Opening on Friday, June 8 at 7:00 PM Exhibit “Images of Enamel” by Oleksii Koval, curator Nina Burnevich, an exhibition of enamel and graphics, at the Ukrainian National Museum in Chicago.
Oleksii Koval was born October 16, 1977, in the city of Kiev. In 1996 he graduated from the State School of arts named by T. Shevchenko. From 1996 to 2002 he studied at the National Academy of Art and Architecture.
In 2000 he began working in the field of monumental art, in over 100 works in Ukraine and abroad. He has created frescoes, mosaics, murals, sketches of stained glass. Some of the architects’ he has worked with are Ukrainian and foreign architects, including S. Mirgorodska, Y. Ostapenko, V. Zavgorodniy, C. Lubeck, M. Bizatti.
From 2006 to 2009 he studied the technique of hot enamel Kiritchenko workshop in Kiev and studied the characteristics of technology in private workshops all over the world: China, India, and Europe.
Since 2009, he began using a variety of techniques and possibilities of different materials – silver, copper, bronze, precious stones.
He has exhibited and participated in numerous workshops, exhibitions across the world. His works are in private collections in Ukraine, Bulgaria, Italy, Croatia, China, Nepal, and India.