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EDUCATION:

1978 – Master of Art, Academy of Decorative and Applied Art, Lviv, Ukraine

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

2000 – present – Artist
2003 – 2008 – Freelance journalist for Archideja, Ukraine
1997 – 2000 – Professor, Head of Department of Management of Fashion Business, Kyiv National University Culture & Art, Ukraine
1978 – 1997 – Designer, Cherkassy Silk Factory, Ukraine

SOLO SHOWS:

2015 — SHE, Tsekh gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine
2013 — “A VALYA Retrospective“, Visions Art Museum, SD CA
2010 – “Everything But Memory”, ZEH gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine
2009 – “Cell Memory. BABA”, Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA
2008 – “Cell Memory”, ZEH Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine
2005 – “Flights in Dream and Reality”, Betriebsraum Gallery, Vienna, Austria
2003 – “Color Here and Abroad”, Phantom Gallery, Oceanside, CA
2001 – “Lavender Dreams”, Elle Lui Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA
1996 – “Tapestry and Painting on Silk”, Triptych Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine
1991 – “Tapestry and Painting on Silk”, Triptych Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

2015 – Women Artists of the Ukrainian Diaspora, The Ukrainian Museum, NY,NY
2013/2017 – Earth Story. He Knew That She Knew That I Know,
………………………………Michigan State University Museum of Art, Michigan, MI
……………………………….Kennedy Museum of Art, Athens, OH
……………………………….San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA
……………………………….Huntington Museum of Art, WV
……………………………….Erie Museum of Art, Erie, PA
2013 /2016 – Radical Elements. Titanium
………………………………..National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC
………………………………..Ruth Funk Center for Textile Arts, Melbourne, FL
2014 – Art Auction 2014, fundraising exhibition, OMA, CA
2013 – Metaphors of Aging: SAQA exhibition
………………………………Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, Great Britain
………………………………International Quilt Convention, Emperor’s Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa
2013 – Out of Tradition. Contemporary Decorative and Applied Art, The Ukrainian Museum of Art, New York, NY
2013 – Juried Biennial at the William D. Cannon Gallery, Carlsbad, CA
2012 – Quilt Visions 2012: Brainstorms, Visions Art Museum, SD, CA
2012 – Grey Scale, Strathmore Fine Art Gallery, North Bethesda, MD
2012 – ARTVILNIUS’12 Biennial, Vilnius, Lithuania
2012 – CONTEXTILE, Contemporary Textile Triennial, Guimaraes, Portugal
2012 – Tracing Steps, Visions Art Museum, SD, CA
2012 – Here and Now, Werby Gallery, Cal State Long Beach, CA
2012 – Everything in Between: Art Quilt, Fabric Collage, and Embroidery, Braithwaite Fine Art Gallery, SUU, Cedar City, Utah
2011 –   TEXTILE’11  Kaunas Biennial,  Picture Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania
2010 – California Fibers 40 Years, San Bernardino Valley College gallery, CA
2010 – “Cannon Gallery Biennale”, Carlsbad, CA
2010 – “Beyond Comfort”, Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, United Kingdom,
………………………………..Gerald R.Ford Museum, Grand Rapids, Michigan
………………………………..Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio
2010 – “No Boundaries”, Quilt Visions 2010 at Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside CA
2010 – “Creative Force 2010”, Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, Ohio
……………………………………..Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana
2009 – “Dream Weavers”, Riverside College Gallery, Riverside, CA
2008 – “Forms in Wood and Fiber – Southern California New Work”, Mingei International Museum, San Diego, CA
2008 – “California Dreaming: California Fibers at Convergence 2008”, Leepa-Rattner Museum of  Art, Tarpon Springs, FL
2007 –  The 2nd Ukrainian Textile Art Triennial , Kyiv Ukraine
2007 –  “Fabric of the Imagination: Art by Quilt Visions Members”, Visions Gallery, San Diego, CA
2007 –  “Shining Stars in the Seasons of Art”, Gallery D’Art International, Solana Beach, CA
2005 – “Gathering Light”, Gallery D’Art International, Solana Beach, CA
2004 – “Fantasy”, La Jolla Fiber Arts Gallery, La Jolla , CA
2003 – “The Fiber of Coronado”, Coronado Museum of History and Art, Coronado,CA
2003 – “Arts Alive”, Phantom Gallery, Oceanside CA
2001 – “Tactile Matters”, ‘A’ Street Gallery, Santa Rosa, Ca
2000 – “Silk Braid”, Gallery “Lavra” gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine
1999 –   Exhibition of Textile Art, Center of Contemporary Art, Lviv, Ukraine
1998 –   International Exhibition of Mini-Textiles, Lviv, Ukraine
1998 –  “The Decade of Liberty”, Triptych Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine
1998 – “Women’s Vision”, International Art Exhibition, Byshkek, Kyrgystan
1996 –  Second Exhibition of Ukrainian Silk Painters, Museum of Contemporary Decorative Art,  Khmelnitsk, Ukraine
1994 –  First Exhibition of Ukrainian Silk Painters, Museum of Contemporary Decorative Art, Khmelnitsk, Ukraine
1994 –  International Contemporary Art Symposium, Museum of Art, Khust, Ukraine
1992 –  Contemporary Art Symposium, Sedniv, Ukraine
1991 –  Exhibition of Emerging Artists, Manezh Exhibition Hall, Moscow, USSR
1989 –  First Ukrainian Exhibition of Miniature Textile, L’viv, Ukraine
1989 –  Fourth International Exhibition of Miniature Art, Del Bello Gallery, Toronto.    Canada

AWARDS:

2011 –  Honorable mention at Kaunas Biennial TEXTILE’11,  Kaunas, Lithuania
2010 – Brakensiek Caught Our Eye Award, No Boundaries, Quilt Vision gallery, SD, CA

TRADE EXHIBITIONS:

1982 – International Textile Show, Warsaw, Poland
1980 – International Textile Show, Zagreb, Yugoslavia
1978 – 1988- Annual Exhibitions of Art and Design, Kiev, Ukraine

MEMBERSHIPS:

National Artist League of Ukraine since 1996
National Design League of Ukraine, founding member
California Fibers since 2005
Quilt Visions since 2003
SAQA since 2009

PUBLICATIONS:

500 FELT OBJECTS, Lark Book, 2011
500 ART QUILTS, Lark Book , 2010
DECORATIVE ART OF UKRAINE OF THE END OF XX-th CENTURY, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2002
UKRAINIAN ART OF XX TH CENTURY, Kyiv, Ukraine, 1999
TEXTILE FORUM   volume # 5, 1999
ARTANIYA   volume # 1, 1997
ACADEMIYA   volume # 5, 1996
MUSTECTVO   volume # 7, 1995
UKRAINA   volume # 13, 1993
ART   volume # 3, 1989

COLLECTIONS:

Museum of Ukrainian Decorative Art, L’viv, Ukraine
Museum of Modern Ukrainian Decorative Art, Khmelnitsk, Ukraine
PRIVATE COLLECTIONS:
Great Britain, Germany, USA, Russia, Ukraine, Israel, New Zealand