Olesya Dzhurayeva

ARTIST/PRINTMAKER

Olesya Dzhurayeva was born in 1982 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. She moved to Ukraine in 1989, where she studied at the Kiev State Institute of Decorative and Applied Art and Design and graduated in 2002. She works in a variety of graphic techniques (etching, engraving, dry-point, linocut and pastel). International art critics describe her as “a bright representative of the Ukrainian contemporary graphic school”. This is highly confirmed by her constant rising presence on the global scene

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Olesya Dzhurayeva was born in 1982 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. She moved to Ukraine in 1989, where she studied at the Kiev State Institute of Decorative and Applied Art and Design and graduated in 2002. She works in a variety of graphic techniques (etching, engraving, dry-point, linocut and pastel). International art critics describe her as “a bright representative of the Ukrainian contemporary graphic school”. This is highly confirmed by her constant rising presence on the global scene of graphic arts.

Her artworks resemble visual diary of everyday life that is full of sacred splendor. The ordinary objects are skillfully and very subtly transformed into extraordinary visual compositions. Dzhurayeva’s artistic opus is full of aesthetic and psychological balance which she patiently creates on each particular work.

She is the member of the National Artists’ Union of Ukraine since 2004

Dzhurayeva’s artworks are held in public collections in Brazil (Cristiano Varella Memorial Foundation), Italy (Civic Collection of the Town of Schio and Cabinet of Drawings and Prints Academy of  Fine Arts in Catania), Portugal Douro Biennial Printmaking Collection), Romania (Cluj Art Museum), Ukraine (Dnipropetrovsk Fine Art Museum) and USA (Zuckerman Museum of Art, Collection and Archive of the Southern Graphics Council International), as well as in private collections in Ukraine, United Kingdom, USA, Germany, Belgium, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, Australia and Argentina

Solo Exhibitions | selected

  • 2015 – Relief, the Centre for Contemporary Printmaking Seacourt, Bangor, United Kingdom
  • 2014 – Сity noise, Art Gallery TryptichArt, Kiev, Ukraine
  • 2012 – Romantics of the Daily Routine, Dnipropetrovsk Fine Art Museum, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
  • 2013 – Stillife, Gallery TryptichArt, Kiev, Ukraine
  • 2011 – Magic of the Simple Things, Garry Bouman’s Gallery, Lviv, Ukraine
  • 2008 – Windows, Gallery Parsuna, Kiev, Ukraine
  • 2005 – Stop Time, Gallery Griffin, Kiev, Ukraine

Group Exhibitions, Biennales and Trienniales | selected

  • 2016 – 2nd International Prize for Printmaking Rene Carcan, Bibliotheca Wittockiana, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2015 – 7th International Biennial of Graphic Art, Split, Croatia
  • 2015 – Connections, Cristiano Varella Memorial Foundation, Muriae, Minas Gerais, Brazil
  • 2016 – Signs of Agathae, Gallery of Modern Art Chimneys, Catania, Italy
  • 2015 – 11th International Contemporary Print Biennial, Prahova Art Museum, Ploiesti, Romania
  • 2015 – 1st International Printmaking Biennial, Kaunas, Lithuania
  • 2015 – Better Living. Copies of Quality, Domek Miedziorytnika Museum, Wroclaw, Poland
  • 2015 – 3rd International Juried Print Exhibition, New Grounds Print Workshop&Gallery, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
  • 2015 – Better Living. Copies of Quality, Southern Graphics Council International Printmaking Conference, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
  • 2014 – 17th International Graphic Triennial, Frechen, Germany
  • 2014 – Roots, Gallery La Chicharra, Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico
  • 2014 – Impresiones  Gigantes, Palacio Del Almirante, Granada, Spain
  • 2014 – Indefinite Spaces, the Crossroads Gallery, South Bend, USA
  • 2013 – Global Print2013, Biennial Douro, Alijó, Portugal
  • 2013 – Introversion, group exhibition, M17 Contemporary Art Center, Kiev, Ukraine
  • 2010 – Portrait, Gallery Artist, Kiev, Ukraine
  • 2009 – Spring Love, Gallery Esher, Kiev, Ukraine
  • 2008 – Art Kyiv 2008, Ukrainian House, Kyiev, Ukraine
  • 2007 – National Exhibition of Landscape, Center for Contemporary Art and Culture Kuindzhi, Mariupol, Ukraine
  • 2006 – 3rd Ukrainian Triennale of Graphic Arts, Kiev, Ukraine
  • 2006 – The 8th of March, Gallery Mystets, Kiev, Ukraine
  • 2006 – International Exhibition ArtKyiv2006, Ukrainian House, Kiev, Ukraine
  • 2005 – Fish day, Gallery Irena, Kiev, Ukraine
  • 2005 – Picturesque Ukraine, All-Ukrainian art exhibition, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
  • 2004 – Day of the Artist, autumn art exhibition, Kiev, Ukraine
  • 2002 – Youth Artists, group exhibition, Art Gallery “Lavra”, Kiev, Ukraine
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