An art historian, she studied art history at the Faculty of Philosophy and History of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, and obtained her doctoral degree at the university’s Faculty of History in 2002; her dissertation was titled Malarstwo pejzażowe a szkolnictwo artystyczne w Polsce (do 1939 roku) (Landscape painting and art education in Poland until 1939). In 2015, she obtained the degree of associate professor (dr hab.) of Fine Arts from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. She has been teaching since 1992. Currently she is an assistant professor at the Department of Theory of Art and Art Photography at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Silesia in Katowice, and a lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. Her research activities focus on the art of the 19th century and the turn of the 20th century, and on the phenomena of contemporary art.