I am an artist who explores the concept of ugliness and beauty. My artworks are the representation of my diverse emotions and the concept of a non stereotypical beauty. My art practice includes paintings, ceramic objects, illustrations and art direction. I work in a mixed media technique, which includes acrylic, pastels, tape , oil sticks on canvas or paper. I practise layering different colours and textures to create a unique face or to show a diverse beauty of a female body. I want to show the beauty of diversity of people, faces,  postures, feelings in my paintings.  During the creative process I usually work straight on a final piece, where I put all of my energy and movement in it. When I work in my studio, I feel emotionally powered and all of my paintings have the same spirit. I want people to feel and experience something unique or weird while looking at my art.

"Stay Ugly" appeared naturally to me through years of working on the whole concept of non-beauty ideals and discussing the gap between ugliness and beauty. But the first ever approach on this subject came to me during 2014-2015 when I was studying at the University of the Arts London. I was working on the topic for my dissertation and decided to explore the idea of "Representation of Ugliness and Beauty in Art and Fashion. Can Ugliness and Beauty co-exist?". Since then it became my focus and the way of exploring my own ideas.

Time is an enemy of a beauty but a friend of ugliness.





Education:

BA (Hons) Fashion Illustration 2012-2015, London, UK
International Preparation for Fashion (Certificate in Higher Education) course , 2011-2012 London, UK
BA Graphic Design 2010-2011, Kyiv, Ukraine

Exhibitions:

Apr’     2019                 Solo exhibition, Art Ramus Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine
Apr’     2019                 Group Exhibition, Raum Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
Mar’    2019                 Group exhibition, All Women, Origins, The Art Vacancy , NYC, USA
Nov’    2018                 Solo Show,  French Ladies, École française internationale de Kiev, Kyiv, Ukraine
Nov’    2018                 Group Show,  100 Women, SHOWstudio, London, UK
Sep’    2018                 Group Show, TheArtVacancy Gallery, NYC, USA
June   2018                 Debut Solo exhibition, The Old Bank Vault Gallery, London, UK
Apr’     2018                Griffin Gallery Group show, Hospital Rooms, London, UK
Oct’     2017                 Group Show, SHOWstudio , Floral Street, London, UK
Feb’     2017                 Group Show , British fashion council IFS, Somerset House, London, UK
Mar’    2017                 Art Performance Solo show, Mysteckyi Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine
Mar’    2016                 Debut Art Performance Solo show, Mysteckyi Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine
Aug’    2016                 Solo exhibition, Barbara Bar , Kyiv , Ukraine
June   2015                 Group  show at London college of Fashion, Shoreditch, London, UK
Mar’    2014                 Group show , Art Georgia Paris fair , Paris, France
Sep’    2013                  Illustrating Dreams, Gallery Different, Central London, UK
June   2013                  Group show at CAFE1001,  LovArts, Chaos Control, London, UK
Oct’     2012                 Group Show Art in Mind, London, UK 


Collaborations

Alexander McQueen
SHOWstudio by  Nick Knight
Revlon
Essentialle London
Aroswimwear
Sasha Samsonova


Selected Publications

LOVE MAGAZINE
VOGUE KOREA
VOGUE UKRAINE
VICE 
BRITISH VOGUE
AESTHETHICA MAGAZINE
METAL MAGAZINE
BUSINESS OF FASHION
SAATCHI GALLERY
GARAGE MAGAZINE
NAKID MAGAZINE
PAPERCUT MAGAZINE
L'OFFICIEL INDIA
HARPER'S BAZAAR UKRAINE
SICKY MAGAZINE
WONDERLAND MAGAZINE
ELLE MEXICO
VOGUE USA
HUNGER MAGAZINE
VOGUE ITALY