Khrystyna Kozyuk, Illinois artist. Experimental modern style original paintings, created by her own technique, through vibrant colors and abstract approach to wondrous occurrences in the world.
Khrystyna Kozyuk, IL Artist. Experimental modern style paintings. Acrylic on Canvas
My studio: Starline Gallery & Studios, 306 W. Front St, Harvard, IL
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Creating my own technique using liquid paint has afforded me the ability to put my own modern spin into each piece. From the vibrant colored powders thrown during India’s Holi festival to the rich pigments seen in Native American headdresses; I create pieces that offer an abstract approach to these and other wondrous occurrences in our world.
Khrystyna Kozyuk was born in the small town of Chortkiv, Ukraine. Surrounded by luscious landscapes, she spent much of her time outdoors exploring local markets, drawing inspiration from everything around her. At a young age Khrystyna’s mom could see that her daughter was a talented artist and strongly supported her gift by having her paint murals on their kitchen walls. By the time Khrystyna was in the fifth grade she had already began successfully selling a series of works titled “Birds” to tourists visiting her city. In addition, she also entered and won several art competitions including the first place prize in an international children’s competition in Poland. It was this competitions prize, a week-long trip to Krakow and the opportunity to participate in advanced workshops, which secured Khrystyna’s future as an artist. While in Krakow she had a chance to see the huge canvases of Jan Matejko which further confirmed that her decision to attend art school was the right one.
After high school Khrystyna studied at the National University of Forest Engineering in Lviv, Ukraine
Upon graduating Khrystyna moved to the United States in 2005. Like many immigrants, Khrystyna came to the U.S. and started her life again from scratch. Without much family to provide support, Khrystyna had to work cleaning offices in order to make a living. Ultimately Khrystyna was able to attend Triton College in River Grove, IL where she studied interior design. While studying at Triton she began to feel hungry for something that offered her more creative freedom. It was at that time that Khrystyna came to the realization that she belonged in front of a canvas.
Artworks displayed at numerous Art Leagues such as Naperville, DuPage, North Shore, LaGrange, were she was an award winner "Best in Show." Khrystyna's solo shows were in 2014 at Cobbler Square and at The Millennium Fine Art Gallery, Chicago, IL