Maja Godlewska is a Professor and the Area Coordinator for Painting in the Department of Art & Art History. Godlewska earned her Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the Academy of Fine and Design Arts, Wroclaw, Poland, and received a Postgraduate Scholarship at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland. Her recent research interests have been focused on the spectacle of global tourism, tourist gaze, instagrammable Sublime, visual consumption of nature, and the phenomenology of the landscape.
As a visual artist, her work has been exhibited internationally in more than 100 solo and group shows, including the Bechtler Museum, Charlotte, NC; c.r.e.t.a. Rome, Rome, Italy; Institut français de Maurice, Maurice, France; Afterglow, SCAD, Lacoste, FL; Sculpture Key West, Key West, FL; 55 Mercer Gallery, New York, NY; NC Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC; Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC; Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw, Poland; and Burnie Regional Gallery, Tasmania, Australia.
Godlewska has been a recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including a Fulbright Fellowship, two North Carolina Arts Council Fellowship Awards, several Charlotte Arts and Science Council grants, a Kosciuszko Foundation Fellowship, a Tempus Mobility Grant/European Union, and several Faculty Research Grants from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She has also participated in artist-in-residence programs in South and North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. View her website and Vimeo.