Bio

 

Engaged in fine art printmaking, drawing, painting, book arts and cross-disciplinary projects with  experience in exhibitions, prize competitions and residencies. My practice as a printmaker is focused on large format intaglio copper plate mezzotints and xylography.

Born in Odessa, Ukraine, I graduated with a double degree in arts and music performance in Ukraine, and after migrating to Australia I obtained  degrees in fine arts and solo piano performance.

I have been a participant in over 180 national and international group and solo exhibitions, both juried and invitational, art events and residencies across China, Latin America, Australia, Europe and India. I am the recipient of several international awards and artist grants.

My work is inextricably linked with and informed by my parallel career as a pianist, both in the classical and popular fields. I live and work in Melbourne, Australia.

 

BIOGRAPHY 

Victoria Bilogan

Victoria is a multidisciplinary artist and musician who works on cross-disciplinary projects including printmaking, art books and photography. She is a recipient of numerous art awards (Peebles Print Prize People’s Choice Award 2021,International Intaglio Triennial Silver Basket Excellence Award, Ukraine 2021,FPS Artist’s Book Award Grand Prize  2020, Australia, Worlds’ Heritage Triennial 20201, Excellence Honorary diploma, Russia, amongst recent) and her work has been exhibited worldwide in juried and invitational exhibitions. Her solo exhibitions were presented in Italy,Ukraine and Australia. Victoria’s works are part of significant public and private collections in Australia and overseas (Guanlan Printmaking Museum, China, White World Gallery Ukraine, Vernon National Museum, Canada and Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts) amongst others.

Art work represented by Heike Arndt Gallery Berlin/Germany and Kettinge/Denmark https://webshop.heike-arndt.dk/?s=bilogan&post_type=product 

 Gallery E’preuve d’artiste, Belgium http://epreuvedartiste.be 

Collaborative project with Roger Alsop https://sites.google.com/view/rogeralsop/activities_1/victoria-bilogan-roger-alsop


Artist Statement

Explorations of the human condition, specifically connectedness and isolation are themes for my artworks.

The idea of the collective subconscious inspires my vision of Humankind as a meta-organism drawing on the dynamics that unite us, not that which divides us. In my works I am trying to capture intense moments of existence, to observe  transformation of ordinary into extraordinary. Our emotional ecology defines our decisions about how to be in the world.

In an increasingly mechanised and toxic world it is important to protect our emotional ecology and humanity.

Grants and Awards

2021 Finalist  ‘Forth Wall’  FIIC Prize, Trento, Italy

2021 Peebles Print Prize, People’s choice Award, Melbourne, Australia

2021 Finalist: International Print  Biennale Kazan Russian Federation

2021  Finalist: Works on Paper Award Banlyue  City Council, Australia

2021 Award: Silver Basket II Miniprint Intaglio Triennial Kyiv, Ukraine

2021 Honourable Diploma Ist International  Miniprint and Ex-libris Triennial Ekaterinburg, Russia

2021 Finalist Australia Monotype Prize
2021 Finalist: 5th Global Print, Portugal
2021 Finalist: 5th Inkmasters International Print Biennale,  Australia
2021 Finalist: World Heritage Printmaking  Triennial, Russia
2021 Finalist: FPS Biennial Australian Monoprint Prize 
2021 Finalist: Okanagan Print Triennial Vernon Gallery, Canada
2020 Grand Prize for craftsmanship, experimentation with form, and response to text: Artist’s Book Prize, Firestation Printmaking Studio
2020 Finalist: Works On Paper, BLUE Prize, Australia
2020 Finalist: Berlin Mini Maxi Printmaking, 
2020 Finalist: ‘Unknowns’ Art Group Project, Bangalore, India
2020 Finalist: AGAYA Contemporary Centre, India
2020 Finalist ‘Catharsis’ The Inaugural International Print Prize,  California, USA
2018 First Prize  ‘3 + 10 Prize – Grafica d’Arte’ Prize for originality and experimentation Printmaking Award, Venice, Italy
2018 Finalist: Macedonia Miniprint Biennial, North Macedonia
2017 Finalist: 6th Guanlan Printmaking Biennial, China
2017 Artist Grant: Binhai, YAC Tianjin, China
2017 Artist Grant: International Cultural Exchange Project Shenzhen, China 

2017  Artist Grant: Guanlan Printmaking Base, China
2011 Australian Postgraduate Award
2006 Finalist: VCA Australia/Japan Art Council Foundation, International Printmaking Exchange, Geidai University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts, Japan
1997 Australian Postgraduate Scholarship
1989 Academic Excellence Award, Ukraine

Selected Exhibitions 

2021

View Camera Australia,  Online exhibition

Linden Postcard Show 2021

 Festival Internazionale di Incisione Contemporanea, ‘Fourth Wall’ Juried FIIC Prize  FoYer Gallery, Trento, Italy 

Australia Print Council “Bookish” Artist Book Exhibition Melbourne, Australia

Peebles Print Prize 20201, Finalists Exhibition Queenscliff Gallery Melbourne, Australia

Cantabria International Miniprint Prize Cantabria, Spain

 Awagami  Miniprint Award, Japan

“We Contemporary” Art Show RAUM Salmgasse Foundation, Vienna, Austria

“World Cultural Heritage” 1st Mini Print Triennial Galleriya Glavnyj Prospect  Ekaterinburg, Russia
“Moody Blue” Firestation Print Studio, Melbourne Australia
“Moody Blue” Thumb Print Workshop Inc. Mount Gambier
“Moody Blue” Bathurst Street Printmakers, Sydney, Australia
Print festival “Collection Mini Print Cantabria, La Mer et les Phares à Bordeaux”  Cervantes Institute in Bordeaux, France
Postcard Exchange Show Firestation Printmaking studio, Melbourne, Australia
New Zealand Print Council, Press North Printmakers, Australia
Australia Monotype Prize, Firestation Printmaking Studio, Melbourne Australia

4th Biennal International de Miniprint 2020, Proyectarte Asociación Civil, Argentina 
5th Global Print, Portugal (PP2023)
Second International Mini Print Triennial “Intaglio” White World Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine
5th Inkmasters Print Biennale, Cairns, Australia
Hanford Kings Art Center Annual Fresno Print Guild Members Show, Fresno, California
The Lockdown Diary, Artist’s Book Prize Solo Show, Melbourne, Australia
Atelier “3 +10” Winter Prize 2021, Venice, Italy
AGYEYA Contemporary Centre, solo show online, Delhi, India
OPT Triennial Canada, Vernon Gallery, Finalists Show, 2020
Shu Gallery, Shenzhen, China
Zhi Art Museum, Shenzhen, China
“To Georgia with love”, Kavaleridze Museum, Kiev, Ukraine
Linden Postcard Show, Linden New Art, Melbourne, Australia
4th World Cultural Heritage Triennial, Ekaterinburg, Russia
Works On Paper, Blue Prize, Blackstone Gallery, Newcastle, Australia
Australia International Printmaking Exchange India, invitational
22nd Triennale Xylography, Grenchen, Switzerland
‘On Paper’ online exhibition, Barcelona, Spain
Ekaterinburg Print Triennial ‘ World Heritage’ finalists

2020

Berlin Mini Maxi Printmaking Exhibition, Heike Gallery, Berlin, Germany
“Catharsis” The Inaugural International Print Exhibition, Fresno, California, USA
Monsoon Printmaking Bundu Space for Artists Kathmandu, Nepal
Mini Print International Cantabria Biennial, Cantabria, Spain
4th Bienal Internacional De Miniprint, Laguna Paiva, Argentine
Artist’s Book Prize, Firestation Printmaking Studio, Melbourne, Australia
International Exhibition National Museum, Kharkiv, Ukraine
High Graphics International, Naberezhnye Chelny National Gallery, Russia
1st International Virtual Engraving Printmaking Biennial, Turkey
International Printmaking National Telegraph Festival, Toulouse, France
2nd International Triennial of Graphic Arts, Livno, Bosnia (invitational)
Wandering Minds 2, Epreuve d ́Artiste Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
Solo Exhibition ProArt Gallery, Lviv, Ukraine
Solo Exhibition Museum Studio Kavarelidze, Kiev, Ukraine

2019

World Wide Prints Project Incisioni Contemporanei, Italy
“Group Chemistry” Brunswick Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Solo Exhibition “Life Line” Museum M. Bilasa Truskavets, Ukraine
Big Apple Headquarters Manhattan, New York, USA
“Freedom and Peace” 5th Geoge International Art Festival Haegeumgang Theme Museum, South Korea

2018

International Printmaking Exhibition, Culture Center Braka Miladinovci, Struga, North Macedonia

Solo Exhibition “Grafica Linea”, ArteVisione, Venice, Italy
1st “Atelier 3+10” Printmaking Prize Exhibition Venice, Italy
“Spazio Vuoto” Associazione Culturale Internazionale “Atelier 3+10”, Venice, Italy
“Love and Inspiration” 4th Festival Geoje Haegeumgang Theme Museum, South Korea
Gostivar International Art Exhibition, Macedonia
7th International Printmaking Forum Guanlan, China
International Printmaking Exhibition, Guanlan Printmaking Museum, China
Macedonia Printmaking Miniprint Biennale, Skopje, Macedonia
Win-Win Cooperation Belt and Road International Printmaking Invitational Exhibitions:

Dunhuang: Dunhuang International Cultural Expo, China
Sofia: Win-Win Cooperation Belt and Road International Printmaking Invitational Exhibition, National Gallery, Bulgaria
Shenzen: Win-Win Cooperation Belt and Road International Printmaking Invitational Exhibition, China Printmaking Museum, China
Beijing: Win-Win Cooperation Belt and Road International Printmaking Invitational Exhibition, Today Art Museum, China
Guizhou: Win-Win Cooperation Belt and Road International Printmaking Invitational Exhibition, Guizhou Art Museum, China
 
2017

“Volumen Et Rotulus” Scuola Grafica Internazionale, Venice, Italy
International Printmaking Exhibition “One Belt One Road” Beijing, China
“One Belt One Road” International Exchange, Sofia National Museum, Bulgaria
“Silk Road” Cultural Expo, Dunghuan, China
YAC Printmaking Exhibition, Tianjin, China
6th Guanlan Printmaking Biennale, Shenzhen, China
Assisi Gallery of Contemporary Art, Assisi, Italy

2016

Solo Exhibition “Nothing less than romantic”, BRC Melbourne, Australia
Solo Exhibition Works on Paper, Museum M. Bilyasa Truskavets, Ukraine

2006

Australian Art Council Printmaking Foundation Japan International Exchange
Geidai University Museum Chinretsukan Gallery, Tokyo, Jap.

Catalogues and Publications

2021 “Moody Blue” Catalogue, Text Liz McDowell Firestation Print Studio, Thumb print Workshop Inc. Mount Gambier and Bathurst Street Printmakers, Sydney, Australia, Firestation Print Studio
2021 Okanagan Print Triennial Vernon, International exhibition of printmaking Catalogue Vernon Public Art Gallery, Canada Text by Dr. Stacey Koosel
2021 InkMasters 5th Print Triennial Finalists group catalogue Cairns, Australia
2021  We are Contemporary Magazine Publication, Musa Natalia Grunic
2020 2nd International Triennial of Graphic Arts in Livno Franciscan Museum and Gallery Gorica-Livno Bosnia Herzegovina
2020 Firestation Artist’s book Prize article by Douglas Stewart and Diane Soumilas
2020 III International Mini Print Cantabria, Catalogue (Spain)
2020 Imprint magazine Australia The Print Council of Australia
2020 The Hand Printmaking Magazine, issue 30 USA
2020 The Wondering Mind 60×60, Texts: Chris Verheyen, Zora Petrášová,  Epreuve d’Artiste Gallery 
2018 One Belt, One Road International Printmaking exchange, catalogue book, China Printmaking Museum, Guanlan, Shenzhen, China
2018 Win-Win Cooperation, Belt and Road International Printmaking
2017 De Profundis Ilya Reyderman full edition poetry St. Petersburg Publishing House, Vita Nova Book Cover 
2018 International Printmaking Exhibition, Culture Center Braka, Miladinovci, Struga, North Macedonia, catalogue
2018 North Macedonia Mini Print Biennial Catalogue
2017 Poesconcert Poems Odessa 2008, Ilya Reyderman 

 

Public and Private Collections

 

Galleri Heike Arndt DK Berlin
Galleri Heike Arndt DK Kettinge
Galerij Epreuve d’artiste, Antwerp, Belgium http://epreuvedartiste.be 

Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon, Canada
Mini Print Awagami Prize  Paper making factory collection
Mini Print Cantabria Collection of the Santander Port Authority, Art Fund Cantabria, Spain
Sofia National Museum, Bulgaria
Geoje Haegeumgang Theme Museum, Geoje, Korea
Guanlan Printmaking Museum, Shenzhen, China
Franciscan Museum and Gallery Gorica, Livno, Bosnia
Kunst- Haus Grenchen Archive, Switzerland
Ekaterinburg Glavny prospect Gallery of Fine Arts, Russia

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