Oleksii Koval - Modern Artist
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I was born on October 16th, 1977, in Kiev, Ukraine. I was addicted to art from my school years. In 1996 I graduated from Republican School of Art by Taras Shevchenko (painting class) and continued my education in National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, painting faculty (V. Zabashta`s workshop) which I graduated in 2002. Beginning from 2000 I work in monumental art sphere, created approximately 100 pieces of art in Ukraine and abroad, these are frescoes, mosaics, ornaments, drafts of stained-glass windows. Coworked with Ukrainian and foreign architects, in particular with S. Mirgorodskiy, U. Ostapenko, V. Zavgorodneva, K. Lubek, M. Bizatti.
For a long time I was looking for the most appropriate technique which would help me to bring to life my ideas and harmonize with my affection. Destiny
brought me to the hot enamel workshop of Ivan Kyrychenko in 2006. I immediately realized that this was what I was meant to do and continued
investigating hot enamel methods till 2009 in private workshops in China, India and the EU.
Every day and every moment we face many holistic words - countries, nature and its elements, humans or drops of water with their micro and macro cosmoses. These words are interesting and impressive.
I open these words for myself and tell about them by the language of my own visual images using my favorite technique.
From 2009 I productively worked in hot enamel technique using different materials: silver, copper, bronze and gems. Inspired by different themes I create series of works united by common ideas and at this moment my collection of enamels counts about eighty pieces.
1990 - 1996
Republican School of Art by Taras Shevchenko
1996 - 2002
National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture
2022 - Archivio Enamel Museum. Ponte San Pietro. Lombardia. Italy.
2022 - Public speaking at Enamelist Society Conference. Catlinburg. T.N. USA.
2022 - Lecture and workshop. Urban Metal Studio, Ink., Mesa, AZ, USA
2022 - Ellington - White contemporary art gallery. Fayetteville. N.C. USA
2021 - 2022 - "Language of enamel. Dialogs wuth citizens of Kyiv.", National museum of Ukrainian decorative Art, Kyiv.
Triptych Art Gallery, Kyiv
2021 - "Islands of dream",
Triptych Art Gallery, Kyiv
2020 - "From the past to the present", Ukrainian Museum, Cleveland, USA
2020 - "Summer walk" gallery Gardens of Victory, Odesa, Ukraine
2019-2020 – “Live earth”, gallery “Portal 11”, Kyiv, Ukraine
2019-2020 – “From the past to the present”, Archive-Museum, Cleveland, USA
2019-2020 - “Language of enamel” , Gallery Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
2019 – “Language of enamel” National Conservation Area “Sophiia of Kyiv”
2019 – “From the past to the present”, Museum of Architecture and Folkways of Ukraine “Pyrohiv”
2019 - “Language of enamel” , Parlament of Ukraine, Kyiv
2019 - “Earth and Sky” , Green Sofa Gallery, Lviv
2019 – “Around”, Triptych Art Gallery, Kyiv
2018 Ukrainian National Museum, Chicago, USA
2018 Museum of Art, Khmelnytskij
2018 Museum of Art, Chernivtsy
2018 Museum of Prikarpatya Art
2018 Museum of Art, Ternopil
2018 Tryptych Gallery, Kyiv
2017 KUMF gallery, Toronto, Canada
2017 Museum of Western and Oriental Art, Odessa
2017 National Art Museun, Lviv
2017 Green Sofa Gallery, Lviv
2017 Museum of Ukrainian Fine Art, Dnipro
2016 Tryptych Gallery, Kyiv
2016 Museum of Spiritual Treasure, Kyiv
2015 Sady Pobedy Gallery, Odesa
2015 Parsuna Gallery, Kyiv
2015 Green Sofa Gallery, Lviv
2021 - The III Tashkent International biennale of applied arts.
2020 PRINT. Ukrainian printed graphic art works XX-XXI . Mystetskiy Arsenal. Kyiv
2019 – International Festival of Enamel Art, Dnipro
2016 International Trienale of Graphics, Kyiv
2016 Internationaler Puppen Frühling, Munster
2015 International Trienale of Graphics, Kyiv
2013 Meditative Pokhara, Nepal
2012 Art symposium, Bulgaria
2012 Art symposiums, Croatia
2000 Landscapes of Florence, Italy
2004 Congress of young artists, Ukraine
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