Joana Partyka is a ceramicist, illustrator and political staffer based in Boorloo (Perth). In her unique ceramic works, Partyka attempts to both make sense of and comment on the bewildering state of contemporary life and politics – the bush fires, the pandemic, the social upheaval, the activism, the bumbling and bad politicians. Fuelled by rage and grief, her work pushes the viewer to reflect on their own experiences, as well as offer hope and beauty from its ashes.
Partyka’s very first exhibition Suppose You Brought the Light Inside of the Body at KolbuszSpace (2021) sold out, and since then her works are regularly exhibited in important shows nationally, including at PICA in August 2022.
Partyka’s next solo exhibition at KolbuszSpace will be in 2024.