Aldona Kmieć is a Polish-born photographic artist working in Melbourne. Drawing on her childhood spent on a dairy farm in communist era Poland, Aldona’s photography and installation art explores memory and identity.
Aldona creates her unique collections of Australian Landscape and Portrait art that beautifully illustrate the essence of life. With beautiful art prints to order, these images speak of resilience and depict a journey through living in multiple countries as seen through her camera. With years of creating photographic art, she captures the enduring beauty of people and the world's landscapes, threaded with strong elements of art, the silence, the flow and reflection about humanity. After more than 11 years in Australia, her work continues to evolve and examine the space between the dream, resilience and memory of places.
Aldona has exhibited extensively; her photography is held in public and private collections. She has been the recipient of a number of prizes, including Under the Floorboards studio residency award, Ballarat Art Foundation’s Eureka Prize Award and Centre for Contemporary Photography Leica CCP Salon prize. She was also a finalist in the Bowness Photography Prize and Maggie Diaz Photography Prize.