Jerzy Gluszek was born in 1956 in Wroclaw, Poland. He graduated from the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts (formerly State College of Fine Arts) in Wroclaw at the Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Graphic Arts. He received his diploma in 1981. After graduation he worked in the launching of the magazines “Luxus” and “Gluszec” and took part in several happenings and performances. Since 2005 his work has been focused on artistic illustration and satirical graphics. Currently he is working as a freelance artist, painter, illustrator, and graphic designer. He has been active as a freelance cartoonist since 2005.

He has been a jury member at international satirical competitions and exhibitions (e.g. in Beijing in 2007 and Zielona Gora in 2011).
Gluszek is currently living and working in Wroclaw.

He has been awarded numeral prizes, among others:   

1989–1996      Award and Distinction at Fine Arts Exhibition “Polish Impressions”, Torun, Poland 
1996Prizes at the consecutive four editions of the National Exhibition of Pastels, Nowy Sacz Poland
2000                First Prize at the “Early Spring” Exhibition of Okreg Swietokrzyski, Kielce, Poland
2003                Third Prize at the National Competition of Painting “Triennial of Still Life”, Sieradz, Poland
2012Marshal of Lower Silesia Award for an outstanding achievement in the field of culture “Inspiration”, Legnica, Poland
2013                Qualification for the final competition for the mural “Gate to Nadodrze”, Wroclaw, Poland
2013Diploma “More Beautiful Poland” from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Warsaw, Poland
2013Honorable mention in a poster competition at the 12th International Festival of Puppetry Art, Bielsko-Biala, Poland

He has won around 40 awards in the field of satirical graphics and illustrations in international competitions and exhibitions, among others:

2006                Grand Prize, 5th Googlm International Cartoon Competition, China
2007                Master Prize, The Master Cup International Cartoon and Illustration Biennial, Beijing, China
2008                Grand Prize, Festival of European Satire “Billy Goats”, Poznan, Poland
2009                Special Prize, 29th International Nasreddin Hodja Cartoon Contest, Turkey
2009                Special Prize, Humour Gallarate International Cartoon Contest, Italy    
2009                Grand Prize, “The Big Boat of Humour” International Contest, Lodz, Poland
2010, 2013      Grand Prize, International Competition “Debut”, Zielona Gora, Poland
2010                First Prize, International Exhibition “Satyrykon”, Legnica, Poland
2010                Grand Prize, 12th Portocartoon World Festival, Porto, Portugal
2011                Special Prize, 27th Aydin Dogan Cartoon Contest, Istanbul, Turkey 
2012                First Prize, International Festival of Satire, Trento
2014                Third Prize, 16th Portocartoon World Festival, Porto, Portugal
2016                Third Prize, International Exhibition “Satyrykon”, Legnica, Poland