Koraljka Polacek, art&animals
''Drawings and Prints''
Exhibiton in City Library Frane Petric, Cres ►slideshow
picture book in Croatian and English, 16 illustrations
-picturebook and coloring book for dog rescue project 'Second chance'.
►'BEARS' pictures /not printed
painter and art teacher
..a few words about me..
I was born on the 23rd November 1969 in Zagreb, Croatia, in the family of artists and art lovers.
My grand-grandmother was a ceramist and my grandfather was painter - still remember his brushes, his little chair and a beautiful terpentine smell of the new painting!
Grandpa just loved open air painting so I was his little helper.. but sometimes disturbing him as well.
In 1991 I enrolled into the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb to become a painter and professor in painting, graduated in 1998 in the class of professor Eugen Kokot.
After graduating from the Academy, I was working at the Elementary School in Zagreb (1998-2007). In 2001 I won, actually my pupil won, the Europe at School Award for children's drawings.
Together with D. Nazor and S. Grković I co-authored a drawing book called Tin in Kilikiki Land (2002.).
I was author of illustrations in Dan’s Picturebook, as part of the dog rescue project 'Second Chance' (Zagreb 2007). In 2008 I illustrated a picture book called 'The Secret of Masmalic’ as part of the educational - ecology project (Cres).
In 1995 I started painting and exhibiting my works in the family atelier in Baška on the Island of Krk (Atelier 1995-2003). Some of my paintings and drawings are part of private collections in Croatia and abroad.
I like to paint pitoresque, old Mediterranean houses and streets, although my favourite inspiration is The Cat.
My family always had one or more pets so I can't imagine living without my little furry friends. In the past I shared twelve beautiful years with my 'Goldeneye' Aiša... today I live with seven cats. There were many other dear little souls sleeping in my hair, destroying my paintings, eating my son's food..
My dearest pets, past and present, have its own web place.
In 2007 I moved from Zagreb to Mediterranean island of Cres where I live today and during summer months exhibit my work here in open atelier. I paint mostly oils and acrylics on canvas, also make painted stones.
I am a member of art associations The Croatian Artists Center (HDLU) and the LIKUM.
I hope you’ll enjoy my work, as well as my photographs, my cats.. if you have any question please contact me via e-mail.
Koraljka Polaček, 2009.
2010 Cres, City Library Frane Petric ►Drawings & Prints
2009 Cres, Ruta
2008 Cres, C*atelier
2008 Cres, Semenj 2008.
2008 Cres, CresCendo jazz festival
2006 Velika Gorica (
2002 Njivice, Njivice Gallery
1997 Krk, Decumanus gallery, Baška 1994-97
1997 Split, "Pinakoteka Gospe od Zdravlja"
1995 Kutina, Caffe-gallery Valentino
1995 Medugorje, Mon Ami
1995 - 2003 Baška, Krk, Atelier Marić
The Group exhibitions
2009. Mali Lošinj, Likovna kolonija Doma za odgoj djece Mali Lošinj
2009. Zagreb, Cest is d'Best, Festival umjetničkih zastava
2008. Cres, u sklopu Jazz festivala Crescendo
2007. Zagreb, Galerija Ramasutra
2005. Zagreb, Klinika Zoe
2004. Zagreb, Dramsko kazalište Gavella, I. Brlić Mažuranić
2004. Zagreb, Močvara, Skladište mladih
2004. Zagreb, Dom HDLU Izložba recentnih radova članova HDLU-a
2003. Zagreb, Galerija Ulrich, Likumove generacije
2003. Zagreb, Knjižnica B. Ogrizovića
2003. Zagreb, Galerija Ramasutra
2002. Zagreb, Galerija Ulrich, Likumove generacije
2002. Zagreb, Cest is d'Best
2002. Zagreb, Klub arhitekata
2001. Zagreb, UHBDDR Zbirka Klement Lukin
2001. Zagreb, M.Virius, Plavi trag
2000. Raciborz, Poljska, III međunarodni biennale
2000 - 2009. Zagreb, umjetnici na božićnom sajmu
1999. Split - Pula - Rijeka, Biennale malog formata
1998. Raciborz, Poljska, II međunarodni biennale
1998. Vrsar, Likovna stvaraonica
1996. Wien, Austrija, Kuenstler Helfen
1996. Zagreb, HDLU, 24. salon mladih
1995. Zagreb, Austrijski kulturni institut
1995. Zagreb, Privredna banka, Likovna stvaraonica
1995. Skopje, Makedonija, II studentski međunarodni Art biennale
1995. Zagreb, Galerija SC (humanitarna aukcija)
1995. Zadar, Likovna stvaraonica
1995. Zagreb, Galerija Diva
1994. Zagreb, HDLU, CROMAN za Dubrovnik
1994. Split, Biennale maloga formata
1994. Mostar, Likovna stvaraonica Dubrovnik
1994. Dubrovnik, Palača Sponza
1994. Samobor, Likovna stvaraonica ALU