Hesi Glowacki is a painter from Poland based in London, UK. He completed his undergraduate studies in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins (UAL, 2020), and a Master's Degree in Painting at the Royal College of Art (2023). 

Hesi Glowacki creates compositions that imbue reality with elements of fantasy to indicate emotions and spirituality that underlie physical aesthetics. Glowacki's work focuses on themes encompassing memory, otherness, and trauma, spanning influences from personal experience, religion, popular culture and fashion. Hesi Glowacki asks questions about the role ritual plays in today's experience and the nature of things and their transformation, through the unique use of language, materials, and techniques. Glowacki juxtaposes the primitive with the contemporary and sets the cycles of deconstruction and repair placed on the borderline of fine art and artefact. 

Born in Poland, lives and works in London, United Kingdom 

EDUCATION

2021 - 2023    MA Painting, Royal College of Art 

2017 - 2020    BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) Fine Arts, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London (UAL)

2016 - 2017    Foundation Diploma in Fine Arts, CityLit, University of the Arts London (UAL)

AWARDS

2022    Chelsea Arts Club Trust / Zsuzsi Roboz Scholarship  

2019    Phoebe Llewellyn Smith Award Winner

2018    University of the Arts London Scholarship

2017    Royal Female School of Art (RFSA) Award

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2024    Does Anything Else Under Heaven Really Matter?, D Contemporary, London

2024    SELF, Plain Gallery, Milano, Italy

2023 Saatchi Gallery, StART art fair, NewBloodArt, London, UK

2023 Exeter Contemporary Open, Exeter Phoenix Gallery, Exeter, UK

2023 Degree Show Truman Brewery, Royal College of Art, London, UK

2023    Works on paper, Unit 7, Studio 127, Thames-Side Studios, London, UK

2022    Art on a Postcard, The Bomb Factory, London, UK

2022    RAW, Soho Revue, London, UK

2022    RCA WIP SHOW, Royal Collage of Art, Online, UK

2020    New Futures Digital, The Art Vault, Digital, Kovet.Art Gallery, London

2020    London Grads Now, Moving Away Moving Closer, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2020    Graduate Showcase, University of the Arts London, Online, London, UK

2020    Burnt Out, Open Studio, Central Saint Martins, London, UK

2019    Calthorpe Project & Central Saint Martins, Support Every, London, UK

2019    Tate Modern & Central Saint Martins, Tate Exchange, London, UK

2018    C302 Collective, Moving Gallery 4 Locations, London, UK

2018    Tenants, Open Studio, Central Saint Martins, London, UK

2017    Copeland Gallery, WHAT IF...? City Lit, London, UK

2017    Jordi Miquel Gallery, Expo Colectiva, Barcelona, Spain

2015    Light Space Time Gallery, International Abstract Art Online Edition

2013    IPA’s Hometown Gallery, Santa Monica Art Studios, USA

RESIDENCIES

2017    National Education Union Residency and Workshop, London

PUBLICATIONS

2020   Student artists exhibit their final shows online, The Guardian  

2020   The Art Valut: An Online Marketplace for Emerging Artists, Trebuchet Magazine

2020   Kovet Art Presenta The Art Vault Mostra Digitale, L'OfficielItalia

2017   Foundation Diploma in Fine Arts Catalogue, CityLit, University of the Arts London (UAL)