Agnieszka Nienartowicz’s (b. 1991, Jelenia Góra, Poland) hyper-realistic oil paintings exude sensuality and mystery in tranquil and intimate settings. Her depictions of tattooed women reference and recontextualize works from the Renaissance, Old Master, and religious movements, and provide a glimpse into a hidden world full of unsolved riddles and secret thoughts.

Nienartowicz lives and works in Kraków, Poland. She studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, where she received a Master of Fine Arts in 2016. Recent exhibitions include Agnieszka Nienartowicz, Nicodim, New York (2024, forthcoming); DISEMBODIED curated by Ben Lee Ritchie Handler, Nicodim, Los Angeles (2024); The Landscape of Polish Painting, Zachęta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (2024); Agnieszka Nienartowicz: Sweet Burden, Nicodim Annex, Los Angeles (2023, solo); MATERNITY LEAVE: NONE OF WOMEN BORN curated by Ben Lee Ritchie Handler, Nicodim in collaboration with the Green Family Art Foundation, Dallas (2023); Longing for Another World, Pilipczuk Gallery, Copenhagen (2022, solo); The Hardest is to Feel Free, BWA Gallery, Jelenia Gora (2021, solo).