Gelena Pavlenko

Gelena Pavlenko

Gelena Pavlenko (Vorobieva) was born in Kyiv, Ukraine in 1969.

Gelena trained at the Ukrainian Art Academy. Her work has featured in solo and group exhibitions in the Ukraine,Poland,Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Italy, the USA and Canada.

Artist's Works is represented in the permanent Сollection of the National Museum of history of Ukraine, Kyiv,Ukraine and in the permanent Collection of Salmagundi Art Club, New York, NY.

She is based in New York, where she lives with her husband and son.

"Gelena's artworks contain something more meaningful than mere descriptions of flourishing nature. Her art offers an allegory of the whole natural world together with its eternal blooming. In her art one could easily discern a connection to magic realism, mainly because her breathtaking diligence and remarkable painting mastery reveal themselves in combination with the poetic perception of reality. Her paintings convey the perfection a la Durer, diligent crafting of poetic images and Renaissance principles of structuring of the universe of art."" D.Korsun, leading Ukrainian fine art expert.

2018 – Award for painting ""Songs of Spring"" in the category of painting in the 13th International ARC Salon Compettition in USA, the largest and most prestigious competition in the western world for realist artists. Port Reading, NJ, USA
2017 – Special Annual Purchase Prize for painting ""Wheel of Time"", of SCNY Members Annual Show, New York, NY, USA
2017 – Certificate of Merit Award for painting“Last Warmth"" of Salmagundi Art Club, New York, NY, USA
Since 2017 – The Member of Salmagundi Art Club, NY, USA 2000 – Grant artist International Artists-in-Residence Summer-Fall 2000, Griffis Art Center, New London, CT, U.S.A.
Since 1998 – The Member of Artists Union of Ukrainian.

1989-1998 - Ukrainian Art Academy, Kyiv, Ukraine Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting
1986-1988 - St. Petersburg State Academy Art Lyceum, Russia 1982-1986 - Ukrainian Republican School of the Arts, Kyiv, Ukraine

2019 – Personal Exhibition, Lotton Gallery, Chicago, USA
2017 – Personal Exhibition, Monasch Art Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2015 – Personal exhibition "My Ukraine", The Central House of Artists, Kyiv, Ukraine
2015 – Personal exhibition “Shores and Flowers”, Gallery ""Mytets”, Kyiv, Ukraine
1998 – Personal exhibition “Kyiv Quatrocento”, National Museum of history of Ukraine, Kyiv,Ukraine
1991 – Personal exhibition in Krakow, Poland.
1991 – Personal exhibition in Prague, Czechia. GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018 – SCNY Members Annual Show, New York, NY, USA
2018 – Eurantica Brussels Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium
2018 – Collective Exhibition, Monasch Art Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2018 – Art Breda Art Fair, Breda, the Netherlands
2017 – SCNY Members Annual Show, New York, NY, USA
2017 – Exhibition "Landscapes", Salmagundi Art Club, New York, NY, USA
2016 – Triennial “Painting - 2016”, Kyiv, Ukraine
2015 – All Ukrainian Exhibition ""Facets of Talent"", The Central House of Artists, Kyiv, Ukraine
2012 – II Exhibition Arts. In.Ua, Kyiv, Ukraine
2011 – I Exhibition Arts.In.Ua, Kyiv, Ukraine
2010 – Art week in Spain "International ART Exhibition and Competition"
2004 – Exhibition “Moscow International ART Salon”, Moscow, Russia
2003 – Exhibition “Russishe malerei”, Berlin, Germany
2002 – Exhibition of Luisenforum, Potsdam, Germany.
2001 – Exhibition “Pupil F. Gumenyuk” gallery NUKMA , Kyiv, Ukraine
2001 – Triennial “Painting - 2001”, Kyiv, Ukraine
2000 – “Christmas” exhibition, Ukrainian fund culture, Kyiv, Ukraine
2000 – Exhibition “Modern Portrait”, Kyiv, Ukraine
2000 – Exhibition “Landscape for your interior”, Gallery “OR”, Kyiv, Ukraine
1999 – “Modern historical painting” National Museum of Arts of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
1998 – Exhibition “Portrait - 98”, Gallery of Kyiv Artists’Union
1998 – Triennial “Painting - 98”, Kyiv, Ukraine
1998 – III International Art-Festival “Art of Ukraine of XX century”, Center “Ukrainian House” Kyiv, Ukraine
1998 – “60 years of Artists’Union of Ukrainian”, Kyiv, Ukraine
1997 – All-Ukrainian Art Exhibition “The fall Salon”, Kyiv, Ukraine
1996 – Exhibition in the gallery of Staryi Grad, Croatia.
1996 – All-Ukrainian Art Exhibition “The fall -96”, Artists’Union, Kyiv, Ukraine
1992 – Exhibition in Tychina museum, Kyiv of worldwide forum of Ukrainians
1991 – Republican Spring Art Exhibition, Kyiv, Ukraine
1991 – Exhibition of young artists of Kyiv “33” in Lavra, Kyiv, Ukraine"

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