Yaroslava Shkolna

Born in 1989 in the village of Vyshcheolchedaiv, Murovano-Kurylovetsky district, Vinnytsia region. In 2012, she graduated from the Faculty of Law of KNU named after T.G. Shevchenko. She has been a practicing lawyer for 11 years. During the years at the university, she studied photography and engaged in amateur photography (mostly reportage). Beginning in 2012, Yaroslava began to study visual arts and constantly practice painting as a naive artist.

In 2015, she studied contemporary art at the «School of Contemporary Art» by V. Burlaka. In 2020, she returned to school with the intention of making art practice her new profession. As a result of studying at the «School of Contemporary Art»she took part in the exhibition «Art as life, life as art», where presented her painting series «White Room». «I have come to realize my need to do art for many years through internal blocks and external circumstances, but now I understand that this is the most natural way for me to interact with the world. This is what I can best convey my emotions and thoughts. And if I can give something to this world while remaining myself, it is only in artistic practices.»


Beginning in the fall of 2020, Yaroslava began to use collage as a medium, but she loved this material because it allows you to capture the state / emotion / thought as quickly as possible, and at the same time, the ready-made images she works with encourage Yaroslava to think, spinning the reel associations in the head of the author.
In June 2021 at the First Ukrainian Festival of Contemporary Collage CUTOUT Yaroslava met Katya Syta, and thanks to this meeting she became a resident of the workshop of contemporary collage CUTOUT COLLAGE STUDIO.

Exhibitions:
2021 – Group exhibition in the CUTOUT COLLAGE STUDIO, (Kyiv, Ukraine)
2021 – Festival of New Ukrainian Culture «SPALAKH», (Kyiv, Ukraine)
2021 – Institute of Contemporary Art Problems of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, exhibition «Art as Life, Life as Art», (Kyiv, Ukraine)
2021 – Art space «8 Pier», the main exhibition of the 5th Festival of Contemporary Art Mykolaiv ART Week: CHANGE, (Mykolaiv, Ukraine)
2021 – Proxet Art Galery, exhibition «Culture Code», (Kyiv, Ukraine)

Yaroslava Shkolna
Born in 1989 in the village of Vyshcheolchedaiv, Murovano-Kurylovetsky district, Vinnytsia region. In 2012, she graduated from the Faculty of Law of KNU named after T.G. Shevchenko. She has been a practicing lawyer for 11 years. During the years at the university, she studied photography and engaged in amateur photography (mostly reportage). Beginning in 2012, Yaroslava began to study visual arts and constantly practice painting as a naive artist.

In 2015, she studied contemporary art at the «School of Contemporary Art» by V. Burlaka. In 2020, she returned to school with the intention of making art practice her new profession. As a result of studying at the «School of Contemporary Art»she took part in the exhibition «Art as life, life as art», where presented her painting series «White Room». «I have come to realize my need to do art for many years through internal blocks and external circumstances, but now I understand that this is the most natural way for me to interact with the world. This is what I can best convey my emotions and thoughts. And if I can give something to this world while remaining myself, it is only in artistic practices.»


Beginning in the fall of 2020, Yaroslava began to use collage as a medium, but she loved this material because it allows you to capture the state / emotion / thought as quickly as possible, and at the same time, the ready-made images she works with encourage Yaroslava to think, spinning the reel associations in the head of the author.
In June 2021 at the First Ukrainian Festival of Contemporary Collage CUTOUT Yaroslava met Katya Syta, and thanks to this meeting she became a resident of the workshop of contemporary collage CUTOUT COLLAGE STUDIO.

Exhibitions:
2021 – Group exhibition in the CUTOUT COLLAGE STUDIO, (Kyiv, Ukraine)
2021 – Festival of New Ukrainian Culture «SPALAKH», (Kyiv, Ukraine)
2021 – Institute of Contemporary Art Problems of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, exhibition «Art as Life, Life as Art», (Kyiv, Ukraine)
2021 – Art space «8 Pier», the main exhibition of the 5th Festival of Contemporary Art Mykolaiv ART Week: CHANGE, (Mykolaiv, Ukraine)
2021 – Proxet Art Galery, exhibition «Culture Code», (Kyiv, Ukraine)
Adaptability, the ability to be critical of one's own and others' positions, and empathy are the most attractive human traits for me.
Yes, and useful for the survival of our species, I must say. That is why in my artistic practice I explore the ambiguity of what we see,
hear, think. The adult brain usually uses the minimum necessary set of information to filter things, events, people into
familiar categories and determine attitudes toward them.

In my works I try to gently «break» the viewer's brain, to cause a shift in perception, so that new neural connections begin to form
in the brain. Collage is an ideal medium for this purpose, because it allows you to deprive any image of context and put it in a new one.
At the same time, I work with various topics that interest me: introspection, religion, cultural history, social behavior
and social stereotypes, the interaction of man and nature.