Olya Kravchenko

Born in Lviv in 1985.

Education;

2002 – 2008 Lviv National Academy of Art (LNAA, Department of the Artwork Restoration)

2003 – 2008 – participation in restoration practice of Painting Restoration Department in Specialized Academic-Restoration Institute “Ukrzakhidproektrestavratsiya”.

2008 Scholarship Program of the Ministry of Culture of Poland, «Gaude Polonia», Warsaw.

2008 – 2011 – research studentship at Lviv National Academy of Art 

2010 – a member of National Artists Society of Ukraine 

Professional Interests Sphere:

Contemporary art.

Ukrainian iconography

Ukrainian portrait of XVIІ-XVIIІ centuries

Art Priorities:

To paint from a heart

Main artworks:

  1. The Humankind. Diptych. 2009 (100 х 200 sm., canvas, gilt, egg-yolk tempera)
  2. The Kneader or Daddy and Mom. 2009. (60 х 100 sm., canvas, egg-yolk tempera)
  3. The Intercession of the Theotokos. 2010. (20х30 sm., panel, gesso, gold, egg-yolk tempera; private collection, Warsaw, Poland)
  4. Theotokos. 2011. (20х30 sm., panel, gesso, gold, egg-yolk tempera; private collection, Warsaw, Poland)
  5. Theotokos. 2011. (20х30 sm., panel, gesso, gold, egg-yolk tempera; private collection, Cracow, Poland)
  6. Nativity. 2011. (20х30 sm., panel, gesso, gold, egg-yolk tempera; private collection, Warsaw, Poland)
  7. Fragment from the Last Judgment. Weighing of Souls. 2011. .(14х36 sm., panel, gesso, egg-yolk tempera; private collection, Warsaw, Poland)
  8. Triptych “Mystery of the Three Days”. 2012. (60х180 sm., canvas, egg-yolk tempera)
  9. An overthrow of demons. 2012. (10х40 sm., panel, gesso, egg-yolk tempera; private collection, Lviv, Ukraine)
  10. “A Release of Souls”. 2012. (20х40, panel, gesso, egg-yolk tempera; private collection, Mexico)
  11. “The Siege of Lviv in 1648." 2012. (D= 40 cm, plywood, acrylic, egg tempera, private collection in the USA).
  12. "In the plane" 2013. (100x100 cm plywood, acrylic, egg tempera).

Personal exhibitions:

2005 – “Schmiedeweihnacht”, Ibzitts, Austria;

2009 – “About the Most Important”, Bon Tone Gallery, Lviv;

2009 – 2010 – author project “Dough”, Dzyga Gallery, Lviv;

2010 – joint project with O. Pyl’nyk “Dreams Provocation”, Zelena Kanapa Gallery, Lviv

2010 – 2011 – Christmas project “Zvirolyudy” (“Animals-humans”), Stari Mury Coffee-place, Lviv;

2011 – Re-anima project, St. Mark Church, village of Varyazh, Lviv region;

2011-2012 – Christmas project “From Roman to Jordan”, Lviv, Kyiv, Chernivtsi;

2012 – joint project with O. Lozynsky and U. Nyshchuk-Borysyak “Transition”, IconArt Gallery, Lviv;

2012 - joint project with O. Lozynsky and U. Nyshchuk-Borysyak “10 х 10 sto wIkon L’vova” (10 х 10 hundred wIkon of Lviv), Zelena Kanapa Gallery, Lviv

2012 – 2013 – Christmas project “From Roman to Jordan”, Lviv.

2013 - Common project with Ostap Lozynsky and Ulyana Nyschuk - Borisyak "Journeys" Gallery "Green Sofa", Lviv.

2013 – 2014 – Christmas project “From Roman to Jordan”, Lviv.

My credo:

To create, so that an eye would rejoice and a soul would sing! ;)

 About myself:

Since 2008 have started an intensive exhibition-creative activity. In my creative work I develop traditions of icon painting together with contemporary kinds of art: an installation and multimedia. Works, done in tempera painting way, are distinguished by flatness and stylization of images, and the decorative colouring effect. Participated in the exhibitions in Ukraine and abroad. Works are reserved in private collections of Ukraine, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Argentine, Russia, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Mexico, and the USA.