Magdalena Karpińska (born 1984) is a graduate of the Painting Faculty at the Fine Arts Academy in Warsaw.
Her works, painted using a time-consuming technique of egg tempera, balance on the edge of mimesis and abstraction. Karpińska investigates perception and the process of seeing, extracting the detail from the world of nature and treating it as a kind of rebus or a visual riddle. She often adds a personal, nostalgic touch, referring to the esthetics of old diaries and family albums.
In 2011, she was a finalist of the Geppert Competiton. Since then, she has taken part in a number of group and individual shows, such as “Procedures For The Head. Polish Art Today” at Kunsthalle in Bratislava, “Nie tak strzyżono szpalery” at Czarna Gallery in Warsaw, “Trwałe rzeczy” at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, and “Eye” at Starter Gallery in Warsaw.