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Alexander Mak

Lilburn, GA

About Alexander Mak

Alexander Mak

BIO INFO

I was born and raised in Ukraine. Many years ago, and influenced by numerous factors, I came to a conclusion that my effort needs to be concentrated on the visual arts. After graduating from the Ukrainian State University, the School of the Art Department, I was convinced of the accuracy of my choice.

Through active participation in various exhibitions and galleries, I attained recognition quite early. Due to my persistence and public acknowledgement, I then became a successful professional painter and graphic designer. Very often the combination of these two qualities of visual communication gives me completely unexpected positive results, as well as aesthetic satisfaction from the work performed.

For many years, my highest influences were Gustav Klimt, Alphonse Muha, and Amadeo Modigliani. At the same time, I can not live without music. I really enjoy listening to classical and jazz compositions. Gustav Mahler and Chick Corea are my favorites. Their great music has a healing effect on me. Nevertheless, I work in my studio in full silence. It gives me the optimal condition for realization of my emotions and feelings.

In the mid-nineties I was forced to leave my homeland. Now I am living in Atlanta, GA. The change of habitat inspired me to search for new opportunities in the sense of self-expression as a creative person.

And there is a blessing in disguise! As a result, I became acquainted with American culture, and obtained new possibilities in life and in creation. Eventually, I again got involved in setting up new art projects. Life goes on, and art is eternal.

Artist Statement

Alexander Mak


STATEMENT

EDUCATION

1966, Ukrainian State University, School of the Art Department

AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS

2019, Certificate of Excellence, The 30th International Artavita Art Contest

2017, Featured Artist – Art Tour International
2017, Image of the Day – Art Tour International
1991, Second Prize - International Fine Art and Graphic Competition, France
1990, First Prize – Poster Shop-Window Competition,
Moscow, Russia
1989, Second Prize – International Graphic Design
Competition, France
1988, Bronze Medal – All Union Competition of the Contemporary Art, Moscow, USSR
1986, Artist Union Diploma, Ukraine
Artist Union Diploma, USSR

REFERENCES

Colorado State University, Department of Art,
Professor Phil Risbeck

Pentagram Design, London, cofounder Alan Fletcher

Kiev Fine Art University, Professor Tim Lyashchuk

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Member of the Union Artist of Ukraine
Curator of the Art Counsel Regional Department
Member of the National Photo Poster Board
Member of the Photographic Society of America

SHOWS and EXHIBITIONS

2017, Emozione ARTE, Florence, Italy
2017, ArtExpo, New York
2008, National Ukrainian Fine Art Exhibition – Kiev, Ukraine
2007, International Photo Contest – Venice, Italy
1991, International Fine Art and Graphic Competition, France
1990, One Man Show – Remagen, Germany
1990, Group Fine Art Exhibition – Manchester, England
1989, International Art Exhibition – Koln, Germany
1989, All-Union Art Festival – Odessa, Ukraine
1989, International Art Festival – Vienna, Austria
1988, Solo Exhibition – Donetsk, Ukraine
1988, Solo Exhibition – Kiev, Ukraine
1988, International Print Art Exhibition – Lahti, Finland
1988, International Poster Exhibition - Warsaw, Poland
1987, Group Fine Art and Prints – Colorado State University
1987, Fine Arts Festival – Krakow, Poland
1987, Personal Exhibition of Painting – Ulan Bator, Mongolia
1986, Contemporary Graphic Exhibition – Berlin, East Germany
1986 – 1991, Numerous Exhibitions and Contest – Moscow, USSR

All these exhibitions includes a different media like oil, acrylic, ink painting, posters, graphic arts and photography

COLLECTIONS

Thom Cordell - Chicago Art Collector
360 Art Gallery – Florence, Italy
Nasrul Hamid, Private Collection, Singapore
New Orleans Preservation Hall Jazz Club
Daniel Humair Collections, Switzerland
Warsaw Poster Museum, Poland
Ukrainian National Museum of Art, Kiev
Several private collections

PUBLICATIONS

Artavita Current Masters #4 – 2019
Biancoscuro Art Contest #33 – 2019
Art Tour International Top 60 Masters – 2018
Xanadu Gallerie Art Catalogue - 2018
Green Planet, Special Issue – 2017
Emozione Arte Catalogue, Italy - 2017
New York Art Expo, 2017
3rd Republican Exhibition Catalogue - 1990
Le Jazz Europeen S’affiche, Switzerland – 1989
Best Artists of Region Donbass, Ukraine - 1988
International Poster Biennale Catalogue, Warsaw, Poland 1978
Numerous articles and publications in magazines and newspapers.