About Zuzanna Hope
Zuzanna Hope (née Olowska) was born in Gdansk, Poland, 1983, into an intensely artistic family. She studied art and interior design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdansk, Poland (2007 - 2011).
Zuzanna works mainly with traditional oil painting or drawing, but also photography and design, for clients and galleries in Portugal, Poland, England and the United Arab Emirates.
She worked as a mural painter, interior and graphic designer and an art consultant in Shoreditch, London (2012 - 2015) before establishing an alternative art gallery called Division Zero in Porto, where she exhibited her works and curated other artists (2016 - 2018).
Working alongside the Faculdade de Belas Artes at the University of Porto, Zuzanna hosted an art retreat based around her farm near Amarante, with a final exhibition at Lugar de Desenho, Fundação Júlio Resende, Porto (2018).
Recent exhibitions include:
Solo exhibition at CCBombarda, Rua Miguel Bombarda for Inaugurações Simultâneas (April 2017)
Live painting performance at CCBombarda for Inaugurações Simultâneas (May 2017)
Group exhibition at Miguel Costa Cabral & Associados (May 2019 to present)
Zuzanna continues to host nature-inspired oil painting and drawing workshops.
Zuzanna takes her inspiration from observing her surroundings, the simplicity of nature's rules, and humanity's place within them. She explores everything from brute realism, symbolism, through to memories from recurring dreams.