Born in 1984 in Rzeszow, she is a graduate of the St. Petersburg Academy of Fine Arts. Jan Matejko in Krakow. She received her diploma in 2011 in the Intaglio Printing Studio of Prof. Stanislaw Wejman. Since 2011, he has been a teacher at the St. Michael’s Academy of Fine Arts. Władysław Strzemiński in Lodz, Poland.
She has won more than a dozen awards and prizes at home and abroad. Among other awards, she received Opera Prima – 1st prize for debut at the 2009 Bologna International Book Fair for her illustrations for the book Fantje, Gimpel Verlag (published in Poland by Muchomor publishing house titled: Słoniątko).
In July 2014, Cichowska received the Gustav Heinemann Peace Prize (Gustav-Heinemann-Friedenspreis) for her collaborative work, the book The Last Performance of Mrs. Esterka (text by Adam Jaromir, illustrations by Gabriela Cichowska). The book describes the life of Janusz Korczak and his charges at the Orphans’ Home in the Warsaw Ghetto. The book was also nominated in 2014 for the German Prize for Young People’s Literature (Deutsche Jugendliteraturpreis), awarded at the Frankfurt International Book Fair.
book by Przemyslaw Wechterowicz illustrations by Gabriela Cichowska “Fairy tale about the read Bear and the Rabbit who fell from the sky”.
publication of the book Julia Hartwig illustrations Gabriela Cichowska entitled “ZGUBA MICHA£KA” 2019 MOST IMPORTANT EXHIBITS
“Bears and Bears” exhibition at Limited Edition Gallery
The exhibition entitled. “Kafka – Breaking Boundaries.” Painting. Gallery of Contemporary Art “Profile” – Poznań.
The exhibition entitled. “Kafka – Breaking Boundaries.” Painting. NCK Center Gallery – Krakow.
A solo exhibition of Painting and book illustration.
Kunstverein Zweibrücken and Stadtmuseum Zweibrücken.
Curator Dr. Jurgen Ecker
Catalog ISBN 978-3-86619-140-2
The exhibition entitled. “Kafka – Breaking Boundaries.” Painting. Reszl Castle.
The exhibition entitled. “Kafka – Breaking Boundaries.” Painting. Gallery of Contemporary Art “Elektrownia” – Czeladź.
New edition of Franz KAFKA’s aphorisms in Silesian, Polish and German
Aphorisms illustrated with the works of ca. 150 academics from the most important art universities of Poland and the world.
Distinction , “Lodz Eureka “2015 awarded by the D.S Council for Higher Education and Science at the President of the City of Lodz for winning the Gustav Heinemann Frankfurt Peace Prize 2014. For illustrations for the best German-language book for young people entitled: , “Fraulein Estheres letzete Vorstellung”.
Museum of Opole Silesia individual exhibition entitled. , “Scars of Europe,” the exhibition was opened by the Prime Minister of the Land of Rhineland-Palatinate Malu Dreyer, the District Governor of Kusel County Dr. Winfried Hirschberger and the Director of the Opole Silesia Museum Urszula Zajączkowska.
July 13 this year. at the Opole Silesia Museum, Prime Minister of Rhineland-Palatinate Malu Dreyer, Marshal of the Opole Voivodeship Andrzej Buła and Opole Voivode Ryszard Wilczyński ceremoniously opened an exhibition of drawings and collages on the subject of war by Gabriela Cichowska under the title “Cicatrices européennes – Europäische Narben – European scars.” Guests of honor included. Sabine Haake Consul of Germany in Opole, Dr. Winfried Hirschberger Head of the Kusel District, Mayor of Brzeg Jerzy Wrębiak, Vice-Mayor of the Brzeg District Jan Golonka and Deputy Marshal of the Opole Voivodeship Antoni Konopka.
A group exhibition titled ,,Postmodern Stories” at the Alma Mater Gallery of Sofia University in Bulgaria.
Implementation of advertising billboards for the company “Skanska” – Selected by the authorities of the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz.
Award nomination – Nominiert für den Deutschen Jugendliteraturpreis 2014 (Sachbuch).
Gustav- Heinemann -Friederspreis 2014. Frankfurt.
Award for the best German-language book for young people. “Fraulein Estheres letzte Vorstellung. Awarded by the government of North Rhine-Westphalia.
Gustav- Heinemann -Friederspreis 2014. Frankfurt.
Individual exhibition of illustrations ,,Cicatrices europeennes,, Archives departementales Alencone- France.
Individual exhibition of illustrations Janusz Korczak Und die Kinder,Mediznischen Zentrum, Kusel -Germany
Individual exhibition of illustrations Janusz Korczak Und die Kinder,HTW Saar Saarbrucken -Germany
Nomination of the book Frankfurt Book Fair Germany.for the prize “Fraulein Estheres letzte Vorstellung” JUGENDLITRATUR PREIS 2014
Individual exhibition of illustration and painting BWA – Kielce “Green Gallery”, Busko Zdrój
Individual exhibition of illustrations to the book about Janusz Korczak ,, “Fraulein Estheres letzte Vorstellung”. , Elektromontaż – Rzeszów Gallery at the highest level
Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin. Lectures seminars workshops-illustration of children’s book
7-Baltic Meetings of Illustrators. “How to talk about Korczak today- to children and adults?”.
Polish Institute in Leipzig, Polish Institute in Vilnius, Zulawy Center in Nowy Dwor Gdanski Individual exhibitions of illustrations
Solo exhibition of illustrations for the book “Fraulein Estheres letzte Vorstellung” Gimpel Verlag 2012
23rd Biennale of Illustration – Bratislava
KONSULART Gallery – Polish-German Exchange Platform. ASP Kraków. Diplomates of prof. Stanislaw Tabisz.
Individual exhibition of graphics – BWA – Rzeszow. Individual exhibitions of illustrations, workshops.
BWA illustration exhibition – Lodz. Exhibition on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Faculty of Graphic Arts and Painting of the Academy of Fine Arts – Lodz.
Exhibition after the International Painting Plein Air Boguchwała 2011 – BWA Rzeszow.
Individual Exhibition dedicated to Janusz Korczak. Museum of Cinematography in Lodz.
Art Symposium – Drawing, Painting, Sculpture. Polonia Auction House – ART. Książ Castle.
International Painting Plein-Air – Boguchwała 2012
Graphic nomination in the competition of the Polish Section of IBBY “Book of the Year 2011″.
Exhibition of young pedagogues of the Drawing Studio of the Faculty of Graphic Arts and Painting of the Academy of Fine Arts – Lodz. Zgierz Art Gallery.
Exhibition of illustrations for Adam Jaromir’s book “Elephant” – Pinocchio Theater, Lodz.
Bologna Ragazzi Award Competition – “Opera Prima for Illustrations for the book “Elephant”.
PTWK’s Most Beautiful Book of the Year competition – honorable mention.
The Sakharov Children’s Book Contest. Halina Skrobiszewska – an honorable mention.
Individual exhibition entitled , “Faces” of Graphics and Illustration – with the memory of Prof. Włodzimierz Kotkowski Center for Jewish Culture Krakow.
Individual exhibition ICN Polfa Rzeszów S.A Podkarpackie Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts – Rzeszów
Participation in the exhibition , “Art” exhibition of Polish artists – Pineberg Germany.
Participation in the exhibition , “To His Neighbor” Zachęta – Warsaw. City Museum Wroclaw Palace of Art – Krakow, BWA Katowice, BWA Rzeszow
51 competition ,,The most beautiful book of the year 2010″ awarding a distinction for illustrations to the book by Adam Jaromir “Elephant” Warsaw
Individual exhibition of ,,illustration and collage,,, Art Shelter WS Faculty of Art, University of Rzeszow. After the opening of the exhibition, I led a Workshop in the Studio of Prof. Włodzimierz Kotkowski and Prof. Wieslaw Grzegorczyk , “Expression of Collage and Monotype Techniques”.
The group exhibition “And the animals went in pairs. Jozef Wilkoń and today’s Polish illustrators” Internationale Jugendbibliothek – Munich.
Group exhibition, I colori del sakro – Museo Diocesano di Padova.
National competition “Tarnów climates”.
Individual exhibition of drawing and illustration – Gallery of the Faculty of Graphic Arts – ASP Krakow.
XVI National Competition of Art named after Vincent van Gogh”,Rybnik
Individual exhibition of drawings and illustrations- Steel Angels Gallery -Bytom
National ,,I Student Biennial of Small Forms”-Institute of Art of the State Higher Vocational School in Raciborz
XV Ogólnopolski Konkurs Sztuki im.Vincent van Gogh”,Rybnik
International post-competition exhibition,,Biennale Internacional IIustrarte 2007 Bareiro,Portugal.
Participation in achievement competitions:
Distinction , “Lodz Eureka “2015 awarded by the D.S Council for Higher Education and Science at the Mayor of Lodz for winning the Gustav Heinemann Peace Prize Frankfurt 2014. For illustrations for the best German-language book for young people entitled ,,Fraulein Estheres letzete Vorstellung”.
Award for the best German-language book for young people. The book title “Fraulein Estheres letzte Vorstellung. Awarded by the government of North Rhine-Westphalia.Deutschen Jugendliteraturpreis 2014paz October (Sachbuch)
Gustav- Heinemann -Friederspreis 2014.
Honorable Mention Bologna Ragazzi Award 2011 – in the category Opera Prima (illustrator’s debut) for Illustrations to the book “Elephant.”
Honorable mention. In the 3rd Children’s Literature Competition named after him. Halina Skrobiszewska – for illustrations to the book by Adam Jaromir , “Elephant”. Publisher ;Muchomor. Book is added to the Children’s Book Museum’s Treasures List
II National Triennial Frontiers of Drawing Ii Prize of the Podkarpackie Society for the Encouragement of Fine Arts
XVII All-Polish Competition of Art named after Vincent van Gogh”,Rybnik equivalent prize for the set of painting works ,,Composition I,II,III and ,,Multyplikacje”.
National competition “Tarnowskie klimaty”.Second Prize of the President of the City of Tarnow for a series of works entitled, “On the pins of grass”.
XVI All-Polish Competition of Art named after Vincent van Gogh”,Rybnik First prize for a set of painting works
5th edition of the Child Friendly Toy competition 2nd Prize in the debutant category for toys Mr. Sz,Fik, and Rebecca
National ,,I Student Biennial of Small Forms” Grand Prix award -Institute of Art of the State Higher Vocational School in Raciborz
International post-competition exhibition ,,Biennale Internacional IIustrarte 2007 Bareiro – Portugal. Honorable mention for the illustration series.