Olesya Dzhurayeva

Watch the things my way.
Every life is unique no matter whether it is human, animal, city or buildings. Their life stories are created by numerous moments: interesting, bright, boring, monotonous … different.
I’ve been working with objects for a long time. I inspired myself studying the details of their life history. Those were ordinary things such as bicycle, clothes, shoes, utensils. I was focused on investigating dishes and cups for a long time – I have no clear explanation why, but perhaps because of the possibility to read them more clearly. Coffee, morning, alone, together … evening, tea, alone, together …
Long-standing still life has taught to watch and see, read and listen. I learned how to feel life.
One day it became clear that the most interesting things for me to watch is the city in which I live. For several years, I went to the studio the same way almost every day – in summer, winter, autumn, spring. The weather, seasons, people’s clothes, car designs, advertising boards were changing, and the city was rushing or going down to whisper, but it was never silent. You just need to stop and listen to its exciting sounds. So I began to read the architecture, which for me was a monumental chronicle of life.
I work with linocut technique, which is staying almost ten years my main and favorite. And after these years I still find new technical possibilities of this media which help me to show my ideas and to better communicate with my viewer.

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OlesyaDzhurayeva (Олеся Джураєва in Ukrainian), Ukrainian artist.

Born in 1982 in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. In 1989 moved to Ukraine.
2006 – Graduated from Kiev State Institute of Decorative and Applied Art and Design named after Mykhailo Boychuk, Faculty of Graphic Design.
2008 – Member of the National Union of Artist of Ukraine

Works as professional graphic artist since 2002. Her works have been exhibited in Ukraine,Italy, Portugal, France, USA, Poland, United Arab Emirates, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Germany, Taiwan, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Lithuania, Croatia, Brazil, Belgium, Colombia, China, Romania, Armenia, Malaysia, Serbia, Japan, Canada, Denmark, Greece, Peru, Sweden, Australia.

Lives and works in Kyiv (Київ)

List of exhibitions:
2002 – Youth Art Exhibition
Art Gallery “Lavra”, Kyiv, Ukraine

2003 – All-Ukrainian art exhibition “Day of the artist”
Kyiv, Ukraine

2004 – All-Ukrainian art exhibition “To the 190 anniversary Taras Shevchenko”
Kyiv, Ukraine

2004 – Autumn art exhibition “Day of the artist”
Kyiv, Ukraine

2004 – All-Ukrainian art exhibition “Christmas”
Kyiv, Ukraine

2005 – “Fish day”
Gallery “Irena”, Kyiv, Ukraine

2005 – All-Ukrainian art exhibition “Picturesque Ukraine”
Dniprpetrovsk, Ukraine

2005 – Solo exhibition “Stop Time”
Gallery “Griffin”, Kyiv, Ukraine

2005 – New Year exhibition
Gallery “Griffin”,Kyiv, Ukraine

2006 – Exhibition for March 8
Gallery Mystets, Kyiv, Ukraine

2006 – Graphic Triennial
Kyiv, Ukraine

2006 – Ukrainian art exhibition “Day of the artist
Kyiv, Ukraine

2006 – Personal project “Ukraine without suburbs. Bessarabia”
Foundation for the Arts. Kyiv, Ukraine

2006 – International Exhibition of “ArtKyiv- 2006”
Ukrainian House, Kyiv, Ukraine

2007 – “Fish day”
Gallery “Irena”, Kyiv, Ukraine

2007 – National exhibition of landscape Memorial AI Kuindzhi
Center for Contemporary Art and Culture Kuindzhi. Mariupol, Ukraine

2007 – International Exhibition “ArtKyiv 2007″
Ukrainian House, Kyiv, Ukraine

2008 – Third Art Exhibition and Competition of.HeorhiyYakutovych
Kyiv, Ukraine

2008 – Solo exhibition “Windows”
Gallery “Parsuna, Kyiv, Ukraine

2008 – International “ArtKyiv 2008 ”
Ukrainian House, Kyiv, Ukraine

2009 – “Spring Love”
Gallery “Esher”, Kyiv, Ukraine

2009 – Graphic Triennale 2009
Kyiv, Ukraine

2009 – Solo exhibition of graphics
“Studio Gallery”, Kyiv, Ukraine

2010 – Fifth Art Exhibition and Competition of.HeorhiyYakutovych
Kyiv, Ukraine

2010 – Portrait exhebition
Gallery “Artist“,Kyiv, Ukraine

2011 – Solo exhibition «Graphic art. Dzhurayeva Olesya.»
Garry Bouman’s Gallery, Lviv, Ukraine

2012 – Solo exhibition «Magic of the simple things»
Gallery “KalitaArtClub”, Kyiv, Ukraine

2012 – Graphic Triennial2012
Kyiv, Ukraine

2012 – Solo exhibition “Romantics of the daily routine”
Fine Art Museum, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine

2012 – Solo exhibition «Magic of the simple things»
Garry Bouman’s Gallery, Lviv, Ukraine

2013 – “Introversion”
M17 Contemporary Art Center, Kyiv, Ukraine

2013 – “YIN 2013”
M17 Contemporary Art Center, Kyiv, Ukraine

2013 – Solo exhibition “GraphicArt”
Art Gallery Telega, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine

2013 – Solo exhibition “Stillife”
Art Gallery TryptichArt, Kyiv, Ukraine

2013 – “GlobalPrint2013”
Douro, Portugal

2014 – “Indefinite Spaces: 2014”
The Crossroads Gallery, South Bend, USA

2014 –“Impresiones Gigantes”,International exhibition of prints
Palacio Del Almirante, Granada, Spain

2014 – “Roots”
Gallery “La Chicharra”, Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico

2014 – 17th German International Exhibition of Graphic Art
Frechen, Germany

2014 – The International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2014 ROC
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan

2014 – 7th International Printmaking Biennial Douro 2014
Alijio, Portugal

2014 – Jogja International Miniprint Biennial (JIMB)
Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2014 – 3rd International Print Biennial LivioAbramo,
Araraquara, Brazil

2014 – Art Exhibition and Competition of.HeorhiyYakutovych
Kyiv, Ukraine

2014 – Solo exhibition “Сity noise”
Art Gallery TryptichArt, Kyiv, Ukraine

2014 – “Female language”, Cristiano Varella Memorial Foundation
The Memorial Art Gallery Collection, Sao Paulo, Brazil

2015 – “Self-portrait”
Art Gallery TryptichArt, Kyiv, Ukraine

2015 – “Better Living. Copies of Quality”, 2015 Southern Graphics Council International Printmaking Conference
Knoxville, TN, USA

2015 – 1stKaunas International Printmaking Biennial
Kaunas, Lithuania

2015 – Solo exhibition “Relief”, The Centre for Contemporary Printmaking “Seacourt”
Bangor, United Kingdom

2015 – “Yellow – blue still life”
“Studio Gallery”, Kyiv, Ukraine

2015 – Graphic Triennial 2015
Kyiv, Ukraine

2015 – “GlobalPrint2015”
Alijio, Portugal

2015 – “(Не)видима присутність.Ukrainian modern still life”
Gallery«Хлібня», National Reserve “Sophia Kievskaya”, Kyiv, Ukraine

2015 – “Connections”, Cristiano Varella Memorial Foundation,Muriae
Minas Gerais, Brazil

2015 – InternationalArt symposium “Communication”
ILKOGallery, Uzhgorod, Ukraine

2015 – “Green life”
Mukachevo Palanok Сastle, Mukachevo, Ukraine

2015 – Vll Splitgraphic International Graphic Art Biennial,Split
Croatia

2015 – “Better Living. Copies of Quality”
The Davis Gallery, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY, USA

2015 – “Better Living. Copies of Quality”
DomekMiedziorytnika GalleryMuseum, Wroclaw, Poland

2015 – “Tribuna Graphic 2015”
Cluj-Napoca Art Museum, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

2015 – “IosifIser” 11th International Contemporary Print Biennial
Prahova County Art Museum, Ploiesti, Romania

2015 – “3rd International Juried Print Exhibition”
“New Grounds Print Workshop & Gallery”, Albuquerque, NM, USA

2015 – “I International Festival of printmaking”
Ukrainian Museum of Painting, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine

2015 – II”DI CARTA/PAPERMADE Biennale Internazionale di Opere di Carta”
Palazzo Fogazzaro, Schio, Italy

2015 –“Green life»
Modern Art Research Institute of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

2016 – “Signs of Agathae”
Gallery of modern Art “Chimneys”, Catania, Italy

2016 – II Rene Carcan International Prize for Printmaking
Bibliotheca Wittockiana, Brussels, Belgium

2016 – “Women’s Art Progect. Chocolate seasons 2016”
Kyiv National Museum of Russian Art, Museum of Sculpture and Decorative-Applied Art, Kyiv, Ukraine

2016 – International Mini Print Biennial 2016
The Centre for Contemporary Printmaking “Seacourt”, Bangor, United Kingdom

2016 – “Intricate Lines. A journey into the world of printmaking and statuary”
N2N Gallery, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

2016 – “Des estampesd’ici et d’ailleurs”
Atelier Gallery “Les Jacobins”, Angers, France

2016 – “Київськийміф”
Gallery ”Хлібня”, National Reserve “Sophia Kievskaya”, Kyiv, Ukraine

2016 – 2nd Jogja International Miniprint Biennial (JIMB) 2016
Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2016 – The International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2016 ROC
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan

2016 – 16th International Biennial of Small Graphic Form and Exlibris ”Ostrów Wielkopolski 2016”
Museum of the City of Ostrow Wielkopolski, Ostrow Wielkopolski, Poland

2016 – 8th International Printmaking Biennial Douro 2016
Alijio, Portugal

2016 – Neo: printprize 2016
Neo: gallery23, Bolton, United Kingdom

2016 – 1st International Print Biennial Lodz 2016
Lodz, Poland

2016 – “Les gravures de Pierre Vaquez, Carrine Perreur, Mado, Olesya Dzhurayeva, Jean-Pierre David”
Atelier Gallery Bressigny, Angers, France

2016 – 9th International Triennial of Small Graphic Forms Vilnius 2016
Vilnius, Lithuania

2016 – Solo exhibition “Where I am”
Art Gallery TryptichArt, Kyiv, Ukraine

2016 – International Art Forum Graphics “Leopolis”
Andrey Sheptytsky National Museum in Lviv, Ukraine

2017 – “(Re)member the Time(s)”
N2N Gallery, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

2017 – Solo exhibition “OlesyaDzhurayeva, linograveuseUkrainienne”
Atelier-Gallery “Bressigny”, Angers, France

2017 – Solo exhibition, Association ARNODVA
Larmor-Baden, France

2017 – 6th Guanlan International Print Biennial 2017
China Print Museum, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, South China

2017 – 3rd International Printmaking Triennial of Ulus
Belgrade, Serbia

2017 – “Kyiv Landscape”
Museum of Kyiv history, Kyiv, Ukraine

2017 – International Biennial of Engraving – 13th Edition “Premio Acqui 2017”
Acqui Terme, Italy

2017 – “IosifIser” 12th International Contemporary Print Biennial
Prahova County Art Museum, Ploiesti, Romania

2017 – “3rd Global Print 2017”
Douro valley, Alijio, Portugal

2017 – 19th International Print Biennial Varna 2017
“Boris Georgiev”Art Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria

2017 – 4th International Exhibition of Contemporary Graphics Colombia 2017
Salon Macaregua,Industrial University of Santander, Bucaramanga, Colombia

2017 – 7th Edition of Miniprint Internacional Rosario
Rosario, Argentina

2017 – 10eTriennaleMondial de L’Estampe,Municipal
Gallery of Art Contemporary/AMAC,Chamalieres, France

2017 – 45th International Print Award Carmen Arozena 2017
Museum Real Casa de la Moneda, Madrid, Spain; Casa Salazar, La Palma city, Canary Islands, Spain

2017 – International Contemporary Engraving Biennale, second edition, N-E
Art Museum of Iasi – “Moldova” National Museum, Iasi, Romania

2017 -12th Premio Internacional de Arte Gráfico Jesús Núñez 2017
Fundación CIEC, Betanzos,Galicia, Spain

2017 –8th Splitgraphic International Graphic Art Biennial
Old City Hall, Split, Croatia

2017 – International original printshow
Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, Camano Island, Washington, USA

2017 – First International Print Biennale Yerevan 2017
Yerevan, Armenia

2018 – “New Prints 2018/Winter”
International Print Center New York, New York, USA

2018 – “The Farthest Shore”, SRJC
Robert F. Agrella Gallery, Santa Rosa,CA, USA

2018 – 3rd Rene Carcan International Prize for Printmaking
Bibliotheca Wittockiana, Brussels, Belgium

2018 – 3rd International Printmaking Triennial / A selection of prints by foreign artists, Officers House
Gallery of Contemporary Fine ArtsNis, Serbia

2018 – Authentic Marks – 2nd Annual International Miniature Printmaking Exhibition, The Art Week At Alserkal Avenue
Dubai, UAE

2018 – Ereignis Druckgraphik 10//2018
Bund Bildender Kunstler Leipzige.V., Leipzig, Germany

2018 – 7th Edition of Miniprint Internacional Rosario
Municipal Museum of Visual Arts “Víctor Roverano”, Quilmes, Argentina;
Centro Cultural Islas Malvinas.La Plata, Argentina

2018 – Kuala Lumpur International Miniprint Exhibition 2018
Gallery 3B, National Art Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2018 – Solo exhibition “Landen”
Gallery “Wetterney”, Berlin, Germany

2018 – International Mini Print Biennial 2018
The Centre for Contemporary Printmaking “Seacourt”, Bangor, United Kingdom

2018 – 18thGerman International Exhibition of Graphic Art
Frechen, Germany

2018 – International Biennial of Contemporary Engraving “Danubius” 3rd edition
Art Museum in Tulcea, Romania

2018 – Neo:Proof Print Exhibition/Exchange
Neo: gallery23, Bolton, United Kingdom

2018 – Ukrainian Contemporary Women’s Art Fest
Modern Art Research Institute of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

2018 – 9th International Douro Printmaking Biennial
Portugal

2018 – “II CELEBRACION IMPRESA” International Printmaking Exhibition
Graphic Museum El Peruano,Lima, Peru

2018 – “KunsthalVejle / Exhibition 1”
Vejle, Denmark

2018 – “Exposicion Internacional Grabado de Los Amigos de la Huella”
Salon Macaregua, Industrial University of Santander, Bucaramanga, Colombia

2018 – “Engravers of the World”
Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki, Greece

2018 – 10th Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition (BIMPE X)
Federation Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

2018 – 3rd International Printmaking Biennial Cacak
Cultural Center, Cacak, Serbia

2018 – “MáXIMAEXPRESIóN. Otras formas de ver y hacer los libros”
Biblioteca de Mexico Cnca, Mexico City,Mexico

2018 – 5th Graphic Art Biennial fSzeklerland
Transylvanian Art Centre, Sfântu Gheorghe, Covasna County, Romania

2018 – Solo exhibition “Reflection”
Sky Art Foundation /ART TSUM, Kiev, Ukraine

2018- 3rd Jogja International Miniprint Biennale (JIMB) 2018
Museum Dan Tanah Liat (MDTL), Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2018 – 3rd Macao Printmaking Triennial
Macao, China

2019 – “To honor the museum, with love to the city”
Museum of Kyiv history, Kyiv, Ukraine

2019 – Ювілейна виставка до 50-річчя КОНСХУ
Central House of Artists, Kyiv, Ukraine

2019 – Megalo International Print Prize 2019
Megalo Print Studio+Gallery, Kingston, Australia

2019 – “GRAFIKA”
Аrt-space «Маяк», Kyiv, Ukraine

2019 – Solo exhibition “Focus Ukraine – Україна у фокусі / Olesya Dzhurayeva”
Nordens Ljus Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden

2019 – “Focus Ukraine – Україна у фокусі ”
Grafiska Sällskapet – Swedish Printmakers’ Association, Stockholm, Sweden

2019 – International print triennial / 2nd edition, 2019
Marin Preda County Library, Alexandria, Romania

2019 – Solo exhibition “Stories”
Museum of Kyiv history, Kyiv, Ukraine

2019 – ” 21X21/ II INTERNATIONAL TRIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ENGRAVING”
El Catascopio Gallery, Barcelona, Spain

2019 – “BLOCK! B/W WOODBLOCK/LINOBLOCK PRINTING”
Teras print, Print studio, Mantrijeron, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

2019 – “11th BIECTR (Biennale internationale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières)”
Musée Pierre-Boucher, Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada
2019 – Exhibition of contemporary graphics “Арт Паралелі 2019”
The Centre of Ukrainian Culture and Arts LLC, Kyiv, Ukraine

2019 – “4th Global Print 2019”
Casa-Museu Teixeira Lopes, Douro valley, Portugal

2019 – 20th International Print Biennial Varna 2019
Boris Georgiev Art Gallery, Varna, Bulgaria

2019 – 104th NIKA ART EXHIBITION 2019
National Art Center in Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan

2019 – “Panchina Rossa”,
Ex Monastero di San Benedetto e Santa Chiara, Catania, Italy

2019 – X INTERNATIONAL ENGRAVING EXHIBITION – CREMONA 2019
Cultural Center “Santa Maria della Pietà”, Cremona, Italy

2019 – SECOND INTERNATIONAL PRINT BIENNALE YEREVAN 2019
Hay-Art Cultural Center, Yerevan, Armenia

2019 – 3th International Contemporary Engraving Biennale N/E, Iasi 2019
Palace of Culture, The Art Museum, Iasi, Romania

2019 – 3RD KAUNAS INTERNATIONAL PRINTMAKING BIENNIAL “BEAUTY” 2019
National M.K. Čiurlionis Fine Art Museum/ M. Žilinskas Art Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania

2019 – “On The Edge”
Stubel Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria

2019 – 5th MINI MAXI PRINT BERLIN
Galerie Kuchling/Galleri Heike Arndt DK, Berlin, Germany

2019 – Eight International Triennial of Graphic Arts
Gallery San Stefano, Sofia, Bulgari

2019 – The “Iosif Iser” international Contemporary Engraving Biennial Edition 2019
Prahova County Art Museum, Ploiesti, Romania

2019 – Salon des Beaux Arts 2019, Société Nationale des Beaux Arts,
Caroussel du Louvre, Paris, France

PRIZES

2016 – “Rene Carcan Public Prize”, II Rene Carcan International Prize for Printmaking, Edition 2016, Brussels, Belgium.

2017 – “Mention”, 7th Edition of Miniprint Internacional Rosario, Rosario, Argentina.

2017 – “Second place”, IV International Exhibition of Contemporary Graphics Colombia 2017, Bucaramanga, Colombia.

2018 – Awarded for Authentic Marks 2nd Annual International Miniature Printmaking Exhibition 2018 by Shaghaf Group, Dubai, UAE.

2018 – “Honorary prize” for remarkable contribute in the graphic art in the world, International Triennial of Graphic Art, Bitola 2018, Macedonia.

2018 – “First Award”, “II CELEBRACION IMPRESA” International Printmaking Exhibition, Lima, Peru.

2019 – “First Award”, “Арт Паралелі 2019”,The Centre of Ukrainian Culture and Arts LLC, Kyiv, Ukraine.

2019 – Le Grand “Prix Félix Bracquemond”, Salon des Beaux Arts 2019, Société Nationale des Beaux Arts, Caroussel du Louvre, Paris, France.

Collections
National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan.
Civic Collection of the Town of Schio, Italy
Cristiano Varella Memorial Foundation, Brazil.
Dnipropetrovsk Fine Art Museum, Ukraine.
Douro Biennial Printmaking Collection, Portugal.
Cabinet of Drawings and Prints Academy of Fine Arts in Catania, Italy.
Cluj Art Museum, Romania.
Zuckerman Museum of Art, Collection and Archive of the Southern Graphics Council International, USA.
Prahova County Art Museum, Ploiesti, Romania.
Print cabinet of “La Huella” Graphic Workshop, Colombia.
International Printmaking Triennial of Ulus, Belgrade,Serbia.
Art Museum of Iasi – “Moldova” National Museum, Iasi, Romania.
“Collection of the International Print Biennale Yerevan”, Armenia.
“Carmen Arozena Award Collection” which belongs to the Cabildo Insular de la Palma, Spain.
Greek Association of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (Alzheimer Hellas), Greece.
Kyiv History Museum, Kyiv, Ukraine
Berlin State Library, Berlin, Germany
Collection of Graphic Art of the Cabinet of prints and Drawings of the Civic Museum “Ala Ponzone”, Cremona, Italy.