Agata Wierzbicka loves to draw and sketch from the world around her. Her drawings capture her love of fashion and people, as well as her fascination with botanicals. Her work feels effortless and light, but shows strong technical skills stemming from her educational background in architecture and furniture design. Although she has taken steps away from the architectural world, she still sees their influence on her work; clean lines or a lack thereof, simplicity, and refined color all give Wierzbicka's work an authentic voice in the world of illustration.
Born and raised in Warsaw, Poland, Wierzbicka explains there is no other place she would want to live. The complexities of the city’s history draws out an unusually strong identity within her. Prior to the Second World War, Warsaw was described as the “Paris of the North,” but now the city is completely different. “You have to be curious and patient to find places that define this city in a new way,” she states.
Her work has been published in the Wall Street Journal and has been used for the fashion brand Baraboux. For many years she was a drawing and design teacher at the School of Drawing in Warsaw and continues to participate in art fairs across Europe.