Janina Myronova (Wroclaw, Poland) is a designer, painter, and ceramic sculptor who creates narrative through figurative forms and composed backdrops. Utilizing a specific and distorted representation of the body, each composition shows a different personality and personal story to collectively reference a graphic novel and arcing story. Imparting her own emotion through linework, Myronova’s works are strategically charged with color to saturate and amplify their individual stories.
Myronova received her MFA from the Department of Ceramic Art at Lviv National Academy of Fine Arts (Lviv, Ukraine) in 2012, an MFA in 2013 and PhD in 2019 from the Department of Ceramics and Glass at The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts and Design (Wroclaw, Poland). Continually developing her work and practice, Myronova has attended numerous residencies including opportunities at the New Taipei Yingge Ceramics Mususm (New Taipei, Taiwan), Clayarch Gimhae Musem (Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea), Lefebvre and Fils (Paris, France), the Polish Sculpture Centre (Oronsko, Poland), and the International Ceramic Research Center (Guldagergaard, Denmark). During her time in academia and residencies, she has held the titles of head of ceramics studio at Instytut Dizajnu w Kielcach (Kielce, Poland) in 2014 and 2015, and assistant professor at Academy of Art and Design (Wroclaw, Poland).
For her work, Myronova has received myriad awards and honors including the Silver Award at First Yatai Lotus Mountain Prize (Changchun, China), the Franz Rising Star Project Scholarship (Taipei City, Taiwan), First Prize at the 7th Biennal Internacional de Ceramica de Marratxi (Spain), First Prize in the Those Who Come category of the 5th Ceramica Multiplex Ceramic Biennale (Croatia), and was named one of 2019’s Emerging Artists by Ceramics Monthly.
During her career, Myronova has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions at locations including the Musée du Four des Casseaux (Limoges, France), Museu de Ceramica (Alcora, Spain), Architecture Museum (Wroclaw, Poland), Riga Art Space (Riga, Latvia), Gallery TDK (Tarnobrzeg, Poland), Gallery 6 exi Contemporary Ceramics (Thessaloniki, Greece), and Gallery Christoffer Egelund (Copenhagen, Denmark). Myronova also has work in numerous public collections including those at Porcelain Museum (Riga, Latvia), the Mark Rothko Art Center (Daugavpils, Latvia), Museu Ceràmica (Alcora, Spain), and the National Museums in both Wroclaw and Krakow (Poland).