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Zibi Krygier - bio

A graduate of the Faculty of Painting in the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, under the artistic supervision of professors Adam Marczyński and Andrzej Strumiłło. Following his studies, since 1980 he has created and lived abroad, in the US, France, and Canada. Currently he lives in Warsaw (Poland) and Toronto (Canada).

Participating in numerous individual and collective exhibitions in Paris, in the Grand Palais (Salon de la Jeune Peinture, Salon d’Automne and Salon des Indépendants), New York, Oslo, Mexico, and Toronto .

The paintings of Zibi Krygier have attracted a group of enthusiasts. The entire collection of oil paintings, created during his studies, is in private art collections in the Netherlands. The paintings from the subsequent period are in private collections in the US, Mexico, Canada, France, the Netherlands, Norway, Germany, and Poland, among others.

In 1987-1992 Zibi Krygier was commissioned to design clubs in New York, among which is the Mondo Cane Blues Bar, and Wonderland Blues Bar.
Since 1998 he is also involved in artistic photography.

About art

His paintings are the kind of mental shortcuts, in simplified form, a sort of grotesque, childish fun. Both intriguing and puzzling. They are abound with nostalgia for something elusive; dreams, capturing the passing moments of joy.

”Art by Zibi Krygier entertains with a colour, symbolism, and above all an affirmation of life, because the artist is in love with people and the world, which distinguishes his art by way of positive energy. Valuable art flirts with the imagination to produce real reception. Frequently art happens to be more real than reality, as it discloses a quintessence of our desires, passions and longings. We will find here many emotions, and dreams, the world’s scent becomes palpable. Such is the art of Zibi Krygier which appeals to so many, which is the reason for the artist’s success” - Katarzyna Gniewecka „Nowojorczyk życia” Magazyn – Just Quality 12/2009


  • 1975/1980 the Faculty of Painting in the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow, under artistic supervision of Adam Marczyński
  • 1980 Diploma under prof. Andrzej Strumiłło

Selected Exhibitions (solo)

Zibi Krygier with Julian Schnabel

  • 2011 Art Villa, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2008 STUDIO Buffo, Warsaw, Poland
  • TVN, Augustówka, Warsaw, Poland
  • Chrysler Jeep Car Salon, Warsaw, Poland
  • Karma Cafe, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2007 Rio Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
  • 1999 Chestnut Art Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
  • 1992 Nebb Gallery, Oslo, Norway
  • 1989 Janus Screen Graphics Studio, New York, NY, USA
  • PAAS Artworks Gallery, New York, NY, USA
  • 1987 Minor Injury Gallery, New York, NY, USA
  • PAAS Artworks Gallery, New York, NY, USA
  • 1985 La Malvas Gallery, Montreal, Canada
  • Cultural Center Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • 1984 CCVRR Art Gallery, Paris, France

Selected Exhibitions (group)

  • 2011 New York In Warsaw, Fabryka Trzciny, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2006 L.V.A.C. Art Gallery,Toronto, Canada
  • 1998 Business Center Club, Warsaw, Poland
  • Chestnut Art Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
  • 1997 BWA, Zielona Góra, Poland
  • 1996 Chestnut Art. Gallery, Warsaw, Poland
  • 1994 BWA, Zielona Góra, Poland
  • 1991 Museum Zacheta, Warsaw, Poland
  • Cb’s 313 Gallery, New York, NY, USA
  • 1990 Westhampton Sq. Gallery, New York, NY. USA
  • 1989 Graduate Center Gallery, New York, NY, USA
  • PEMEX Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Del Bello Gallery, Toronto, Canada
  • 1987 Ariel, Gallery, New York, NY, USA
  • 1986 La Malvas Gallery, Montreal, Canada
  • 1985 Experience Gallery, Ottawa, Canada
  • 1984 Städtische Galerie, Landau, Germany
  • 7th Grand Prix International of Paintings, Breau, France
  • 1st Prix of Paintings, Toulouse, France
  • Salon des Indépendants, Grand Palais, Paris, France
  • 1983 Salon d’ Automne, Grand Palais, Paris, France
  • 34th Salon de la Jeune Peinture, Grand Palais, Paris, France
  • 1982 33th Salon de la Jeune Peinture, Grand Palais, France


  • 2011 Kurier Warszawski - Radosne malarstwo Zibiego (Joyful painting of Zibi)
  • 2009 Just Quality Magazine - Nowojorczyk Życia
  • 2009 Magazine Solidna Firma – Obrazy Zbigniewa Krygiera w Studio Buffo (Paintings of Zibi Krygier in STUDIO Buffo)
  • 2008 Magazine VIP – Wystawa Zbigniewa Krygiera w RIO (Exhibition of Zibi Krygier in RIO Gallery)
  • 2008 Magazine Solidna Firma – Wystawa malarstwa Zbigniewa Krygiera w Galerii RIO (Paintings exhibition of Zibi Krygier in RIO Gallery)
  • 1993 Newspaper Dagbladet – Anxiety among teddy-bears, Harold Flor, 2 styczeń, Oslo, Norway
  • 1992 Newspaper Arbeiderbladet – Nebb til lunsj, Anne Hoff, 5 grudzień, Oslo, Norway
  • 1991 Magazine Sztuka – Prezentacje (Displays - Art) March, Warsaw
  • 1989 Art World – Malarstwo Zbigniewa Krygiera, Jacek Gula (Paintings of Zibi Krygier, Jacek Gula) April, New York, USA
  • 1987 Greenpoint Gazette – Malarstwo Zbigniewa Krygiera (Painting of Zibi Krygier) 18 November, New York, USA
  • 1986 The Gazette – Artist puts his work in focus, Gary Freeman, 26 September, Montreal, Canada
  • 1985 Newspaper The Citizen – Exhibition shows diversity of modern Polish art, Derek Oliver, 18 November, Ottawa, Canada