Olena Blank

Olena Blank

Born 1963 in Birsk, Russia. Lives and works in Kyiv since 1980.

In 1986 graduated from Kyiv Institute of Esthetics and Design, from 1984 to 1986 studied at Yulia Ukader's sculpture studio.

Since 1989 he is a member of "Honchary (Potters)" creative union, based in Kyiv.

Olena Blank's works are in private collections in Europe, Russia and the United States.


"I am scared of unknown places and foreign countries. I am used to my apartment, my cats, this sky and this land. I want to live here and do what I am doing here. It's good for me."

Olena Blank

"What Olena Blank is creating is impossible to characterize through banal craft affiliation. Her work is a great example of well-known technologies in hands of an intelligent, talented and deeply sensual person transforming into a mysterious game, a labyrinth, that you wouldn't want to leave."

Pavlo Makov

"Thinking of Olena Blank's place in contemporary art I clearly understood that she is a tuning-fork."

Oleksiy Tytarenko

"Olena Blank is one of the few artists that conscientiously ignore "market relations" and despite all the obstacles remain committed to pure art."

Alla Botanova

Main exhibitions

2012

Dominant, within the Parallel program of ARSENALE 2012, Ya Gallery art center, Dnipropetrovsk

2011

The Ground, Cherkasy Art Museum, curated by Pavlo Gudimov.

Logs, Ya Gallery art center, Kyiv

Feel! Abstract Art vs Contemporary Music, Ya Gallery art center, Dnipropetrovsk

2010

Women in Mini, gallery Bottega, curated by Natalia Filonenko

2009

Sleep, Ya Gallery art center, Kyiv

Miniart, Ya Gallery art center, Kyiv, curated by Pavlo Gudimov

Modifikuotos Vertybes, Vilnius

New Art from Ukraine, Ya Gallery art center project at ARTVILNIUS 09, Vilnius

2008

In Four Rooms, Ya Gallery art center, Kyiv

2007

Beauty is Beautiful, Ya Gallery art center, Kyiv

2003

Asia, Miniatures and Meditations, gallery Ya Design, Kyiv

Pictographic Lines, Centre for Contemporary Art Soviart, Kyiv

2002

Energy of Earth, National Artists' Association of Ukraine

2001

Catacombs, Centre for Contemporary Art Soviart, Kyiv, curated by Oleksiy Tytarenko

Personal exhibition, Triptykh gallery, Kyiv

2000

Opishnya-2000, National Symposium of Pottery and Ceramics

1998-1999

National Art Exhibition of the National Artists' Association of Ukraine

1997
Personal exhibition, gallery Honchary, Kyiv

1990

Symposium Sedniv-1990

1989

Ceramics exhibition in Prague, Czechoslovakia

Works
19.02.2020 – 16.03.2020
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery
22.01.2020 – 17.02.2020
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery
11.01.2020 – 16.02.2020
Exhibition Lviv Ya Gallery
03.12.2019 – 09.01.2020
23.10.2019 – 01.12.2019
Exhibition Lviv Ya Gallery
09.10.2019 – 09.12.2019
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery
04.09.2019 – 07.10.2019
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery
25.07.2019 – 25.08.2019
Exhibition National Folk Decorative Art Museum 9, Lavrska str., building 2, Kyiv
17.07.2019 – 02.09.2019
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery
12.06.2019 – 15.07.2019
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery
22.05.2019 – 26.05.2019
Exhibition Kyiv Mystetskyi Arsenal
20.06.2019 – 22.09.2019
Exhibition Lviv Lviv National Art Gallery named Boris Voznitsky
15.05.2019 – 10.06.2019
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery