Born in Krakow, Poland, I grew up surrounded by my mother who was an Artist and my father who was an Architect. Under their influence and encouragement I started my journey in the world of Arts at a very young age. I got my first commission of reverse paintings on glass at the age of ten; it was a collection of five icons for the “Missionary Church” in Krakow.
In 1970, to escape from communism, I emigrated with my parents to South Africa where I studied Fine Art at the Pretoria University and gained my Diploma of Fine Art and later BA of Architecture from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. During the years I was studying I kept painting and participating in Art Exhibitions. After completing my Art Diploma I attended the University of Cape Town School of architecture to prepare for a career as an architect.
After participating in Art Exhibitions in 1971 and 1972 in Pretoria I opened my first "one person" Exhibition in the Gallery of South African Association of Arts in Cape Town where I displayed a collection of my Reverse Paintings on Glass, Drawings and Graphics.
The Exhibition was very well received by the members of the Press and the Critics who attended and published in some of the major South African Newspapers many articles covering the event.
“Painting on glass is a specialized and difficult Art and Agnieszka is an Expert.”