Born in 1967 in Poland. She studied graphic design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, finishing with an MA degree in 1992. Stando’s academic years were followed by a decade (1997-2007) working as the art director at Czytelnik, one of the most respected Polish publishing houses, during which time she created over 200 book covers. Apart from book cover design, Stando practises illustration, applied graphics and painting, and has exhibited at many group shows in Poland and abroad. Her work can be found in private collections in Poland, Denmark, France, Holland, Japan and Italy, as well as in the collection of the National Library in Warsaw.
Stando has been living and working in London for the past three years.
What is art and who is an artist? Why do not ask poets or writers?
"Art itself is really a form of exaggeration; and selection, which is the very spirit of Art, is nothing more than intensified mode of over emphasis".
"...whatever I touched I made beautiful." (written over 100 years ago).