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Brazhnyk Olena
Year of birth 1953
Place of birth Kryvyi-Rih
Place of living and work Kyiv
About myself and my artworks

The art of Van Gogh, Monet, Bonnard, Mashkov and Korovin, Shishko and Glushchenko always admired Olena Brazhnyk. This tradition became the basis which the artist has not changed for a long time and which is palpable in her artworks. We can say that the artist very early and for a long time found her style, her circle of motifs and picturesque passion.

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ARTIST'S PAINTINGS (26)
BIOGRAPHY
Education

1972 - State Taras Shevchenko Art School

1979 - National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, Faculty of Painting

Membership of NUAU and other organizations

1989 - National Union of Artists of Ukraine

1996 - Honored Artist of Ukraine

1999 - Winner of the International Friendship Prize

2011 - Academic title Associate Professor

Publications
  • Republican exhibition "Picturesque Ukraine" (1986), catalog (NSHU), Kyiv, 1988
  • Auction of contemporary art in Norway, catalog, Bergen, 1990
  • “Elena Brazhnik. Painting ”, album, Kyiv, 1992
  • Directory of members of the Union of Artists of Ukraine, (NUAU), Kyiv, 1996
  • Exhibition "Outstanding Artists of Ukraine", catalog, Kyiv, 1997
  • International Art Festival, catalog, Kyiv, 1997
  • “Art of Ukraine”, biographical reference book (Ukrainian Encyclopedia), Kyiv, 1997
  • Directory of members of the Union of Artists of Ukraine, (NSHU), Kyiv, 1998
  • “Artists of Kyiv”, creative and biographical reference book, Kyiv, 2000
  • “Dedication”, monograph album, Kyiv, 2004
  • Encyclopedia of modern Ukraine, (NASU), Kyiv, 2004
  • “Artists of Ukraine”, encyclopedic reference book, (AIU), Kyiv, 2006
  • Signatures and monograms of artists of Ukraine, reference book, Kharkov, 2007
  • 70th anniversary of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine, album (NUAU), Kyiv, 2007
  • All-Ukrainian exhibition for the Independence Day of Ukraine, catalog (NSHU), Kyiv, 2011
  • All-Ukrainian exhibition for the Day of the artist, catalog (NSHU), Kyiv, 2011
  • All-Ukrainian exhibition for the Day of the artist, catalog (NSHU), Kyiv, 2012
  • All-Ukrainian exhibition "Woman's Portrait", catalog (NSHU), Kyiv, 2013
  • “The Golden Fund of the nation. New era ”, reference and biographical encyclopedia, Kyiv, 2016
  • All-Ukrainian exhibition "Christmas" (2016), catalog (NSHU), Kyiv, 2017
  • All-Ukrainian exhibition "Christmas" (2017), catalog (NSHU), Kyiv, 2018
  • City exhibition "Artists of Kyiv - hometown", catalog (NUAU), Kyiv, 2018
  • All-Ukrainian exhibition for the Day of the artist, catalog (NSHU), Kyiv, 2018
  • All-Ukrainian exhibition "Christmas" (2018), catalog (NSHU), Kyiv, 2019


Other publications:

  • set of postcards, 1992
  • newspaper "Kyivsky Vedomosti", 01/22/1993
  • newspaper "Kyivsky Vidomosti", 01/19/1994
  • newspaper "Kyivsky Vidomosti", 02/09/1995
  • newspaper "Kyivsky Vidomosti", 07/05/1995
  • newspaper "Youth of Ukraine", 02.22.1995
  • newspaper “Your Health”, No. (95), 1995
  • wall calendar, 1997
  • telephone cards of Ukrtelecom, 2002
  • postcards with envelopes of Ukrposhta, 2003
  • journal “Knizhnik”, No. 24 (105), 2004
  • wall calendar, 2007
  • set of postcards, 2007
  • set of sweets, 2017
EXHIBITIONS

1979
City exhibition of works by artists of Kyiv.

1984
City exhibition of works by artists of Kyiv.

1985
1st personal exhibition, city art school No. 2, Kyiv.
City exhibition "Portrait, landscape, still life", Kyiv.

1986
Republican exhibition "Picturesque Ukraine", Kyiv.

1988
Republican exhibition "70 years of the USSR Armed Forces", Kyiv.
Republican exhibition "50 years of the Union of Artists of Ukraine", Kyiv.
Republican exhibition "Portrait, landscape, still life", Kyiv.
Republican exhibition "70 years of the Komsomol", Kyiv.
City exhibition "Kyiv and Kyivans".

1989
Republican exhibition "Picturesque Ukraine", Kyiv.
Republican exhibition "Ecology", Kyiv.
City exhibition of works by artists of Kyiv.
Exhibition for the Days of Ukraine in Canada, Edmonton.
Charity exhibition in favor of the victims of the earthquake in Armenia, Kyiv.
Exhibition of applicants for entry into the Union of Artists of Ukraine, Kyiv.
2nd personal exhibition, Taras Gallery, Kyiv.

1990
Republican exhibition "45 years of Victory", Kyiv.
Republican exhibition "Picturesque Ukraine", Poltava.
City exhibition of works by artists of Kyiv.
Auction of contemporary art, Bergen, Norway.
Charity exhibition in favor of the victims of the Chernobyl accident, Kyiv.

1991
Republican spring exhibition, Kyiv.
City exhibition of works by artists of Kyiv.
Exhibition of Ukrainian fine art in the galleries Fisherman Harbor and Aurt Navi, Japan.
ІІ Moscow International Art Fair "Artmif", Moscow.
Republican spring exhibition dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Babi Yar tragedy, Kyiv.
Republican exhibition "500 years of the Ukrainian Cossacks", Kyiv.

1992
City exhibition of works by artists of Kyiv.
Republican spring exhibition, Kyiv.
3rd solo exhibition, Art gallery, Kyiv.
Autumn All-Ukrainian art exhibition, Kyiv.

1993
All-Ukrainian art spring exhibition, Kyiv.
4th personal exhibition, gallery "Art", Kyiv.
All-Ukrainian art exhibition dedicated to the anniversary of Taras Shevchenko, Sumy.
Exhibition in the charity fund "Ukrainian Family", Kyiv.
All-Ukrainian art exhibition "Autumn-93", Kyiv.
5th solo exhibition, Art Gallery, Kyiv.
Exhibition of galleries in Kyiv, participation in the gallery "Taras", Kyiv.

1994
Exhibition and charity auction in the fund "Ukrainian Family", Kyiv.
All-Ukrainian art exhibition dedicated to the anniversary of Taras Shevchenko, Mykolaiv.
Charity exhibition in favor of reproductive medicine of Ukraine, Art Gallery, Kyiv.

1995
City art exhibition "Rejoice the earth", Kyiv.
6th solo exhibition, Art Gallery, Kyiv.
All-Ukrainian art exhibition "50 years of Victory", Kyiv.
All-Ukrainian art exhibition "Picturesque Ukraine", Uzhgorod.
All-Ukrainian art exhibition "The World without Extremism and Fascism", Kyiv.
All-Ukrainian art exhibition dedicated to the 400th anniversary of B. Khmelnitsky, Kyiv.

1996
7th personal exhibition, city Teacher’s House, Kyiv.
All-Ukrainian art exhibition dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, Kyiv.
8th solo exhibition, Art Gallery, Kyiv.
9th personal exhibition, city Teacher’s House, Kyiv.

1997
Exhibition "Outstanding Artists of Ukraine", Kyiv.
International Art Festival, Kyiv.
10th solo exhibition, Art Gallery, Kyiv.
City exhibition dedicated to the anniversary of the sculptor Kavaleridze, Kyiv.
All-Ukrainian art exhibition "Picturesque Ukraine", Kherson.
All-Ukrainian exhibition "Autumn Salon", Kyiv.
City exhibition "Christmas", Kyiv.

1998
City exhibition of works by artists of Kyiv.
City exhibition "Portrait-98", Kyiv.
All-Ukrainian art exhibition "Picturesque Ukraine", Kherson.
All-Ukrainian exhibition dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the Union of Artists of Ukraine, Kyiv.
City exhibition dedicated to the 60th anniversary of the Union of Artists of Ukraine, Kyiv.

1999
City exhibition of works by artists of Kyiv.
11th solo exhibition, Art Gallery, Kyiv.
All-Ukrainian exhibition "Autumn Salon", Kyiv.

2000
All-Ukrainian exhibition "Spring 2000", Kyiv.
All-Ukrainian exhibition "Christmas", Kyiv.

2002
International exhibition dedicated to the year of Ukraine in Russia, Moscow.

2006
City exhibition "Kyiv painting".

2007
Master class, a joint exhibition of works by students of KNUKiI and a teacher, Kyiv.
International exhibition of galleries, participation in the exposition of the gallery "Yaroslavna", Kyiv.

2009
City exhibition of works by artists of Kyiv.
All-Ukrainian exhibition for the Day of the artist, Kyiv.
City exhibition dedicated to the 40th anniversary of KNSSU, Kyiv.

2010
City exhibition of works by artists of Kyiv.
All-Ukrainian exhibition dedicated to the 65th anniversary of the Victory, Kyiv.

2011
City exhibition of works by artists of Kyiv.
All-Ukrainian exhibition for the Independence Day of Ukraine, Kyiv.
All-Ukrainian exhibition for the Day of the artist, Kyiv.

2012
All-Ukrainian exhibition for the Day of the artist, Kyiv.

2013
All-Ukrainian exhibition "Woman's Portrait in Fine Arts", Kyiv.

2014
Exhibition of Ukrainian artists in the municipal gallery, Tianjin, China.

2016
Exhibition of teachers and artists of NARKKiI, Kyiv.
VI All-Ukrainian Triennial of Painting, Kyiv.
All-Ukrainian exhibition for the 25th anniversary of Independence of Ukraine, Kyiv.
All-Ukrainian exhibition for the Day of the artist, Kyiv.
All-Ukrainian exhibition "Christmas", Kyiv.

2017
Exhibition of teachers and artists of NARKKiI, Kyiv.
All-Ukrainian exhibition for the 26th anniversary of Independence of Ukraine, Kyiv.
12th solo exhibition “40 Years in Marriage and Creativity”, Central House of Artists.
All-Ukrainian exhibition "Christmas", Kyiv.

2018
Exhibition of teachers and artists of NARKKiI, Kyiv.
City exhibition "Artists of Kyiv - hometown".
13th solo exhibition "Painting", NARKKiI, Kyiv.
All-Ukrainian exhibition for the 27th anniversary of Independence of Ukraine, Kyiv.
All-Ukrainian exhibition for the Day of the artist, Kyiv.
All-Ukrainian exhibition "Christmas", Kyiv.

REVIEWS (1) Write a customer review
Ihor Voloshchuk, art critic Art critic's review 09/03/2019

Olena Brazhnyk is one of the most interesting and original artists in contemporary fine arts. For many years the author's artwork has been popular, attracting attention in the widest exposition. What is the secret of the attractiveness of the paintings of the artist, whose creativity is devoid of surface effects and does not differ in a gigantic format? Every gifted gift finds a distinctive form of revealing its art. In Olena Brazhnik, this is primarily the creative development of the tradition of post-impressionism, the development of an exceptional individual system of color organization of the picture space.

Stylistic and qualitative homogeneity of her artworks of various creative periods is obvious. In this constancy, however, there is no conservatism, it is rather striking fidelity to herself, based on constant self-improvement. Already in the early artworks there are features that will become the basis of the mature style of the artist - the color plastics unity of the paintings, their compositional veriveness, the weight of the smear and the picturesque texture.

At the beginning of the 1980s identified her favourite genres - still life and landscape, and she also turned to the portrait. Probably the still life became the main theme of the artist's art. There is nothing strange here: still life more than other genres is connected with the decision of internal picturesque tasks, and these decisions determine the dynamics of creative development. Certainly, in numerous still life, it is possible to trace certain changes in the pictorial manner, but each time they are caused not by the change of the artistic concept, but rather by the concrete emotions of the author.

The sophistication of productions, the accuracy of the composition, the integrity of the color solution give the viewer the opportunity to feel and understand the depths of everyday objects such as wild flowers or elegant tablecloth or artistic ceramics. Searches for the diversity of the world allow the author to improvise, find new opportunities for transferring the sound of the chosen motif.

Landscapes created by Olena Brazhnyk are the embodiment of the author's pictorial language, based on color generalizations, woven with an incredibly thin game of colorful shades.

Working on portraits, the author notices in a person its originality and uniqueness. As in other genres, the color here is the basis of painting. Open, sometimes expressive, it gives a special emotionality to the portraits.

Creativity of the artist is original, deep, based on the precise understanding of individual creative tasks. It is not only in picturesque receptions, but also in deep spiritual concentration, sincerity, inviolability of creative principles of Olena Brazhnyk.

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Ihor Voloshchuk, art critic Art critic's review 09/03/2019

Olena Brazhnyk is one of the most interesting and original artists in contemporary fine arts. For many years the author's artwork has been popular, attracting attention in the widest exposition. What is the secret of the attractiveness of the paintings of the artist, whose creativity is devoid of surface effects and does not differ in a gigantic format? Every gifted gift finds a distinctive form of revealing its art. In Olena Brazhnik, this is primarily the creative development of the tradition of post-impressionism, the development of an exceptional individual system of color organization of the picture space.

Stylistic and qualitative homogeneity of her artworks of various creative periods is obvious. In this constancy, however, there is no conservatism, it is rather striking fidelity to herself, based on constant self-improvement. Already in the early artworks there are features that will become the basis of the mature style of the artist - the color plastics unity of the paintings, their compositional veriveness, the weight of the smear and the picturesque texture.

At the beginning of the 1980s identified her favourite genres - still life and landscape, and she also turned to the portrait. Probably the still life became the main theme of the artist's art. There is nothing strange here: still life more than other genres is connected with the decision of internal picturesque tasks, and these decisions determine the dynamics of creative development. Certainly, in numerous still life, it is possible to trace certain changes in the pictorial manner, but each time they are caused not by the change of the artistic concept, but rather by the concrete emotions of the author.

The sophistication of productions, the accuracy of the composition, the integrity of the color solution give the viewer the opportunity to feel and understand the depths of everyday objects such as wild flowers or elegant tablecloth or artistic ceramics. Searches for the diversity of the world allow the author to improvise, find new opportunities for transferring the sound of the chosen motif.

Landscapes created by Olena Brazhnyk are the embodiment of the author's pictorial language, based on color generalizations, woven with an incredibly thin game of colorful shades.

Working on portraits, the author notices in a person its originality and uniqueness. As in other genres, the color here is the basis of painting. Open, sometimes expressive, it gives a special emotionality to the portraits.

Creativity of the artist is original, deep, based on the precise understanding of individual creative tasks. It is not only in picturesque receptions, but also in deep spiritual concentration, sincerity, inviolability of creative principles of Olena Brazhnyk.

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