Mirek Struzik was born in 1956 in Żarów, Poland. In 1989 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw in the department of graphics, painting and sculpture - sculpture specialty. Master of fine art.
He designs and creates sculptures in Public Areas, among others: series of sculptures for the Municipal Botanic Garden of Wrocław University, sculptures for the Spanish shopping centre Factory in Poland or sculpture entitled „Adam and Eve” for the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park in Chicago, USA.
Prizes and awards
2013 Special Commendation in Nanjing International Sports Sculpture Competition For Youth Olympic Games
2013 Finalist in “Concurso Internatcional de Escultura Urbana” “Ciudad de Murcia”, Spain
2013 Sculpture “Dandelion” chosen to “Top 100” of CoD+A Awards in Public Art category
2012 1st price for commision, appointed by the City of Ballart’s Public Art Advisory Committee, Australia
2011 1st price in public art project competition for Futura Park, Krakow, Poland
2009 1st price in public art project competition for „Memorial of Gratitude to World War II Victims”, Opoczno, Poland
2007 First prize in competion of sculpture realization for Factory Outlet in Luboń near Poznań, Poland
2006 First prize in competion of sculpture realization for Factory Outlet in Wrocław, Poland
2005 Sugarman Foundation Award, USA
2001 3rd prize in competition „Sacrum – dzisiaj” Kielce, Poland
1990 Scholarship from the Ministry of Culture and Arts, Poland
Sculptures in public spaces
2017 Realization of „Walk”, City Park of Stanislaw Tolpa, Wrocław, Poland
2015 Realization of „Dandelions” for Zorlu Center, Istanbul, Turkey.
2012 Sculpture „Dandelions” in front of the „Integart” office building, Blonie near Wroclaw, Poland
2011 Sculptures „Butterflies”, „Birds” and „Leafs” for Futura Park in Cracow, Poland
2011 Realization of memory array of Polish director Stanislaw Lenartowicz, Wroclaw, Poland
2010 Realization of „Memorial of Gratitude to World War II Victims”, Opoczno, Poland
2009 „Sculpture in context”, taking part in exhibition in National Botanic Garden, Dublin, Ireland
2008 Sculpture „Splinters” for the Factory Outlet II in Wroclaw, Poland
2007 Sculptures „Adam and Eve” for the Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park, Chicago, USA
2007 Sculptures „Shawl” and „Wardrobe” for the Factory Outlet in Lubon n. Poznan, Poland
2006 Sculptures „Roots” and „Composition” for the Factory Outlet in Wroclaw, Poland
2005 Sculpture „Astrolabe” for Wroclaw Airport, Poland
2004 A project and realization of the St. Hedwig’s Chapel for Caritas of Archdiocese, Wroclaw, Poland
2001-4 A cycle of sculptures for the Municipal Botanic Garden of Wroclaw University, Poland
1989 Sculpture „Force of Nature” in front of the „Centrostal” office building, Wroclaw, Poland
2016 Participation in “The Beauty of Animals” exhibition by Medialia Gallery, New York, USA
2015 Participation in „Istanbul Light Festival” Istanbul, Turkey
2015 Participation in 6th International Art Biennale, Beijing
2015 Participation in exhibition „Beauty of Animals - Global Art Medal Grand Prix” Beijing
2013 Participation in 9th International Sculpture Symposium, Davos, Switzerland
2013 Post-competition exhibition „Concurso Internatcional de Escultura Urbana Ciudad de Murcia”, Spain
2013 Participation in 25th International sculpture Biennale, Ube, Japonia
2012 „European Sculpture Exhibition”, Stockholm
2012 Art. Expo, New York
2012 “Premio Internacionale Tokyo”, Galeria Amart Luise, Brusseles, Belgium
2011 “European Sculpture: methods, materials, poetry”, Edsvik Konsthall, Stockholm
2011 “Premio Internacionale Tokyo”, Galery Amart Luise, Brusseles, Belgium
2010 „Open Art Code”, GemlucArt, Monte Carlo, Monaco
2010 „Open Art Code”, Galeriy OXO, London, Great Britain
2009 „Sculpture in Context”, National Botanic Garden, Dublin, Irlandia
2009 Individual exhibition in Vratislavia Centre, Wrocław, Poland
2008 10th International Triennale of Religious Art in Kraków, Poland
2008 Exhibition of 100th anniversary of Hungarian Polonia in Budapest, Hungary
2008 Participation of World Art Vision in Cancun, Mexico
2007 The Eucharist and Freedom, Wrocław, Poland
2006 Participation in the Other Media exhibition – Polish Artists Association, Wrocław, Poland.
2005 Exhibition in the Gallery of Contemporary Sacred Art, Kielce, Poland
2004 Participation in the 8th Annual International Juried Art Exhibition, Visions VIII at the Cathedral Foundation in Covington, KY, USA
2004 Opening ceremony of an individual exhibition in the Municipal Botanic Garden of Wrocław University, Poland.
2004 Individual exhibition in Dorint Hotel, Wrocław, Poland.
2003 Participation in the exhibition „Wrocław Priesthood of Creative Environment Twentieth Anniversary”, the Museum of the Archdiocese in Wrocław, Poland.
2002 The exhibition in European Union Parliament in Strasbourg, France.
2002 Participation in the post-competition exhibition „The Primate of the Millennium”, the Museum of the Archdiocese in Warsaw, Poland.
2000 „Euro Art Meeting Festival Wrocław 2000”
1998 Participation in VII Triennial of Religious Sculpture, Kraków, Poland
1998 „Dante in Poland - Sculpture”, Ravena, Italy
1996 XII Bienniale Internazionale Dantesca, Ravena, Italy
1992 The exhibition of The Association of Polish Plastic Artists, Wrocław, Poland
1992 The International Bienniale of the Religious Art „Sacrum 92”, Opole, Poland
1991 Individual exhibition in the Art Exhibition Office in Wrocław, Poland
1990 Post-scholarship exhibition in the Art Exhibition Office in the Center of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko, Poland
• Sculpture magazine, October 2016
• CODAmagazine, Light as Art III, 2016. http://flip.it/fE9lH
• Memory and Dream 2015 - The Album of 6th Beijing
• International art Biennale, China Hephaistos, magazyn No 7/78 2013
• Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI)Catalog, Freshkills Park, NYC 2012
• Art in Vogue 2012 (coming now)
• World of Architecture No7 2011 (polish version)
• ‘500 x art in public’, Braun Publishing 2011..
• World Wide Art Book 2010,
• ‘Featured artists vol. II 2010.
• Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) Catalog, Dubai & Abu Dhabi, UAE 2010
• Masters 2009
• Trends Contemporary Artists 2009,
• NY Arts 2009
• Sculpture No10 2008,
• Crafts Art International, No 71/2007