I was born in Vinnitsa, Ukraine and immigrated with my immediate family to the United States in 1997 at the age of fifteen. I attended the School of Art at the University of Arizona in Tucson and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Combined Media (photography and illustration) in 2002. In 2003, I moved to New York City to continue my education, and recently graduated with a Master's degree in photography from the School of Visual Arts. Currently I am pursuing a career in both art and commercial photography in NYC.

     The main theme in my artwork is a humorous exploration of the anxieties and conflicts of my immigrant experience, nostalgia and a search for balance between my native Ukrainian culture and my modern life in America, memories and everyday experiences.

2006      "Assimilation Paradox: The IroNY Curtain",
              Russian-American Cultural Center, New York, NY
2006      Design, photography and illustration for the book
              "Little Magic Mirror" by Lana B'uri
2006      "The Early Work: MFA Photography, Video and Related Media Thesis Exhibition"
              Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY
2005      New York Art Festival, Club Spirit, New York, NY
2002      "A.C.E. Show", Mezzanine Gallery, Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, AZ