I am influenced by the memories of the sites and sounds of growing up in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village. My work has been shown in national one-woman and group shows, as public art commissions, corporate installations and live painting performances. I have been featured on NBC news, at Sundance Film Festival, ChefDance, South x Southwest, and Burning Man. My work has been acquired by private and corporate collectors nationally and internationally. I am currently showing and creating in the Bay Area.

Artist Statement

“Cavewomen” is a satirical series of “Cave” paintings created to memorialize the stories and coping mechanisms of women in my community while in the pandemic lockdown of 2020-21. I am a hands-on oil painter, who thrives on the tactile sensuality of pushing the materiality of my work to its limits, unearthing and expanding textures, colors and elemental memory. My motivation to create is formed by human moments of honesty and vulnerability, exploring relationships between struggle, survival and empowerment, and the experience of being a female creative. I am drawn to the silent spaces of raw emotion in between fragments of time, staying true to the in-between while exploring all of its chaotic terrain. My process involves conceptual observations, witnessing, writing and recording the human condition, oil painting en plein air and in-studio, street photography and experimenting with digital technologies.