Irena Siwek was born in Cracow, Poland and moved to United States in 1992.  She studied at Dominican University in River Forest IL and received a Bachelor degree in mathematics in 1997.  Irena Siwek is a pen and ink artist who for nearly two decades has followed her passion for drawing. 

Her distinctive self-taught perspective contributes to the creative authenticity of her work, which is intriguing, engaging and introspective. Subjects of marionettes, human and animal forms are reoccurring themes in Siwek’s work, through which she explores how we coexist within the world of interdependence. Her drawings exhibit attributes of whimsy abstract expressionism, surrealism and fantasy.

Solo exhibit includes Point of view at the DreamBox Gallery in Chicago. She has also been a part of many group exhibitions including the Polish Museum of America and her work is well supported by private collectors.