Bio

 

Engaged in fine art printmaking, drawing, painting, book illustration and other graphic arts with 20+ years experience in exhibitions and 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 music performance.

I have been a participant in over 150 national and international group and solo exhibitions, 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.


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. Our emotional ecology defines our decisions about how to be in the world and although artists can not fix the world, the work can say “what you experience – matters”.

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

Grants and Awards

2021 Finalist: World Heritage Printmaking Triennial
2021 Finalist: Okanagan Print Triennial
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
2020 Finalist: Berlin Mini Maxi Printmaking
2020 Finalist: Unknowns Art Group Project, Bangalore, India
2020 Finalist: AGAYA Contemporary Centre, solo show online
2020 Finalist: “Catharsis” The Inaugural International Print Exhibition, Fresno, California, USA
2019 Shortlisted: 7th Guanlan International Printmaking Biennial, China
2020 Finalist: World Heritage Triennial, Ekaterinburg, Russia
2018 First Prize Winner: “3 + 10 Prize – Grafica d’arte” prize for originality and experimentation, Printmaking Award, Venice, Italy
2018 Shortlisted: Macedonia Miniprint Biennial, Macedonia
2017 Finalist: 6th Guanlan Printmaking Biennial, China
2017 Artist Grant: Binhai, YAC Tianjin, China
2017 Artist Grant: Guanlan Silk Road International Exchange project, Shenzhen, 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

Hanford Kings Art Center Annual Fresno Print Guild Members Show, Fresno, California
5th Global Print 2021 Project, Duoro, Portugal
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
The Victor Harbor Rotary Show, Australia
OPT Triennial Canada, Vernon Gallery, finalist 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

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
Wandering Minds 2, Epreuve d ́Artiste Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium
Solo Exhibition ProArt Gallery, Lviv, Ukraine
Solo Exhibition Museum Studio Kavarelidze, Kiev, Ukraine
Solo Exhibition National Museum Strij, 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
Printmaking Exhibition, Struga Printmaking Festival, Turkey/Macedonia

2018

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

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, Japan

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