Teresa Starzec born in 1952 in Cracow, lives and works in Warsaw and in Podlaskie Voivodeship.
She studied Graphic Arts and Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków (1972-78) and Graphic Arts at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm (1975-76). She graduated in 1978 from the Faculty of Woodcut at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków. In 1985-86 she was granted a scholarship at the Atelierhaus Worpswede (Germany).
She creates paintings, drawings, woodcuts, works with video and photography and teaches art. Nature is an inspiration and a point of reference for her artistic practice. Her works continue
the long tradition of landscape painting and are focused on studying one motive in the continuing changes of light and seasons. She transforms selected details of a landscape into almost abstract forms. She mastered the use of colors to create variations and series of paintings and drawings.
In 1991 she funded the Atelier Foundation together with her husband Andrzej Bielawski.
The Foundation runs in Warsaw a non-governmental organization – Atelier Foksal – focused on art education (www.atelier.org.pl). In 2005 she initiated an ongoing project „Art House Foksal 11” in Warsaw.

1989 special mention, XI National Graphic Art Award, Łódź

1987 special mention, Fourth Quadrennial of Polish Woodcut and Linocut, Olsztyn

1979, 1981, 1985, 1987, 1989 – special mention, Józef Gielniak’s Graphics Art Award, Regional Museum, Jelenia Góra
1979 Third Prize, Best Graphic Art of the Month

Solo exhibitions
2023 Oczka się gubią, ale do oczek zawsze można wrócić, Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej, Łomża
2023 Express Warsaw – Cracow, Cracow – Warsaw (with Iwona Ornatowska), Państwowe Ognisko Artystyczne „Nowolipki”, Warsaw
2020 Figures Full of Light / Figury pełne słońca (with Alicja Bielawska), Nowe Miejsce, Warsaw
2019 However the Nature is Always a Sign / Ale natura zawsze jest znakiem, Galeria Floriańska 22, Cracow
2018 Various Paintings / Obrazy różne, Galeria Fundacji Atelier, Warsaw
2017 Imagine a blueish orange colour / Wyobraź sobie niebieskawy pomarańcz, Galeria Fundacji Atelier, Warsaw
2015 Mountains / Góry, Galeria Fundacji Atelier, Warsaw
2015 Crystals / Kryształy, Galeria Projektantów Graże, Warsaw
2014 Velano, CBOS, Warsaw
2014 Erotic Drawings / Rysunki erotyczne, Galeria Fundacji Atelier
2013 1, 2, 3…, (Teresa Starzec + Numer – Uchman/Winiarska), Galeria Fundacji Atelier, Warsaw
2012 The Picture is Much Clearer Now / Wszystko rysuje się o wiele wyraźniej, Galeria Pryzmat, Cracow
2012 Double in Colour / Podwójne w kolorze, Galeria Milano, Warsaw
2012 Brilliant, Cinnabar, and Yellowish Green / Zieleń brylantowa, cynobrowa, żółtawa, Galeria Stróżówka, Warsaw
2011 Dalej, przez szkła kolorowe, wdziera się w oczy, Galeria Fundacji Atelier, Warsaw
2010 Wind Horses / Wietrzne konie, Galeria Fundacji Atelier, Warsaw
2009 Ponds and Beehives / Oczka i ule, Galeria Klimy Bocheńskiej, Warsaw
2009 Home / Dom, Galeria Fundacji Atelier, Warsaw
2008 Home / Dom, Galeria Otwarta Pracownia, Cracow
2008 painting, Galeria Pryzmat, Cracow
2007 painting, Galeria Promocyjna, Warsaw
2004 painting, Galeria Promocyjna, Warsaw
2003 painting, Galeria Fret@Porter, Warsaw
2002 painting, Galeria Koło, Gdańsk
2001 painting, Galeria Krytyków Pokaz, Warsaw
2001 painting, Galeria Walter Meble, Warsaw
1998 painting, Galeria Pryzmat, Cracow
1998 painting, Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej, Łomża
1997 painting, Galeria Test, Warsaw
1996 painting, Galeria Milano, Warsaw
1995 painting, Amer Bank, Warsaw
1990 painting, Galeria Nowy Świat, Warsaw
1988 woodcuts, Galeria Sosnowskiego, Warsaw
1988 painting, Galeria KMPiK, Warsaw
1987 painting, Galeria Saska Kępa, Warsaw
1986 painting and woodcuts, Galeria Perspektive, Dϋsseldorf (Germany)
1986 malarstwo and woodcuts, La Petite Galerie, Bremen (Germany)
1986 painting and woodcuts, Galeria Pokaz, Warsaw
1985 grafika, Galeria E.K., Varrelbusch (Germany)
1984 painting and woodcuts, Galeria Nowy Świat, Warsaw
1981 painting, Galeria Studio, Bonn (Germany)
1981 woodcuts and watercolors, Kurfϋrstlisches Gartenhausbeet – Hoven Platz, Bonn (Germany)
1980 woodcuts, KMPiK – Ściana Wschodnia, Warsaw
1979 woodcuts, Galeria Art, Cracow
1978 painting, Galeria K, Cracow
1978 Dyplom, Narodowa Galeria Sztuki „Zachęta”, Warsaw
1977 painting, Galeria Gryf, Cracow

Selected group exhibitions
2023 Witches / Wiedźmy, Inne Towarzystwo, Warsaw
2023 Rocznik 1972 – spotkanie, Galeria Pryzmat, Cracow
2022 Hommage a Profesor Kazimierz Ostrowski. Pamięć obrazów, Akademia Sztuk Pięknych, Gdańsk
2021 My Mother is My Daughter, BWA, Krosno, Poland
2020 8 Women / 8 Kobiet, Galeria @3one33, Warsaw
2016 3mamy się razem, Galeria Projektantów Graże, Warsaw
2015 I love Warvara, Willa Wittgensteina, Vienna
2014 I love Warvara, Bułgarski Instytut Kultury, Warsaw

Works in art collections
National Museum in Cracow, Print Cabinet of the National Library in Warsaw, Zachęta – National Gallery of Art in Warsaw, Museum of the Archdiocese of Warsaw, Regional Museum in Przemyśl, Worpswede Archive (Germany), Country Council in Mariestad (Sweden), British Museum in London (UK), Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in Warsaw and in private collections.