Agata Oleksiak (Olek)

By: Melissa Willhoite

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• Olek is a fiber artist

• Her real name is Agata Oleksiak

•Olek was born in Poland

•She is currently living in New York City

•She got her training from Adam Mickiewicz University

•Oleksiak first used crocheting as part of her art in 2003 after moving to the United States

Facts about Olek's art

—She does her art work in Brooklyn, NY where she lives in her studio

—Her art work is all crocheted art (fiber artist)

—She would crochet bicycles, sculptures, balloons, latter's etc.

Oleks art work

Olek never names her art. She thinks of crazy ways she can crochet on objects.

My gifts to her!

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$100 gift card to Michaels

I would buy her a $100 gift card to Michaels because it would give her the chance to buy anything she needs for her art work.

Interesting facts!!

  • She bases her art work on what is popular
  • She says her goal is to produce new work and share it with the public
  • the movies she watches are what influences her work.
  • "My work dictates the films i select." Says Olek