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The work of painter Jakub Janovský is grounded predominantly in his skills in drawing, which he uses to touch upon a wide range of urgent themes. Personal and collective dimensions are reflected in his choices of a wide range of materials and techniques.




2000 - 2004, SUŠG Jihlava

2004 - 2010 Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Atelier of Drawing - Prof. Jitka Svobodová)


2011 - 2. Place in the NG 333 Prize, National Gallery in Prague, Trade Fair Palace


2018 - Art Urbain, Paris, France

2015 - International Painting Symposium, Alš South Bohemia Gallery, Hluboká nad Vltavou

2014 - Multipoint International Art Symposium, Nitra, Slovakia

2013 - Enamel Art, Ostrava

2011 - International Painting Symposium, Jihlava



2012 - Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus, Schwandorf-Fronberg, Germany


Representation in collections:

National Gallery in Prague, Gallery of the Capital City of Prafa, Regional Gallery of the Highlands in Jihlava, Museum of the Highlands Havlíčkův Brod, Alš South Bohemian Gallery in Hluboká nad Vltavou, Klatovy/Klenová Gallery, private collections in the Czech Republic and abroad



2022 - Janovský in the Cellar, Art Space NOV, Padubice

2022 - Concrete Garden, Alšova jihočeská galerie, Hluboká nad Bltavou

2021 - Carousel, Jilská 14 Gallery, Prague

2021 - An Hour on the Swing, Sculpture Gallery, Hořice

2019 - Six Fingers (Janovský, Filípek), DSC Gallery, Prague

2018 - Jack in the Box, Petr Novotný Gallery, Prague

2017 - The Room, Prague House, Brussels, Belgium

2017 - Does the Wolf Love or Hate the Lamb?, Vyšehrad Gallery, Prague

2016 - Silicon Family, Trafo Gallery, Prague

2016 - Existential Boredom! (with M.Fabian), PRFR Studios, Bratislava, Slovakia

2015 - Playground V-51, Nitra Gallery, Nitra, Slovakia

2014 - Mix-Er, Windows Wienna Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2013 - Mental Mix, Off Format Gallery, Brno

2011 - Dušičková"(Janovský, Šumbera, Véla), Trafačka, Prague

2009 - Kango Mortale, House at the Golden Ring, Prague City Gallery

2004 - Heads from His Head, Jewish Cemetery Telč



2022 - Physiognomy of the Present, European Parliament Building, Brussels, Belgium

2021 - Solitude in the midst of the crowd Charles Baudelaire and Czech art" GASK, Kutná Hora

2021 - Hopeful Prospects, DOX, Prague

2020 - Vanitas, DOX, Prague

2020 - Dream within a Dream, Edgar Allan Poe and Art in the Czech Lands, NG Prague,

2019 - Demoncracy, EMMA Kreativzentrum Pforzheim, Germany

2019 - Ostrale, Biennale of Contemporary Art, Dresden, Germany

2019 - Prague Berlin Barter , Urban Spree Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2018 - Tangents , House of Art, Brno

2017 - Disruptive Imagination, Ferenczy Múseumi Centrum, Szentendre, Hungary

2016 - Personae (with M. Fabian and R. Palúch), Galerie NoD, Prague

2016 - Ornament Masses, Nitra Gallery, Nitra, Slovakia

2015 - Czech Dream, Czech Center, New York, USA

2014 - Ostrale, Biennale of Contemporary Art, Dresden, Germany 2014 - Figura Obscura, SVÚ Gallery - Umelka, Bratislava, Slovakia

2014 - Trap: Temple of Freedom" Red Gallery, London, UK

2011 - NG 333 Finalists, National Gallery in Prague, Veletržní palác

2009 - Critics Award for Young Painting, Adria Palace, Prague

2008 - Introcity, Nuclear Family, Topic Salon, Prague


molten-glass sculpture, blown glass
Lhotský glassworks, Štefánek glass forge


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