Ania Machudera was born in Poland where she studied biology and primary teaching at the University of Lodz. Machudera emigrated to Canada in 1990. At OCAD University, in Toronto, she studied drawing and painting and received her BFA in 2005. Since then, Machudera’s work has been shown in public and private galleries in Toronto and in Poland, and it has been reviewed several times in the Globe and Mail. Her work is held in private and corporate collections.
"I use Optics, the branch of physics, which involves the behavior and properties of light and reflection to emphasize the complexity of relationship between the conscious and the unconscious as materiality. I work like a scientist exploring hidden laws of the visible and the invisible process, always as a presence, but not always understood. Through this process I wanted to collapse the notion of time, which closely relates to materiality of the body, and to shine the light on the shadow, a major factor of human experience." –Ania Machudera