Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print




Khrystyna Kozyuk, Villa Park
Member Since May 2016
Artist Statement Khrystyna Kozyuk was born in the small town of Chortkiv, Ukraine. Surrounded by luscious landscapes, she spent much of her time outdoors exploring local markets, drawing inspiration from everything around her. At a young age Khrystyna’s mom could see that her daughter was a talented artist and strongly supported her gift by having her paint murals on their kitchen walls. By the time Khrystyna was in the fifth grade she had already began successfully selling a series of works titled “Birds” to tourists visiting her city. In addition, she also entered and won several art competitions including the first place prize in an international children’s competition in Poland.
Upon graduating Khrystyna moved to the United States in 2005. Like many immigrants, Khrystyna came to the U.S. and started her life again from scratch. Without much family to provide support, Khrystyna had to work cleaning offices in order to make a living. Ultimately Khrystyna was able to attend Triton College in River Grove, IL where she studied interior design. While studying at Triton she began to feel hungry for something that offered her more creative freedom. It was at that time that Khrystyna came to the realization that she belonged in front of a canvas, paintbrush in hand.
AWARDS
2016
• Best of Show at DuPage Art League for February: “Music of the Moment”. Wheaton, IL
• Best of Show at Oak Brook Art League Annual Exhibit February/March:“Ocean view”,Judge: Nancy Thyfault
2015
• Best of Show at DuPage Art League for June: “Down to the Sea in Boats”. Wheaton, IL
2014
• Best of Show at DuPage Art League for July: “Artistic License”. Wheaton, IL
• Winner of the Chicago Wells Street poster contest. Chicago, IL
• Winner of the Traces of Life Festival. Naperville, IL
• Winner of 9th Annual Morpho Gallery Emerging Artist Exhibition. Chicago, IL

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014
• The Millenium Fine Art Gallery: Sailing Through Color with Freedom, curator Dr.Yolanda Ayubi, Chicago, Illinois.
• Cobbler Square exhibit, curator Solomia Payuk, Chicago, Illinois.

Current Memberships

- DuPage Art League DPAL (Solo Show September 2016)

- La Grange Art League

- Naperville Art League

- North Shore Art League (Solo Show June-July 2016)

- Elmhurst Artists’ Guild EAG

- Geneva Lake Arts Foundation GLAF

- Oak Brook Art League

- Greater Geneva Art Guild GGAG

- Women’s Caucus for Art WCA

- Water Street Studios

- Chicago Artists Coalition CAC

Comments

Product No 5922767
Subjects Abstract, Boats and Ships, Color, Transportation
Style Fine Art
Medium
Tags Khrystyna, Kozyuk, art-abstract-original, art-decor-wall, canvas, fine, on, painting-acrylic