Cristina Gladys Muñoz
Born on January 15th 1963. She studied in The “Rogelio Yrurtia” Fine Arts School and in The “Prilidiano Pueyrredón” Fine Arts School, where she received the degree of Engraving Professor. She also studied lithography techniques in The Graphic Experimental Atelier in Havana, Cuba. She has participated in national and international engravers exhibitions, also in mail art and in ex libris discipline. She has participated in such events as 1st International Printmaking Biennial, Istambul 2008 and I Biennale Interntionale de la Gravure et des Nouvelles Images de Sarcelles, 2009. She received many awards, among them: II International Exhibition of Miniprint in Rosario, Argentina, 2002, International Competition “The Spirit of Gdansk Architecture”, Poland, 2009, XIV Biennial International Exhibition on small format and ex-libris Ostrów Wielkopolski, 2011, 3rd International Competition ex-libris Public Library in Opole, Poland, 2012, 3rd International Ex Libris Competition Benedek Elek Library of Debrecen, Hungary, 1st Prize for ex-libris and award mayor for a set of works – 5th International Biennial of ex libris and Mini Print, Boguszów-Gorce, Poland, International Kosciuszko ex-libris Competition 2012, International Ex Libris Competition Riešė gymnasium – 2, Lithuania, 2013, Special Prize 8th International Review of Woodcutter’s and Linoleum Ex-libris Print named after Paweł Steller, Katowice 2012, 8th Shanghai Fu Xian Zhai International Exlibris Competition 2014, China, Mention in the V and in the VI Biennial International Exhibition Contratalla of Ex Libris, in Tarragona, Spain 2010/11, XV Biennial International Exhibition on small format and ex-libris Ostrów Wielkopolski, 2014, VII Iberoamerican Competition engraving Xylon Argentina 2014.
Graduated from the Fine Arts School in Katowice, where she acquired graphic techniques diploma in 2008. In 2011 she received B.A. in history from The Śląski University. Studies graphic techniques at The Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice. She was granted an Erasmus + scholarship at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. She is mainly active within the fields of painting, rotogravure and traditional photography. She received mention at the 15th International Biennial Exhibition on small format and ex-libris, Ostrów Wielkopolski, 2011. Her works were frequently exhibited and published in Poland and abroad.
Elvyra Katalina Kraučiūnaité
Born in 1942 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 1968 graduated from the Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts. Member of the Lithuanian Artists Association. Since 1969 she has participated in about 300 exhibitions in Lithuania, Poland, Argentina, France, Russia, Spain, the Netherlands, Japan, Macedonia, USA. Had around 40 solo exhibitions. Awarded of various prizes and medals:
2002 – Award, 22nd Cadaques Mini Print International Exhibition, Spain. 2003 – 2004 State Grant, Lithuanian Ministry of Culture.
2005 – Honorary medal of the 12th International Triennial of Small Graphic Form, Lodz, Poland.
2006 – Laureate diploma of the International Print Triennial, Krakow ’06, Poland.
2006 – The ”Golden badge” of the Lithuanian Artists’ Association.
2012 – The Premium for Culture and Art by the Government of the Republic of Lithuania.
Her Works have been obtained by a number of museums in different countries and by private collectors.
Lives and works in Varna. He graduated from The Graphics Department of The Fine Arts Academy in Sofia in 1994. His favourite techniques include dry needling and lithography, he creates installations as well. He was the curator of the 1997 Biennial of Graphic Art in Varna and the chairman of The Free Art Society between 1997 and 2006. He held a number of exhibitions in: Bulgaria, Germany, Belgium. In 2013 he was the Bulgarian representative at The Venice Festival. He participated in many international exhibitions and contests, being frequently awarded, e.g. during The International Biennial of Contemporary Ex Libris in Mabork. One of his recent mentions is the 3rd award of The FISAE Congress Il Bosco Stregato in 2014.
A painter and a graphic designer. He studied at The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent, where he has worked as a professor for the last forty years. He also holds lectures in other places such as Belgium, Lubbock (Texas), Barcelona, Lisbon, Limerick, Cracow, as well as in China, Turkey, Cyprus, also within the Erasmus programme. He says he contracted the virus of ex libris from the Belgian artist, Gerard Gaudaen. Since then he created more than 700 signs, most of which were woodcut until – after 10 years – he grew interested in screen printing, which has become his main technique. Recently, he has tried computer techniques too. He exhibited in more than 120 individual exhibitions and in ca 1000 collective exhibitions. Received about 120 awards.
Lives and works in Prague. On graduating from secondary visual arts school, worked as a printer and as a scenic designer in Teplice theatre for two seasons. Studied under supervision of Professor Zdeněk Sklenář and Doctor Jiři Mikula in The Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (1973-1979). Mainly focuses on painting and graphic art. His little graphics and bookplates won many honours, e.g. in Fredrikshavn (Denmark), Sint-Niklaas (Belgium), 1991, during The Biennial in Ostrów Wlkp., 2007, five times awarded by the jury of The Biennial in Malbork, as well as Little Graphics in Łódź. His works can be found in PNP – Prague, NG – Bratislava, Exlibris Museum Milano, Frans Masereel Centrum Kasterlee (Belgium), Stadtgeschichtlichen Museen Nunberg (Germany) and many other collections.
He studied Czech philology, literature, visual arts and art history at The Pedagogy Department of The Hradec Králové University. He lives and works in Hradec (he is a college professor). Since 2003 a member of The Bookplate Collectors & Lovers Society in Prague, since 2007 – The Czech Association of Artists. He focuses on graphic art, being interested in etching, mezzotint, engraving and drawing. He presented his works in individual exhibitions, as well as many group shows at home and abroad, in Belgium, Poland, Denmark, China, Turkey, Egypt, Greece.
He received diploma of The Fine Arts Department at The Mikołaj Kopernik University in Toruń in 1985. He stayed there in The Graphics Department, where he now runs the lithography studio, having acquired the title of extraordinary professor. He presented his works in 28 individual exhibitions and participated in over 300 collective exhibitions in Europe, Asia and America. Significant awards: 1st prize – IV Muestra Internacional de Miniprint de Rosario 2008, BIMPE III – Grandvill Island, Vancouver (Canada), 2004, Leo Winkeler Prize –Sint-Niklaas Biennial, 2011, SATYRYKON ‘95, Legnica and The Malbork Biennial, 2007, 2008 (where he is now a member of the jury). His works are in many museums and private collections in Poland, Spain, Croatia, Romania, Hungary, Lithuania, and The Vatican.
Graduated from SŠUP fine arts school, studied also art. history and Czech philology. Created more than 800 bookplates, as well as graphic art, posters and caricatures, cooperates with artistic press. The Belgian magazine, “Graphia”, called him the most prolific artist in Europe. Removed from the mainstream artistic life for 20 years because of his participation in the exhibition „Protest – Drawings ´68” associated with The Prague Spring. After 1989 he exhibited in numerous galleries in The Czech Republic, Europe, Asia and America. Alongside 11 other artists he represented The Czech Republic at The Paris Salon in 1991. He was a member of the team that prepared the design for Barcelona Olympic Games. He works for The Prague Graphics Collection “DRIT”; he is known also for promoting the oeuvre of Franz von Bayros (1866–1924), an Austrian symbolist. Received around 50 awards and mentions.
Malou Oi Yee Hung
Lives in Hong Kong. A member of The Hong Kong Ex-Libris Association. Has worked with etching for over 20 years. Within this technique she has created more than 200 colourful bookplates. Takes part in exhibitions all over the world. Many times awarded, among other at The International International Triennial of Gallant and Erotic Ex-libris, Havirov, 2005; FISAE Congress, Beijing, 2008; FISAE Congress, Naantali, 2012. Awarded The Gold Prize in the competition of Nippon Exlibris Association, Japan, 2009 and a medal of The Malbork Biennial in 2011.
He was born near Vladivostok, now lives in Grodno. Studied graphic art at The Byelorussian Academy of Fine Arts in Minsk (1986 – 1992). He is mainly interested in techniques in metal. He is a member of The Belarusian State Academy of Arts since 2001, and a member of the Swedish Grafikens Hus association. He was awarded over 40 times in Malbork and Ostrow Wielkopolski among others. He gained popularity in Poland where he held 7 of his 60 individual exhibitions. Except for Belarus and Poland he exhibited in Russia, Sweden, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, China and Spain, as well as the Ukraine and Cyprus. His miniatures are a part of the prestigious collection owned by Queen Elisabeth II and The Royal Art Collection in Sweden among other.
Attended secondary school in Koszyce, studied at the graphics and illustration department of The Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, supervised by professors Igor Rumannski and Albin Brunovski. Graduated in 1987. He is a teacher at The Prešov University, Slovakia. Member of The Slovakian Graphic Association, as well as numerous ex libris associations. He works in many graphic techniques, but is also interested in painting, photography, illustration and calligraphy. He had individual exhibitions of graphic works and paintings in Slovakia, Japan, China, Germany and other countries. He is also a collector of Japanese and Chinese miniatures and calligraphy.
Attended an artistic school in Tartu and graduated from The Tallinn University of Fine Arts in 1975. Between 1975-1977 he was Head of the applied arts department in The Art Museum of Estonia and from 1989 to 1992 he was the Chairman of the Tallinn Ex Libris Club. A graphic designer and interior designer. He is the author of over 500 bookplates (both woodcut and chalcographic), stamps (Estonian, Russian, Swedish, Lithuanian, Latvian and Kazakh). He designed the Estonian Euro banknotes. He had 30 solo exhibitions; he participates in international exhibitions and festivals. One of his recently received awards is First Prize at the Biennial in Ostrów Wielkopolski in 2014.
He was supervised by his father, Stanisław Łuczak, a painter and a graphic designer. He works mainly in the fields of little graphics and ex libris. He has been occupied with wood engraving and since 1987 he explores also chalcography, which has become his main technique. He presented his works at 44 international exhibitions and was many times awarded abroad, e.g. at the International Graphic Techniques in Metal Biennial “Cuprum VI”, Lubin 1994; received the awards of the President of the Italian Ex Libris Academy, 2003, and First Prize at the FISAE Congress, Istanbul, 2010. He participated in Biennials in Malbork and Ostrów Wielkopolski many times.
Born in Sumy, Southern East Ukraine. Has lived and worked in Lviv for the last 6 years. In 2013 he graduated from the Ukrainian Academy of Printing in Lviv, where he studied illustration and finished his diploma project “1984”. He is interested in the psychology of totalitarianism. He works within the traditional techniques that include etching, linocut, lithography. He particularly prefers ex libris.
He studied drawing and graphics at the Iwata University between 1970 and 1976. Lives and works in Morioka, Japan. Creates graphic miniatures, also bookplates, by etching. He also eagerly uses the technique of dry needling. He participated in exhibitions and competitions in Japan, Spain, Germany, Great Britain, Korea, Macedonia, Slovenia, Canada, Finland, Turkey and Poland. Received many awards and mentions, e.g. First Prize at the FISAE Congress, Naantali, 2012; prestigious medals of Small Forms of Graphic Art in Łódź (1989, 1991, 1999, 2008, 2011); medals of the International Biennial Exhibition of Modern Exlibris in Malbork (1998, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2015 – 1st Prize).
Graduated from the Dimitar Dobrovitch National Art School, Poster Faculty. Studied at The St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo, where he was trained as a graphics teacher and received his painting diploma in 2004. He had 12 individual exhibitions in Bulgarian galleries. He received ca. 20 awards, among which: First Prize of the International Ex Libris Treinnial, Lefkas (Greece) 2005; Award International Foundation „St. Cyril and Methodius”, Biennial of Small Forms – Pleven (Bulgaria) 2012, award and medal of the Gliwice ex libris competition, 2012; awarded also for his caricatures, e.g. Trento competition, 2005.