Preta Wolzak, currently living and working in the Netherlands, studied monumental design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy from 1986 until 1991.

 

From that moment on she has worked in various disciplines of applied arts; Wolzak is a creative all-rounder. Her work is not just unique and aesthetically pleasing, but also contains an important message. She dedicated a whole series to climate change and the way our foolish behaviour is ruining the environment. Lively, colourful and playful scenes are placed in arctic landscapes. They symbolize the way mankind treats the world as an amusement park which now threatens to spread to the last untouched places of this planet; the north and south poles. In her last series, Fighting Females, the artist casts a light on women who are hardly  mentioned in history books, but –all in their own way- had a big impact on the world. Through colorful portraits, constructed of leather, embroidery thread, wool, and glow-in-the-dark twine, Wolzak finds a way to celebrate women who fought for a better world.