Term : November 2020 – January 2021
Supported by Stichting Gerbrandy Cultuurfonds
In her paintings, she frequently return to depicting scenes from everyday life. Her focus continually shifts from interior to portrait painting. She is not interested in portraits themselves as a genre but in the constellation between subjects in her paintings. In her work, the subjects are often related to her own life, either through family accounts or friends and acquaintances. Her work explores the dichotomies of being with others and being alone at the same time; boredom, disconnection, alienation versus engagement, excitement, and involvement. The scenes from an ordinary life mostly take place in the living room at her house in Haarlem.
The concept of time, temporality is another vital interest in her work. For instance, she will combine her grandmother and cousins’ portraits, who came to visit her from Kiev, together with scenes from expat parties and relaxed family scenes.
The living room is a place where people come together. Still, it is also a transition place. Temporary places, transition places, home as a temporary place – are the themes that persistently appear in her artistic practice.
EDUCATION AND RESIDENCES
2020-2021 (November – January) artist in residency LIA-Programme | Leigzig | DE
2014-2017 Wackers Art Academy Amsterdam | painting and drawing | graduation under the mentorship of Sam Drukker
2003-2012 National Taras Shevchenko University of Kiev | psychology | Ph.D.
2021 (upcoming, postponed in 2020 due to Covid-19)
Between Intimacy and Alienation (group exhibition) |January 23 – February 21| De Vishal
| Grote Markt 20, NL
2020 (upcoming) Rosebud (members exhibition) | October 17 – November 8 | De Vishal | Grote Markt 20, Haarlem | NL
2020 Working period at LIA-Programme, Leipzig International Art Programme | November 2 – January 29 | Leipzig | DE
2019 Die Wahlverwandtschaften | October 19 – November 3 | De Vischal | Grote Markt 20,
Haarlem | NL
2019 Salon des Artistes (40 women artists, dedicated to 100 years of women voting rights in The Netherlands) | September 14-29 | Ateliers BaZtille | Rokkeveenseweg 46C, Zoetermeer | NL
2019 So Far So Close (group exhibition, curator) | July 13 – August 11 | De Vischal | Grote Mart 20,
Haarlem | NL
2018 Het Altelier (members exhibition) | November 2-11 | De Vischal | Grote Mart 20, Haarlem | NL
2018 Connected, Kleine Zaal | September 15 – October 24 | De Vischal | Grote Mart 20, Haarlem | NL
2018 The Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition (group) | March 21-31 | Mall Galleries | London , UK
2018 Shell Technology Center (solo) | March – April | Grasweg 31 | Amsterdam (Noord), NL