Our decision making process speeds up with Computer Age. The way we think changes in response to the tools we use. With Photoshop all of this happens within seconds, while in painting, it could have taken us days, or weeks, waiting for each layer of glaze to dry. I believe that the nature of paint, brush stroke, would never be overvalued by any computer program.

I employ signs, symbols, paint drips, texture, color to speak of a memory carefully layering them in the painting. My work is a collection of pieces that makes up my own visual system. The way I play and mix them depends on my idea and vision of particular project or painting, often it is just my intuition that leads me forward.



2005- 2007    MFA in Studio Painting, Washington  State  University, WA, USA.
1992- 2000    Specialist Diploma in Monumental and Decorative Painting,
                     Lviv Academy of Arts, Lviv, Ukraine.

Awards & Honors

2003              Project “Franklin's Transformation” - Winner of the Third Annual                                  Competition “The Young Art”, Center for Contemporary Art, 
                     Kiev, Ukraine.
2002              Best painting Award, International Painting Workshop 
                     “Pienkow 2002”, 
                      Chelm, Poland.

Solo  Exhibitions

2007              Marek Maria Pienkowski Foundation, Knoxville, TN.
2005              Zellena Inc., New York.
2005              Deane Crowe Theater, Athlone, Ireland.
2003              Center for Contemporary Art, Kiev, Ukraine.
2003              Dzyga Gallery, Lviv, Ukraine.
2003              Chelm Museum of Art, Chelm, Poland. 
2001              Dzyga Gallery, Lviv, Ukraine.
1998              Gryfon Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine.

Group  Exhibitions

2011             "The Most Outstanding  Young Painter of the First Decade of
                          21st Century", Pienkow Gallery, Pienkow, Poland.
2008              Marek Maria Pienkowski Foundation, Knoxville, TN.
2007              MFA Thesis exhibition, Museum of Art, Washington State                                              University.
2006              Art Project “AsylumNYC”, White Box Gallery, Chelsea, New York.
2006              Graduate exhibition, Washington State University.
2005              MFA exchange exhibition, University of Idaho Art Gallery.
2005              Fine Arts exhibition, Washington State University, Exhibition
                              Center at Try-Cities, WA.
2004              Gallery International, “Global All Media Competition”,                                                    Baltimore, USA.
2003              International Painting Triennial of Carpathian Euro region, 
                            “Silver Quadrangle”, Przemysl, Poland.
2003              The Third Annual International exhibition, “Lemkovski Jerusalem”,
                               Gorlice, Krakow, Wroclaw, Poland. 
2002              Sukiennice  Gallery, Exhibition of the International Painting                                          Workshop, Krakow, Poland. 
2001              Lviv Palace of the Arts, “Exhibition of the 13th”, Lviv, Ukraine. 
2001              The Third All Ukrainian Painting Triennial, Artist's Union, Kiev,                                     Ukraine.  
2000              The Fourth International Painting Biennial, “Silver Quadrangle”,                                    Przhemysl, Poland.
2000              Art-Centre Gallery, “Variations of Ingeniousness”, Kiev, Ukraine.
1998              The Third International Painting Biennial, “Silver Quadrangle”,                                       Przhemysl, Poland.  
1998              Museum of Ethnography and Crafts, “New Proposals: Experimental                                 Art of the Youngest's”, Lviv, Ukraine.


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