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


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


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


Women in Mini, gallery Bottega, curated by Natalia Filonenko


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


In Four Rooms, Ya Gallery art center, Kyiv


Beauty is Beautiful, Ya Gallery art center, Kyiv


Asia, Miniatures and Meditations, gallery Ya Design, Kyiv

Pictographic Lines, Centre for Contemporary Art Soviart, Kyiv


Energy of Earth, National Artists' Association of Ukraine


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

Personal exhibition, Triptykh gallery, Kyiv


Opishnya-2000, National Symposium of Pottery and Ceramics


National Art Exhibition of the National Artists' Association of Ukraine

Personal exhibition, gallery Honchary, Kyiv


Symposium Sedniv-1990


Ceramics exhibition in Prague, Czechoslovakia

Catalog of the author's works
27.04.2022 – 26.06.2022
Exhibition Lviv Ya Gallery
20.01.2022 – 17.04.2022
Exhibition Lviv Ya Gallery
20.10.2021 – 27.11.2021
15.09.2021 – 16.10.2021
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery
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
20.06.2019 – 22.09.2019
Exhibition Lviv Lviv National Art Gallery named Boris Voznitsky