​(b. 1990, Poland) Magdalena Głuszak - Holeksa is a visual artist currently based in Hertfordshire, UK. Through the process of painting and drawing she explores the idea of inherited memory and identity. Induced by her experience of living in-between countries and cultures, her work reflects a non – linear approach to suggested moments in transition within ambiguous spaces and landscapes. The compositions are initially collaged from family photographs, staged self-portraits and found images online: bringing together that which is documented, remembered, staged and imagined. Through her work she aims to evoke a sense of “softening” of an edge of conscious perception, giving way to what might exist beyond our current awareness. She recently became a Digswell Arts Fellow and works from her studio at the Forge, Welwyn. She also got selected for the Professional Development Programme by Newplatform.art (2022/23). Her biggest to date solo presentation 'A Mountain, Too, Has Its Thoughts'  at Broadway Gallery took place this year as part of her five month residency (The Letchworth Residency, 2021/22). Recent group exhibitions include: ‘Correspondence 01’ at Broadway Gallery & Exeter Phoenix Gallery (2021), ‘Re:store Re:new Re:imagine’, Willesden Gallery (2021) and ‘Emergent Vision’, Safe house 1, London (2020). Recipient of two emerging artist grants from The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation (2017 and 2018). Featured in: Saatchi Art Rising Stars (2019) and Jackson’s Painting Prize Artist Interview (2019).

Contemporary woman artist, contemporary painting, UK artist