Olga Skorokhod

Olga Skorokhod

Roseburg, OR, United States

About Olga Skorokhod

Olga passionate about art ever since she was a kid. She feels like she was born to be an artist. The choice of profession was obvious to her.
Olga formerly worked as an illustrator, graphic designer and she painted photorealistic portraits on commission  before turning to full-time paper artist. 
Skorokhod experimented with different techniques and materials while she was in Ukraine in hopes of finding her own art style in which she could constantly develop and be recognized worldwide. But it wasn’t until she completely stepped out of her comfort zone and moved to the U.S. that she eventually found it.
Art is necessary for Olga. It’s like breathing. You can’t live without oxygen, so Olga can’t live without art. She craved to create. Since Olga had a small budget and couldn’t afford paint and canvas, she started working with the most affordable printer paper. It turns out paper was exactly what Olga has been looking for because she always liked monochromatic high textured artworks, and cutting by hand was a form of healing meditation for her. "If you are a professional artist and you have a sense of destiny to create, then you can make a piece of art from anything. It doesn't matter what materials and tools to use." That is how Olga Skorokhod’s paper art journey began.
Olga’s sculptures are created by inspiration of nature's fascinating beauty. She likes natural formation and their textures. Olga intends for each viewer to feel an emotional response to her works by sharing through her universe of artistic expression. Olga’s work showcases strong rhythms between space and shape and favors complementary color palettes. Her artworks have the illusion of 3D because of the paper sculpture techniques she uses.
Today, Olga Skorokhod is a prizewinning artist whose works have been featured in more than 50 exhibitions nationally and internationally. Olga’s works are in private collections in more than 15 countries. She has publications In more than 15 blog posts. Olga’s  artworks were featured on CNN Indonesia. Olga Skorokhod is a bestselling woman artist on Saatchi Art.
Also, her works are included in “The Paper Craft Ideas Book” by Jessica Baldry. Paper sculptures were selected by Austrian company “MM Carton” between 13 selected artists from all over the world for the corporate Passion of Cartonboard 2018 and 2019 calendar.
Several students have written their diplomas and doctorates based on Olga’s works.  Many teachers show her paper wall art to their students to inspire them to create art out of paper. “There’s no greater way to create a legacy than to influence others with your art and encourage people to create.”

Education

2004 – 2010 Master’s Degree with Honors of Fine Arts and Decorative and Applied Arts at the NTUU KPI in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Majored in graphic art/printed product design.

Events

AWARDS

December 31, 2016
Award of Merit, IN, ON, OF PAPER juried exhibition, Ccycle 2, Southeast Ohio's Center for Paper and Book Arts, Nelsonville, OH

November 18, 2016
Silver and Bronze EPICA 2016 AWARDS, Paris, France

September 24, 2016
Gold and Silver 2016 KINSALE SHARK AWARDS , Dublin, Ireland

June 24, 2016
The Main Award - Joan Eliot Sappington Award, Special Exhibit Chasing Paper, 2016 Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Lakewood Center for the Arts, Lake Oswego, OR

Exhibitions

GROUP SHOWS 2019

Art FTLfair ArtCURATED by Lisa Rockford, Fort Lauderdale, FL

2018

Pushing Paper, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

THE LA ART SHOW, MODERN + CONTEMPORARY, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA

2017

SMALL WORKS, Catalyst Gallery, Beacon, NY

Representational Abstract, bG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2017 Annual Member’s Show for UVAA Artist Members, Umpqua Valley Arts Association, Roseburg, OR

Paper Works, Fort Works Art Gallery, Fort Worth, TX (Paper Works ​will be shown in conjunction with ​Tropism, ​a solo exhibition by installation artist Crystal Wagner)

Spectrum Gestalt 4, bG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

6x6x2017, RoCo (Rochester Contemporary Art Center), Rochester, NY

2017 mon-o-chrome, Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

Blue Show, Core New Art Space, Denver, CO

The Seventh Annual ArtWorks Northwest, Umpqua Valley Arts Association, Roseburg, OR

Art On Paper, MFA Circle Gallery, Annapolis, MD

Outside the Box, bG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

Water and Sky, bG Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

A Radical Light, Umpqua Valley Arts Association, Roseburg, OR

2016

Artists draw. Requirements: A4, ballpoint pen, at the Karas Gallery - Kyiv, Ukraine (catalog)

SMALL WORKS, Catalyst Gallery, Beacon, NY

Earth, Wind, and Fire, Umpqua Valley Arts Association, Roseburg, OR

IN, ON, OF PAPER JURIED EXHIBITION, CYCLE 2, Southeast Ohio's Center for Paper and Book Arts, Nelsonville, OH

Hawai‘i National Parks 2016 Centennial, International Gallery Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului, Hawaii

PAPERWORKS 2016, B.J. Spoke Gallery, Huntington, NY

Chasing Paper, 2016 Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts, Lakewood Center for the
Arts, Lake Oswego, OR

6x6x2016, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, Rochester, NY

Small Works Exhibit, the Lemonade Stand Gallery, Key West, Florida

The Big Draw, the Catalyst Gallery, Beacon, NY (the paper artwork is shown on The Big Draw website)

2015

Small Works, the Catalyst Gallery, Beacon, NY

White on White, LHUCA, Lubbock, TX

2015 Small Works, Big Presents, the White River Valley Museum, Auburn, WA

Five by Five. Small art for s big cause, the Arts Council of Hillsborough County, the Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, FL

Oregon Wonders: Crater Lake and Oregon State Parks, Giustina Gallery, Corvallis, OR

The 30th Annual Tallahassee International exhibition, FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL

IF IT FITS, MAIL IT!, Acme Art Studios, Wilmington, NC

6x6x2015, RoCo (Rochester Contemporary Art Center), Rochester, NY

cARTography, Ryan James Fine Arts, Kirkland, WA (curated by Dawn Laurant)

THIRTY UNDER 30, Acme Art Studios, Wilmington, NC (curated by Kristen Crouch)

The Big Draw, Catalyst Gallery, Beacon, NY (the paper artwork is shown on The Big Draw website)

Sincerely Yours, at the SLANT Gallery - Dallas, TX

TURQUOISE, International Mail-Art-Project, Austria (the paper artwork is shown on the Monika Mori's blog post)

2014-15

Artists draw. Requirements: A4, ballpoint pen, at the Karas Gallery - Kyiv, Ukraine (catalog)

2014

Polish, at the ROX Gallery - New York, NY (the paper artwork was included in a press release for the ROX Gallery)

2013

Semi-finalist of SNAC Ukraine 2012 (SNAC - Social Network Art Competition), at the ArtPeople Gallery - San Francisco,CA (catalog)

2012-13

Artists draw. Requirements: A4, ballpoint pen, at the Karas Gallery - Kyiv, Ukraine (catalog)

2012

The exhibition devoted to the international creative camp in Baja, Hungary

Exhibition - E-book - Event „The Interpersonally Happy ” - Island Hano, Sweden (the book was released in the Fall of 2012 )

Territory of the Soul, Plast-Art Gallery, Chernihiv, Ukraine (catalog)

2010-11

Artists draw, Requirements: A4, ballpoint pen, Karas Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine (catalog)