TCU, MFA 2019
Oil on canvas, 2016, 30"w x 24"h x 1"d
Fine art was always a big part of my life. Originally from Ukraine, I moved to the United States in early 2001. The selection of my artwork has Ukrainian influences with personal and political subject matter. The Ukrainian Yard painting challenges the hierarchy between folk art and fine art by combining a traditional academic composition with the decorative arts found on everyday items like the embroidered linens in my grandmother’s village home. I am depicting the beauty of the Ukrainian rural landscape, the way it has always been in spite of all of the conflicts and problems.
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