Malgorzata Oakes is a Polish-born artist residing in the Hudson Valley in New York. She holds a Ph.D. from the Scientific Interdisciplinary Program in the Arts from the Doctoral School of the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art & Design in Wrocław, Poland, where she also obtained her MFA in Printmaking in 2001.
Oakes’ prints, drawings and paper installations have been exhibited in museums, galleries and print shops worldwide. Among her many accomplishments, Oakes has received a Full Fellowship Award from the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts in 2021. She has been selected for numerous artist residencies, including Collective Research Residency as well as Artist Residency at Frans Masereel Centrum, Non-toxic Electro-etching Workshop Residency with Alfonso Crujera, and Zea Mays Printmaking Residency where she has been awarded a scholarship.
Oakes 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. Her latest research was published in Printmaking Today’s Winter 2021 issue. She currently teaches at the State University of New York at New Paltz, Orange County Community College, Woodstock School of Art as well as Women’s Studio Workshop. Learn more about her work at www.malgorzataoakes.com.