The current body of work originates in a fascination with folk medicine inspired by a research trip to rural Latvia in 2015. The interest was sparked as much by the ritualistic processes of growing, drying and consuming herbs as by their actual medicinal properties. This new area of focus has led to a dramatic expansion of the parameters of Olha’s painting practice as she has used the language of alchemy as means by which to explore her own creativity.   After completing a year-long residency at Florence Trust, Olha has expanded her practice into performance and video. 


2016 until 24 September, #Shuffle, Herrick Gallery, London
2016 August, Looking Up, Studio 1.1, London
2016 June, Summer Show, Florence Trust, London
2016 Interim Show, Florence Trust, London
2015 Playground Hypothesis, solo show, Palm Tree, London
2015 Miracles, Fifty Artists Fifty Children, Shoreditch Town Hall, London
2015 Ukraine Diaries, solo show, Krilova Stelfox gallery, London
2014 Leeds University collection, Leeds
2014 ING Discerning Eye 2014, Mall Galleries, London
2013 Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall Galleries, London
2013 Itenerari di Amore, Studio-9, Rome, Italy
2012 Eugene Onegin, solo show, Rough Trade East, London
2012 Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Mall galleries, London
2011 BP Portrait Award Show, National Portrait Gallery, London
2011 Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition 2011, London
2011 Fordham Gallery artists, Maddox Arts, London
2010 Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2010, Painters’ Hall, W. H. Patterson Gallery, London
2010 Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition 2010, London
2009 Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition 2009, London
2008 ING discerning Eye 2008, Mall Galleries, London
2008 Post-Soviet, RA Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine


2009 Short courses at Royal Drawing School and Central St. Martins, London, UK
1990-1995 Diploma in Fine Arts, Lutsk Art School, Ukraine


2012 Bulldog Bursary, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, London


2015-2016 Florence Trust, London, UK
2015 SERDE, interdisciplinary art group, Aizpute, Latvia
2014 Dumfries House, Prince’s Trust with the Royal Drawing School, Scotland




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