Kasia Kaznocha was born in 1978 in Poland. She grew up in Bielsko-Biala, Poland.She graduated with a Master of Arts of Degree rom the Department of Graphic Design of Silesian University in Cieszyn, Poland. During her studies, she was attending studio art classes given by Professor Artur Straczewski. She worked as a graphic designer while developing her equestrian career. During this time she discovered her love for painting horses.
In 2012 she moved to Los Angeles, California. She currently resides and works in Thousand Oaks, California with her husband and children.
Kasia combines passions for art and for horses and horse-riding. She has been painting mostly horses on canvas utilizing the acrylic technique. She often combines paint with golden and silver leaves which introduces an extraordinary effect of space. Horses have been always the love and the life of the artist. Kasia not only knows how to paint horses but knows how to ride them. She is an avid horse rider and been riding horses since she was a little girl. In 2008 she earned a horse riding instructor certificate. Her specialty is dressage and jumping. As a horse rider, she has worked for a few well established stables. She also owns the horse named “Enigma” which often has been the object and subject of her paintings. For Kasia horses combine the extraordinary delicacy, strength and beauty. Her images are created with passion and love for horses. Kasia's paintings are described as realism with elements of symbolism. Symbolism is a reaction to spirituality, imagination and dreams.
Also are described as contenporary western art.
Her work is in private collections in America and Europe.
She is a
Member of California Art Club and
Member of Cowgirl Artists of America.
She is a
First Award Winner of Equus Film and Art Fest NYC
Award Winner of Western States Horse Expo, Sacramento
She has been featured in
"Western Art Collector Magazine",
"Art Of The West" Magazine,
"Santa Ynez Valley Star" Magazine
"Santa Barbara News- Press"
Her work has been exhibited by galleries such as:
Slopoke Fine Art Gallery
Fine art Gallery, Solvang
Her paintings have been repeatedly selected to participate in national art shows
Kasia's paintings are successfully exhibited at exhibitions such as
LA ART SHOW
Slopoke Fine Art Of The West in Solvang.
Beverly Hills Art Show
Calabasas art Show
Spring Juried show by realART Gallery
Horses Break Free by Beyondtheline Gallery
"I always had two passions: one is horse-riding which gives me a great pleasure and satisfaction,and the second is all kinds of artistic activities. Horses are a constant source of inspiration. Therefore, they naturally became the main subject of my work. But just as horses have naturally been my inspiration because I have been riding horses since I was a child, I never wanted my paintings to be only representations of animals.
That's why horses on my paintings never have bridles on saddles.
They are an excuse to show emotions.
I want the story to be read in different ways depending on the recipient.
I think that artists sometimes are like seismographs of emotions, feelings and experiences and then translate it into the language of art. But everyone can relate to art and its reception, because there is no single answer in art. For me, art has two moments of existence and creation. Once when it is created by the artist, and the cecond time when it begins to exist in the consciousness of the recipient.
Then art is born a second time, and constantly different each time. I find it fascinating, beautigul and extremely inspiring and very thought-provoking. I love when my paintings reach the public, the recipient, regardless of whether it happens in an art gallery or a private apartment.
I discover horses all the time and constantly trying to capture their beauty.Each horse is different, just as every human being carries a different story and emotions. I try to capture their emotions hoping that one can recognize a piece of story, a piece of soul, a piece of heart through my paintings. That’s why my images depict not only the silhouettes of horses but also a large amound of emotions. In the images we see not only horses, but also sadness, pride, peace, joy, love. Very important to me is that emotional message felt in my paintings allows for anyone to explore something new every day.
There are paintings of horses which are nothing more than their image, but for me it is very important to introduce horses personality and spirit. My goal is to master the technique that would allow to show the entire esence of these unusual animals wich are horses, techniques that perfectly show the beauty of the horse, will allow me to convey feelings and emotions."