ARTIST'S INTRODUCTION / STATEMENT
Zoya Skoropadenko was born in 1978 in Ukraine. At the time, education to become an artist in Ukraine was very expensive, so she had to lead a very difficult life to fulfill her dream, but after a while she found a job in Monaco and left her home country. In Monaco, where she moved, she joined the art studio of MAMAC (Museum of Contemporary Art of Nice) and was later accepted as a member of the National Commission for the Arts of Monaco. One day in 2008, while pursuing his dream in a new place, a local fisherman gave him an octopus for lunch, which led to the birth of his signature series, "TORSOS". Four years later, Zoya had her first solo exhibition in London, where her creative works were featured in art magazines and her work became well known to the public. In 2009, Zoya opened a contemporary art exhibition space in Monaco called "La Vitrine" (The Show Window). In September 2014, La Vitrine was featured on the big screen in Times Square in New York City, marking the 5th anniversary of the independent contemporary art space in one of the smallest countries in the world.
Zoya represented Ukraine for three years at the International Art Salon of the Marseille Art Competition and was the curator of the Ukrainian Impressionism exhibition at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, in 2011. In the same year, he was also accredited by the government of Monaco as a government-approved painter. In 2013, she had the largest solo exhibition of her career at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg under the auspices of Ukraine. She has exhibited regularly in the United Kingdom, France, China, Japan, and the United States, and this is her third solo exhibition in Japan. and France 2.
Zoya is also actively involved in projects to support the Tohoku region. Zoya participated in a project by a Japanese NPO to support children in the affected areas who wanted to become artists. As the Monaco office, Zoya arranged courtesy visits for the children to the Royal Palace and studio visits for prominent local artists.
Zoya also designs practical products, and her work is sold worldwide.
(Website: http://www.zoiaskoropadenko.com/ )
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