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*1983

Europe

Bortsova

Kateryna

1076

Artist ID:

Curriculum Vitae Summary for Kateryna Bortsova 


(2020 - 2024 | complete CV click here )


Education:


2008 | Master of Fine Arts

2007 | Bachelor of Graphic Arts


Professional Experience:


Lecturer and researcher positions held at various institutions in Ukraine, including Kharkov State Art College and Kharkov State Art Museum.

Residencies and Art Colonies:


2023 | El Hacedor art residency, Spain

2022 | PILOTENKUECHE International Art Program, Germany

2021 | Faberllull Olot, Spain

2020 | Grant recipient, Casa Tagumerche art residency, Canary Islands


Biennales, Competitions, and Exhibitions:


2023 | Exhibitions across UAE, USA, and Egypt, including the first Dubai Calligraphy Biennale

2022 | Participated in various international art festivals and biennales in Germany, South Korea, Portugal, and more

2021 | Exhibitions in Germany, the UK, Spain, and Jordan, including the Every Woman Biennial in London

2020 | Featured in exhibitions focused on climate crisis themes in Germany and USA


Publications:


Featured on covers and issues of numerous international magazines such as Ignatian Literary Magazine, VAINE, and Cold Mountain Review from 2020 to 2023

Authored articles and showcased artwork in journals across the USA, UK, Spain, and Singapore


Awards and Diplomas:


2023 | Excellence Award 2023 IPBP Nanjing International Biennial of Poster for Peace, Nanjing University of the Arts, China

2016 | Winner of “Find Your Brilliance” Contest, Dell and Mashable, USA

2015 | Winner of the Emirates Skywards Art of Travel competition, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2012 | Winner of Cover Competition, Oxford University Press, Great Britain

2012 | Silver Medal in “Realism”, Factory of Visual Art, New York, USA

2010 | Finalist, “Free Press” International Poster Design Exhibition, Citta Fiera Martignacco, Italy

2007 | Finalist, Francisco Mantecon International Advertising Poster Competition, Spain


Collections:


Works are housed globally, including in the City Gallery of Uzice, Serbia and Palazzo Sturm, Italy


Overview of Earlier Achievements (before 2020):


Before 2020, Kateryna Bortsova had firmly established her global presence in the art world, featured in over 45 prestigious publications spanning from the United States to Europe and Asia. Her distinctive artwork graced the covers of renowned journals such as the Ignatian Literary Magazine at the University of San Francisco, Sierra Nevada Review, and the Cold Mountain Review at Appalachian State University, reflecting her wide-ranging appeal and recognition. Additionally, her contributions extended to influential art magazines and journals such as VAINE in the UK, The Thought Collective in Singapore, and the esteemed ModPortrait in Spain, showcasing her versatility and global reach.


Kateryna's extensive publication record underlines her status as a prominent international artist and thinker in contemporary art circles. Her work has not only captivated audiences but has also been a subject of academic interest and critique, demonstrating her ability to engage and influence the global art discourse profoundly. This record of prolific achievements before 2020 illustrates her standing as an influential figure in the visual arts, celebrated for her unique artistic voice and contributions to cultural dialogues worldwide.

Kateryna Bortsova is a painter and graphic artist with a BFA in Graphic Arts and an MFA. Her works have been featured in numerous international exhibitions across various countries, including Taiwan, Berlin, Munich, Spain, Italy, and the USA. Notably, she earned a silver medal in the realism category at the Factory of Visual Art in New York, USA, and won the 2015 Emirates Skywards Art of Travel competition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Kateryna is currently open to commissions. You can view her artwork on her Instagram: @katerynabortsova or on her website: https://bortsova6.wixsite.com/bortsova.

Kateryna Bortsova is a painter and graphic artist with a BFA in Graphic Arts and an MFA. Her works have been featured in numerous international exhibitions across various countries, including Taiwan, Berlin, Munich, Spain, Italy, and the USA. Notably, she earned a silver medal in the realism category at the Factory of Visual Art in New York, USA, and won the 2015 Emirates Skywards Art of Travel competition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Kateryna is currently open to commissions. You can view her artwork on her Instagram: @katerynabortsova or on her website: https://bortsova6.wixsite.com/bortsova.

Women in Art

Adoration

1162

Art ID

2021

|

210 x 180 cm

Oil, acrylic on canvas

23000

$

Kateryna

Bortsova

Women in Art

Catchers

1153

Art ID

2024

|

115 x 103 cm

Acrylic on canvas

8500

$

Kateryna

Bortsova

Women in Art

Neon Madonna

1154

Art ID

2021

|

150 x 200 cm

Acrylic on canvas

21000

$

Kateryna

Bortsova

Women in Art

Threads of Fate

1155

Art ID

2023

|

130 x 85 cm

Oil, collage on canvas

8200

$

Kateryna

Bortsova

Women in Art

Pivot point

1156

Art ID

2022

|

130 x 160 cm

Acrylic, collage, objects on canvas

10000

$

Kateryna

Bortsova

Women in Art

Hunger/Desire

1157

Art ID

2021

|

140 x 90 cm

Oil on canvas

15000

$

Kateryna

Bortsova

Women in Art

Love hearts

1158

Art ID

2024

|

90 x 70 cm

Oil, collage, objects on canvas

5600

$

Kateryna

Bortsova

Women in Art

Broken mirror

1159

Art ID

2022

|

60 x 60 cm

Acrylic, collage on canvas (6)

5000

$

Kateryna

Bortsova

Women in Art

Pieta (modular)

1160

Art ID

2020

|

290 x 180 cm

Acrylic, oil on canvas

14000

$

Kateryna

Bortsova

Women in Art

Selfie/ Vanity Fair

1161

Art ID

2020

|

260 x 160 cm

Oil on canvas

21000

$

Kateryna

Bortsova

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Artist Statement


I believe art is a confrontation between life and aesthetics, embodying a continual struggle. Understanding art is a core aspect of an artist’s profession.


In today's multipolar, multinational world, art and artistic objects blend seamlessly into everyday life. Since Marcel Duchamp's introduction of the ‘readymade’ in the 1940s, art objects are found effortlessly around us. However, transforming ordinary items like a spoon or a staple into art requires a creator endowed with boundless imagination—who sees, as Immanuel Kant put it, "not a dirt but a star in a pool." Anyone can acquire the technical skills to create a picture through diligent practice, but infusing work with a philosophical depth that captivates audiences for generations is rare. Today, art is defined as modern by its presence in galleries and online, rather than by its form or content.


I do not categorize art into mainstream, underground, or classical; what matters to me is that an artwork resonates within the viewer's soul, making it eternally relevant.


As an artist, I believe that slavishly following ephemeral trends does not confer modernity upon art. History shows us that civilization advances in cycles: everything new is merely a revisited version of the forgotten old, appearing on a new turn of civilization's spiral.


The principle that one should learn and evolve throughout life resonates deeply with me. A talented individual must continuously discover and scale new heights. If one stops evolving, they will eventually have nothing new to express through their art. Currently, I am expanding my understanding of art's theoretical aspects to better integrate all facets of my creativity.


Despite the drawbacks of academic education, I maintain that it is essential for every artist. However, an artist should not expect an academy to teach them how to create masterpieces. Throughout their life, a talented individual must navigate a challenging and sometimes painful path marked by external events and self-discovery. An artist crafts their own worldview, aligning it with universal laws.


My creative process is straightforward and lacks intricate stages. It begins with an image in my mind, often inspired by films, plays, or conversations. Although some believe my work is based on literature, this is a misconception. The envisioned image persists in my imagination until it is realized on canvas or paper. Despite my busy schedule, the urge to create is relentless, and I make time to bring these ideas to life.


After conceiving a picture, I internally refine all its details, decide on the technique and style, and develop the compositional concept. I occasionally sketch out ideas, but often, a detailed mental image allows for quicker and more efficient execution. Some of my works are spontaneous, where I begin painting immediately without premeditation.


When creating, I do not concern myself with whether my work will be liked or purchased; I revel in the process and the realization of my ideas. I do not have a specific admirer in mind for my works; I believe there is something in them for everyone.


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Curriculum Vitae Summary for Kateryna Bortsova 


(2020 - 2024 | complete CV click here )


Education:


2008 | Master of Fine Arts

2007 | Bachelor of Graphic Arts


Professional Experience:


Lecturer and researcher positions held at various institutions in Ukraine, including Kharkov State Art College and Kharkov State Art Museum.

Residencies and Art Colonies:


2023 | El Hacedor art residency, Spain

2022 | PILOTENKUECHE International Art Program, Germany

2021 | Faberllull Olot, Spain

2020 | Grant recipient, Casa Tagumerche art residency, Canary Islands


Biennales, Competitions, and Exhibitions:


2023 | Exhibitions across UAE, USA, and Egypt, including the first Dubai Calligraphy Biennale

2022 | Participated in various international art festivals and biennales in Germany, South Korea, Portugal, and more

2021 | Exhibitions in Germany, the UK, Spain, and Jordan, including the Every Woman Biennial in London

2020 | Featured in exhibitions focused on climate crisis themes in Germany and USA


Publications:


Featured on covers and issues of numerous international magazines such as Ignatian Literary Magazine, VAINE, and Cold Mountain Review from 2020 to 2023

Authored articles and showcased artwork in journals across the USA, UK, Spain, and Singapore


Awards and Diplomas:


2023 | Excellence Award 2023 IPBP Nanjing International Biennial of Poster for Peace, Nanjing University of the Arts, China

2016 | Winner of “Find Your Brilliance” Contest, Dell and Mashable, USA

2015 | Winner of the Emirates Skywards Art of Travel competition, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2012 | Winner of Cover Competition, Oxford University Press, Great Britain

2012 | Silver Medal in “Realism”, Factory of Visual Art, New York, USA

2010 | Finalist, “Free Press” International Poster Design Exhibition, Citta Fiera Martignacco, Italy

2007 | Finalist, Francisco Mantecon International Advertising Poster Competition, Spain


Collections:


Works are housed globally, including in the City Gallery of Uzice, Serbia and Palazzo Sturm, Italy


Overview of Earlier Achievements (before 2020):


Before 2020, Kateryna Bortsova had firmly established her global presence in the art world, featured in over 45 prestigious publications spanning from the United States to Europe and Asia. Her distinctive artwork graced the covers of renowned journals such as the Ignatian Literary Magazine at the University of San Francisco, Sierra Nevada Review, and the Cold Mountain Review at Appalachian State University, reflecting her wide-ranging appeal and recognition. Additionally, her contributions extended to influential art magazines and journals such as VAINE in the UK, The Thought Collective in Singapore, and the esteemed ModPortrait in Spain, showcasing her versatility and global reach.


Kateryna's extensive publication record underlines her status as a prominent international artist and thinker in contemporary art circles. Her work has not only captivated audiences but has also been a subject of academic interest and critique, demonstrating her ability to engage and influence the global art discourse profoundly. This record of prolific achievements before 2020 illustrates her standing as an influential figure in the visual arts, celebrated for her unique artistic voice and contributions to cultural dialogues worldwide.

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