This artist from Ukraine has been informally dubbed the "Sunglasses Girl" throughout world art salons, due to her love of wearing hand-painted sunglasses, as well as due to her works — large, two-meter-high sunglasses sculptures that are hard to miss.
In her works, the artist uses a mirrored, 3-D effect. The objects that come into focus — such as people, animals, plants — are inversely multiplied, emphasizing, through the repetition their essential essence.
Critics say that Olga's art radiates bold, positive energy. It is light, colourful, joyful and playful art that at the same time is also the artist's reflection on the catastrophes and the pain of the Universe.
‘We are part of the natural world, not apart from it. Can I change this world? I'm sure that I can! I am doing this with the help of my glasses sculptures. Because nature itself is calling upon us to act!’ says Olga.
An important feeling behind the Global Vision series is the ‘melting’ of the world and people, which refers to the problem of global warming. And the sculptures of the melting people contrast with the majestic geometric shapes of the world of 3D glasses.
Olga was born in 1986 in Kyiv. She has participated in exhibitions in the Ukraine, France, Monaco, Italy, Canada, and the USA, and her work is in many private collections in Europe and the United States. Kosheleva’s sculpture, “Icebreakers,” was awarded the Leonardo da Vinci prize in Florence in January 2018. In 2017, Olga received an award from the Biennale del Belvedere di San Leucio, Italy.
— Scope Miami Beach (Vogelsang Gallery), Miami, USA
— Art in Motion IV, Animation Nights New York's Best of Fest, Anderson Contemporary Gallery, New York, USA
— Art New York, Pier 94, New York
— 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