Joanna Lola Styrylska-Gałażyn
born 1980 Katowice, Poland
I live and work in Krakow.

Education / Awards:
Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Faculty of Graphics (2006)
Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Faculty of Painting – Art Pedagogy (2008)
Scholarship holder of the Minister of Culture and Art and the President of the City of Krakow.
Grand Prix Awards BWA Art Salon Tarnów (2009, 2011)

Interview from studio, Kraków 2020

Interview from studio , Kraków 2017

I am a painter and an illustrator. I combine the classic art workshop with the digital one. I paint, illustrate books, design posters and covers. I love nature, surprising color and rhythm. I collect archival photos, old clippings from colorful magazines and vintage knick-knacks. In my works, I often use the collage technique, combining seemingly mismatched elements. I like to put together a variety of contrasting patterns. I play with form and color.  I create original designs and illustrations that are often used as design for commercial products and posters. My works are full of unusual associations, contrasts, multiplication, patterns and an explosion of color. My hallmark is the large accumulation of compositional elements. Maximumism is closer to me than minimalism. My achievements include many individual and group exhibitions.

As an illustrator and graphic designer, I work with individual clients and publishing houses in Poland and abroad. My clients include:
Kraków City Hall, Jagiellonian University Scientific Publishers, CKNorwid Cultural Center, Nowa Huta Heritage and Identity Studio, Huta Sztuki, Nowa Huta Cultural Center, Faktor Kultura, Fund Partnership Foundation, Akordeonus Records, Parlophone Records, Uniwersal Music Polska, Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne , MGMusic, Krakovia Produciones Publishing – Chile, Planeta Sostenible Publishing – Chile


Painting and illustration exhibitions:

Individual painting exhibition – “Materia Czasu”, Galeria Huta Sztuki, Kraków 2020/21  WATCH FILM
Group exhibition “Posters from the series “Oko na Hute” – purchase of works of art. Nowohuckie Centum Kultury, Krakow 2020
Group Exhibition – Spring Salon – Bwa Tarnów, 2019
Exhibition of illustrations for the map “The Trail of Nowa Huta Sculptures”, Galeria Norwid, Kraków, Klub Kuźnia Kraków, 2018
VI National Accordion Music Festival “Motion Music Festival 2018” Show of animations based on original illustrations for musical works, Campus Wieliczka
Kijów Center Krakow, “Lola in Motion” A show of animations based on J.L.Styrylska’s paintings to the music of the Motion Trio, 2018
Gallery ArtZona Kraków Individual painting and collage exhibition, Fundamentals of Life “2018
Culture Center Gallery C. K. Norwid in Krakow – individual painting exhibition “Workers and Mermaids” an exhibition accompanying the festival “Look to Huta” – organized by the Historical Museum of the City of Krakow, 2017
BWA Tarnów – group exhibition 2017
BWA Tarnów – group exhibition “Spring Solstice” 2015
Galeria Fundacja Magazyn Kultury, Kraków, individual exhibition of digital graphics – Universal Portrait, 2015
BWA Tarnów – group exhibition “City Structures” 2014
Culture Center Gallery C. K. Norwid in Krakow – individual painting exhibition “Invasion” an exhibition accompanying the festival “Take a look at the Huta” – organized by the Historical Museum of the City of Krakow, 2013
ONAMATO Gallery, Krakow – individual painting exhibition “Flying Art”, 2013
BWA Tarnów, “Sweet Disease” – group exhibition, 2012
Palace of Art, Kraków – group exhibition of the members of the Association of Polish Artists and Designers, 2012
BWA – City Gallery, Tarnów Railway Station, group exhibition: “High Culture. Counter-revolution “, 2012
BWA Tarnów International Autumn Art Salon, 2012
Smart Gallery Kraków- individual painting exhibition entitled: “Rajska Rapsodia”, 2012
International Print Triennial in Krakow, 2009
The exhibition LETTRA _ KRAKÓW, 2009
Gallery of the Silesian University of Technology – individual painting exhibition entitled: “Pani M.”, 2008
Tarnów Theater L. Solski – individual collage exhibition entitled: “Lolazes”, 2008
International Triennial of Graphic Arts Tadeusz Kulisiewicz in Warsaw, 2008
BWA – City Gallery in Tarnów – individual exhibition – collage show “Lolaż”, 2008
ZPAP, District of Gliwice – Zabrzański “Po Stairs” Gallery – individual exhibition of painting and graphic works from the “Pani M.” and from the “Lola Love” series.