Mariusz Waras

Born in 1978 in Gdynia. He graduated from the Faculty of Graphic Design Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. In 2008-2014, he worked as an assistant at the painting atelier of professor Jerzy Ostrogórski at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk where he received his diploma. In 2010-2013, he worked as the head of the graphic design laboratory in the Faculty of Intermedia, Gdańsk Academy. In 2013, he defended his doctoral thesis. Since 2015, assistant in the Faculty of Painting and New Media, University of Art in Szczecin, where he has been in charge of the Painting and Street Art Atelier he originated.

An outdoor painter, graphic designer, illustrator, working mainly with templates; maker of installations, curator and traveller. He has painted a few hundred murals as part of his “m-city” project, he presented his art during dozens of group exhibitions, and a number of individual exhibitions in 40 countries. Curator of 238×504 billboard gallery in Gdynia. He was one of three curators of a series of exhibitions presenting Polish street art. From the very beginning of his artistic activity, he has been fascinated by the city and urban art. His works include small posters, as well as large-format murals, often exceeding a few hundred square meters.