Malgorzata Oakes was born and raised in Poland, and graduated from the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art & Design in Wrocław, Poland in 2001 with an MFA in Printmaking. She is an accepted candidate to a PhD Scientific Program in Arts with a concentration in Printmaking at the Academy of Arts &
Design in Wrocław, Poland. Her processes are primarily based in experimental printmaking. She focuses on searching for alternative processes and finding new ways to repurpose elements found in nature, treating them as fibers for creating handmade paper or as new matrices for relief, intaglio, or silkscreen prints. Her latest work focuses on researching non-toxic processes in printmaking, specifically the electro-etching intaglio technique.