Olha Kovtun

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In my art, I try to follow the traditions of Ukrainian baroque art, namely the baroque icon. My fascination with this fantastic period begins while I was studying at the academy and served as an impetus for my future creative activity. I have always been interested in combining the traditions of European culture of the Renaissance, the aesthetics of Dutch painting with the traditions of the Ukrainian Baroque.

Was born in 1983. She lives and works in Kyiv, Ukraine. The passion for fine-arts brought her to The State Art High School also known as Shevchenko Art School. She spent there five years working hard that helped her enter The National Academy of Fine Art and Architecture in Kyiv in 2002. During university years Olga joined the studio of painting and cathedral culture of M. Storozhenko, became the member of youth organization of the Ukrainian Union of Artists and received The Scholarship of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (the parliament of Ukraine). In 2008 she received her Master of Arts degree and started internship in Storozhenko’s studio. Since 2010 Olga Kovtun has been a member of Ukrainian Union of Artists. In 2012 she won a grant of the President of Ukraine “as a young person involved in the fine-arts”. 2015 - the winner of the Kyiv Art Award in the field of fine arts. Serhiy Shishka.
2020- Merited Artist of Ukraine, Awarded for Outstanding contribution to development of art.
Artist’s main areas of interest are monumental and easel painting, sacral and icon painting. There is a large number of Ukrainian and international exhibitions Olga participated in. Her artworks can be found in private collections in Ukraine, Poland, Georgia, Russia, Germany, France, USA, Iceland and Spain.