Kasia Ozga

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Sculpture

Areas of Study

Education

  • PhD, Doctoral School in Esthetics, Sciences and Technologies of Arts, University of Paris 8, France, 2013. 

  • MA, aesthetics and history of art and photography, University of Paris 8, France, 2008.

  • MFA, sculpture, Akademia Sztuk Pieknych im. Jana Matejki (Academy of Fine Arts), Cracow, Poland, 2006.

  • DFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, 2004

  • BFA, studio art, Tufts University, 2004

  • BA, international relations, Tufts University, 2004

Biography

Kasia Ozga is a Polish French American sculptor and installation artist. She reuses, revalues, and reanimates mass-produced materials into singular artworks and inverts associations we make with different types of waste. Ozga is a former Kosciuszko Foundation Fellowship recipient, Harriet Hale Woolley grantee from the Fondation des Etats-Unis, Jerome Fellowship recipient at Franconia Sculpture Park, and Paul-Louis Weiller award recipient from the French Académie des Beaux-Arts. Her work has been exhibited in over 10 different countries and she has participated widely in residencies in Europe and North America (Shakers, Nekatoenea, Pépinières Européennes de Création, ACRE, KHN). A former professor at the European Academy of Art in Brittany (EESAB), Ozga holds a Ph.D. from the University of Paris 8, an M.F.A. from the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, and a B.F.A. from the SMFA at Tufts University, Boston.

  • 2022   Ozga, Kasia. “Going Dark: Revisiting Nightfall, a site-specific dark sky contemporary art workshop.” In Proceedings of the II International Conference on Night Studies, edited by Manuel Garcia-Ruiz and Jordi Nofre. Lisbon: ISCTE, 2022. (ISBN: 978-972-8048-68-6). http://hdl.handle.net/10071/24529
  • 2021   Ozga, Kasia. “Être et exposer : révéler les problématiques de genre au travail dans l’art contemporain / Being and Showing: Revealing Gender Issues at Work in Contemporary Art.” Meridian Critic, Tomul XXXVII, Nr. 2, 2021 (usv.ro).
  • Ozga, Kasia. “A matter of time: transformative sculptures by Marc Quinn, Zuzanna Janin, Anya Gallaccio, and Andy Goldsworthy.” In British Art and the Environment. Changes: Challenges and Responses since the Industrial Revolution, edited by Charlotte Gould and Sophie Mesplède. London: Routledge, 2021.
  • 2019   Paydar, Nikoo & Ozga, Kasia. “Mining Maps, Making Meaning: An Interview with Kasia Ozga.” Artl@s Bulletin 8, no. 3 (2019): Article 4. Purdue University and PSL.
  • 2018   Jamieson, Anna. & Ozga, Kasia. “We Can't Breathe.” Dandelion: Postgraduate Arts Journal and Research Network 9, no.1 (Autumn 2018). Birkbeck, University of London. doi: 10.16995/ddl.683
  • 2017   Ozga, Kasia. “False Advertising? Public Art and Monographic Exhibitions.” In Museums and Public Art?, edited by Cher Krause Knight and Harriet F. Senie, 206-221. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018.
  •    Ozga, Kasia. “The Internal Frontier: How Art at Once Problematizes Borders and Draws Us Closer to Them.” Contemporaneity: Historical Presence in Visual Culture 6, no. 1 (Nov. 2017). University of Pittsburgh. doi: https://doi.org/10.5195/contemp.2017.186
  • 2016   Ozga, Kasia. “Effects of Photography-based Public Art on the School Environment.” Studies in Art Education 57, no. 3 (Jun 2016). doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/00393541.2016.1177365
  • Ozga, Kasia. “Public Art and Communion: Light, Festival, and Ritual.” Lumiere(s), HLENO Review (Histoire et littérature de l’Europe du Nord-Ouest) 53 (2016). IRHiS–Institut de Recherches Historiques du Septentrion.
  • 2015   Ozga, Kasia. “Internal Frontier.” InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture (IVC), Issue 22 (18/04/2015). University of Rochester.

2022   Œkoumène, l’Angle - espace d’art contemporain du Pays Rochois, la Roche-sur-Foron, France

2020   Skinscapes, Atelier Les Charrons, Saint-Étienne, France

2020   Carrying On : Maritime Logistics, Théâtre Le Verso, Saint-Étienne, France

2019   Origin Stories, Galerie Une Image…, Saint-Étienne, France

2019   Raw Materials, Hall in One Novaciéries, Saint-Chamond (Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne), France

2018   Installation, Trou Noir, Le casier, Brussels, Belgium

2017   Rebâtir, Maison de la Fontaine, Brest, France

2016   Représences, Médiathèque L’Oiseau-Lyre, Marpent, France

2015   Boys will be Boys, Ordinary Projects, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, IL, USA

2014   Land Grab, The Sub-mission, The Mission Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA

2013   Borders: Barrières, Frontières, La Off #3, Centre Culturel Saint-Exupéry, Reims, France

2011   Projections, Centre Culturel Mendi Zolan, Hendaye, France

2009   (O)pakowanie, Fabryka Koronek Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2009   Emballages, Kasia Ozga, Château de la Louvière, Montluçon, France

2008   La Corde, Galerie Korczynski, Paris, France

2007   Attractions et Oppositions, l’Animathèque (MJC), Sceaux, France

2007   Body | Metaphor, Fondation des États-Unis, Paris, France

2021   Aide Individuelle à la Création Grant, Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles de Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Fondation Charles Oulmont Prize, Paris, France

2020   Fonds d’urgence, Centre national des arts plastiques (CNAP), France

2019   Aide Individuelle à la Création Grant, City of Saint-Étienne France 

2017   Aide Individuelle à la Création Grant, Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles de Bretagne, France 

2016   Soutien Exceptionnel Grant, Centre nat

Fall 2022

The Pile On: Introduction to Multiples and Accumulation — ARST 132
Introduction to Sculpture: In/With/About Wood — ARST 133

Spring 2023

Intro to Public Art and Social Practice — ARST 134
Intermediate Moldmaking & Casting — ARST 230
Intermediate Sculpture & Bodily Autonomy — ARST 233