Urszula Gogol is a Polish-born American digital artist based in Chicago. She holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art.
Gogol’s Digital Paintings/Collages and Photography combine two-decades of her experience in both Graphic Design and Fiber/Textile Art. Merging together her fascination for complex surfaces, colors and labor-intensive process, Gogol digitally manipulates the city-made textures though New Media, using a graphic design software.
Her studio practice doesn’t involve a physical art studio as she always works remotely. Gogol treks the city grid, 2 to 3 miles a day when her whole city becomes her studio. She takes photographs, collecting visual references enjoying the freedom of not having a physical studio space with actual art objects. All her a non-invasive-to-environment art practice fits into a backpack that she carries.
Her artwork can be found in diverse group of corporate clients from all around the world, including recent commissioned artwork for Tapestry Collection by Hilton – in 3 locations, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Charles Schwab Chicago Corporate Office, JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa, Northland Hotel in Green Bay, WI, Sophy Hyde Park Hotel in Chicago, Canada Square Complex in London, Celebrity Edge Cruise Ship and Historic Railway Station in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia converted into Public Space.
Gogol has exhibited in solo shows at University of Illinois at Chicago and Woman Made Gallery.
Urszula Gogol’s ongoing project Cross Sections, over 2 years in making, focuses on documenting the tree removal in Chicago neighborhoods. The project currently stands at over 700 unique digital photographs and continues to expand as the trees continue to disappear from local communities.