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Valeriy Skrypka

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artist's biography

Valeriy Skrypka was born in 1964 in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine into a family of artist.  He graduated from the renowned Kyiv Academy of the Arts with a Master’s Degree in art in 1992. 

Skrypka synthesizes images from his Ukrainian past with his own perceptions in imaginative and fully realized works of art that are true to contemporary experience. The artist exhibits nationally and in Europe.

"In my creativity, I aspire to interpret the inconceivableness of the universe, in  which chaos wondrously coexists with the magnetism of an orderly rhythm. The components of my vision of this universe are  fantastic combinations of its deformed elements. These are definite symbolic markings for guessing the mystery of the world, a temptation  to contemplate. So called surrealistic stresses in my fantasies are not marshaled  to elicit gothic horror or disgust but rather an idyll, a unity of rhythm and motion, motion and support. My mythological beings are sphinx-like mysteries, which everyone interprets in their own way but none have solved. My creativity – this is a perpetual search for true understanding of the unfathomable. It's why favorite mythological symbols in my work – the apple of paradise, a wonderous bird, the is itinerant gardener – exit in perpetual levels of metamorphasis".

 

EDUCATION

1986 - 92 Graduate, M.A. in Monumental Paintings, Kyiv Academy of Arts, Kyiv, Ukraine.
1979 - 83 Undergraduate, B.A. in Fine Arts, Dnipropetrowsk College of Art, Dnipropetrowsk, Ukraine
1974 -79 Zaporizhzhia Art School, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine

 
PROFESSIONAL activities and AFFILIATIONS

1994 - present Member, Artist’s Association of Ukraine

SOLO  EXHIBITIONS 

2006 JKK Fine Arts, Upper Montclair, NJ
2005 Marsha Child Contemporary, Princeton, NJ
2004 Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004 Zorya Fine Art, Greenwich,Conn
2004 Marsha Child Contemporary, Princeton, NJ
2003 Pieter Breugel Art Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2003 Marsha Child Contemporary, Princeton, NJ
2001 Marsha Child Contemporary, Princeton, NJ
2000 Galerie de Provence, New York City
1997 Valeriy Skrypka: “Enigmas”, Marsha Child Contemporary, Princeton, NJ
1994 Chryzanta Gallery, New York City
1993 Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences in the USA, New York City
1991 Ukrainian Art Gallery, Munich, Germany

PUBLICATIONS

2000-2001 Art in America. Guide Sourcebook to the U.S. Art World to museums galleries artists.Page
1999 Valeriy Skrypka, Oil painting and watercolors. ART NEWS. April, 1999, Page 51.
Art -Kyiv. International festival. artgalleriesAssociation of Ukraine. 1999, Page 60. 
1998-99 Art in America. Guide Sourcebook to the U.S. Art World to museums galleries artists. Page  118, 249.
1997-98 Art in America. Guide Sourcebook to the U.S. Art World to museums galleries artists.Page  113,243.
1994 Abraham Ilein, ‘The dream world of Valeriy Skrypka’, ART SPEAK, New York, April,   1994.
1994 Valeriy Skrypka. The Fine Art Index, International Edition. International Art Reference: Chicago, 1994. Page 196. BOOK Valeriy Skrypka. Preface by Sam Hunter. Oil and watercolor.2000. 142 P.

MUSEUM COLLECTION
 
Ukrainian Museum of Stamford, CT
Art Museum of Zaporizhzhia, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine
Collection GRADOBANK, Kyiv, Ukraine
Collection Bank AVAL, Kyiv, Ukrain 

Private Collections in the USA, Canada, France, Japan, Denmark, Sweden and Germany. 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2007 Frederic Got Fine Art. Paris, Saint-Paul, Barbizon, France
2007 Lagalery Fine Art. Saint Paul, France
2007 Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
2007 JJK Fine Arts. Upper Montclair, NJ
2006 Frederic Got Fine Art, Paris, Saint-Paul, Barbizon, France
2006 Galerie Ange Bova. Nice, France
2006 JJK Fine Arts. Upper Montclair, NJ
2006  Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006 Peter  Breughel Art Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2005 Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005 Pieter  Breughel Art Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2005 Zorya Fine Art, Greenwich,Conn
2005 Marsha Child Contemporary, Princeton, NJ 
2005 Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2005 Galerie des Lys, New York, NY 
2005 Zorya Fine Art, Greenwich, Conn.
2005 Galerie de Provence, Eze,France 
2004 Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004 Zorya Fine Art, Greenwich, Conn
2004 Marsha Child Contemporary, Princeton, NJ 
2004 Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2004 Breughel Art Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2003 Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
2003 Zorya Fine Art, Greenwich, Conn.
2003 Marsha Child Contemporary, Princeton, NJ 
2003 Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2003 Galerie de Provence, New York City; Beverly Hills, CA;   Eze, France 
2002 Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002 Zorya Fine Art, Greenwich, Conn
2002 Marsha Child Contemporary, Princeton, NJ 
2002 Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2001 Marsha Child Contemporary, Princeton, NJ
2001 Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2001 EastwicÍ Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001 Pieter  Breughel Art Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2001 Galerie de Provence, New York City; Beverly Hills, CA; Eze, France 
2000 Marsha Child Contemporary, Princeton, NJ
2000 Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2000 Eastwick Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
2000 Galerie de Provence, New York City
2000 P¥eter  Breughel Art Gallery, Amsterdam,The Netherlands
1999 Marsha Child Contemporary: “New Perspectives: The Human     Figure”, Princeton, NJ
1999 Forrest Scott Group, Millburn, NJ
1999 Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1999 Eastwick Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
1999 Galerie de Provence. New York City 
1998 Marsha Child Contemporary: Princeton
1998 International Art Exhibition, Princeton, NJ
1998 Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1998 Eastwick Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
1998 Forrest Scott Group, Millburn, NJ
1998 Galerie de Provence, New York City 
1997 Marsha Child Contemporary, Princeton, NJ
1997 Galerie de Provence, New York City 
1996 Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1996 Biennial: Pan Ukraine, Dnipropetrowsk, Ukraine 
1995 Gallery Trypillia, Cleveland, OH
1995 Marsha Child Contemporary, “Recent Works on Paper”, Solebury, PA
1995 Riverrun Gallery: “Myth in Modern Times”, Lambertville, NJ
1994 Gallery Grazhda, Annual Exhibition of Ukrainian Artists in the USA, Hunter, NY
1994 Riverrun Gallery: “The Sacred and the Profane”, Lambertville, NJ
1994 Marsha Child Contemporary, Solebury, PA
1994 Gallery UAAssociation: Ukrainian Traditions, “The Tree of Life”, New York City
1994 Marsha Child Contemporary, Umerov Gallery, Minneapolis, MN 
1993 Langone Center Cave: Focus on Russia and East Europe, Bucknell University, PA
1992Gallery of Artist’s Association of Ukraine: The 70th Anniversary Exhibition of Outstanding Graduate  Students of the National Academy of Arts, Kyiv, Ukraine Group of the Ukrainian Artists represents the Painting and the Sculpture of Ukraine, Paris, France 
1991 Gallery of Artist’s Association of Ukraine: Exhibition of Young Artists, Sedniv-91, Kyiv, Ukraine 
1990-91 The Exhibition of the Ukrainian Contemporary Art in Japan (Joint Venture company Fishermanz Harbor & Ukinko), Fiery Russia & Kyoto, Japan
1991 Exhibition of the Contemporary Art of Soviet Union, Tokyo, Japan
1991 ”Art Today and Always”, Otary, Japan
1991 Gallery of INT- TV Network Company: “ Contemporary Art of Ukraine”,  Sapporo, Japan
1991 Snoye: The Contemporary Fine Art, Matsumoto, Japan
1991 Roksolana Gallery, Chicago, IL
1991 Henri Tannas Gallery, Mississauga, Canada
1991 Shepmanshorden Gallery: The Exhibition of Ukrainian Contemporary
1991 Art, Stockholm, Sweden
1991 Gallery Marie-Therese Cochin: “The Eleven Russian Artists”, Paris, France
1990 Gallery of Artist’s Association of Ukraine: “Ecology”, Kyiv, Ukraine
1989 Gallery of Artist’s Association of Ukraine, Exhibition of Young Artist’s Works, Kyiv, Ukraine 
1989 Gallery of Artist’s Association of Ukraine, “Picturesque Ukraine”, Kyiv, Ukraine 
1988 Gallery of Artist’s Association of Ukraine, National Exhibition ”Picturesque Ukraine”, Kyiv, Gallery of Artist’s Association of Ukraine, 70th Anniversary of the Youth League, Kyiv, Ukraine 
1987 Gallery Manyezh, Exhibition of Young Artists, Moscow, USSR Gallery of Artist’s Association of Ukraine, Drawing and Watercolor, Kyiv, Ukraine Gallery of Artist’s Association of Ukraine, “The Youth of the Country”, Kyiv, Ukraine 
1986 Art Museum of Zaporizhzhia, National Exhibition, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine Gallery of Artist’s Association of Ukraine, Autumn Show of Young Artists, Kyiv, Ukraine