Me research is concentrated of the cognitive process of perceiving a human face. I am especially interested in researching the opposite poles of this issue. The first side of the issue is epistemological one and it refers directly to perception. The second point is called transcendent which has its realization in the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas (ethics of the Other). This subject interests me in the context contemporary times - era of monitoring and explicit personal data. Is omnipresent ,,voyeryzm" impact on the closer knowledge human or maybe opposite is true?


Łukasz Gierlak - born in 1985 in Jawor. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw. Currently, he studying at the Ph.D. at the Painting and Drawing Department of the University of Arts in Poznan.

Awards and honors:

  • 2016 Main Prize, I Pomerania Biennale of Young Art - POTOK SZTUKI, Sopot
  • 2016 Honourable mention - "TOP 20", 4th International Watercolor Biennial, Belgrad, Serbia
  • 2016 Nomination, FID PRIZE, Paris, France
  • 2015 Diploma "Ismet Mujezinovic" - award, International Biennale Festival of Portrait, Tuzla, Bosnia i Herzegovina
  • 2015 Diploma for drawing - purchase award, International Biennale Festival of Portrait, Tuzla, Bosnia i Herzegovina
  • 2015 The prize for a young artist, XXVII Exhibition Explores the Art of Copper, Legnica, Poland
  • 2015 Silver Spur (for intransigence and courage), XXVII Exhibition Explores the Art of Copper, Legnica, Poland
  • 2015 Honourable mention, 5th International Andriolli Drawing Competition, Nałęczów, Poland
  • 2015 Triennal Prize, 4th Bangkok Triennale International Print and Drawing Exhibition, Bangkok, Thailand
  • 2014 Honourable mention, II International Art Competition - Modern Landscape, Częstochowa, Poland
  • 2014 Certificate of the Highest Quality Short List, IX International Biennial of Drawing, Pilsen, Czech Republic
  • 2014 Golden Osten Award, 42nd World Gallery of Drawing, Skopje, Macedonia
  • 2014 Honourable mention, VIII Triennale of Contemporary Drawing, Lubaczów, Poland
  • 2014 Award of the President of Torun, VI National Exhibition of Drawing "Draw Yes And Yes", Wozownia, Toruń, Poland
  • 2014 Nomination, Strabag Artaward International, Vienna, Austria
  • 2014 Second prize, Graphics Year 2013, Cracow, Poland
  • 2014 Grand Prix, I International Student Drawing Triennial, Katowice, Poland
  • 2013 Honourable mention, 8th International Triennial of Small Graphic Forms, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • 2013 Honour for diploma with Faculty of Graphic and Media Art, Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland
  • 2013 Second Prize, the European Festival Pastels, VI International Biennial Pastel, Nowy Sacz, Poland
  • 2013 Award of the President of Gdansk, the Esteemed Graduates of Polish Academies of Fine Arts 2013, Gdańsk, Poland
  • 2013 Honourable mention, "Newfound", Dominican Gallery , Wroclaw, Poland
  • 2012 Honourable mention, V International Drawing Competition, Wroclaw, Poland
  • 2011 Honourable mention, the VI International Biennial of Drawing, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2011 Second prize, "Creative Wroclaw" - painting competition, Dominican Gallery, Wroclaw, Poland

Individual Exhibition:

  • 2016 Drawing exhibition, "Movements eye", Castle on the Water, Wojnowicce, Poland
  • 2015 Drawing exhibition, "Reconstruction of portrait", Art Gallery, Legnica, Poland
  • 2014 Drawing exhibition, "Outside of the Body", Gallery Łacznik, Wrocław
  • 2014 Exhibition of paintings and drawings, "Whispers, murmurings", Academy of Music in Wrocław, Poland
  • 2013 Diploma exhibition, "Agnosia faces", Gallery Neon, Wrocław, Poland
  • 2013 Drawing exhibition, Gallery Lingua, ASP Wrocław, Poland
  • 2011 Drawing exhibition, "En-face", Gallery Academia Nova, Pl.Solny, Wrocław, Poland
  • 2010 Drawing exhibition, Gallery "Łacznik", Institute of Informatics, Wrocław, Poland
  • 2010 Drawing exhibition, Gallery GrenzGanger, Görlitz, Germany
  • 2009 Drawing exhibition, the Theatre Foyer, Jawor, Poland
  • 2009 Drawing exhibition, "Physiognomy and point", Aula, ASP Wrocław, Poland