NAL Artist's Galleries - Khrystyna Kozyuk
Being an observer first, much of my inspiration comes from the world around us. When traveling I find myself appreciating all that the new landscapes have to offer. Recently my time has been spent exploring different traditions and cultures. From the vibrant colored powders thrown during India’s Holi festival to the rich pigments seen in Native American headdresses; I create pieces that offer an abstract approach to these and other wondrous occurrences in our world.
Using an oversized canvas and paint gives me the opportunity and space to experiment with a variety of colors, textures, and shapes. In learning different techniques, I am now using one that I have developed. Creating my own technique using liquid paint has afforded me the ability to put my own modern spin into each piece. My ultimate goal with my work is to open your eyes to the beauty that is around us by showing the viewer my feelings behind each piece.
Welcome to my world…
Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts 2006 National University of Forest Engineering Lviv, Ukraine
Best in Show at DuPage Art League for June: “Down to the Sea in Boats”. Wheaton, IL
Best in Show at DuPage Art League for July: “Artistic License”. Wheaton, IL
Winner of the Chicago Wells Street poster contest. Chicago, IL
Winner of 9th Annual Morpho Gallery Emerging Artist Exhibition. Chicago, IL
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