METKA KRAŠOVEC, painter was born on 7th October 1941 in Ljubljana. She graduated from the Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts in 1964 and completed her post-graduate studies in painting in 1966 under Prof. Gabrijel Stupica. In l966 and 1967 she specialised in graphic art at Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA, and obtained a master’s degree in graphic art under Prof. Riko Debenjak in 1970. In 1974-75 she specialised in graphic art at the Royal College of Art in London. In 1977 she was elected assistant professor for painting and drawing and began teaching at the Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts where she became full professor in 1991. In 2015 she was elected associate member of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts. From 1968 when she had her first solo exhibition to today she’s had 105 solo exhibitions. In 2012 she held a retrospective exhibition in the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana. She has participated in over 340 group exhibitions at home and abroad. Among others, she received the Prešeren Foundation Award in 1973 and the Jakopič Award in 1983.