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Drozdova Mariia
Year of birth 1988
Place of birth Kharkiv
Place of living and work Kharkiv
About myself and my artworks

Mariia Drozdova works in such techniques as painting, graphics, collage (analog, digital), photography, performance, computer graphics, icon painting. The artist paints her whole life (for she remembers herself).

After receiving an academic education, Mariia works both in the classical areas of art and creates projects in the field of modern art, and believes that versatility, creative experimentation and love for her creativity are important for the artist.

The artist tries not to limit the work with any specific techniques or trends, if possible she tries something new, but at the same time she prefers symbolic art. In her paintings Mariia Drozdova unites the emotional and analytical approach.

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BIOGRAPHY
Author Information

2017-2020 - Teacher at the Computer Academy "ItStep". The course of drawing, composition and art history. Kharkov, Ukraine.

I work in such directions as: performance art, painting, photography, collage, installation.

My works are in private collections in Ukraine, USA, Ireland, England, Poland, Canada, Germany, Saudi Arabia, in the collection of the Fund Spazio-Tempo Arte Italy, Museum of national history in Frederiksborg Castle, Denmark.

Education

2003-2007 - Kharkiv Art School, decorative and applied arts specialty, easel painting qualification

2007–2013 - Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts, Fine Arts Department, Monumental Painting Department

2009-2011 - Painting, drawing and composition courses in the studio of V. Lenchin, Kharkiv

2015 - GAUDE POLONIA Fellowship Program. Curator, prof. Dr Janusz Baldyga, prof. Zw. UAP. Resident at the University of Arts in Poznan. Student at the lectures of prof. Dr hab. Marcin Berdyszak, prof. Zw. UAP

2016 - 2d Graphics Courses

2017 - School of performance of Sandra Johnston and Alastair MacLennan, program "Search for ways", Lviv

2019- Art marketing course "How to promote your own cultural product?". At the end of the course, participation in the training on a competitive basis. Kharkov, Ukraine.

EXHIBITIONS

2004 - "His corner", ХХШ, named after Repin №1, Kharkiv

2005 - Museum project "Artists of the Future", exhibition "Awakening", Kharkiv Art Museum

2007 - "Road to Home", ХХШ, named after Repin №1, Kharkiv

2008 - The exhibition "You have to pay for the horse", festival of expressive art "Palate", Kharkiv

2009 - Gagarinfest, Kharkiv

2009 - StreetArt Fest, painting on Lenin Avenue, 76, Kharkiv

2009 - Teacher-volunteer at the competition of children's drawings "Kindness through the eyes of children"

2010 - Exhibition in the library of Kharkiv Polytechnic University

2011 - "Garden of Laughing Animals" at the festival of non-modern art "The human factor in action", gallery "Kostyurinsky lane", Kharkiv

2012 - Days of apartment exhibitions "Zero budget", the project "Sincerity"

2012 - Institute of Contemporary Art, Young Ukrainian Artists Competition, Kyiv

2012 - Nominee of the sixth festival of youth projects "NON STOP MEDIA", "Dish of Earth"

2013 - Christmas Fair, "Ermilov Center", Kharkiv

2013 - Project "Clouds. Invisible Crystals" curated by Volodya Kaufman, Dzyha Gallery, Lviv

2013 - Publication in the magazine "Kock magazin" №5

2013 - Publication in the second edition of the printed magazine "Irreversible meatiness"

2014 - Art Picnic of Slava Frolova, Exhibition "Golden Rain over Us", curator Nina Murashkina, Kyiv

2014 - Publication in the magazine "RETUNE"

2014 - Publication on the art portal cultprostir.ua "Art is watching you" by Irina Denisova

2014 - Spazio-Tempo Arte exhibition "Human Rights", the project "When a state begins to kill, it always calls itself homeland", curated by Roberto Ronca, Italy

2015 - "Art Plainair", Performance. Land Art. Curated by Professor Janusz Baldyga, Skokie, Poland

2015 - "Checkpoint # 8", Plac Wolnosci, "Design Days", performance, Poznan, Poland

2015 - "MONA INNER SPACES", exhibition "REZYDENCJA", 2 projects, video art, text, painting, collage, Poznan, Poland

2015 - "PORTRAIT NOW!" Exhibition in the II qualifying round of the portrait competition of the brewer J. K. Jacobsen, National Historical Museum in Frederiksborg Castle, Denmark, Erarta Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

2015 - "Up Gallery Berlin", the project "Not-Aufnahme Emergency Room" within 48 hours of Neukolln. Performance. 2 Performances and 1 action

2015 - "Up Gallery" Berlin exhibition "UNEASE", Richardstrasse 4344. Performance, curator, professor Janusz Baldyga

2015 - Exhibition "Zero without a stick", "Ermilov Center", Kharkiv

2015 - Ostatnia wieczerza, galeria "Rotundra", performance, artillery objects, Poznan, Poland

2015 - The final stage of the exhibition of the competition "Portrait Brewer Prize J.K. Jacobsen", the video project "Food of the Earth", Museum of National History "Frederiksborg Castle", Denmark

2015 - Wystawa Koncoworoczna UAP. Pracownia Sztuki Performance UAP. Performance. Photo documentation. The curator is professor Janusz Baldyga. Publication in the catalog Pracownia Sztuki Performance 2014-2015. Poznan, Poland

2016 - Galeria Sztuki STALOWA, XXIII Auction and Pre-Competitive Contemporary Art Exhibition, Warsaw, Poland

2017 - Andy Warhol Epoch, exhibition of Christopher Makos, participant of the portfolio – review, Isolation Cultural Platform, Kyiv

2017 - Center for Media Communications and Visual Research, Kharkiv National University. V.N. Karazin, International Barramp Karazin Media Symposium

2017 - Festival "Days of Art Performance", Gallery "Dzyha", Lviv

2017 - Icon for the Church of the "Intercession of the Mother of God", in the church 3 more icons of the author, Kharkiv

2017 - Publication and co-authorship in the independent art-analytical magazine "Discourse"

2018 - AuctionFR, supported by Galeria Sztuki STALOWA

2018 - Festival "Carbonarium", art space "Carbon", Kyiv

2018 - Galeria Sztuki STALOWA, Auction XXXIII and Pre-Competitive Contemporary Art Exhibition Warsaw, Poland

2018 - New wave exhibition, Lviv

2018 – Festival «Carbonarium», art space Carbon‎, Kiev, Ukraine 

2018 - Participation in auction  AuctionFR, with the support of Galeria Sztuki «STALOWA».

2018 -  Auction XXXIII and pre- Auction exhibition of contemporary art. Galeria Sztuki «STALOWA». Warsaw, Poland

2019 - Exhibition "ENTROPIA",MetaCulture, Organizer socl:e. Supported by: French Institute in Ukraine. Performance art, object. Kiev, Ukraine.

2019 - Exhibition of  finalists of the VI All Ukrainian competition of contemporary art, name of  Nathan Altman. Curator - Alexander Nikityuk. Vinnitsa, Ukraine.

2019 - Personal exhibition «Praeterita», Port.agency, Port creative hub, Kiev, Ukraine.

 2019 - Publication  in journal "Business" (consultation for the article), edition-September 2019, № 35-39.

2020 - Exhibition "Albrecht Durer Paraphrases" dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the twinning of Kharkov and Nuremberg and the 25th anniversary of the founding of the educational and cultural organization "House of Nuremberg". Curated by Ales Tomakh. Supported by the Goethe-Institut. Kharkov Art Museum. Kharkov, Ukraine.

2020 - Published in JaamZIN Creative Issue 1, Volume 3, January 2020

2021 - Publication on the portal Galphia

2021 - Project NFT collage

2021 - Published in MOST INFLUENTIAL ART Magazine, Volume 6, June 10, 2021 issue.

2021 – International art project #365daysafter, organizers M O K O N S H U, partners: Art gallery Garaža KAMBA, International artist residency DE LICEIRAS 18, Independent Institute of Contemporary Arts Snarte Space, creative agency K A M S O M O L.

2021 - Artist Talk: «Sacred performance, understanding symbols and codes from the position of the author and the viewer, how taboos influence the author's vision». Municipal Gallery. Kharkov, Ukraine.

2021 - Performance «Roots Washing», action "Night of Performances", parallel program of the exhibition "NO TABOO. Renewal" dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the festival NON Stop Media, VOVATANYA Gallery. Kharkov, Ukraine.

2021 - Exhibition "NO TABOO. Renovation" dedicated to 10th anniversary of the festival NON Stop Media, Municipal Gallery and VOVATANYA Gallery. Kharkov, Ukraine.

2022- Artisterium 15. Tbilisi International Contemporary Art Exhibition. Georgia-Ukrainian  exhibition” Tomorrow”. Curated by Viktoria Danelyan (Ukraine), Magda Guruli (Georgia). Leonidze State Museum of Georgian Literature, Tbilisi, Georgia.

2022 - Exhibition "MAKE ART NOT WAR" for peace in Ukraine, an appeal to stop the bombings, a charity fundraiser. CAM | Casoria Contemporary Art Museum, Naples, Italy.

 

 

 

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Sokoliuk Liudmyla Danylivna, Head of History and Theory of Arts Department of Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts, professor, doctor of art history, teacher Art critic's review 23/11/2018

Mariia Drozdova is characterized by a sensible approach to the study of visual culture, various stylistic techniques, interest and a peculiar approach to the analysis of historical processes that directly or indirectly shaped the world artistic traditions.

The projects that Mariia created are characterized by the skillful use of lines, shapes, textures, colors, and rhythm. This skill allows her to create an amazing feeling of unity in artworks that combine seemingly incompatible images. Due to this, the viewer's eyes do not concentrate on individual elements, but perceive an artistic decision in painting, in the design of an architectural environment, photography, or collage, as one melody.

Also, the artist deliberately does not allow unambiguous interpretations of her artworks. Thus, it makes the viewer an active accomplice of the image, makes him speculate, discard habitual judgments and stereotypes of perception. Although the viewer tries to interpret, speak out of habit, but in the end he understands what he sees, reflects the inner world of his contemporaries. A visual row is just a means to extract it.

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Sokoliuk Liudmyla Danylivna, Head of History and Theory of Arts Department of Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts, professor, doctor of art history, teacher Art critic's review 23/11/2018

Mariia Drozdova is characterized by a sensible approach to the study of visual culture, various stylistic techniques, interest and a peculiar approach to the analysis of historical processes that directly or indirectly shaped the world artistic traditions.

The projects that Mariia created are characterized by the skillful use of lines, shapes, textures, colors, and rhythm. This skill allows her to create an amazing feeling of unity in artworks that combine seemingly incompatible images. Due to this, the viewer's eyes do not concentrate on individual elements, but perceive an artistic decision in painting, in the design of an architectural environment, photography, or collage, as one melody.

Also, the artist deliberately does not allow unambiguous interpretations of her artworks. Thus, it makes the viewer an active accomplice of the image, makes him speculate, discard habitual judgments and stereotypes of perception. Although the viewer tries to interpret, speak out of habit, but in the end he understands what he sees, reflects the inner world of his contemporaries. A visual row is just a means to extract it.

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