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Mark



Marta Chudolinska


I’m a multidisciplinary artist, born in Poland and currently based in Toronto.

The C is silent, so my last name is pronounced who-doh-lean-ska.


Contact 


martachudolinska @ gmail.com
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
2016 (September 24 - December 22, 2016) - Funnies, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, ON
2015 (September 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 (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

PRESS FAIRS and FESTIVALS
2017 - Kazoo! Print Expo (Guelph, ON); Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) (Toronto, ON); Chicago Art Book Fair (Chicago, IL); Expozine Small Press, Comics and Zine Fair (Montreal, QC)
2016 - 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)
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); 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)

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 + Forthshortlisted for Best Graphic Novel in the Book of the Year Award, Foreword Magazine
2008 - Recipient of Ontario Arts Council Writers Reserve Grant