Sculptor Maria Kuczynska lives and works in Poland where she completed a Master of Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Art. Her patinated bronze sculptures are investigations into the human form. In 1975 Kuczynska formed ‘Habitat’, a group of architects and artists collaborating on concepts of humane spaces in Poland. She has held exhibitions in Melbourne and Sydney and internationally in Poland, Switzerland, the United States, Germany and Italy. In 2002 Kuczynska was made Lauréate du Prix Bourdelle by the Musée Antoine Bourdelle in Paris. She has received several major commissions, including one from the Family Court of Australia in 1993. Her work is held by the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne and significant collections in Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, France, Turkey, Italy and Poland.