News | Friday, 5th August 2016

Graduate artist celebrates first US solo show

Bartosz shows new body of work in Washington

A GRADUATE artist has enjoyed success with his first US solo exhibition.

Bartosz Beda, who moved from Poland to study at the Manchester School of Art is now based in Idaho, and last month opened his exhibition, Hear My Voice, at Marmot Art Space, in Spokane, Washington, where he showed a completely new body of work.

Owner Marshall Peterson compared Bartosz to “a young Picasso, Warhol or Dali.”

Bartosz’s achievements include being shortlisted for Saatchi’s New Sensations 2012, winning the prestigious Towry Award for the Best of the North of England in the same year, and appearances on international award shortlists in Italy and America. He has had solo exhibitions in Colombia, Spain, the UK, Germany and Poland, and appeared in almost a dozen group shows throughout the United States.

Penny Macbeth, Interim Dean of the Manchester School of Art, said: “I am delighted for Bartosz as are the Fine Art team in the School of Art: Having your first solo show in the United States is a significant moment for any artist.”

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