Karolina  Dworska
B. 1997, Rzeszów, Poland.

Karolina is a British-based Polish artist who whose multidisciplinary practice explores dreams, mythologies and liminal fantasy spaces, situated between the unconscious and reality. Littered with surreal motifs and mysterious inhabitants, her dreamscapes examine the strangeness, abject horror as well as the euphoria of corporeal existence. Desire and longing are also at the core of her work.

Dworska explores the connection between recurring dreams and mythological allegory, and how the seemingly private, internal dream space can be externalised to connect to contemporary narratives and anxieties. Deeply intertextual, her work interweaves folklore, science fiction and the everyday, reconfigured through the meditative lens of dreaming.

Dworska utilises textile mediums, in particular rug-tufting, a technique in which she hand constructs pictorial rugs, as well as using machine knitting and elements of sculpture to devise her surreal vision.

She graduated from BA Fine Art at Goldsmiths in 2020, followed by a year-long Fine Art Junior Fellowship at the University. In 2021 she was selected for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including in London, Madrid, Stockholm and Seoul.

Deeply nourished by (cosmic and body) horror, mythology, science fiction and confusions of corporeal reality.