Pawel Kleszczewski

Pawel was born in 1982 in Szczecin, Poland. He graduated in Painting and Stained Glass at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland.  He is a painter and animator. His works were presented at numerous international art exhibitions and film festivals. He was an artist in residence in Sweden, Estonia, Germany, Ireland.

In 2018 Pawel received a government scholarship “Young Poland” from the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and The City of Szczecin Arts Bursary Award. He was awarded the Cavan County Arts Award in 2015-18, Ireland. He lives and works in Szczecin, Poland.

He has over ten years of professional experience. Co-founder of Konik Studio, established in 2013 in Ireland. Animated film director, active artist, curator, he creates holistic arts projects. He works in the field of education and art, providing Painting and Drawing classes for students and other age groups, as well as stop motion animation workshops.He has experience in writing applications for grants, creative writing, art promotion, planning artistic development. Artist in residency in Sweden, Ireland and Estonia. Awarded the Bullock Lane Residency in Cavan (2016), Cavan Arts Award (2017) and Cavan Professional Arts Award (2016) and Polish Culture Around the World from Adam Mickiewicz Institute (2016).

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