Irena Kwaśniewska – was born, lives and creates in Rzeszów. She attended her painting classes at Józef Gazda’s and Jerzy Szymański’s workshops. Having graduated from University of Rzeszów she became a MA of educational custodial pedagogy, followed by oligophrenic pedagogy.

She also studied art therapy at Academy of Rehabilitative Pedagogy in Warsaw. Her works make up private collections throughout Poland. They can also be found in Rzeszów in „Z podwórza” and „Magnolia” art galleries.