Born in Leicester,  Lives and works in Hampshire


MA Fine Art: Drawing   Wimbledon School of Art, UAL, London 2003


BA Visual Communication  Brighton, Sussex 1979





Selected Exhibitions


2019         (Forthcoming)   Julia Polonski : The Works  The Barn Gallery, Salisbury, Wiltshire


2019         The Royal Society of Portrait Painters (RP) Annual Exhibition  Mall Galleries London


2019         Eve   On Loan   Salisbury city Art Galleries  Wiltshire


2015         Drawings   98TBR Gallery London


2015         Group Exhibition, WID  Southampton City Art Gallery


2014         Works on Paper   Science Museum London


2013         The National Open Art Exhibition Winners Exhibition Pallant House Chichester,

                 RCA London and  Minerva Theatre Chichester


2012         Evolution: Frink and the next generation   Bournemouth University

                 Co-curated by J Herring (BU Curator) and A Ratuszniak (Curator of the Frink Estate)


2010         Bournemouth University Art Loan Collection


2009         Julia Polonski    Drawings   Atrium Gallery, Bournemouth University  


2008         Julia Polonski   New Paintings    Barn Gallery, Salisbury, Wiltshire          


2006         The Jerwood Drawing Prize     Jerwood Space, London and touring UK


2005         Julia Polonski  New Drawings    Barn Gallery, Salisbury, Wiltshire  


2004         The Hunting Art Prizes    Royal College of Art, London


2004         Julia Polonski    Body: a sense of place   ArtSway, Sway, Hampshire


2003         Winner of ArtSway Open Exhibition   ArtSway  Sway, Hampshire


2002         Drawing    Centre for Drawing, Wimbledon, London          


2002         ING and the Discerning Eye   ING Barings, London Wall, London          





2015        Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Award


2014        Oppenheim-John Downes Memorial Trust Award


2014        BU Artist/Maker of the Year,  Curator's award


2013       The SOUTHWOOD AWARD, The National Open Art Competition


2009        Recipient of a Research and Development Award, Arts Council England


2007        Award winner  Art in Action  Waterperry, Oxford


2003        Winner of ArtSway Open Exhibition   ArtSway, Sway, Hampshire                


2003        Winner of the Wimbledon School of Art Postgraduate Drawing Prize  


2001-3     Rootstein Hopkins Foundation Award