In 1981, he received his PhD in organic chemistry. He graduated from the Faculty of Directing and Drama at the Aleksander Zelwerowicz National Academy of Dramatic Art in Warsaw. He debuted as a director in 1986 with a performance of Branzilla for Polish Television Theatre. His directorial achievements also include three operatic productions for the Warsaw Chamber Opera. He directed such films and episodes of television series as White Dress, The Extras, Jutro idziemy do kina [‘Tomorrow We’ll Go to the Cinema’], Czas Honoru [‘Time of Honor’] and Bodo.
Since 1992, he has been the owner of the production company Akson Studio, responsible for nearly 150 television spectacles. He was also involved in the production of films by Andrzej Wajda (Katyń, Sweet Rush, Wałęsa: Man of Hope, Afterimage), Feliks Falk (Joanna), Jan Jakub Kolski (Venice) and Jan Komasa (Warsaw 44). He is the producer of popular television series, including Oficer [‘The Officer’], Czas honoru [‘Time of Honor’], Misja Afganistan [‘Mission Afghanistan’], Przepis na życie [‘Recipe for Life’], Hotel 52 [‘Hotel 52’], Przyjaciółki [‘Girlfriends’], O mnie się nie martw [‘Don’t Worry About Me’], Belle Epoque, Dziewczyny wojenne [‘War Girls’].
In 1998, Kwieciński received the Award of the Minister of Culture and Art for directing the spectacle Krawiec [‘The Tailor’] by Sławomir Mrożek. A year later, he received the Eagle Polish Film Award for best producer. In 2005–2008, he was the Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Polish Film Institute. He has received the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta, and the Gloria Artis Medal for Merit to Culture. He is a member of the European Film Academy.