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Jacek Lazuka is a foreign born, American made contemporary artist. His immigration from communist Poland to the United States at the age of four shaped his perception of two distinct worlds. He bridged the gap to his peers with his art.

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ON EXHIBITION

Exhibitions:
RainWater Gallery Huntington Beach July 2015 - Jan2016
DeBilzan Gallery Laguna Beach January 2015 - August 2015
LGOCA Laguna Gallery of Contemporary Art, Laguna Beach, CA March 2013 - March 2015 
Laguna Art Group, Laguna Beach, CA Feb 2013- Present
PopCon LA - The Ultimate POP Culture Convention July 5-8th 2012 Los Angeles Convention Center Concourse Hall and Foyer
Taste of Orange County™ - Art A La Carte™ June 16th & 17th2012 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, CA. Sponsored by LagunaART.com
Laguna Beach Art Walk/ Laguna Art Group/ Townley Gallery Laguna Beach, CA - 5April2012
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale, AZ/ Russo & Steele/ Barrett Jackson/ Consignment Art - 18Jan2012
Gallery 104, San Clemente, CA Oct 2011 - Present
Brandon Gallery Fallbrook, CA Aug / Sep 2011 
Amsterdam Whitney, International Fine Art, Inc. New York, NY June 2011 - June 2012
Grand Tradition Estate 4th of July 2011, Fallbrook, CA 
RAW natural born artists, 8Eight8, 16 June 2011, Orange County, CA
Green Arts & Direct Relief Intertnational, A Benefit for Japan, 30 April 2011, Los Angeles, CA
James Grey Gallery, Bergamot Station Art Center, Santa Monica, CA 29 April - 29 May 2011
Artwalk, Downtown Fullerton, CA May 2010
”The Art of Getting home”, Seven Degrees Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 2009
“Student Exhibit” Dell’ Amico Gallery, Carrara, Italy 2008
”The Art of Getting home”, Seven Degrees Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 2008
”The Art of Getting home”, Seven Degrees Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 2007

Solo:
Camino Real Playhouse / Regency Movie Theatre / In Honor of Marilyn Monroe in " Gentle Prefer Blondes " San Juan Capistrano, Ca 01 May 2013 - 09 June 2013
2nd Annual Eclectic Views/ Honoring Frankie & Jack Schwenderman - 10March2012
Eclectic Views Honoring Frankie and Jack Schwenderman, Fallbrook, CA, Feb 2011
Jacek Lazuka Studio/ gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 2006-2010
“Local Artist Spotlight”, Café Vienna, Laguna Beach, CA 2006

Upcoming:
LGOCA - March 2013
Laguna Beach Art Walk - 1st Thursday of the month to meet the artist
Gallery 104, San Clamente, Ca - Meet the Artist Monthly Receptions

Member of:
Fallbrook Beautification Alliance 2011
Southern California Artists Association

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ABOUT ME

Jacek Lazuka is a Polish-born, American-raised contemporary artist. His immigration from communist Poland to the United States at the age of four shaped his perception of two distinct worlds. Raised in a Polish-speaking household, he had a rough transition into English speaking school. He struggled to erase the linguistic barrier between himself and his peers, feeling apart from and alien to this American world.

A promising artist from a very young age he used his creative skills to make friends. It wasn’t long until his teachers took notice of this quiet boy’s artistic abilities. From elementary school he began receiving awards for his paintings, his teachers entered into competitions. By the time he was in high school he was painting a large mural for his school on a fifteen foot wall.

Desiring a college education Lazuka enlisted in the US Air Force. He served in Japan as an airplane mechanic and crew chief. During this time he secretly pursued art, trying not to rouse the interest of his fellow soldiers. He worked in oils, playing with different techniques, studying the European masters and reveling in the simple Japanese Aesthetic. He also, attended college and upon his return to civilian life he graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a degree in social science.

Currently, living and working in southern California. He has been a full-time artist since 2005. His contemporary work explores the ideas of the non-ordinary realm or the world apart from the material. His Native series explores simple Neolithic forms and alien landscapes. He creates works in oil on canvas then manipulates his images onto copper and aluminum sheets. He is constantly working on the process of creating new techniques which will allow him to further express the non-ordinary. His studio/gallery is in Laguna beach, California.

Education:
Arco Arte, Carrara, Italy, 2008
University of California, Irvine 2006
University of Maryland, Okinawa, Japan 1999

 

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