Electronic Press Kit

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Based in Meanjin/Brisbane, Ingrid Bartkowiak is an award winning artist and illustrator. Her hand painted work primarily features native Flora, Fauna and Fungi. Ingrid has a fascination with all things small and intricate, from tufts of moss on a footpath to the fungi sprouting from a wombat dropping. At a young age, she discovered painting as an intimate way of connecting with nature. Inspired by botanical illustration and the Arts & Crafts movement, Ingrid’s technique makes use of the watercolour medium through tiny patterns, exquisite detail, and vivid blocks of colour.

Since graduating from QCA in 2019, Ingrid has worked across a diverse array of projects, including picture book illustration, murals, packaging designs and even pet portraits. She has worked with clients such as New Farm Confectionery, Biome, Brisbane City Council and exhibited in galleries and group shows across Australia.

“My main hope is that my paintings can act as an avenue to learn more about (and
appreciate) the incredible Flora, Fauna and Fungi we have on this planet, and
why it’s important to preserve its biodiversity.”


Sample Page from Naturopolis


‘Ingrid Bartkowiak’s artwork makes even a dandelion look beautiful. There is careful detail but also poetic softness in the colours and design that encourage the reader to pause and observe.’

Story Links, Mia Macrossan

‘You can expect Ingrid’s work to feel like a breath of fresh air, injecting life into any space.’

Gala Gallery

Career Highlights

  • 2022: Illustrator of ‘Naturopolis’ published by Storytorch Press, written by Deborah Frenkel
  • 2022: Mural Installation for Stuartholme School, Artist in Residence
  • 2021/2: Packaging illustrations for New Farm Confectionery’s 2022 Gift Box Series
  • 2021: Clayton Utz Art Prize (Finalist)
  • 2021: Dawn Chorus Solo Exhibition, Tiny Tree Gallery Space
  • 2021: Illustrator of ‘Seasons of Love’ by Virag Dombay, finalist in the ‘Short Story Collection of the 2022 Next Indie Book’ Awards
  • 2020: Mural for Brisbane City Council, Carl St Urban Common Project, winner of ‘2021 AILA QLD Landscape Architecture Award for Urban Design’ (Group Award)
  • 2020: Biophilia, Tiny Tree Gallery Space
  • 2020: Vaycay, Gala Gallery, Rockhampton
  • 2020: Lethbridge 20 000, Lethbridge, Brisbane
  • 2020: Botanical, Gala Gallery, Rockhampton
  • 2020: 20/20, Planet Art Gallery, Coffs Harbour
  • 2019: Illustration Australian 9 x 5 Exhibition, Best in Show for ‘Cycle’
  • 2018: Toured with Award Winning Singer Song-writer Monique Clare, Live Painting
  • 2018: Album Artwork for The Fergies Album ‘Love Hope Peace‘
  • 2017-18: Internship with Clairy Laurence
  • 2016: RQAS Young Artist Award – Highly Commended for ‘The Trees’
  • 2015-18: Griffith Academic Excellence Award in Bachelor of Fine Art