Rok Slana was born on 1 April 1983 in Kranj. He was attracted to painting as a profession very early on, and so after finishing primary school he enrolled in the art school at the High School of Design and Photography in Ljubljana, where he studied drawing under Igor Kregar, an academy-trained painter. He graduated from high school in 2002, and in 2003 he enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, where he studied painting under the mentorship of Carl Di Rac. He graduated in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree focusing on symbolism. After finishing his studies, he returned to Ljubljana, where he continued painting. To date, he has prepared a large number of solo and group exhibitions, he has attended art colonies in Slovenia and abroad, and from 2004 to 2014 he also participated as a drawing teacher for adults and children in the Chiaro Scuro summer painting schools in Žalec led by the academy-trained painter Rudolf Španzel.