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About

Monika Fabijanczyk is a photographer and an architect, based in County Wicklow, Ireland. Her country of origin is Poland. She studied photography at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin and has had work exhibited in Ireland and United Kingdom.

Monika works with analogue equipment, film and the 19th century photographic processes, creating labour intensive, hand crafted photographs. She specialises in the wet plate collodion technique, producing one of a kind images on glass and metal plates.

She is a historical photography tutor in the Gallery of Photography in Dublin and Belfast Exposed, Belfast. She provides individual workshops in the Galerie Lisette, in Enniskerry village.

Her commercial / digital work mostly relates to architecture, interiors and architectural models.


EXHIBITIONS

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2017 Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition, Belfast, UK
2017 'Broad Eye', Purple Onion Gallery, Tarmonbarry, Roscommon, Ireland
2016 'Chasing Shadows', Gallery X, Dublin
2015 'Chasing Shadows', Gallery X, Dublin
2015 Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition, Dublin, Ireland
2015 'Chasing Shadows', Dimbola Museum and Galleries, Isle of Wight, UK
2014 Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition, Dublin, Ireland
2014 'Art on the Hill...', Galerie Lisette, Enniskerry, Ireland
2013 'Still' Taylorfest Gallery, Carlow, Ireland
2012 'Close to Closure', Backloft Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2012 'Between the Lines', Drawing Project, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
2012 'Chasing Shadows II', Profile Gallery, Saltburn-by-the-sea, UK
2011 'Peoples Photography', St.Stephen's Green, Dublin, Ireland
2011 'Chasing Shadows II', Centre for Creative Practices Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2011 Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition, Dublin, Ireland
2010 'Peoples Photography', St.Stephen's Green, Dublin, Ireland
2010 'The Edge of the Land', Homeless Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
2010 'Coastlines', NCAD graduate exhibition, Dublin, Ireland

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011 'Killruddery.Reflections on glass.' The Stable Studio. Killruddery House and Gardens, Bray, Co.Wicklow

Major Talks and Demonstrations:

02/2016 - Waterford College of Further Education,
‘Historical Photography’ lecture and demonstration of the wet plate collodion process

02/2015 - Griffith College Dublin,
Guest lecturer, ‘Historical techniques in contemporary photographic practice’

02/2015 - Waterford College of Further Education,
‘Historical Photography’ lecture and demonstration of the wet plate collodion process

05/2014 - Gallery of Photography, Dublin,
Demonstration of the 19th century Wet Plate Collodion Photographic technique

05/2014 - Schoolhouse for Art, Enniskerry,
Demonstration of the 19th century Wet Plate Collodion Photographic technique

06/2012 - Mermaid Art Centre, Bray,
Public Presentation of the 19th century Wet Plate Collodion Photographic technique and portraits taking event during ‘’Arcadia’’ Vintage Festival

09/2011 - Killruddery House and Gardens, Bray,
Artist talk about “Killruddery. Reflections on Glass” exhibition, Demonstration of the 19th Century Wet Plate Collodion technique.

07/2011 - Greystones, ''Americana'' Festival,
“Hiawatha’s Photographing” - Public Demonstration of the 19th century Wet Plate Collodion Photographic technique and portraits taking event