Oksana Okhapkina – Ukrainian artist
Born in 1970 in Central Asia, Turkmenistan. Oksana’s father served as a border guard in the Central Asian border district of the former USSR, so the family often moved. She spent her youth in Kyrgyzstan, where she graduated from the Polytechnic Institute in Bishkek. The specialty at that time was the new “Electronic Computing Machines Complexes and Systems”. She worked as a programmer for more than 20 years, where for the last 10 years these have been international companies LUXSOFT, DELL, Deutsche Bank.
In 2014, she first took brushes and paints and discovered the magical world of art. It was so exciting that she began to study the history of art, be acquainted with the work of artists, attend master classes, take courses, and study painting.
In 2018, she finally left the work of a programmer and completely switched to the world of art and creativity.
She tried various techniques, experimented with materials, most of all she likes working in oil. She is attracted by contrast and color, simplicity and monochrome, laconicism, rhythm, elements of national clothes and ceramics. The source of inspiration is travel.
She lives and works in Kyiv.
|2020||Online Course authorized by The Museum of Modern Art and offered through Coursera “In the Studio: Postwar Abstract Painting”|
|2020||Online Course: MoMA “Modern Art & Ideas”, Museum of Modern Art, New York|
|2019||Online Course: CEH.1-ENx: European Paintings: From Leonardo to Rembrandt to Goya, Carlos III University of Madrid|
|2019||ArtCraft International School of Computer Graphics and Drawing|
|1994||Kyrgyz Technical University, Bishkek|
|EXHIBITION ACTIVITY (PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS)|
|2019||Oksana Okhapkina: “My Way”, Globus Gallery, Kyiv|
|EXHIBITION ACTIVITY (GROUP EXHIBITIONS)|
|2020||Art project “STEPS”, festival of contemporary Ukrainian art, Museum of History of Kyiv, Kyiv|
|2020||“Different-X”, International on-line project, Museum of the History of Kyiv, Kyiv|
|2019||“The Mystery of the Senses”, Sikorsky Gallery, Kyiv|
|2019||“A Place of Inspiration”, Art in Public Space, Kyiv|
|2019||“All the Colors of the World, Turkey”, House of Artists, Kyiv|
|2019||“All the Colors of the World, Slovakia”, House of Artists, Kyiv|
|2018||“All the Colors of the World, Turkey”, House of Artists, Kyiv|
|2018||45th International Congress on the Management of Vestibular Disorders, Kyiv|
|2020||GLIANEC – Ukraine magazine|
|2020||NEWS.UA – Ukraine news magazine|
|2020||FRONTRUNNER Magazine. Off and Running…to the future of ART. MUSIC. FILM. CULTURE. New York / London. Founded 2009.|
|2020||Art magazine “ART Chili”|
|2019||“A place of inspiration”, an exhibition of Ukrainian artists, with the support of the Desnyanskiy district administration of Kyiv, exhibition catalog p17|
|2019||Art catalog No. 2, Globus Gallery, pp38-41|