Magdalena Scholle, née Czubak, was born and educated in Poland. In 2005 she earned her PhD in Religious studies at the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Warsaw, where she joined the faculty as an assistant professor of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy. In 2010 she married an American and moved with her husband to Raleigh, NC. The exchange of her academic career in Poland for an unwritten American journey led to Magdalena becoming an artist.
In 2013 she enrolled in her first courses at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She has found some early success placing annually in the juried art competition at the North Carolina State Fair from 2014 through 2019. Magdalena’s art has also been recognized at several of the Academy of Art University’s art shows.
In 2017 her painting, Honey Lemon Tea, won Best Online Still Life at the Academy of Art University’s Spring Show. She continues to be inspired by the Medieval mystics, and she now feels she may have found a means to pursue philosophy through art. Her current project is a series of representational still-life oil paintings, which examine the culture of tea and coffee.