Drawing and Etching
Irena Bujárková hailed from Vyškov in the Czech Republic and studied at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague (currently the University of Architecture and Design) between 1986 – 1992 when she received an MA in Book Illustration and Graphics with distinction.
She works as a freelance artist focusing on the use of intaglio printing techniques (etching, aquatint, drypoint, soft-ground etching). She draws her inspiration from nature and represents it in a wide range of genres, from reality to abstract. Active in graphic design she also spends time painting.
Irena worked as a specialized lecturer at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague between 2007 – 2008, where she taught Graphic Techniques. She helped students to finalize their conceptual projects by supporting their studio work.
In 1992, she was awarded a Diploma of Honor in the national competition The Most Beautiful Book Prague, for an original handmade Art Book ‘Robinson Jeffers Poetry’. In 1992, she also received an Award of Honor in the Fourth International Biennale of Young Artists (under 35 category) for graphic art prints, Ostrava, C. R. She has taken part in several collective exhibitions, e.g., Give Independence, National Museum, Prague 1998, VOX HUMANIA, Ostrava – Chateau Mnichovo Hradiště – Prague – Brno, 1998, and still regularly participates in exhibitions such as Print of the Year, Prague. She also arranges solo exhibitions for example Ghizen Roy Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Gallery “N,“ Prague; Gallery Rubicon, Olomouc.
Irena Bujárková is represented in private and public collections in the Czech Republic and abroad.
Previously she participated in teaching in Summer Graphics Courses held in Prague for American students. Since 2012, she has led drawing courses at the Prague Institute of the NC State University.