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Kondratenko

Zhanna

4522

Artist ID:

CV | Awards | Exhibition & Shows


Zhanna Kondratenko

Born 1989 in Potsdam, Germany

Lives and works in Kyiv, Ukraine


Education

2007 – 2013 | Studied at Kyiv State Academy of Decorative and Applied Art and Design named after Mykhailo Boychuk, Department of Graphic Design, Kyiv, Ukraine

1998 – 2004 | Attended Kremenchuk Art School named after Oleksandr Lytovchenko, Kremenchuk, Ukraine


Awards

2023 | Diploma of participation in the MAISTERIUM exhibition, Gallery of the Academy named after M. Boychuk, Kyiv, Ukraine

2022 | Winner of KIAF2022, Bronze, Kyiv International Advertising Festival, Kyiv, Ukraine


Solo Exhibitions

2014 | The Lights of the Soul, OntoArtGallery, Kyiv, Ukraine


Group Exhibitions

2023 | MAISTERIUM, Gallery of the Academy named after M. Boychuk, Kyiv, Ukraine

2018 | Autumn Painting Festival, Manufactura, Kyiv, Ukraine

2015 | Vsi. Svoi, D12, Kyiv, Ukraine; Pre-Party-Arti, BiColor Gallery, Lviv, Ukraine; ARTINMIND: REBIRTH, The Brick Line Gallery, London, United Kingdom; Carrousel du Louvre, The Salon du Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France; Petroglyph, Petroglyph Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine; The Magic World of ART, PAKS Gallery, Mauerkirchen, Austria

2014 | God Bless Ukraine, Center for the Study of Ukrainian Sacred Culture NaUKMA, Prague, Czech Republic / Antwerp, Belgium / Munich, Germany


Workshops

2023 | Magic Ball, origami workshop, BlueChip, Kyiv, Ukraine; Healthy Future, painting workshop, Roche, Kyiv, Ukraine; St. Nicholas postcard drawing, online drawing workshop, DevArt, Europe; Patron, online origami workshop, DevArt, Europe


Commissions

2022 | Sushi's Closer than we think, wall painting, FOODHUB, Wroclaw, Poland

2020 | A Christmas Carol, musical album cover painting, GoodBye Loona, Germany, Philipp Kroll

2018 | Miscela di Semi, packaging illustration, Ornitalia, Udine, Italy; Collection of flavored sachets, watercolor painting for packaging, TRIFF, Kyiv, Ukraine

2017 | Italy, office painting collection, ID Project, Kyiv, Ukraine

2016 | By the Fireplace, office painting collection, Interior Solutions, Kyiv, Ukraine; Coffeetime, packaging illustration, BASF, Kyiv, Ukraine

2015 | 15 years of medical innovation, book graphics and design, ROSHE, Kyiv, Ukraine; Near the Lake, office painting collection, 2A Arch Bureau, Kyiv, Ukraine; Magic of nature, wall painting, OHMATDYT, Kyiv, Ukraine

2014 | Kait, sculpture, private collection, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands; Italian Courtyards, wall painting, private apartment, Kyiv, Ukraine

2013 | The Men’s World, men's accessories sketch and concept development, Monteleone, Dubai, UAE

2010 | Ukrainian village, painting of ostrich eggs, triptych, private collection, Vinnytsia, Ukraine


Permanent Collections

Private collections in 27 countries


Bibliography

2023 | Jessyca Frederick, "Art & Artists", ART of a KIND (online)

2018 | Maria De Diego, “Feeling the Essence of Life”, Full Moon in Taurus (online)

2017 | Michael Stausberg, Steven Engler, “The Oxford Handbook of the Study of Religion”, the painting "Eggplant Land" is used as the book cover

2017 | Denys Demeshonok, “Interview with the artist”, ARTCREATION (online)

2014 | Volodymyr Chuprynin, “An attempt to predict”, Essay

2019 | Yuliia Ustymenko, “Contemporary art world by Imago”, Wombart (online)

Brief Bio | Artistic Journey


Zhanna Kondratenko is a contemporary Ukrainian artist, born in 1989 in Potsdam, Germany, and currently living and working in Kyiv, Ukraine. She has been passionate about art since early childhood, dedicating much time to painting and drawing. In art school, her teachers dubbed her "the master of ink and pen" due to her keen interest in graphics and exploration of how to depict shapes and volumes, reflecting the world around her using only black and white. Drawing and graphic arts laid the foundation for her enduring love for painting and color, which she continues to explore today.

Zhanna received her higher education in Kyiv, Ukraine, majoring in graphic design. Her studies in this field, combined with continuous practice in painting, allowed her to delve deeper into composition and form and to integrate various techniques, textures, and materials. Participation in a watercolor painting workshop provided a significant boost to her artistic development, as watercolor is considered one of the most challenging techniques in the art world. After working extensively with watercolor, she later transitioned to oil painting, which has become the primary technique in her creative oeuvre.

Constant development is crucial for Zhanna, and she explores and reflects on many different themes in her work, experimenting with oil, watercolors, ink, pencils, and pastels. She makes her own canvases in the studio: assembling a stretcher frame from modules, selecting and stretching the fabric, and then treating the surface with special agents and primers. This process imbues her paintings with unique energy and character because, as she says, working on her own canvases evokes completely different feelings and allows her to "understand" and feel the material, its structure, and how to work with it.

Working in an expressive style, her paintings reveal to the viewer a magical world of light, movement, and environmental vibrations. Color remains the subject of her constant research. She studies the physical and psychological aspects of color, seeking new combinations and tones to create intriguing compositions, shading, and gradation. The dynamic silhouettes in her works allow viewers to lose their sense of time and immerse themselves in the painting.

Zhanna Kondratenko strives to reveal both the inner and outer spaces in her artworks, making them distinct from one another while maintaining her unique style. She is greatly inspired by nature and cityscapes. The theme of womanhood—its character, beauty, and symbolism—is also a recurring subject in her work.

Her paintings are held in private collections worldwide. Her painting "Eggplant Land" was selected for the cover of one of Oxford University's educational books in the UK. Zhanna has held a successful solo exhibition and participated in numerous local and international group exhibitions. She also has a thriving online presence, with many sales of her artworks and a variety of commissions.

Brief Bio | Artistic Journey


Zhanna Kondratenko is a contemporary Ukrainian artist, born in 1989 in Potsdam, Germany, and currently living and working in Kyiv, Ukraine. She has been passionate about art since early childhood, dedicating much time to painting and drawing. In art school, her teachers dubbed her "the master of ink and pen" due to her keen interest in graphics and exploration of how to depict shapes and volumes, reflecting the world around her using only black and white. Drawing and graphic arts laid the foundation for her enduring love for painting and color, which she continues to explore today.

Zhanna received her higher education in Kyiv, Ukraine, majoring in graphic design. Her studies in this field, combined with continuous practice in painting, allowed her to delve deeper into composition and form and to integrate various techniques, textures, and materials. Participation in a watercolor painting workshop provided a significant boost to her artistic development, as watercolor is considered one of the most challenging techniques in the art world. After working extensively with watercolor, she later transitioned to oil painting, which has become the primary technique in her creative oeuvre.

Constant development is crucial for Zhanna, and she explores and reflects on many different themes in her work, experimenting with oil, watercolors, ink, pencils, and pastels. She makes her own canvases in the studio: assembling a stretcher frame from modules, selecting and stretching the fabric, and then treating the surface with special agents and primers. This process imbues her paintings with unique energy and character because, as she says, working on her own canvases evokes completely different feelings and allows her to "understand" and feel the material, its structure, and how to work with it.

Working in an expressive style, her paintings reveal to the viewer a magical world of light, movement, and environmental vibrations. Color remains the subject of her constant research. She studies the physical and psychological aspects of color, seeking new combinations and tones to create intriguing compositions, shading, and gradation. The dynamic silhouettes in her works allow viewers to lose their sense of time and immerse themselves in the painting.

Zhanna Kondratenko strives to reveal both the inner and outer spaces in her artworks, making them distinct from one another while maintaining her unique style. She is greatly inspired by nature and cityscapes. The theme of womanhood—its character, beauty, and symbolism—is also a recurring subject in her work.

Her paintings are held in private collections worldwide. Her painting "Eggplant Land" was selected for the cover of one of Oxford University's educational books in the UK. Zhanna has held a successful solo exhibition and participated in numerous local and international group exhibitions. She also has a thriving online presence, with many sales of her artworks and a variety of commissions.

Women in Art

Embrace

1279

Art ID

2023

|

120 x 140 cm

Mixed media on canvas

4000

$

Zhanna

Kondratenko

Women in Art

Somewhere Behind the Clouds

1280

Art ID

2024

|

90 x 90 cm

Mixed media on canvas

1800

$

Zhanna

Kondratenko

Women in Art

Carpathians

1281

Art ID

2023

|

110 x 150 cm

Mixed media on canvas

4000

$

Zhanna

Kondratenko

Women in Art

Wake Up

1282

Art ID

2022

|

100 x 150 cm

Oil on canvas

3800

$

Zhanna

Kondratenko

Women in Art

Overtaking the Sun

1283

Art ID

2020

|

90 x 140 cm

Oil on canvas

3000

$

Zhanna

Kondratenko

Women in Art

Mirage of the Unknown Planet

1284

Art ID

2020

|

150 x 180 cm

Oil on canvas

4500

$

Zhanna

Kondratenko

Women in Art

Breath

1285

Art ID

2022

|

100 x 80 cm

Oil on canvas

1900

$

Zhanna

Kondratenko

Women in Art

Digger

1286

Art ID

2021

|

150 x 180 cm

Mixed media on canvas

4500

$

Zhanna

Kondratenko

Women in Art

The Dark Blue Symphony

1287

Art ID

2023

|

70 x 100 cm

Oil on canvas

1700

$

Zhanna

Kondratenko

Women in Art

Between Layers

1288

Art ID

2016

|

170 x 150 cm

Oil on canvas

4300

$

Zhanna

Kondratenko

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Artist Statement


Color possesses me. I don’t have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour: Color and I are one. I am a painter. — Paul Klee


As an artist, I am drawn to vivid and expressive bright colors. My artwork reflects a passion for the ability of color to convey emotion and energy, evoking a sense of freedom, movement, and vitality. I always strive to create works that reflect a specific mood, crafting what feels like a visual symphony of shades and tones.


Whether I work with acrylics or oils, watercolors or inks, pencils or pastels, intuition and a love for experimentation drive my process. I constantly push myself to explore new techniques and ideas. The variety in my methods allows observers to immerse themselves in an incredible, magical world where they can experience the melody of color and form.


For me, art is a potent means of communicating with the audience. Whether expressive, meditative, passionate, calm, melancholy, or intense, it fills human souls with color and meaning. I hope my art encourages viewers to delve deeper into themselves, uncover their creative spirit, discover new meanings and symbols, and inspires them to find joy in the world around them.

CV | Awards | Exhibition & Shows


Zhanna Kondratenko

Born 1989 in Potsdam, Germany

Lives and works in Kyiv, Ukraine


Education

2007 – 2013 | Studied at Kyiv State Academy of Decorative and Applied Art and Design named after Mykhailo Boychuk, Department of Graphic Design, Kyiv, Ukraine

1998 – 2004 | Attended Kremenchuk Art School named after Oleksandr Lytovchenko, Kremenchuk, Ukraine


Awards

2023 | Diploma of participation in the MAISTERIUM exhibition, Gallery of the Academy named after M. Boychuk, Kyiv, Ukraine

2022 | Winner of KIAF2022, Bronze, Kyiv International Advertising Festival, Kyiv, Ukraine


Solo Exhibitions

2014 | The Lights of the Soul, OntoArtGallery, Kyiv, Ukraine


Group Exhibitions

2023 | MAISTERIUM, Gallery of the Academy named after M. Boychuk, Kyiv, Ukraine

2018 | Autumn Painting Festival, Manufactura, Kyiv, Ukraine

2015 | Vsi. Svoi, D12, Kyiv, Ukraine; Pre-Party-Arti, BiColor Gallery, Lviv, Ukraine; ARTINMIND: REBIRTH, The Brick Line Gallery, London, United Kingdom; Carrousel du Louvre, The Salon du Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France; Petroglyph, Petroglyph Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine; The Magic World of ART, PAKS Gallery, Mauerkirchen, Austria

2014 | God Bless Ukraine, Center for the Study of Ukrainian Sacred Culture NaUKMA, Prague, Czech Republic / Antwerp, Belgium / Munich, Germany


Workshops

2023 | Magic Ball, origami workshop, BlueChip, Kyiv, Ukraine; Healthy Future, painting workshop, Roche, Kyiv, Ukraine; St. Nicholas postcard drawing, online drawing workshop, DevArt, Europe; Patron, online origami workshop, DevArt, Europe


Commissions

2022 | Sushi's Closer than we think, wall painting, FOODHUB, Wroclaw, Poland

2020 | A Christmas Carol, musical album cover painting, GoodBye Loona, Germany, Philipp Kroll

2018 | Miscela di Semi, packaging illustration, Ornitalia, Udine, Italy; Collection of flavored sachets, watercolor painting for packaging, TRIFF, Kyiv, Ukraine

2017 | Italy, office painting collection, ID Project, Kyiv, Ukraine

2016 | By the Fireplace, office painting collection, Interior Solutions, Kyiv, Ukraine; Coffeetime, packaging illustration, BASF, Kyiv, Ukraine

2015 | 15 years of medical innovation, book graphics and design, ROSHE, Kyiv, Ukraine; Near the Lake, office painting collection, 2A Arch Bureau, Kyiv, Ukraine; Magic of nature, wall painting, OHMATDYT, Kyiv, Ukraine

2014 | Kait, sculpture, private collection, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands; Italian Courtyards, wall painting, private apartment, Kyiv, Ukraine

2013 | The Men’s World, men's accessories sketch and concept development, Monteleone, Dubai, UAE

2010 | Ukrainian village, painting of ostrich eggs, triptych, private collection, Vinnytsia, Ukraine


Permanent Collections

Private collections in 27 countries


Bibliography

2023 | Jessyca Frederick, "Art & Artists", ART of a KIND (online)

2018 | Maria De Diego, “Feeling the Essence of Life”, Full Moon in Taurus (online)

2017 | Michael Stausberg, Steven Engler, “The Oxford Handbook of the Study of Religion”, the painting "Eggplant Land" is used as the book cover

2017 | Denys Demeshonok, “Interview with the artist”, ARTCREATION (online)

2014 | Volodymyr Chuprynin, “An attempt to predict”, Essay

2019 | Yuliia Ustymenko, “Contemporary art world by Imago”, Wombart (online)

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