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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, installation . 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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ARTIST'S PAINTINGS (38)
BIOGRAPHY
Artist's Information

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

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

 

Education

 

2003-2007  Kharkov Art College; specialty - fine and decorative art; qualification - easel painting. Graduated with honors. Kharkov ,Ukraine.

 

2007 - 2013  Kharkov State Academy of Design and Art. Branch of - fine art. Faculty of - monumental painting. Specialty- artist of monumental painting, teacher, specialist. Graduated with honors. Kharkov,Ukraine.

 

2009-2011  free listener on courses of painting, drawing and composition in the studio Vitaly Lenchin. Kharkov, Ukraine.

 

2015- Polish Minister of Culture Scholarship Program «Gaude Polonia». Curator, professor - Janusz Baldyga (prof. Dr Janusz Bałdyga, prof. Zw. UAP). Resident at the University Arts in Poznan. Poland.

 

2015- listener at lectures of  professor Marcin Berdyszak (prof. Dr hab. Marcin Berdyszak, prof. Zw. UAP). Polish Minister of Culture Scholarship Program «Gaude Polonia». Resident at the University Arts in Poznan. Poland.

 

2016- Studied 2d graphics

 

2017- School of performance art - Sandra Johnston and Alastair MacLennan, the program - "Searching for ways". Lviv, Ukraine

 

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.

Collections

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

Publications

2021 - Publication in MOST INFLUENTIAL ART Magazine, 6th edition, issue of June 10, 2021.

2021 - Publication on the Galphia portal

2020 - Publication in JaamZIN Creative magazine issue 1, volume 3, January 2020

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

2015-Publication in the catalogue "Pracownia Sztuki Performance" 2014/2015. Poznan, Poland.

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

2014 - Publication in the magazine RETUNE

2013 - Publication in the magazine Kock magazine №5

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

EXHIBITIONS

2022

2022- Artisterium 15. Tbilisi International Exhibition of Contemporary Art. Georgian-Ukrainian exhibition "Zavtra". Curators Viktoria Danelyan (Ukraine), Magda Guruli (Georgia). State Leonidze Georgian Literature Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia.

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

2021

2021 - Artist Talk: "Sacral Performance, understanding symbols and codes from the position of the author and the viewer, how taboos affect the author's vision". Municipal Gallery. Kharkiv, Ukraine.

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

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

2021 - International art project #365daysafter, organizer M O K O N S H U. Partners: Art Gallery Garaža KAMBA, International Art Residence DE LICEIRAS 18, Independent Institute for Contemporary Art Snarte Space, Creative Agency K A M S O M O L.

2021- NFT collage project

2020

2020 - Exhibition "Paraphrases of Albrecht Dürer", dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the twinning of Kharkiv and Nuremberg and the 25th anniversary of the educational and cultural organization "House of Nuremberg". Curator - Ales Tomah. With the support of the Goethe Institute. Kharkov Museum of Art. Kharkiv, Ukraine.

2019

2019 - Exhibition of finalists of the VI Nathan Altman All-Ukrainian Contest of Contemporary Art. Curator - Alexander Nikityuk. Vinnitsa, Ukraine.

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

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

2018

2018 - Carbonarium festival, Carbon art space, Kiev, Ukraine

2018 - Participation in the auction AuctionFR, with the support of Galeria Sztuki "STALOWA"

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

2018 - Exhibition "New wave" (New wave fast #3). Lviv, Ukraine.

2017

2017- International BarCamp "Karazin Media Symposium". Center for Media Communications and Visual Studies. Karazin Kharkiv National University. V.M. Karazin. Kharkiv. Ukraine.

2017- Performance Art Days Festival, Dziga Gallery, performance art, Lviv, Ukraine.

2017- Passed the competitive selection of 14 participants for the portfolio-review with Christopher Makos and Paul Solberg, as part of the exhibition Christopher Makos: "The Age of Andy Warhol". Participant Portfolio-Review. Isolation Cultural Platform, Kiev, Ukraine.

2017 - Creation of an icon for the Church of the Protection of the Mother of God. There are 3 icons made by me in the collection of the church.  Kharkiv, Ukraine.

2016

2016- Auction XXIII and pre-auction exhibition of contemporary art Galeria Sztuki "STALOWA", Warsaw, Poland.

2016- Auction XXII and pre-auction exhibition of contemporary art Galeria Sztuki "STALOWA", Warsaw, Poland.

2015

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

2015- Personal exhibition "The Last Supper" gallery "Rotundra", UAP, Performance, art objects. Poznan. Poland.

2015- Project "Not-Aufnahme / Emergency Room". 2 performances and 1 action. Berlin. Germany.

2015 - Final Exhibition UAP. UAP Performance Art Workshop. Performance, photo documentation. Curator Professor Janusz Baldyga. Publication in the catalog "Pracownia Sztuki Performance" 2014/2015. Poznan, Poland.

2015- Action Checkpoint # 8, Plac Wolności, festival "Days of Design". Performance. Poznan, Poland.

2015- Art Plainair. Performance. Land art. curated by Professor Janusz Baldyga. Skokie, Poland.

2015 - Exhibition, final stage of the Brewer J.C. Jacobsen Portrait Prize. National History Museum Frederiksborg Castle, Denmark. The video project "The Meals of the Earth.

2015 - UNEASE exhibition, Up Gallery. Performance. Curator, Professor Janusz Baldyga. Berlin, Germany.

2015 - Exhibition "Zero without a stick". Yermilov Center. Kharkiv. Ukraine.

2014

2014- Exhibition "Golden Rain Over Us. Art Picnic by Slava Frolova. Pavilion 10 VDNH. Curator - Nina Murashkina. Kiev. Ukraine.

2014- Exhibition "Human Rights" Spazio-Tempo Arte. Curator - Roberto Ronca. Rovereto, Italy.

2013

2013- Christmas Fair at Yermilov Center. Kharkiv, Ukraine.

2013- Personal exhibition "Clouds. Invisible Crystals. Gallery "Dziga". Project "Clouds. Invisible Crystals" curator Vlodko Kaufman. Lviv. Ukraine.

2012

2012 - Young Artists Competition MUHI. Finalist Exhibition. Institute for Problems of Modern Art. Kyiv. Ukraine.

2012 - Nominee for the sixth festival of youth projects NON STOP MEDIA. Exhibition of Finalists. Kharkiv. Ukraine.

2012- Days of apartment exhibitions "Zero Budget" project "Sincerity". Kharkiv. Ukraine.

2011- 2004

2011- Personal exhibition "Garden of Laughing Animals" within the festival of non-modern art "Human Factor in Action", gallery "Kostyurinskiy Pereulok", Kharkiv, Ukraine.

2010 - Exhibition at the library of Polytechnic University; Kharkiv, Ukraine.

2009- Volunteer teacher at the competition of children's drawings "Kindness through the eyes of children" in Kharkov, Ukraine.

2009- StreetArt festival (painting on 76 Lenin Avenue) Kharkov. Ukraine

2009- Gagarinfest. Kharkiv. Ukraine

2008 - Exhibition "You Must Pay For a Horse" Festival of Expressive Arts "Sky" House of Actors, Kharkov, Ukraine.
2007 - Exhibition "The Road Home" Repin art school № 1, Kharkiv. Ukraine.

2005 - Exhibition "Awakening". Museum project "Painters of the Future", Art Museum of Kharkiv. Kharkiv. Ukraine

2004 - Exhibition "Own Corner. Repin Studio of Arts № 1, Kharkiv. Ukraine

 

 

 

 

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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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