Janina Wierusz Kowalska

born 1949, Częstochowa

Janina Wierusz Kowalska


Janina Wierusz Kowalska comes from a family boasting artistic talents. One of her ancestors, Alfred Jan Wierusz Kowalski was an apprentice of Joseph Brandt and a great Polish painter, who represented the Munich School with a title of ‘honorary professor of the Munich Academy of Fine Arts’.

She studied Industrial Design and Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow. She founded and supervised The School of Visual Arts, for which she created her own program, connecting the Socratic idea of creative dialoque with the universal, interdisciplinary education based on great ideas of Bauhaus...

She practices painting, drawing, textile installation and photography. She sporadically and selectively designs interiors of both public and private buildings while treating each and every project as a unique and inimitable piece of art. She participated in art events and exhibitions, including: Buenos Aires (UTPBA) – 1996, Brussels (Galerie Art-Pol) – 2000, Warsaw (Katarzyna Napiórkowska’s Gallery of Contemporary Arts) – 2001, Żywiec (The Old Castle) – 2004, Bielsko-Biała (Gallery BWA) – 1994, 1995, Warsaw (Gallery Zapiecek) „Amici di Tworki” – 2002, 2005, Warsaw „The painting of the year” the competition of Art & Business 2002. Being the autor of essays and outlines on the theory of art she reveals her passion for writing. She is a member of A.P.A.J.T.E. – Polish Association of Authors, Journalists and Translators, the headquartes of which functions in Paris. She cooperates with the „Amici di Tworki”, association whose workings have been incorporated into the „Schizophrenia – Open The Doors”.