Janina Wierusz Kowalska comes from a family boasting artistic talents. One of her distant ancestors was Alfred Jan Wierusz Kowalski, 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 presented her works at individual and group exhibitions in Buenos Aires, Brussels, Warsaw, Cracow, Bielsko-Biała, at the Old Castle in Żywiec. The last individual exhibition has taken place at District Museum in Suwałki, Poland (2022). Her works can be found in many private collections.