After moving to London over a decade ago, Joanna fell in love with the city immediately. Amazed and entranced by diverse cultures and the vibrant energy, she began to paint oil portraits of new acquaintances and friends within the artist community of North London.
In her recent vibrant paintings, a contrast to her earlier work, she focusses on self-portrait, intimacy, femininity, self-awareness and relationship with her partner and nature.
Pilarczyk is a finalist of Women United Art Prize 2021. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, recently she presented her paintings from ‘My Paradise’ series during her first solo exhibition at Oink Gallery in Swindon. She also took part in both, Spring and Summer eddition of the Other Art Fair in London. Her paintings from the ‘Intimate Times’ series are currently exhibited at 33 Contemporary Gallery in Chicago and Mixx Atelier Gallery in Telluride, Colorado. She also exhibited this year at 'Memories in Hindsight' group show at J/M Gallery, Notting Hill in London.
Her paintings have been featured in various global art exhibitions and contemporary art publications including: Create! Magazine, All She Makes, Art Seen, The Huts and New Visionary Magazine.