BGorayskaI am Polish by birth and a British citizen since 1974. I lived and worked in Hong Kong from 1990 to 2002. My active interest in Fine Art, in particular oil painting of a primarily figurative nature, commenced in 2006.

My academic background in Linguistic Semantics and the Pragmatics of Natural Language, as a result of University education in Poland and the United Kingdom, continued into Cognitive Technology research and academic work as a Lecturer in Human-Computer Interface Design both in the UK and Hong Kong. This informs the development of my particular interest in the interface of science and visual art. I am committed to meaning and issues that can at the same time be carried by my own love of the poetic aspects of the medium.

Since 2011 I have been working on a collection of paintings connected with my residency as Artist with the Oxford University Research project: “Framework for Responsible Research and Innovation in Information and Communication Technologies” (FRRIICT). Visual art, unlike sequentially processed texts, has a more immediate impact on the spectator and is licensed to address situations in their extreme. Consequently, the project-inspired paintings will further reinforce the need for an in-depth understanding of ICT researchers’ ethical issues and dilemmas in conducting ICT research.

A selection of forthcoming, recent, and past exhibitions has been:

Solo exhibitions:

  • Forthcoming: a show at the final event of the FRRIICT project, London, 2014.
  • Moral Playground, Said Business School, Oxford, April 2012.
  • Borderlines, Jam Factory, Oxford, July 2007.

Group shows:

  • Oxford Art Society Member Exhibition: 2012
  • Oxford Art Society Open Exhibitions: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
  • ‘A Gesture to Red Store’, Lerryn, Cornwall, 2008
  • Museum of Modern Art Oxford open exhibition, 2008
  • ‘Shadows and Silhouettes’, Oxford Arts Festival, 2007
  • ‘Art Trail’, Ulverston, Cumbria, September 2007
  • ‘Shadow World’ interactive painting installation, Oxford-Brookes, 2007