Dr Monika Lukowska is an artist and academic from Poland currently based in Perth, Australia. She obtained her MA from the E. Geppert Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Wroclaw, Poland in 2011, MFA in Printmaking from the San Francisco Art Institute, USA in 2014 and PhD from Curtin University, Perth in 2018. Lukowska is a recipient of a Minister of Culture and National Heritage Award for the Best Graduate Diploma in Poland (2011), Fulbright Graduate Student Awards (2012), Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Awards for the Best Graduate Students in the Bay Area (2013), and Curtin Strategic International Research Scholarship (2015). Lukowska presented her research both nationally and internationally including AAANZConference (2017), Southern Graphic Council International (2014) and IMPACT (2015, 2018) conferences.
In her research, she examines the ways in which the materiality of place can inform art practice and explores how printmaking methods might be deployed to develop artworks that embody the experience of place. Through her practice she questions how the sense of place, atmosphere, and sensations can be embedded within the printed surface. She specialises mostly in lithography and digital print, investigating the potential of merging digital and traditional printmaking processes.