Born 1982, Krakow, Poland
Lives and works in New York, NY


MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
BFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Dirty Little Secret, Catbox Contemporary, Ridgewood, NY
Crunch, curated by Matthew F, Fisher, The Breeder, Athens, Greece
Just a Phone Call Away, David Shelton Gallery, Houston, TX
Teddies, Trenchcoats, and Tiaras, Romeo, New York, NY
Livin the dream, Cryin on the Inside, two-person show with Chelsea Seltzer, DCTV, New York, NY
Smooth Jazz, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, NY
Les Cat Women, Zürcher, Paris, France
The Fury of Sunsets, two-person show with Michael Dotson, Zürcher, New York, NY


The Dating Game, curated by Kenneth Edward, Green Door, Chicago, IL (forthcoming)
All My Life, curated by Jonathan DeDecker, YUI Gallery, New York, NY (forthcoming)
Zing Zam Blunder, curated by Brian Scott Campbell, Harbinger Projects, Reykjavik (forthcoming)
Topographical Drift, curated by Andrew Rafacz and Nataliya Ktlova, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL
Domestic Tranquility, curated by Charlie Roberts, 0-0LA, Los Angeles, CA
NURTUREart Benefit, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY
All Things Great and Small, curated by Sue and Phil Knoll, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington
Wild Animal Exhibition for City Wildlife, curated by Akemi Maegawa, City Wildlife, Washington, D.C.
UNTITLED, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
NURTUREart Benefit, NURTUREart, Brooklyn, NY
HOW HIGH, curated by Ryan Travis Christian and Travis Fish, Left Field, San Luis Obispo, CA
Texas Contemporary Art Fair, David Shelton Gallery, Houston, TX
Inaugural Exhibition, Romeo, New York, NY
Squared, curated by Sue and Phil Knoll, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Super Sketchy, curated by Alleyoop Projects, DCTV, New York, NY
Body Talk, MASS Gallery, Austin, TX
Mini Bar at Beverly’s at Material Art Fair, curated by Alison Kuo and Stina Puotinen, Mexico City, Mexico
Something, curated by Noah Becker, Berry Campbell, New York, NY
Pretty Creepy, Booth Gallery, New York, NY
Paul Brainard: Roasted, The Lodge Gallery, New York, NY
It Follows, curated by Jordan Rathus and Jaime Schwartz, Torrance Shipman Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Ortega 100, curated by Eric Hibit, Ortega y Gasset Projects, Brooklyn, NY
Generator, curated by John Pollard, ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA
Sight/ Site/ Sight, curated by Noah Becker, Jeffrey Grunthaner, and Julian A. Jimarez, Outlet, Brooklyn, NY
Please Excuse Our Appearance, curated by Jesse Greenberg & MacGregor Harp, 247365, New York, NY
Ducks LA, curated by Ryan Travis Christian, Minotaur Projects, Los Angeles, CA
If Not for You, curated by Sue and Phil Knoll, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Drops of Jupiter, Bannerette, Brooklyn, NY
Seducers, curated by Evie Falci, Greenpoint Terminal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Left Field Inaugural Show, curated by Ryan Tavis Christian, Left Field, San Luis Obispo, CA
Share This! Appropriation After Cynicism, curated by Adam Parker Smith, Denny Gallery, New York, NY
Zurtopia, curated by Austin Thomas, Zürcher, New York, NY
Akibo Bird Festival, curated by Akemi Maegawa, Akibo, Japan
Broke Baroque, curated by Rachel Schmidhofer, Sanctuary, Pittsburgh, PA
Tossed, curated by Jennifer Coates and Rachel Schmidhofer, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, NY
If you’re accidentally not included, don’t worry about it, curated by Peter Saul, Zürcher, Paris, France
If you’re accidentally not included, don’t worry about it, curated by Peter Saul, Zürcher, New York, NY
The Last Brucennial, New York, NY
Art F City Roast, Postmasters Gallery, New York, NY
Beverly’s, curated by Leah Dixon, Untitled Art Fair, Miami Beach, FL
Trapp(her) Keeper, curated by Molly Weiss Knock, Knock, Northampton, MA
Draw Gym, curated by Brian Belott, Know More Games and 247365, Brooklyn, NY
Thanks, curated by Adam Parker Smith, Lu Magnus, New York, NY
Sunday Paintings for a Rainy Day,  curated by Hein Koh, Field Projects, New York, NY
Itsa Small, Small World, curated by “Hennessy Youngman,” Family Business, New York, NY
Liminal Step, curated by Emet Sosna, Nonprofit Finance Fund, New York, NY
^..^ / :), curated by Brent Birnbaum, Casita Maria Center for the Arts and Education, Bronx NY
Midnite Snacks, curated by Brian Hubble, 1366 Space, Chicago IL


Ornamenting Crime, Zürcher, New York, NY
Shrink It, Pink It, Cathouse FUNeral, Brooklyn, NY
Dream Within A Dream, exhibition fundraiser for ProjectArt, The New Century Artists, New York, NY
GeoMetron, co-curated with Talia Shulze, Mulherin+Pollard, New York, NY
Shhhhh… Just let it happen, Beverly’s, New York, NY
Persona, 7 Dunham, Williamsburg, New YorkIt’s Really Normaling, Greenwich House, New York, NY
Finite Infinity, Greenwich House, New York, NY
If You Think I’m Sexy, Gallery 461, New York, NY
Half Empty, Vaudeville Park, Brooklyn, NY
In Between the Sheets, Harlem Workspace, New York, NY


The Art Institute of Southern California Merit Scholarship


Goldstein, M. Andrew. “Jeff Bailey on How Hudson, New York, Became a Viable Base for an     Ambitious Art Gallery,”, August 31, 2016
Keegan, Alessandro. “IRENA JUREK,”, August 16, 2016
Rathus, Jordan. “Irena Jurek: Teddies, Trenchcoats, and Tiaras,”,         August 2016
Stevens, Charlene. “Livin’ the Dream (Crying on the Inside),”, May, 2016
Frank, Priscilla. “Step Into This Feminist Artist’s X-Rated Zootopia,”, March 14th, 2016
Brenner, Wayne Alan. “Johnston Foster, Irena Jurek, Jared Theis: Body Talk.”, March 18, 2016
Lambert, Audra. “A Panoply of Somethings,”, January 13th, 2016
Shaw, Michael. “Ep. 117: Irena Jurek- artist, curator, and provocateur of Puritans,”, November 2015
Johnson, Paddy and Farley, Michael Anthony. “This Week’s Must See Events: Suggested         Double Dates.”, December 14, 2015
Farley, Michael Anthony. “Is Site Specificity Relevent To A Generation of Nomads? Not         Really.”, August 28, 2015
DeYoung, Johannes. “In Conversation: Irena Jurek,”, August 2nd, 2015
Isaacs, John. “Art and About: From the profane to the Sublime,”, July 13th, 2015
Indrisek, Scott. “July/August Preview,” Modern Painters, July 2015
Gigantic Magazine: Women’s Issue,, Summer, 2015
Boudier, Laurent. “Irena Jurek.” Telerama, March
De Santis, Sophie. “L’Insolent Peter Saul.” Le Figaroscope, Nov 18
Indrisek, Scott. “5 Must-See Gallery Shows.”, Sep 11
Indrisek, Scott. “Studio Tracks: Irena Jurek’s Sex Kitten Playlist.”, Aug 26
Russeth, Andrew. “If you’re accidentally not included, don’t worry about it at Zürcher         Studio.”, Apr 23
“Photos: The Last Brucennial.”, Mar 10
Indrisek, Scott. “90 Artists Think In Pink at Cathouse FUNeral.”, Jan 17
Kirsch, Corinna and Whitney Kimball. “This Week’s Must-See Art Events: Let’s Get Real.” Art F City, Jan 13
Smith, Roberta. “Brian Belott: Draw Gym.” The New York Times, Sep 26