Maria Shapranova

She was born on January 30, 1999, in the city of Mykolaiv. In 2006, she moved with her family to the city of Brovary, Kyiv region, where she studied drawing as a child at the School of Arts and the House of Children's and Youth Creativity.
In 2016, she entered NAU with a degree in architecture, in 2020 she received a bachelor's degree. She continued her education at NAU, in 2021 she received a master's degree in architecture and urban planning.

She started making collages in 2020 during quarantine, the only way she managed to give free rein to the emotions that were born as a result of a long stay in a «closed» space. Her first collages he created from her old drawings. Later, she searched the online stocks for free-to-use images, mostly vintage and unique, and printed and created collages with them. Then it came to magazines, photographs, objects, etc. After several works sold to collectors, the hobby grew into a real passion for collage.

In 2021, she began to discover the world of modern Ukrainian collage, met the Ukrainian collage artist Katya Syta, one of the initiators of the collage festival and collage studio. Later, she became a resident of the first contemporary collage workshop CUTOUT COLLAGE STUDIO. She is currently engaged in collage, painting and works in the field of architecture and design.

Exhibitions:
2021 — Festival of New Ukrainian Culture «SPALAKH», (Kyiv, Ukraine)
2021 — «Ukrainian Collage», Mystetskyi Arsenal (International Festival «X Book Arsenal»), (Kyiv, Ukraine)
2021 — «Collage Stories» DiA Gallery, (Drohobych,Ukraine)
2021 — Contemporary Art Fair at Stein Studio, (Kyiv, Ukraine)
2021 — Pop-up store of erotic art, Tviy Prostir, (Kyiv, Ukraine)

Maria Shapranova
She was born on January 30, 1999, in the city of Mykolaiv. In 2006, she moved with her family to the city of Brovary, Kyiv region, where she studied drawing as a child at the School of Arts and the House of Children's and Youth Creativity.
In 2016, she entered NAU with a degree in architecture, in 2020 she received a bachelor's degree. She continued her education at NAU, in 2021 she received a master's degree in architecture and urban planning.

She started making collages in 2020 during quarantine, the only way she managed to give free rein to the emotions that were born as a result of a long stay in a «closed» space. Her first collages he created from her old drawings. Later, she searched the online stocks for free-to-use images, mostly vintage and unique, and printed and created collages with them. Then it came to magazines, photographs, objects, etc. After several works sold to collectors, the hobby grew into a real passion for collage.

In 2021, she began to discover the world of modern Ukrainian collage, met the Ukrainian collage artist Katya Syta, one of the initiators of the collage festival and collage studio. Later, she became a resident of the first contemporary collage workshop CUTOUT COLLAGE STUDIO. She is currently engaged in collage, painting and works in the field of architecture and design.

Exhibitions:
2021 — Festival of New Ukrainian Culture «SPALAKH», (Kyiv, Ukraine)
2021 — «Ukrainian Collage», Mystetskyi Arsenal (International Festival «X Book Arsenal»), (Kyiv, Ukraine)
2021 — «Collage Stories» DiA Gallery, (Drohobych,Ukraine)
2021 — Contemporary Art Fair at Stein Studio, (Kyiv, Ukraine)
2021 — Pop-up store of erotic art, Tviy Prostir, (Kyiv, Ukraine)
I am a very emotional person, but I have never been able to express my emotions properly. Until I got acquainted with the art of collage
as a way to gather together the particles of my own consciousness. I perceive each collage as a psychological portrait.
And each work is a fragment of memories, feelings and thoughts, even the most secret. Therefore, I believe that collage is the best way
to know yourself, your "inside". This is a game with its subconscious, when in the process we seem to collect ourselves in pieces,
like a puzzle.

In my works I pay the most attention to fundamental human emotions, as well as sexual ones, and self-knowledge.
In almost every work there is a central image, the main character. And also hands that can hug, hold, strangle, touch...
Hands are a way of interaction of the central image with the world and itself. In addition, many works use images of
plaster sculptures, which are the embodiment of "fossil", which restrains the shell for emotions, which sooner or later gives cracks.

Also in my works I cover social issues that I consider important for myself: the themes of feminism, veganism.