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Kamila Glowacki is a musician, visual artist, and museum educator based in Champaign, Illinois.

Kamila’s experience as a musician and visual artist in the Central Illinois DIY/punk music scene is at the core of her work in museum education and community engagement. From this multidisciplinary approach, she conceived and organized Art Remastered — an annual live music event in which local musicians perform creative responses to artworks on display at Krannert Art Museum. She holds a Master of Arts in Art Education from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and is the Education Coordinator at Krannert Art Museum. In 2023, she received the ‘Chancellor’s Staff Excellence Award’ from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Kamila was named the ‘Best Music Scene Ambassador of the Decade’ by Smile Politely in 2019 and awarded 40 North’s ‘Student Arts, Culture, and Education Award’ in 2017.

Kamila’s indie punk band, Nectar, exists as her main songwriting outlet. Their debut album, Knocking at the Door, was released on Infinity Cat Recordings in 2018 and has been described as a mix of powerpop and 90s alternative likened to bands such as That Dog and Letters to Cleo. Nectar’s sophmore album, No Shadow, was released in May of 2022 via Lauren Records, and described as a "wonderfully infectious sense of breezy, distorted joy" where "blissful harmonies meets pealing riffs and major-chord sweetness" (The A.V. Club).

Kamila’s drawings, paintings, prints, and sculptures have been featured in venues such as the Polish Museum of America, Krannert Art Museum, and Indi Go Artist Co-Op. She is an experienced illustrator and designer of album artwork, T-shirts, posters, and various other merchandise for clients including Polyvinyl Records and Girls Rock! Champaign-Urbana.

© Kamila Glowacki 2023