opening: 2/12 (thu) at 6.00PM, the period of the exhibition: 2/12 – 16/12/2010
Rafał Strent – painter, graphic artist, designer, person very busy. Born in 1943 in Luck (currently in Ukraine)
Graduated from the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts (Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Warszawie) in 1972 with Diploma in Painting (Dyplom Magista Sztuki) at the prof. Aleksander Kobzdej’s studio, and Minor Diploma (Aneks do Dyplomu) in Graphic Arts at the prof. Halina Chrostowska’s studio, where he was shortly after hired as an assistant tutor, and where he still teaches, as Full Professor (Profesor Zwyczajny) of the Graphics.
From 1990 to 1996 – Dean of the Faculty of Graphic Arts and Design (Wydział Grafiki),
From 1999 to 2002 – President (Prezes Zarządu Głównego) of the Association of Polish Artist and Designers (Związek Polskich Artystów Plastyków),
President of the Section of Art at the Central Commission for Titles and Degrees (Centralna Komisja do Spraw Stopni i Tytułów – national council responsible for granting and revision of academic titles and degrees),
Expert of the National Accreditation Council (Państwowa Komisja Akredytacyjna – national council responsible for higher education evaluation),
Member of the jury of the C.K. Norwid Award, and many others artistic contests.
Author of more than 60 individual painting, graphics and drawing exhibitions, participant of about 300 collective exhibitions. Laureate and winner of numerous art contests and festivals including Museé 2000 in Luxemburg, International Print Biennial in Sofia, International Print Biennial in Viena and Modern Art International Grand Prix in Monte Carlo. Also awarded for artistic achievements by the Polish Ministry of Culture.