Alicja Habisiak-Matczak was born in Piotrków Trybunalski in 1978. During her studies at the Department of Graphics and Painting, Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź she got a grant to study photography at the University of Wolverhampton in Great Britain. She got a diploma with distinction in the Studio of Intaglio Techniques headed by Professor Krzysztof Wawrzyniak (2002), between 2003 and 2004 she got a grant from the Ministry of Culture and the Italian Government and she took up a postgraduate course in graphics at the Academy of Fine Arts in Urbino, Italy. From 2002 till 2011 she was teacher’s assistant at the Studio of Composition Rudiments headed by Danuta Wieczorek (Ph.D.) at the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź. At present she is an assistant professor in the Studio of Intaglio Techniques headed by Professor Krzysztof Wawrzyniak at the same academy. In the years 2004-2006 she was assistant during the Summer International Courses of Graphics KAUS in Urbino. Since 2012 together with Giuliano Santini she is the coordinator of the International Summer Courses-Printmaking and Textile Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź organized in cooperation with Kaus Urbino.
She organized 15 personal exhibitions in Poland, Italy and the Netherlands. Participated in over 100 international exhibitions of print and drawing all over the world. Winner of 11 Polish and International print and drawing awards. Winner of two Rector’s Awards for Academic Merit in 2013 and 2014. In 2007 she was the finalist of the Grant Program under the auspices of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage ‘Young Poland’ for outstanding Polish artists of the young generation. In 2009 she realised her doctorate entitled Perspectives – series of prints and drawings on urban space and obtained the title of doctor of arts. She is the member of International Printmakers Association AMIGRAV with its headquarters in Montreal and also of the International Print Triennial Society in Cracow. Participant of international conferences on printmaking such as “The Rape of Europe” conference at the University of Lisbon in 2013 and “the Rhinos are coming – A story that Changed History” at the in the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Allegre, Brasil (2014).
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