Maciej Urbanek b. 1979

Maciej Urbanek was born in 1979 in Kielce, Holy Cross Mountains in Poland. He is a Graduate of Goldsmiths College and the Royal Academy of Arts.
In 2010 Maciej was awarded the Royal Academy Gold Medal and in 2015 was the recipient of the prestigious ACE Award for art in a religious context. Maciej Urbanak is now working as Photography Tutor at the Royal Academy Schools alongside his work as an artist and curator. 

He now lives and works between the UK and USA.


"In my art practice I have been using a variety of media to speculate on the subjects of existence, beauty, production of meaning and the nature of representation. I create commanding visual spectacles that question the common ways of seeing and comment on issues of energy, God, complexity, unity and separation. I am interested in elevating the banal and prosaic elements of life and turning them into powerful and rich visual statements."