Photo: Natalia Zaluska
Alicja Gaskon works in painting, sculpture, drawing, and printmaking. Gaskon's current research focuses on dividing lines, such as political borders and cultural and social barriers. Her interests span these dividing lines' political, economic, psychological, and social aspects. She examines the long-lasting impact they have on the regions and the people. Gaskon bases her work on historical events as well as daily occurrences. Her work typically features a reduced palette of red, white, and black, itself derived from the universal symbol for restricted access. 

Alicja Gaskon received her M.F.A. from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and is a graduate of Architecture (WSEiZ). She currently lives and works in New York City and holds her studio practice at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in Midtown, Manhattan. 

She has received grants, awards, and residencies from the International Studio and Curatorial Program ISCP (2019), NARS Foundation (2018), Asylum Arts (2020, 2018), IAM Program at the New York Foundation for the Arts NYFA (2017), ArtSlant (2017), StartPoint Prize (2011), PL Ministry of Culture (2009). 

Gaskon’s work is in private and public collections at the National Museum (Gdansk, Poland), Stiftung Konzeptuelle Kunst-Museum Wilhelm Morgner (Soest, Germany), Central Museum of Textiles (Lodz, Poland), Art Tank Collection, among others.

Gaskon’s work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in Europe and North America, including the Central Museum of Textiles in Lodz, Korean Cultural Center in New York, Galeria Labirynt in Lublin, Lengyel Intézet in Budapest, Saatchi Gallery in London, NARS Foundation in New York, EFA Project Space in New York, Le Guern Gallery in Warsaw, Balzer Projects in Basel, Solo Positions in Berlin, Artissima in Turin, Italy, Vienna Contemporary in Vienna, Noyes Museum of Art in Atlantic City, Times Square in New York (Chashama), and Saatchi Gallery in London, among others.