Oksana Prokopenko

Oksana Prokopenko

New York City, NY, United States

About Oksana Prokopenko

Oksana Prokopenko's works have been acquired into the permanent collections of museums in the USA (Museum of Russian Art) and Italy (Siena Art Institute), as well as hotel chains (Hilton, Loews Coronado, NYLO).
Prokopenko has been featured in Elle, Cosmopolitan, Bergdorf Goodman blog, the International Russian TV network NTV, radio shows, and more.
To quote Margo Grant, the Museum of Russian Art’s director, “The soul of Prokopenko’s work is in her walking that fine line between the transcendent and the ordinary. “ Oksana Prokopenko is a Ukrainian born artist now working in New York. Educated in the US at NYU and the Ukraine, she creates mixed media paintings as well as micro-mosaics from tiny pieces of glass.
"I am currently working on a series of highly textured mixed media works. Not quite sculptures yet not strictly paintings either, my work is after the truth within and just beyond the visible, reaching for the infinite yet expressing it in the finite ways."
Currently, Prokopenko’s work can be seen at St Paul the Apostle, 59th St and Columbus Ave, New York, and the Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker St, New York, NY.
Prokopenko's public art murals have been featured in Cosmopolitan, Elle, Gothamist and can be seen on Lower East Side (part of 100 Gates Project) and Barcelona, Spain.

Education

NYU, New York, NY
School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
Art Students League, New York, NY

Events

-October 25, 2020 1-3pm, Opening reception for a Public Art installation with Openings NYC, at West 60th St btw Columbus Ave and 10th Ave (outdoors)
- May 12, 2020 Contemplative Tuesdays at the Sheen Center - featured work
- June 3, 2019 12-6pm, public art project opening, origami covered piano for Sing for Hope, 28 Liberty Pl., New York, NY
-November 21-22, 2018 Art + Jazz in Cartagena-
a rt opening and jazz concert in Casa-Museo Arte e Cultura, Cartagena, Colombia
- Opening reception September 13th, 5:30-9pm, live jazz 7-9pm, X Gallery, 163 Lenox Ave (btw.118 &119), NYC
- September 22-27 mural painting at Jardi Del Silenci, Barcelona, Spain
-On view September - October, 2017
experimental mixed media work Light and Glass Flag,
part of Respect show with Openings Art Collective at 405 W 59th St, NYC
-July 2017 - Artist residency on Lake George, NY with Openings art collective, NYC
-On view June 2017 - design collaboration with Andrew Lloyd Webber musical casts of Phantom of the Opera, Cats, School of Rock for Sing For Hope, NYC
-September 14, 2016 100 Gates Project celebration, LES, NYC
-September 2016 - two street art murals for Tanya Taylor NYFW photoshoot, NYC
-August 2016 public art mural, part of 100 Gates Project, LES, NYC
-June 9-19, 2016 Madison Square Park, NYC. A piano I painted for Sing For Hope, an annual public art project that places 50 artist created pianos all over the New York City for everyone to play, will be placed in Madison Square Park in Manhattan.
-June 16, 2016 pop-up art show in Littlefield, Brooklyn, NYC
-May 2016, public art mural for 100 Gates Project on Lower East Side, NYC
- April 22- May 22 , 2016 mural residency, part of Cadence ArtsOrg, a temporary art zone in LIC, NYC
New mural painted for the April 22nd opening night, at Court Sq Studios, Prince of Bronze Building in Long Island City, NYC
-February 2016- new mural for 100 Gates Project on Lower East Side, NYC
-January 2016 - New mural for ArtsOrg in LIC, NYC
-Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego acquired a non exclusive license to Blue I
- I am part of #100GatesProject on New York City's Lower East Side: a team of international artists set out to create New York's largest public art outdoor gallery.
- One of the murals I completed for the 100Gates is featured in Cosmopolitan.com article about NYC street art
- September 12, opening night for the #100Gates at Avant Garde Vape Lounge and Gallery, NYC
July 2015:
- artist residency at Lake George, NY

Exhibitions


October 24 - December 5, 2020 Public art installation at 60th St btw Columbus Ave and 10th Ave, NYC (outdoors)

March 2019- ongoing Chapel at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, New York, NY
2012- ongoing Saint Paul the Apostle, New York, NY

2020 Museum of Russian Art, Jersey City, NJ
2019 The Lovely Wild, Openings, St Paul the Apostle, New York, NY
2019 public art project, origami covered piano for Sing for Hope, New York, NY
2018 - 19 *Solo show, Sheen Center for Culture and Thought, New York, NY
2018 *Solo show, La Presentación, Casa Museo De Arte Y Cultura, Cartagena, Colombia
2018 *Solo show, X Gallery, 163 Malcolm X Blvd, NYC
2018 Frabjous, Openings art collective, NYC
2018 Solo Show - X Gallery, NYC
2018 juried exhibition, Weill Art Gallery, NYC
juror- Sara Softness, assistant curator Brooklyn
Museum, former curatorial associate Guggenheim Museum
2018 LIC ArtsOpen at the Factory, NYC
2017 Respect, Openings Art Collective, NYC
2017 Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art,
August Open Studios show, collaborative project
with M.Negulescu, North Adams, MA
2017 Broadway piano in Central Park, designed for
Sing for Hope and painted in collaboration with
Andrew Lloyd Webber musical casts of Phantom of
the Opera, Cats and School of Rock
2017 SuperMe, part of LIC Arts Open 7, NYC
2017 Openings, 405 W 59th St, NYC
2016 Five public art murals are on view throughout
Lower East Side, NYC, part of 100 Gates Project
2016 Madison Square Park, NYC
2016 Littlefield, Brooklyn, NYC
2016 Cadence, Prince of Bronze Building, LIC, NYC
2015 Avant Garde Vape Lounge and Gallery, NYC
2015 Novella Gallery, NYC
2015 Weill Art Gallery, New York, NY
2015 Saint Peter’s, New York, NY
2014 - 2015 Attleboro Arts Museum, MA
2014 Bridgette Mayer gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2014 Hot Art Chelsea, Museum of Russian Art at the Highline Loft, NYC
2014 Novella Gallery, New York, NY
2014 Attleboro Arts Museum, Attleboro, MA
2014 Saint Peter’s, New York, NY
2013 NYLO Hotel chain, New York, NY, acquired painting has been turned into giclee prints for the guestrooms
2012 Out of the Blue Gallery, Cambridge, MA
Arts Garage, Philadelphia, PA
EMP Collective, Baltimore, MD
Busboys and Poets, Washington, DC
The Players Club, New York, NY
2012 Frenzy Into Folly, Openings Gallery, New York, NY
2011- 2012 Solo Show - Narthex Gallery, Saint Peter’s
Church, E 54th St and Lexington Ave, NYC
2011 Solo Show -Museum of Russian Art, Jersey City, NJ
2011 Museum of Russian Art, Museum Walk, Jersey City, NJ
2011 Drawing Connections, Siena Art Institute, Siena, Italy
2010 Solo Show- Ukrainian Institute of America, NYC
2009 Holodomor, Ukrainian National Home, Hartford, CT
2008 Still River Flows: Winter Fest, UIA, New York, NY
2006 Solitude and the City, Catholic Archdiocese of New York, New York, NY
2006 Solo Show - Ukrainian Institute of America, NYC
2005 Russian Inspiration, Hunter Symphony, NYC