LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
Bershad, Vinnitsa Region, Ukraine
DATE OF BIRTH
Oksana Levchenya-Konstantinovska was born in 1975 in Bershad, Vinnitsa Region, Ukraine in a family where medical practice has been a tradition. Even so, from the very childhood Oksana has started being interested in art through exploration of the home collection of books that has included the history of art and the works of successful artists. From the age of 17, however, for the sake of family legacy, she has begun to pursue the medical profession working as a junior nurse. In a few years later, Oksana has moved to Kyiv, where she has entered A. A. Bogomolets National Medical University, and has took a training route to become a surgeon. Yet, over the years of discovering who she really is, Oksana has turned back to art and, in 2005, has graduated from the School of Architectural design in Kyiv. A turning point in Oksana’s career has been marked by the acquaintance with a renowned Kyiv city painter and graphic artist Alexandra Prakhova, member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine. Sasha, as Alexandra Prakhova called herself, represented the dynasty of Prakhov in the fourth generation, has taught Oksana the art of painting.
In 2009, Oksana has been invited as a guest to the exhibition at Bereznitsky & Partner Art Gallery, curated by the Australian artist Adam Nankervis, nomadic museum MuseumMAN, where she has showed her paintings to Adam. The artist has appreciated Oksana’s talent and has included her work to the exhibition Torn World that, later the same year, has been also exhibited in Ukrainian House in Kyiv, Ukraine. Since then, Oksana’s works have been seen around the world in such notable art venues as ArtByGeneva Fair in Geneva; National Cultural-Art Museum Complex Mystetskyi Arsenal, FineArt Gallery, Ukrainian House, Bereznytska & Partners Gallery in Kyiv Ukraine; Art gallery Sady Pobedy in Odesa, Ukraine; Art Southampton, New York; Gagliardi Gallery, London; ARTPALMBEACH-2012, Miami; Fondamenta degli Incurabili, Venice.
WHO I AM
An artist, designer, inventor
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