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Prof.dr.art. Jasmina Pacek
(univ. spec. art. therap.)


Contact:
jasminapacek@yahoo.com
+385 (0)90 2345010 
Studio: Osijek 
Online sessions: available
Language: Croatian, English



 

Prof.dr.  Jasmina Pacek is Associate Professor and Vice Dean at The Academy of Arts and Culture in Osijek, Croatia.  

Dr. Pacek completed her undergraduate studies in design at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, Ireland, earned her master's degree at the University of California in the United States, and obtained her doctorate at the University of J.J. Strossmayer in collaboration with Rider University in Princeton, USA. She qualified as a university specialist in art therapy through the Postmaster University Study of Creative Therapy, specializing in art therapy, conducted by the Academy of Arts and Culture and the School of Medicine in Osijek in collaboration with George Washington University, USA.

In the field of art therapy, Dr. Pacek has extensive experience working with war veterans suffering from PTSD, and their family members, as well as civilian victims of war, both in Croatia and in the United States. She also has versatile art therapy experience working with other trauma survivors,  teenage delinquents, special needs children, and family therapy. Dr. Pacek is also applying art therapy protocols working with professional artists and explores the application of art therapy in the academic education of artists.

Dr. Pacek worked as a designer, art director, and design director, mostly in the United States, she received numerous awards for her work in both USA and Croatia.  She actively exhibits and has opened a solo exhibition titled "Movements" at the Ulika Gallery in Bale in 2023, where she combines her skills as a textile designer, art therapist, sensory-motor expression athlete, and, at times, incorporates personal themes. In 2022, she participated in an exhibition organized for ULUPUH members with the theme of touch.

Memberships: 

Croatian Art Therapy Association (HART)

European Federation of Art Therapy (EFAT)

American Association for Arts and Crafts

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