COLLECTION UNDER “THE COLLECTION” WE MEAN NOT ONLY ARTWORKS THAT ARE NOW IN GALLERY’S KEEPINGS, BUT ALSO ARTWORKS OF ARTISTS THAT CLOSELY WORK WITH THE GALLERY.
Boris Kosarev (1897, Kharkiv-1994, Kharkiv). Ukrainian cubo-futurist artist, graphic artist, photographer, one of the greatest scenographers of the Ukrainian SSR in the 1920-40s. Boris studied at the Art and Crafts Studio of Decorative Painting of Kharkiv Literacy Society (1911-1915), at Kharkiv Art College, in the studio of A. Kokel and M. Pestrikov (1915-1918). Member of the cubo-futurist group “The Union of Seven”. As a photographer he worked as an assistant to the cameraman on the set of O. Dovzhenko’s film “Earth”. Kosarev worked in the theaters of Kharkiv and Odesa, taught at Kharkiv Institute of Art and Industrial Design, where he was in charge of the studio of theatrical and decorative painting. His works are held in museums in Ukraine, Russia, Italy, the USA, and France.
Vitaliy Kulikov (1935, Novogeorgievsk – 2015, Kharkiv). Painter, graphic artist, book designer, poster artist. Vitaliy studied at Kharkiv Art College (1959-1961), at Kharkiv Institute of Art and Industrial Design, at the studio of Prof. G. Bondarenko (1961-1967). Professor of the Department of Drawing and Painting at the Architecture Department of Kharkiv State Technical University of Construction and Architecture. Kulikov was awarded with diplomas of republican poster exhibitions (Kyiv, Ukraine, 1975, 1986) and international print triennial in Chamalieres (France, 1994), a laureate of the Municipal Prize (Kharkiv, 2006). His artworks are held in art collections in Ukraine and abroad.
Pavlo Makov (b.1958, Leningrad). Artist working in the technique of graphics and etching, lives and works in Kharkiv. Pavlo studied at the Crimean Art College (1974-1979), the Academy of Arts (St. Petersburg, 1977-1978), and at the Graphics Department of Kharkiv Institute of Art and Industrial Design (1979-1984). His artworks are held in the State Tretyakov Gallery (Moscow), the Victoria and Albert Museum (London), the PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv), the Metropolitan Museum (New York, USA), the Library of Congress (Washington, USA), the National Gallery (Washington, USA), the National Art Museum of Ukraine (Kyiv), the Contemporary Art and Culture Center (Osaka, Japan), the Fine Arts Museum (Cremona, Italy),The City Art Museum (Gyor, Hungary), and in private collections.
Nataliia Mironenko (b. 1951, Kharkiv). Ukrainian graphic artist. Graduated from Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts. Honored Artist of Ukraine since 1996.
Vagrich Bakhchanyan (1938, Kharkiv-2009, New York, USA). Nnonconformist artist, conceptualist writer.
In 1957 Vagrich joined Oleksiy Shcheglov, Sergiy Dovlatov. At Kharkiv Studio of Decorative Arts, studied with Vasyl Yermilov. Worked as an artist-designer of “red corners” (communist propaganda rooms) at a factory. In 1974 worked in the humor department of “The Literary Newspaper” in Moscow. Won a prize at the World Contest of Cartoonists. In 1974 Vagrich emigrated to the United States. Participated in many exhibitions in Europe and the USA. Published books: «Demarche of enthusiasts» (1985, with Sergei Dovlatov); «Black eye: pointillism/ Tel-Aviv poem» (1986); «Not a day without a line (annual report)» (1986); «Flies aplenty: artworks» (2003).
Victor Gontarov (1943, Sotsky Kazachok, Kharkiv region – 2009, Kharkiv). Painter. Lived and worked in Kharkiv. Victor graduated from Kharkiv Art College and Leningrad Higher Art and Industrial Design School. Since 1967 a member of the Union of Artists of the USSR, since 1976 a member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine. In 1996 Victor Gontarov was awarded the honorary title “Honored Artist of Ukraine”, in 2003 awarded the Gold Medal of the Academy of Arts of Ukraine, in 2006 received the title «Honorary Citizen of Kharkiv”, in 2007 the «People’s Recognition” award. In 2008 Victor became the first Kharkiv citizen to be awarded with the Shevchenko State Prize in the field of fine art.
Oleg Yevgenievich Mitasov (January 31, 1953, Karlovy Vary – December 23, 1999, Kharkiv). A city legend, he became famous because of his peculiar writings on walls, fences, and furniture in the mid-80s in the city of Kharkiv.
Oleksiy Borysov (b. 1965, Nizhny Tagil). Painter, artist of the experimental association “Litera A”. Lives and works in Kharkiv. Oleksiy studied at Kharkiv Institute of Art and Industrial Design (1982-1991). His artworks are held in private and public collections in Ukraine, Russia, USA, Germany, and Poland.
Vasylii Fedorovych Myronenko (December 27, 1910 (January 9б 1911) – April 10, 1964, Kharkov). Ukrainian graphic artist. He worked in the technique of etching and aquatint. His art is closely connected with Kharkiv and Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts, which he graduated from and later worked as head of the department of graphics. In the early 60’s Mironenko was awarded the title of the People’s Artist of the Ukrainian SSR
Sergiy Bratkov (b. 1960, Kharkiv). Photographer, author of installations, curator. Lives and works in Moscow. Sergiy studied at Kharkiv Art School (1978) and at Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute (1983). Participant of the 25th Biennale in Säo Paulo (2002), Manifesto-5 (2004), the Venice Biennale (2003, 2007, 2011), the Moscow Biennale (2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015). In 2009 – winner of the state award “Innovation” in the main category “Work of visual art”. The artist’s works are held in collections of the Multimedia Art Museum (Moscow), the Ekaterina Foundation (Moscow), the MUHKA Museum of Modern Art (Antwerp, Belgium), Milwaukee Art Museum (Milwaukee, USA), Zagreb Museum of Modern Art, FNAC (Paris), Galicia Contemporary Art Center-CGAC (Santiago de Compostela, Spain), Fotomuseum Winterthur (Winterthur, Switzerland), Pinchuk Art Center (Kyiv), as well as in private collections around the world
Volodymyr Starikov (b.1952, Kharkiv). Graphic artist, author of collages. Lives and works in Kharkiv. Volodymyr studied at Kharkiv Institute of Art and Industrial Design, department of easel graphics (1976-1983). Participant of international, foreign, republican and regional art exhibitions, including eight solo exhibitions. His artworks are held in Zimmerli Art Museum (New Jersey, USA) and in private collections in Germany, Italy, Israel, and Russia.
Elena Lesnychaya (b. March 7, 1957, Moscow). Ukrainian graphic artist, painter, illustrator and poet. Graduated from Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts. Member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine.