Agnes Hamerlik is an interdisciplinary artist and designer born in Poland. With a Master’s Degree in European Literature; a Master’s of Design in Fashion, Body, and Garment specializing in textile and fabrication from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Hamerlik brings a variety of skills and life experience into her work.
Open to technological advances and multidisciplinary collaborations, Hamerlik is interested in forging new design synthesis safeguarded by traditions. Intelligent design, complex textile fabrications, impeccable craftsmanship, and elements of surprise define the collections of limited edition art pieces.
Often referred to as unorthodox, forward, and experimental, Hamerlik expresses creativity and poetry through an unfiltered rawness executed through reinvention, deconstruction, and metamorphosis. Opposed to accepted fashion and beauty standards, her art practice revolves around the Japanese aesthetic of “wabi-sabi,” which focuses on a worldview centered on the acceptance of transience and the art of imperfection, learning to see the invisible.