Angelica Brzyska

Dip. Arts (Sheridan), B.A. (Tor.), M.F.A. (Emily Carr)
Angelica Brzyska
Phone: 604-599-3333
Surrey Office: S SPRUCE 152I

Instructional Associate

Angelica Brzyska (she/her) is an artist who works primarily with paper. She is currently living, working, and making on the traditional and ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, Tsawwassen, Kwantlen, Katzie, and Semiahmoo Nations, also known as Vancouver and Surrey. Her work explores the experiences of people with cross-cultural identities. The core of Brzyska’s practice draws from her Polish-Canadian identity, specifically the material exploration of paper through printmaking, the Polish folk art called wycinanki, sculpture, and installation. Nostalgia haunts the work which references her early childhood, a time when she felt the strongest connection to her Polish heritage and before she began to assimilate into Canadian culture. The tactility of printmaking and paper cutting’s repetitive actions allows Brzyska to remember the place of childhood thereby bridging the gap between her identities. She has exhibited her work across Canada in Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and British Columbia.

Areas of Interest

Metaphorical languages of printmaking, wycinanki, cross-culture kids and diasporic intimacy.