Basia Mindewicz was born in Warsaw in 1978. An icon painter and contemporary artist, she was trained in Poland at a College dedicated to iconography, studying ancient techniques of egg tempera and gold gilding. For many years she worked mainly in a very traditional style, but on coming to Edinburgh, where she founded the Edinburgh School of Icon Painting, she started exploring other ‘’languages’’, searching for more personal and contemporary ways of depicting reality and uncovering the truth about who we are, and what we need to become whole as human beings. Icon painting as a spiritual practice grows in silence and stillness.
Basia graduated from The Maria Grzegorzewska Academy of Special Education, MA and College of Iconography (Policealne Studium Ikonograficzne) in Bielsk Podlaski in 2008. She has worked for major icon painting workshops in Poland, and organized many private workshops and residential courses.
Poland Droga Ikony (The way of Icon)
Studium Chrzescijanskiego Wschodu (School of Eastern Christianity)
Retreat at Craig Lodge Family House of Prayer, may 2015.
3 day workshop at the Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, March 2016
''Art of Icon. Art of life'' retreat at Hacienda Los Olivos in Spain, May 2016. http://www.haciendalosolivos.org/
"Icon Today" Contemporary Icon (Ikona Dzis, Wystawa Ikon Wspolczesnych), Monastery of Dominicans in Warsaw, Poland
"Oblicza Ikony" Ukrainian and Polish Contemporary Icon, The Museum Of South Podlasie in Biala Podlaska, Poland,
''The Sacred Face'', March 2014, MESP Festival, Edinburgh. Curated.
''Doorways to the Divine'', January 2015. St. Margaret's House, Edinburgh. Curated.
''Artist as a Seer in a quantum age'', March 2015. MESP Festival, Summer Hall. Edinburgh. Curated.
''Anima'', March 2016 and February 2017, MESP Festival.
''Armo - Grace - Laska'', International exhibition of contemporary Icons. Kangasala, Finland.
''Modernit Ikonnit'', International exhibition of contemporary Icons, Helsinki, Finland.
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