Jacek Sroka

Born in 1957 in Kraków (Cracow).

Painter and  printmaker and illustrator, he studied at the Faculty of Graphic Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Kraków, where in the years 1981 – 1988 he worked as an assistant professor in the Engraving  Studio. He presented his paintings and prints in over one hundred solo shows (in Kraków, Warsaw, Wrocław, Paris, Tokyo, Berlin, Reykjavik, Amsterdam, Maastricht, San Francisco, Vienna, Lyon, and Beijing, among others). He also took part in several hundred group shows, domestic and international. His works are part of museum collections in Poland (including: National Museum in Kraków; Leon Wyczółkowski District Museum in Bydgoszcz; Museum of Contemporary Art in Radom; Jagiellonian Library; PAU Collection of Graphic Art) and abroad (including: Metropolitan Museum, New York; Graphishe Sammlung Albertina, Vienna; National Gallery of Art, Washington; Musee Savoisien, Chambery; Cabinet des Estampes, Bibliotheque National de France, Paris; Utsunomiya Museum of Art, Utsunomiya; Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba).

In 2001 he was awarded the Witold Wojtkiewicz Prize, granted by the Krakow District Board of the Association of Polish Artists and Designers for the best solo exhibition presented in Kraków. In 2008 the National Museum in Kraków held a retrospective exhibition of the artist’s paintings and prints.

The year 2017 will bring the exhibition of his paintings, titled "The cases and interventions of Jacek Sroka", to the Upper Silesian Museum in Bytom.

See Jacek Srokas works on his website