Maggie piu( Małgorzata Bieniek-Strączek) was born In Krynica,a small resort Town In Poland. Brought up in a family of artists for generations, she continues this tradition with dedication. The passion of her life is painting and artistic drawing, a form of art which has influenced her imagination and creativity since childhood. Architect by profession, Maggie lives, works and creates in Cracow.
She writes three blogs: fashion, art and architecture:
www.piufiuboom.blogspot.com ( about art and fashion)
www.malgorzatabieniek.blogspot.com ( only her in English)
www.architektwnętrz.blogspot.com (about interior design)
She has recorded over 20 solo shows (in London,Warsaw, Krakow, Katowice, Lublin, and other cities). Her published drawings in many polish magazines ("Fantastyka", "Odra", "Mountains and mountaineering," she was the magazine illustrator, "Gentleman".) Her drawings decorate the book J.T. Gierlińskiego "Emptiness intimate escapes."
Maggie is also interested in fashion and creates an original jewelry, bags and hats. In 2009 she won first place in the Warsaw Fashion Street for the design of laptop bags. She was also a guest of the television program in which you talked about your art-passion ( TVP1 program "coffee or tea."very well-known Polish TV)
In 2011 she was awarded by Dorota Wroblewska (Polish-known promoter of fashion) and exhibited her works at the Street of Design in Warsaw.
This time She won the contest for the "fashion comic" organized by the magazine "Glamour" (published in the "glamor"-October 2011)
An extensive article about the workshop Maggie piu work will be read in the magazine "Artist and art" (October 2011)
Maggie piu, soon will be exhibiting his new series of paintings "FASHION PROFANUM" and “SPIRITUS CELEBRITUS” in the Fashion week in Lodz, Poland
About her art:
In her artistic preferences Maggie is spiritually associated with an image of the woman of the “fin-de-sciecle”period. This fascination with feminity is prominently contradictions as the aesthetics of “art nouveau”. It combinets the visio of a woman from the turn of the century with the surrealistic image of the female’s body-wrapping in the fairy tale mysticism. Somewhat aggressive eroticismof her compositions sharply contrasts with the delicate of her own beauty, airing fear of male sexuality. Thus, her princesses are alert and ready for combat.
Although the theme of her drawings envolves exklusively around the female subject, she is not totally feminist and not totally lesbian. Sensitive to the outside world, while sometime capriciously cool, she seeks the uniwersal symbol of pure love.