Waldek Dynerman received his MFA in painting from the Warsaw Fine Arts Academy and joined MIAD’s faculty in 1983 teaching fine arts courses in drawing, printmaking and painting. He works in a wide range of media including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, video and sound. Influenced by his childhood in post-WWII Poland, his work is driven by personal experiences mediating tension and darkness, at times, with humor. Dynerman finds inspiration from outside the cultural mainstream. His pursuit of “absolute honesty in the artistic gesture” is reflected in his fondness for simple materials (found objects, commercial paints) and “lowbrow” art.
His awards include an Air Le Parc artists residency in Pampellone, France (2015), a Mary Nohl Fellowship in the Established Artist category (2010), and a Milwaukee County Artist Fellowship (2001). His work is exhibited work regularly in the U.S. and Europe including more than thirty solo exhibitions and over a hundred group shows. Most recently, his 2015 solo exhibition titled Rio Te Amo was on view at Gallery Apteka Sztuki in Warsaw.
See more of Waldek’s work at dynerman.com