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LUBA STEGNIENKO

Resident of CUTOUT COLLAGE ART PROJECT: March 2024 - Today

 

She was born in Donetsk but has lived in Kyiv since 2004. Currently lives in two countries (Ukraine and Turkey).


At a young age, she was fond of music, graduated from music school with a degree in guitar and won about 5 music competitions among young men. Collage and drawing have been in her life since childhood.

In 2013, she graduated from high school and entered the Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts, Department of Graphic Design.

In 2017, she received a bachelor's degree in graphic design and advertising.

Since 2015, Luba has been working as an illustrator using her own illustrative and collage style and has experience in the brand management agency KUKU BURO, the Gallery of Ukrainian Design Gallery48, the fashion industry ("ALL YOURS" and with several Ukrainian designers of clothing and jewelry) in the media "Jetsetter" and magazines "L`OFFICIEL" and "PINK".

With the beginning of the full-scale invasion, Luba moved to Turkey (Istanbul) for two years. In the summer and fall of 2022, while staying at the art residency, she created several projects (sculpture, painting and collage). The Helikon residence is located in the small town of Izmit near Istanbul. It is a free space for artists from different countries, and it was there that Luba first felt like a real artist.

Currently, Luba works as an illustrator and graphic designer for the Ukrainian positive news media ShoTam, considers it the best media in the world, and implements projects in the field of animated collage videos.

She has successful projects in Ukraine and abroad (USA, Turkey, Spain, UAE ~ Dubai). Her illustrations are also published in international magazines.

This year she is planning a trip to New York (Brooklyn) for the 196 Artists art residency.

EXHIBITIONS

2024

- "Look into Yourself", a collective exhibition of CUTOUT residents, CUTOUT COLLAGE STUDIO, Kyiv, Ukraine

2022

- City Arts (Nottingham) - online exhibition - exhibition title "Arts and Mental Health Exhibition"

- "İzmit Belediyesi Sanat Galerisi" gallery - exhibition title "Ukraine in wartime" - Izmit, Turkey

2018

- AKT Gallery - title of the exhibition "27/7" - Kyiv, Ukraine

- Akt Gallery - title of the exhibition "Exposure. Opening of season" - Kyiv, Ukraine

ARTWORKS

Art for me is the energy of liveliness, playfulness and mischief.

And it is important for me to fill my inner child through creativity. I like to create a fantasy universe, intuitively, sensually, and naively. Where everything is like in a fairy tale with strange creatures, whether human or animal. Where every object has a soul, a face and a character. It is important to me that the focus is on the person, his or her body, touches, dreams and fantasies.

I raise topics that are understandable to everyone, reveal them in bright colors, through a surreal world. I try to convey to the viewer the feeling that there is still light and hope in the end, and that all bad things always end.

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