Malgorzata (Maggie) Oakes
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Biography

Malgorzata Oakes is a multidisciplinary artist specializing in non-toxic research in printmaking processes, specifically intaglio techniques. She was born in Poland and holds a Ph.D. from the Scientific Program in the Arts from the Doctoral School of the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art & Design in Wrocław, Poland. Oakes obtained her MFA at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art & Design in Wrocław in Printmaking in 2001. Her prints, drawings and paper installations have been exhibited in more than 100 exhibitions in museums, galleries and printshops worldwide. Her latest exhibitions are as follows: Inter-Connected - existence beyond waste MTG – Kraków 2021 accompanying program, Mini Maxi Print Berlin 2020 and Toxic, Non-toxic relations between human behavior and emotions at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art & Design in Wrocław. Among her many accomplishments, Oakes has received a Full Fellowship Artist in Residency Award from the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts in 2021. She has been selected for numerous residencies, including Frans Masereel Center, Non-toxic Electro-etching Workshop Residency with Alfonso Crujera and was awarded a scholarship at Zea Mays Printmaking. She is an active educator, papermaker and professional printmaker, involved in various interdisciplinary collaborative projects with her students and colleagues. Her work speaks to the sustainable mission of the arts. She travels to share her research focused on non-toxic electro-etching innovative processes within the United States and Europe. Malgorzata currently teaches at the State University of New York and resides in Hudson Valley New York.