Olga Kosheleva was born in 1986 in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Since the start of her career in 2011, Kosheleva has been working with oil and acrylic on canvas. In 2015, she began producing sculptures, always using unusual materials, including wheels, baths, bicycles, telephones, and more.
In 2017, Olga received an award for her art from the Biennale del Belvedere di San Leucio in Italy.
A constant for Olga has been her expressive use of the clothes that she wears. Most of her dresses are painted on and decorated with brushes, themselves pieces of art. Once, Olga started to paint the glasses in the sunglasses that she was wearing. “We should look at the world through art,” she said. “This is the power that can change our lives.”
Soon, that pair of sunglasses inspired her to create a collection of oversized wooden eyeglasses with miniature human figurines and paintings within.
“Vision of the World” is her new project. It concerns society. Every pair of eyeglasses reflects one of our social problems. Each manifests an appeal for immediate action. In her works, Olga unveils the relationship between society and nature, the place of the individual in the world and one’s responsibility for one’s environment.
Her artwork, “Icebreakers,” was awarded the Leonardo da Vinci prize in Florence in January 2018.
The artist’s works are held in private collections in the U.S., France, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Great Britain, Ukraine, Russia and elsewhere.
— Group exhibition “Art Winter Contemporary”, M17 Contemporary Art Center, Kyiv
— Group exhibition “Art Autumn Contemporary”, M17 Contemporary Art Center, Kyiv
— Biennale del Belvedere di San Leucio, Italy
— Group exhibition “Art Summer Contemporary”, M17 Contemporary Art Center, Kyiv
— Solo exhibition “Art that moves”, Kyiv History Museum, Kyiv
— Group exhibition “What If Fest”, Lavra Gallery, Kyiv
— Group exhibition “Moving up”, Kyiv city administration, Kyiv
— Solo exhibition, gallery D12, Kyiv
— Solo exhibition “Ukrainian galaxy”, Palace of Congress, Bagnoles de l’Orne, France
— Art Monaco, Forum Grimaldi, Monaco
— Group exhibition “Ukraine and France: crossroad of cultures”, Ukrainian cultural center, Paris
— Autumn Salon 2012, Coubron, France
— Group exhibition “Summer’s memories”, museum of Ivan Kavaleridze, Kyiv
— Solo exhibition “Ukrainian Firework”, Gallery Mytets, Kyiv