A native of Poland, Kasia immigrated to the United States in search of better opportunities, one of which turned out to be a chance to attend the University of California at Berkeley. There she studied International Economic Relations as well as Art Practice. Upon graduating, Kasia made San Francisco her home and devoted herself to studying veterinary medicine; unfortunately, this left little time for artistic endeavors. While painting remained a beloved hobby, it wasn’t until early 2010 that Kasia really dedicated herself to her art. On February 5th, 2010, complications from severe health problems left Kasia in a coma, the recovery from which was marked by the inability to effectively communicate with others through words. Suddenly, art took on a previously unimaginable meaning in Kasia’s life, as it became her only means of coherent self-expression. It was at this point that she really began to live. Throwing herself into her painting, Kasia experimented with colors she had never considered and techniques she had never attempted. The result was a dynamic style of painting that became a lifeline in a dark period of her life.
As she continues to heal physically, Kasia continues to use paintings to explore and express her deepest thoughts and emotions, and as a means of communicating with others. Her unique artistic vision is achieved through endless repetition of horizontal and vertical brushstrokes along the lengths of her paintings. This blending technique combines with the interactions between the colors to create a sense of depth within her paintings. In the words of the artist, “Throughout the trials and tribulations of life, I have often found myself capable of coming up with words to describe my thoughts and feelings, but incapable of actually using my voice to express them. This is when my paintings become my voice and help me to express things I can’t otherwise verbalize. Over time, the physical motions of painting have also become a form of meditation for me. As I reflect and ponder, my reactions to my moods, surroundings and experiences are reflexively recorded on each canvas”.