Born in Kazakhstan (Aktau) in 1980, Yuliya attended the city’s art school between the ages of 10 – 15 and was noted as one of their most promising graduates. Her love of art had to take a back seat after she won a prestigious law scholarship and felt pressure to enter the emerging post-soviet era Kazakhstan oil and gas economy. Yuliya worked in the local Kazakh oil & gas industry before accepting a post in Aberdeen. After 2 years there, she relocated in 2007 to London where she has made her long term home.
Her creative ambition was restricted within the corporate world and in April 2015 she took the opportunity to reinvent herself becoming a full time artist. Since then Yuliya has been continuously gaining attention of the international curators, art advisors and private art collectors all around the world.
Independent, driven, yet fragile, her artistic ideology is a form of self-reflection. It lies with uncertain trajectory of a paper plane – a delicate vessel connecting space and time. The philosophical message shrouded in Yuliya’s elegant creations varies from painting to painting providing for less obvious emotional narrative.
Visualising chaotic or organised trajectories with her paper plane formations, she emphasises positive values of adaptive human behaviour and prevailing strength over perceived weakness. She also charges the little planes with an identity of a faceless portrait allowing for individual ability to overcome challenges facing unfamiliar highs in solitude or as a group.
Yuliyas’ practice combines subtle watercolour techniques and colour intense acrylic blends that create vibrant, or to the contrast, delicate surfaces sealed with oil and alkyd mediums .
30 nov - ong Aubergine Art Gallery, Wimbledon, London
17-20 Nov 2016 Edinburg Art Fair
31 Oct - 05 Nov 2016 solo Art Gallery 657 Studio, Fulham Rd, London #Flyingsolo
01 Sep 2016 featured artists in Saatchi Art Autumn 2016 Printed Catalogue
01 Jun 2015 - ong biweekly front page in 50 artworks by curators by Saatchi Art
04 Aug 2016 Hoxton Arches, London, with Meet the Artists
04 Feb 2016 Whitechappel Gallery, London, First Thursdays by Creative Debuts
02 Jan - 02 Mar 2016 Hoxton Hotel Gallery, Holborn, London,
22-25 Jan 2016 Art Room 2016, Melia White House Hotel, London
15-26 Dec 2015 Maze Art OXO Tower Barge House, London
09-25 Oct 2015 Wells Art Contemporary 2015, Somerset, UK
Apr - Jan 2016 Artist of the Day (twice), Inside the Studio, Saatchi Art
July - Sep 2015 solo , Mathew’s Yard Caffe & Art Gallery, Croydon
Mar - Jun 2016 Oliver, (Marketing Agency) Old St London
Feb - May 2016 Black + White Offices, Shoreditch, London
Feb - Jun 2016 20 Canada Square, City of London (Property Developer)
July 14 - May 2015 Werner Capital (Property Developer), Belgravia, London
Apr - Oct 2013 Bonas MacFarlane (Educational Consultancy), Battersea, London
On TV and Big Screen:
Nov 2016 Doctor Strange, Marvel movie, 2 artworks for the filming set decoration
Mar 2016 US Drama Scandal, from episode 515, series since 2012, ABC studios