Yaroslava Tkachuk

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My artwork is about memories, emotions, and feelings, about history, both distant and near. It is not entirely sacred in a classical way, but I believe that the divine could exist not only in the classical icon art, but also in many simple things around us.
I try to find exceptional materials, textures, and undertones for my works. Still, I always keep natural qualities of the material in mind, such as those of brass and copper, which gives an incredible range of colours after oxidation, or satin-white melchior, which is especially good in combination with wood. And I would rather not begin to speak about threads because it will take a lot of time:) I do like to experiment with textures and materials, and that is an essential feature of working with textile overall and is one of its main differences from painting. I believe that this material tactility enables an artwork to convey kindness and love better, guiding observer's attention into the positive direction.

Was born in 1981 in Kolomyia, Ukraine.
In 2000 she graduated from the Kosiv College of Applied and Decorative Art, department of Art Textile. In 2008 she graduated from the Lviv National Academy of Arts, department of Art Textile.
Since 2013 she has been a member of the National Union of Artists.

Exhibitions and projects

2002 – International Biennale “Scythia”, Kherson (Ukraine)
2004 – “The textile rage”, Lviv (Ukraine)
2004-2005 – “Schmiede Weihnachten”, Ybbsitz (Austria)
2006 – “ArcheNytkaNovo” International Symposium of Art Textile (the first prize from Ukraine), Lviv (Ukraine)
2006 – “Ukrainian Easter”, Munich (Germany)
2009 – “Piano four hands” personal exhibition, Ivano-Frankivsk (Ukraine)
2009 – “Mamai’s dreams” personal exhibition, National Historic-Architectural Reserve “Kamianets”, Kamianets-Podilskyi (Ukraine)
2010 – “As birds” personal exhibition, Gallery “The Artist” of Kyiv’s organization of National Artist Union of Ukraine, Kyiv (Ukraine)
2010 – “Venus in furs” personal exhibition, Lviv (Ukraine)
2010-2014 – co-organizer and participant in Christmas project “From Roman to Jordan”, Lviv (Ukraine)
2011 – Personal exhibition, Centre of Ukrainian Culture and Art, Kyiv (Ukraine)
2012 – “In the distance of a breath. A kiss” personal exhibition, Art Gallery “Green Sofa”, Lviv (Ukraine)
2014 – “Dreams about Ukraine” personal exhibition, Gallery “Bastion”, Ivano-Frankivsk (Ukraine)
2015 – “Myrrhbearers” personal exhibition, Iconart Contemporary Sacred Art Gallery, Lviv (Ukraine)
2015 – “Horizon. Heaven doors” personal exhibition in the frame of Iconart Contemporary Sacred Art Gallery project EXODUS/EXIT, Lviv (Ukraine)
2016 – “Kobiety rysowane nicią” (Women painted with thread), Gallery “A”, Lodz (Poland)
2016 – “On water” personal exhibition, Gallery “Bastion”, Ivano-Frankivsk (Ukraine)
2016 - "Space" personal exhibition, Iconart Contemporary Sacred Art Gallery, Lviv (Ukraine)
2020 – "Sheptytskyi Biennale", Sheptytskyi Center, Lviv (Ukraine)
2021 - "Your names. Ukraine", Korsakiv Museum of Modern Ukrainian Art, Lutsk (Ukraine)
2022 – "FiberEffect" Ukrainian Institute of America, New York (USA)