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Bio: P.Kloczkowski Luberda

As an established and widely exhibited artist for the past thirty plus years, her work has been shown internationally at the Ceramics Biennale in Gautang, South Africa, and nationally at Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, California; Center for Emerging Art, Miami, Florida; George A. Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, Missouri; Texas Artists Museum, Port Arthur, Texas and Salisbury State University, Salisbury, Massachusetts to highlight a few. Regionally her work was shown at the Rockford Art Museum, the Evansville Art Museum, Indiana University, the University of Wisconsin, North Central College , Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, Highland Park Art Center and Harper College, are among her many exhibitions.


Born in California and raised in Chicago, she has been represented by four Chicago area galleries during the past 25 years and exhibited at numerous other venues such as the annual SOFA Show at Navy Pier, the Illinois Institute of Art, the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Borders Book Store, and AT&T Corporate offices.


Currently her work is part of a traveling exhibition entitled “Breaking Criminal Traditions.” This exhibition has been shown in various galleries throughout the midwest and more recently the east coast, at the Gallery at Penn College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and Kean University, Union, New Jersey


Along with her extensive exhibition history she has won numerous awards like the Illinois Institute of Art Purchase Award as well as a First Place Award from the same institution. Other awards include a Merit Award from Salisbury State University; Best of Show, Nicolet College, Wisconsin; 3rd Place, Indiana University; Merit Award, Quincy Art Center; Honorable Mention, Rockford Art Museum, and an Award of Excellence from the Norris Cultural Center in St. Charles, IL.  Also awarded an artist's residency at the Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, Illinois.

In addition to her professional work she has also engaged in lectures and public speaking on her work and methods as well as art in general. This includes invitations as a panelist at Joliet Junior College and North Central College. Also invited as a guest artist lecturer at Roosevelt University, Chicago, an exhibiting artist lecture at Harper College, Palatine, and Borders Book Store on Michigan Ave., Chicago, along with being an invited speaker at various art organizations. She and her work have been featured in the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun Times and the Daily Herald as well as other print media. Her work was also featured on NBC Channel 5 news.


Ms. Luberda’s education includes a BA in Studio Art, an Associate’s degree in Design and Illustration, specialized instruction in ceramic sculpture from the Art Institute of Chicago; fiber sculpture, Concordia University, Montreal Canada; Mold-making, San Antonio Institute of Art, San Antonio, Texas; Patination at Cleveland University, Cleveland Ohio.

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