IWA KRUCZKOWSKA-KROL, Stone 2, 100 x100 cm, oil on canvas 2020



Born in Zabrze, the southern part of Poland.

She has got her university diploma with first-class honors from the painting studio of Professor Jacek Waltoś, with the annex from artistic tapestry under the supervision of Professor Lilla Kulka. She earned her specialty stage design diploma in 2004 under the supervision of Professor Krystyna Zachwatowicz-Wajda. 2011- 2012 postgraduate studies at the Faculty of interior design and design of the Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice. PhD -2017 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cracow under the supervision of Professor Zbigniew Bajek; dissertation’s title: The significance of the apparently insignificant matters. She participated in many personal (over 20) and collective (over 200) exhibitions (many times as a curator of the exhibitions also) in Poland, USA, Ireland, England Germany, France, Hungary, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Italy, Japan, Russia, Ukraine, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Belgium, and India (works: painting, tapestry, set design and stage design).

Awarded many times in painting competitions and honored with creative scholarships from the City of Krakow and the Marshal of the Silesian Voivodeship. She participated in many residencies and plein-airs (in Japan, USA, France, Germany, Ireland, Great Britain, Italy, Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, the Netherlands, Belgium, India).

She deals in painting, scenography, unique fabric and artistic education.

Works in many state and private collections in the country and abroad.