Liubov Brizhatiuk / Lubawww.ArtPal.com/lubita23
Born in Kiev, Ukraine, Liubov is a fine art sculptor and painter specializing in Impressionism, Expressionism and Surrealism. Starting at age 13 she participated in the Ukrainian National Art Concourses. Liubov’s paintings represented the Soviet Union in the International Art Exposition in Czechoslovakia and Japan. At age 16, she left home to study painting at the renowned Kharkov State Academy of Arts and Design in Ukraine where she was enrolled in the gifted child program. She celebrated her 20th birthday with her first professional appointment at the Union Artists Guild of Ukraine in their Design Department. In just three short years she advanced from Decorator/Design Creator to Project Manager.
In 1984 Liubov married a foreign student from Colombia, South America and one year later they relocated to Bogota, Colombia. Being unknown in Colombia, she had to start from the bottom. Her challenge was learning to speak Spanish while taking care of her two young children, and to do so while continuing her painting career. Liubov’s spirit and love of painting led to her and a group of other artists in creating the Artists Union of Bogotá. Working with local politicians, they won a contract decorating and designing the Plastic’s Art in Suba Borough Hall and later managed several large art projects for the city. The tragic untimely death of Luba’s husband forced her and her two teenage children to quickly relocate to the United States.
In the United States since 2000, she dedicated most of her free time to landscape and figurative painting. In 2006 with a stable job and grown children, she thought she could finally start to enjoy the life, travel, paint and live her dreams. However, destiny once more stabbed her in the back when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now, years later, as a twice cancer survivor, she lives by this philosophy: “I want to tell to everybody if life gives me one more opportunity to live, I will always have a paint brush in my hand, this is my true vocation and happiness.”
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Art Expositions in USA
2017 - 2018 Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition / BWAC
2017 Art exhibition Southampton, NY
2016 BRIC /BAM Art exhibition;
2016 Solo exhibition at Gallery-Bar, Brooklyn, NY;
2016 Exhibition at Conference Center of Maimonides Med. Center, Brooklyn, NY;
2016 Fence Show, LI Museum.
2014 Pictorial mural at Education Center, Queens, NY
2013 Solo exhibition, Sapphire Lounge, Manhattan, NY
2012 “Go Brooklyn” open studio exposition-event, Brooklyn, NY;
2012 Amarin Café, Solo exhibition, New York, NY.
2011-12 “11th - 12th Annual WAH Salon Art Club Show”, Williamsburg Historical & Art Center, NY
2011 MORA museum, Art show, NJ
2011 “Hidden Cities”, Women’s Causus for Art.
2011 Butterfly Art Gallery, Red Bank, NJ; participant in the exposition.
2010 Solo exhibition at Wilkes Gallery, Northport, NY
2009 “Community Art Contest”, Mount Sinai, Queens, NY, Silver level.
2008 – 2009 KZ Auction Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.