Wioleta Kaminska is a Polish-born and San Francisco-based designer, media artist, linguist and educator, but most of all, a storyteller. Her work ranges from photography, drawings, motion graphics to film, video and animations. Her meditative video landscapes are both a study in perception and stillness and visual reflection on the intersection between nature, technology and culture.
In her process-based approach to image making, Kaminska's focus is on the visual exploration of our perception of time and space, the conflicting forces that shape land and humans and on how we find ourselves caught between nature and technology, contemplation and complexity. In her work, Kaminska utilizes a wide range of media, design methods and artistic approaches. Her interest and background in linguistics, design and interior architecture naturally influence her digital storytelling. From colliding worlds -- simultaneously dirge and paean to open space and collapsing systems, to the ambiguity of perception of time and how it affects the way we view the landscapes that make up the world around us.
Her video installations have been shown internationally in art festivals and gallery exhibitions and have been featured in numerous publications. In November 2015 Kaminska completed her artist residency at Headlands Center for the Arts (film/video/new media). Currently seven of her video landscapes are part of the Fermata exhibition at Kala Art Institute, Berkeley till July 1st. Recently, two of her video installations have been selected for the Contemporary Video Art and Performing Art Festival in Rome, 2016 and Borders, International Art and Architecture Festival - Fragmented Identities in Venice, during the time of Venice Architecture Biennale 2016.
Kaminska's professional background also includes working as a design researcher on a project for a Fortune 100 client, graphic designing, strategy consulting, project management, teaching motion design classes to design and art students, writing a column for SF Nature Education Newsletter, teaching English as a Second Language, curricula design, and preparing students for Cambridge ESOL exams with British Council.