About Me

Welcome to my website!

My name is Katia and I am an abstract artist from Ukraine.

In 2012 I graduated from the Academy of Decorative and Applied Arts in Kyiv and since then I have become fascinated with abstract art because for me it is freedom and originality.

Since 2022 when the war started in Ukraine I have been living and working in the Netherlands.

Hope you enjoy being here, write to me if you have any questions.

Exhibitions
My Work

Portfolio

Katia Solodka

When I start a new painting, I always act intuitively, creating colour composition, spots and textures.

It is important for me to be completely free and not limited to anything in the first stage, I am convinced that art is a game, which brings pleasure and at the same time a journey that leads to a certain destination.

And it is there that the more conscious construction of the composition begins, the application of paint in layers, creating the depth and richness of the surface.

Here the game turns into constant decision-making. In my works it is combined as free application of flowing paint with controlled strokes with a dense texture to achieve contrast and dynamics. In the process, the work changes many times, until there is a balance between elements, color and spots and the goal is achieved, you will feel the independent sound of the picture and the mood, which the viewer will be able to interpret for themselves.

In my works, color is an independent expression, the main violin, and composition and textures are the means to help the whole orchestra sound.

Education

Bachelor

State Academy of Decorative and Applied Arts and Design named after Mykhailo Boychuk
Kyiv, Ukraine

2008 – 2012

Bachelor

Technological Professional College of Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture, faculty of design
Zhytomyr, Ukraine

2004 – 2008
Awards

“Ukrainian art-week”, Ukraine

1st place in the nomination “Avant-garde painting” with work
“To be free”

2010

Art Festival ”Bulgarian Rose”, Bulgaria

2nd place in the category “Avant-garde painting” with work “Reflections”

2011
Volunteer work – Landart Festivals

Eco-cultural festival Trypliske kolo “Fire”

Rzhyshchiv, Ukraine

Aug 2010

Eco-cultural festival Trypliske kolo “Air”

Rzhyshchiv, Ukraine

Aug 2011

Eco-cultural festival Trypliske kolo “Parade of elements”

Rzhyshchiv, Ukraine

Aug 2012
Other

Co-founder of the PUBLIC ORGANIZATION BERDYCHIV PHOTOGRAPHY FOUNDATION

Teacher of the courses “Color studies” and “Composition”

Berdychiv, Ukraine

2013-2016
Exhibitions

Solo exibition “Stolen spring”

Middelbeers, Netherlands

JUL 2022

Group exhibition in the destroyed Palace of Culture in Irpin with a series of works “Stolen Spring”

Irpin, Ukraine

JUL 2022

Berdychiv History Museum, group exhibition

Berdychiv, Ukraine

2015

MYXI Bottega Gallery

Kyiv, Ukraine

2015

Painting competition and publication in the catalog with work “Festival of happiness” Scan

Kyiv, Ukraine

2013

Museum of Ivan Honchar, the project “Christmas Tomorrow”

Installation “Star”
Kyiv, Ukraine

2012

Land art installation “Flowers of air” Festival “Trypillya Circle”

Rzhyshchiv, Ukraine

2011

Bulgarian rose festival Bulgarian Arts Week

Work “Reflections”
Sofia
, Bulgaria

2011

Land art “Flowers of life” Festival “Trypillya Circle”

Rzhyshchiv, Ukraine

2010

1st place in the nomination “Avant-garde painting” with the diptych “To be free” “Ukrainian art-week”

Kyiv, Ukraine

2010

Exhibition “Turkish art-week”, work “Reflections”

Manisa, Turkey

2010

Exhibition of young artists “Bird of the Ukrainian star” with the work “Rooster”

Kyiv, Ukraine

2009

Work

Katia Solodka

Living In

Kyiv, Ukraine / Oostelbeers, Netherlands