics Festival, University of Alaska Fairbanks Wood Center, Fairbanks, AK

2012 (January 21) - “Alternative Literacy Panel”
Panel discussion with Daniel Payne, Christopher Butcher, Rhonda McEwan
Family Literacy Day, Markham Public Library, Markham, ON

2011 (May 8) - “Building Visual Language”
Panel Discussion with Edie Fake and Brecht Evens, moderated by Bill Kartalopoulos
Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF), Toronto Reference Library, Toronto, ON

2010 (May 8) - “The Artist Book and the Graphic Novel: Converging tradition”
Panel discussion with George Walker, Leon Rooke, Tony Calzetta and Megan Speers, moderated by Jeet Heer
Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF), Toronto Reference Library, Toronto, ON

GRANTS, AWARDS and RESIDENCIES:

2016 - Recipient of Ontario Arts Council Writers Work in Progress Grant

2015 - Recipient of Ontario Arts Council Writers Reserve Grant

2014 - Canada Council for the Arts Travel Award; International Artist in Residence Award, Black Church Print Studio, Dublin, Ireland

2013 - Recipient of Spark Box Studio's Emerging Artist Residency Award

2010 - Writer in Residence for Open Book Toronto; Back + Forth shortlisted for Best Book category of Doug Wright Comic Book Awards; Back + Forth shortlisted for Best Graphic Novel in the Book of the Year Award, Foreword Magazine

2008 - Recipient of Ontario Arts Council Writers Reserve Grant