About

Paulina Binek


O.: MASTER OF CRAFTS in the profession of goldsmith jeweler- an Honoraty title given by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage (April 2013); jewellery designer.


E.: 1986-graduate of the Gdańsk Jeweller- Silverart School; 2012- a master in the profession of goldsmith-jeweller number 731305.


N.: works in the design and making of art jewellery and applied art. Uses metals like silver, gold and precious stones; especially fond of amber, her source of inspiration are the themes of ancient Egypt, Byzantium, Africa and South America.


W.: 1994-2018 – more than 160 exhibitions and art shows in Poland and abroad (25 countries); works are in the collections of 14 museums; in Poland: Museum of the Earth at Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Archeological Museum in Gdansk, Amber Museum in Gdansk, Castle Museum in Malbork, Regional Museum of the Kalisz Land, Museum of Marine Fishing in Swinoujscie; in Europe: Copenhagen Amber Museum and House of Amber in Soborg (Denmark), Amber Museum in Ribnitz–Damgarten and North Sea Amber Museum St. Peter Ordning (Germany), Amber Museum-Gallery Vilnius and Amber Gallery-Museum in Nida (Lithuania), Amber Museum in Koenigsberg/Kaliningrad (Russian Federation), and the American Museum of Natural History in New York (USA); works in private collections around the world.


L.: mentions of artistic activities in books and exhibition catalogues: „Bursztyn skarb dawnych mórz" (Amber Treasure of the Ancient Seas), PAS Museum of the Earth, Warszawa 1997, Róża Kulicka „Bursztyn w sztuce" (Amber in Art), pp.22-23,ill.1, „Bernstein Schatz urzeitlicher Meere" - „Bernstein in der Kunst", PAS Museum of the Earth, Warszawa 1997, p.20,ill.2,Wiesław Gierłowski „Bursztyn i gdańscy bursztynnicy" (Amber and the Gdańsk Amber Jewellers), Gdańsk 1999, pp.85-87, „Moderne Bernsteinkunst - Modern Amber Art", Deutsches Bernsteinmuseum. Ribnitz - Damgarten 1999, p.33, „Ambra oro del Baltico", Sassari Museo Nazionale G.A.Sanna, 2001, p.40, ill.p.71,83, Barbara Kosmowska-Ceranowicz & Elżbieta Choińska-Bochdan „Z bursztynem przez tysiąclecia" (Amber over the Millennia), Gdańsk Archaeological Museum 2003, p.129,ill.p.140,141, Krystyna Leciejewicz & Katarzyna Kwiatkowska „Odkrywane piękno bursztyn" (Amber: Beauty Revealed), PAS Museum of the Earth, Warszawa 2005, p.183,ill.33, „Designed in Poland", Polish Investment and Trade Agency, Warszawa 2005, exhibition catalogue, Barbara Kosmowska-Ceranowicz „Polska, opowieść o bursztynie" (Poland, A Story of Amber), Warszawa 2006, p.103,ill.p.112,117, Ulf Erichson & Wolfgang Weitschat „Baltic Amber", Deutsches Bernsteinmuseum, Ribnitz – Damgarten 2008, p.170 ill.2, p.173 ill.5, Amber and Astronomy International Amber Biennale in Frombork, Frombork 2007, exhibition catalogue, „ALATYR 2007", Catalogue of the Second International Biennial of Amber Works of Art, Amber Museum, Kaliningrad 2007, pp.17,61, „Amber & Silver Time"- "Czas Srebra i Bursztynu", Gallery of Art in Legnica, 2008, pp.16-17, p.100, Michał Kosior „Paulina Binek Eryk Popkiewicz – Amber Fishers" exhibition at the Amber Museum in Gdańsk, 2008, exhibition catalogue, Sławomir Fijałkowski „Top Amber" Art – Design – Fashion, Gdańsk 2008, p.ill.55,74,130, „ALATYR 2009", Catalogue of the Third International Biennial of Amber Works of Art, Amber Museum, Kaliningrad 2009, p.99,ill.p.53, „Designed in Poland", Polish Investment and Trade Agency, Warszawa 2010, exhibition catalogue, "Piękno zaklęte w Bursztynie" (Beauty Cast in Amber), Kalisz Region Museum, Kalisz 2010, exhibition catalogue, „V Jantarju Ujeta Lepota", Kalisz Region Museum, Kalisz –Ptui-Lubliana 2011, exhibition catalogue, ALATYR 2011 Catalogue of the Fourth International Biennial of Amber Works of Art, Amber Museum, Kaliningrad 2011, ill. cover p.1, „Bursztyn Złoto Bałtyku" (Amber, The Gold of the Baltic), Muzeum Narodowe w Szczecinie, 2011, p.19, Janusz Hochleitner „Bursztyn jako przedmiot ochrony dziedzictwa kulturowego" (Amber as an Object of Cultural Heritage Protection), Jantar 2011, pp.23-24,ill.p.111-113, Sławomir Fijałkowski „Trend Book 2011+", Gdańsk 2011, p.132, "Historia bursztynu i bursztynnictwa" (History of Amber and Anmber Jewellery Making), Amber Museum, Gdańsk 2011, ill.p.18, "Bursztyn – od płynnej żywicy do sztuki zdobniczej" (Amber: From Liquid Resin to Decorative Art), PAS Museum of the Earth in Warsaw, 2011, back cover ill., „My dla morza, morze dla nas" (Us for the Sea, the Sea for Us), Union of Maritime Cities and Communes, Gdańsk 2012, ill.p.4, „Huebner's Who is Who in Poland, ed. 11, 2012, Barbara Kosmowska-Ceranowicz „Bursztyn w Polsce
i na świecie" (Amber in Poland and Throughout the World), Warszawa 2012, p.ill.63,252, „Designed in Poland", Polish Investment and Trade Agency, Rome 2013, exhibition catalogue, „Biżuteria - Czas Wolności" (Jewellery: Time of Freedom) 25x25, Warszawa 2014, exhibition catalogue, Anna Sobecka* "Bursztyn i Forma" (Amber and Form), International Amber Association, Gdańsk 2015, pp.11,55, ill.30, Anna Sobecka „Bursztynowe Przemiany" (Amber Transformations), International Amber Association, Gdańsk 2016, p.24,79, ill.p.12-13, „BURSZTYN" złoża-właściwości – kolekcje (Amber: Deposits, Properties, Collectons), ed. Barbara Kosmowska-Ceranowicz, Anna Sobecka, Elżbieta Sontag, International Amber Association, Gdańsk 2017, cover ill. p.1, fig.3, p.208,fig.5, p.214, Beauty Trapped in Time – Polish art jewellery exhibition at Guizhou Province National Museum, China 2018, p.48,49."Baltic Amber. Tradition and Innovation" exhibition catalogue, Sławomir Fijałkowski, Robert Pytlos, Gdańsk City Hall 2018, p.166.

P.: Grand Prix "Mercurius Gedanensis" (1996), 3rd International Award of Amber Arts Ribnitz-Damgarten Museum "Modern Art" In Germany (1999), "Mercurius Gedanensis" distinction at Amberif 2000, Gdańsk International Fair Co., Mercurius Gedanensis Grand Prix and Award of the Minister of Economy and Social Affairs, Mercurius Gedanensis distinction at Amberif 2004, Gdańsk International Fair Co. and main Audience Award at Amberif 2007, Gdańsk International Fair Co., distinction at International Biennale "Alatyr" at the Amber Museum in Koenigsberg/Kaliningrad (2007), 1st Award of International Biennale "Alatyr" at the Amber Museum in Koenigsberg/ Kaliningrad (2009), Diploma of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of Poland and Diploma of Pomeranian Chamber of Crafts for Small and Medium Enterprises in Gdansk for the winner of 2nd place of the National Goldsmiths and Jewellers Competition >Amber Craft at Amberif 2012; Medal of the Mayor of Gdansk (2012); scholarship of the Marshal of the Pomorskie Voivodship for artists (2018).


A.: founder and Chair of the ELEKTRON International Foundation of the Nature of Things; member of the International Amber Association and the Gdańsk Friends of Art Society.


Biography based on sources such as: Hubner's Who is Who in Poland, ed. 11, 2012 with subsequent amendments.
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