Galerie Vanasse - Art figuratif et portraits

Irena Korosec

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Short biography

Born in Slovenia (former Yugoslavia) in 1962, Irena graduated from the Art Academy of Ljubljana,Slovenia and moved to Canada shortly thereafter. She is presently living in Quebec, where she obtained the Elizabeth Greenshields grant for figurative painting in 1994. Irena has taught classical painting since 1989, at Dawson College as well as the Saidye Bronfman School of Art. Her work is found in many public and private collections in Europe and in North America. In 2004 she received several awards at the International Salon of Classical Realism organized by the Art Renewal Center (New Jersey).

Member of the Portrait Society of Canada

Grants, Mentions and Awards

1992: Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant

International Salon of Classical Realism, Art Renewal Center (US):

  • 2003: Honorable Mention for Figurative Work
  • 2003: ARC Staff Award for Figurative Work
  • 2003: Finalist-Figurative Category
  • 2006: Finalist-Figurative Category
  • 2007: Finalist-Figurative Category

2007- April: Portrait of the month-Portrait Society of Canada

2011: Best portrait award winner for the 2011 Canadian Portrait Competition of the Portrait Society of Canada.