Bio, new art projects and exhibitions:
Drawing on her own personal experience and observations, "Flying roots" project reflects the current demographic and migration situation in the world. Mila is working with recycling and found materials incorporating them into painting and giving them a third dimension. Work in a progress:
"Being portrait artist using traditional materials and techniques for several years in Eastern Europe and now, having moved Westwards in a new cultural environment, in the series of self portraits I'm exploring the concept of identity in a new society. I found the process of "stripping down" (baring, laying open) my own layers of personality fascinating but quite challenging at the same time. With multi -layered mixed media art I strive to understand myself and world around.
I`m into the process of exploring the concept of identity, environment, communications and well being as important parts of human condition.My interest lies within the concept of identity, state of mind, environmental and communication issues .
"I am also striving to find another form of interaction with a viewer using mixed media art, by creating conversational, interactive multidiscipline art or art rooms where viewers can participate in the creative process through contributing their own elements and ideas.
Mila was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine, where she studied graphic design at the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts (KSADA). In Jan 2000 she moved to Moscow, where she developed her practice under the influence of local artists, graduates of the Surikov and Stroganov institutes. During her twelve years in Moscow, Mila established herself as a professional portrait artist. She exhibited widely, became a member of several art societies, and received a number of awards.
Mila moved to the UK in Dec 2012. Together with her husband she opened an Art & Coffee House in York. The new space functioned both as a cafe and a gallery and became an important meeting point for local artists and the public. In York Mila presented two projects: "First Impressions, a series of land and cityscapes; and a video-art portrait project entitled "Good Citizens of the Small Apple-York - Conversations." Currently Mila is working on a project called ”Flying Roots". Drawing on her own personal experience and observations, the project reflects on globalization, migration and demographics. She has gone beyond the limiting two-dimensional nature of the traditional image. She has increased the tactility and physicality of her works by incorporating real objects and has begun to expand the image into three dimensions. Alternative disciplines such as dance, 3D printing, photography, installations have begun to find a place in her work. In an attempt to explore and utilise more interactive art mediums, her life-long passion with photography which has taken shape in NYIP, now is developing as profession and another tool in creative process...
2016 Parallax Art Fair , London
2016 Chelsea Town Hall, London,
2015 Solo portrait exhibition “Good citizens of the small apple- York :Conversation” at The Guildhall, which continued at the Hungry Artist gallery on Church Street, York.
2013 St Gemma's Hospice Annual Art Exhibition, Leeds,UK
2010 "Another Reality-2" , Central House of Artists ,Moscow
2009 X Show ,Art salon, Moscow
2009 Zverev Centre of Contemporary Art
2008 " Magic of Composition" , Kiselev Club, Gostiny Dvor, Moscow
2007 "Palette of Feelings and Impressions " Russian Cultural Foundation Culture Foundation
2006 "Obnazhennaya Russia", Moscow
2005 Auction "Horse and Dog" club, Taganka
Many of her works are in private collections throughout the world and she is a member of the Professional Union of Artists.