“I make art to communicate ideas to people.
To make them stop and think.”
— Martynka Wawrzyniak
Martynka Wawrzyniak, born 1979 in Warsaw, Poland, lives and works in Brooklyn, NY as a conceptual, multi-media artist whose research-based projects involve experimentation with nontraditional materials which engage the audience through sensory experience. Her most recent work is a socially-engaged public art project, Ziemia, which involved her community in Greenpoint, Brooklyn in a therapeutic process of reconciliation with their individual migratory stories and takes the form of a ceramic sculpture in a native plant meadow in McGolrick Park. Her past exhibitions include Feed (2014) and Smell Me (2012) at envoy enterprises, NY and have been featured in publications such as The Art Newspaper, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Newsweek. Additionally, as a freelance editor for Rizzoli she has produced numerous exceptional books including fashion industry favorites such as Chloë Sevigny, Mark Borthwick’s Not in Fashion, Carine Roitfeld: Irreverent, Purple Anthology: Art Prose Fashion Music Architecture Sex, Glen Luchford’s Pictorialism, and Karlheinz Weinberger’s Rebel Youth. For more of Martynka’s work visit martynka.com and ziemia.nyc.