Yaroslav Leonets
Hi, my name is Yaroslav Leonets and I'm a modern artist from Ukraine. A few words about me and my life. Since childhood, I have felt the necessity to articulate my feelings in a nonverbal way because l could not express myself with words. I spent a lot of time alone with my thoughts and feelings. And this made me find a way to communicate with the world, telling about my feelings and personal glance at it. But gestures, facial expressions, and physiognomy were not enough to speak with the world. I could not convey what I saw around but I've tried visual art and gradually through various artistic images I found a way to reveal and express what I really feel. I have always been inspired by the search of new forms of communication with the world; therefore, my childhood research has turned into the work of my life. As an artist, I see myself in various forms of art like painting, graphics, and sculpture. I experiment a lot, looking for new ways to convey the reality in which I live. I often synthesize various materials. I graduated: the Kharkiv Art College, the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts at the Faculty of Fine Arts, easel painting, and the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture in Kyiv gave me a MA degree in faculty of monumental painting. I've been working lately in the genre of paintings and graphics. In my artworks, I strive to obtain the beauty of nature and human interaction with nature. I also work on social issues, topics that address inner experiences and that highlight our connection to nature and identification. Environmental issues and legal issues. Through this figurative topics, l express my emotions and feelings. Credo: Art is the way of subjective communication with the surrounding world. Using various visual means to express unique, clean, childlike feelings.

2023 – «Cosmogony of meanings», Museum of Contemporary Ukrainian Art Korsakov, Lutsk.
2023 – International Biennial of Painting, Chisinau.
2023 – Personal exhibition «Landscapes of the native land» Art Museum, Vinnytsia.
2023 – «Documenting landscapes: Ukraine`s vanishing terrain» Amy Kaslow Gallary, Bethesda.
2023 – «Day after Day»,Padeborn, Berlin.
2022 – «One day after» Imagine Point Gallery, Kyiv.
2022 – «Ukraine from Tripillia to the present», Kyiv.
2022 – «CONFLICTED», Amsterdam, New York, Paris.
2022 – Charitable exhibition-auction, Cultural Center «Vernissage», Chernivtsi.
2022 – «Unbreakable wall», Basel.
2022 – «Summer Small Works show!» Houska Gallery, St. Louis.
2022 – «UKRAINE IS RISING!» , Athens. 2022 – «Paints of the Flame of Hearts», Lviv, Kyiv.
2022 – Personal exhibition «From Ukraine With Love», The Art Spirit Gallery, Coeur d'Alene.
2022 – Personal exhibition «Fairy or Spirit», Dzyga Art Center, Lviv.
2021 – «Mariupol. Sea city», project «Post Most», Mariupol.
2020 – «Anticipation + Immunity», Museum of Contemporary Ukrainian Art Korsakov, Lutsk.
2020 – «Two Points: we are in a time of changing circumstances», Virtual Exhibition.
2020 – Personal exhibition «Manifestation», Khmelnytsky.
2019 – Biennale in Venice The falling shadow of «Dreams» on the Giardini Gardens, Venice.
2019 – Anniversary All-Ukrainian Exhibition dedicated to the 175th anniversary of Repin NUAU, Kharkiv.
2019 – IV International Festival Paradzhanova, Lviv.
2019 – «Waves of Reality / Excitement in Travneve» Institute of Contemporary Art, Kyiv.
2019 – «A fable about freedom», Ternopil.
2019 – «DIFFUSIONS» Art Museum, Kramatorsk.
2019 – Personal exhibition «Flare» Bunkermuz Gallery, Ternopil.
2019 – Biennale of Contemporary Art Bread Hlebzavod, Kyiv.
2018 – «Animals» NUAU, Kharkiv.
2018 – «By the call of the heart», Kharkiv.
2018 – Art exhibition for World Women's Day NUAU, Kharkiv.
2018 – «My Ukraine: Pain and Hope», Kyiv, Munich.
2018 – «Picturesque Ukraine» NUAU, Mariupol.

2023 – All-Ukrainian plein air of artists, Khust.
2021 – Plein Air – competition «Best Artist», Vinnytsia.
2021 – «Mariupol. Sea city» Residence, project «Post Most», Mariupol.
2021 – All-Ukrainian plein air «Portrait of Podillya», Kamyanets Podilskiy.
2020 – Human Rights Art Residence ARTIF, Virtual.
2020 – Plein Air – competition «Best Artist», Vinnytsia.
2020 – Art Residence «Aura of the City», Starobilsk.
2020 – Plein air with the support of the Department of Culture at Fr. Khortytsia, Zaporizhia.
2019 – All-Ukrainian Art Residence of Nazar Voitovich, Travneve.
2019 – «MetaLab» Residence, Ivano-Frankivsk.
2019 – «Diffusion» Art Residence, Mariupol.
2018 – Art-residence based on the cinema route, Zhovkva, Lviv.
2018 – «Blockchain Art Hackathon 2.0» Residence, Kyiv.
2018 – «My Ukraine: Pain and Hope» Art Residence, Kyiv.
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