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About me


I'm Ivan Kolisnyk. I was born in 1961 in Ukraine's Poltavs'ka region. As long as I remember, I admired painting. During education in Kyiv Polytechnic University from 1978 to 1984 I took lessons of painting in Vassyl Zabashta's art school based in Kyiv.

I graduated from Kyiv Polytechnic University in 1984. Since then I have lived and worked in Cherkasy, Ukraine.


I enjoy life. And I just love painting. And I depict everything that affirms life. Either a landscape or still life, portrait or conversation piece.

It was important to find own painting style and feature. Not only Ukrainian artists, who I took lessons from, influenced my artistic style but also great masters of the past: Van Gogh, Cezanne, Degas etc. Artist changes during all the life. His style and aesthetic views change too. Only devotion to art has to be constant. I don’t like mysteries in art I try to communicate with spectator directly.

2018 -- Exhibition "Colors of April" in Cherkasy Art Museum
2017 -- Exhibition devoted to Day of the artist
2016 -- Exhibition devoted to Day of the artist
2016 -- “In Red” exhibition
2015 -- Ukrainian Christmas exhibition
2015 -- Exhibition devoted to Day of the artist
2015 – “In Red” exhibition. Cherkasy
2014 -- National exhibition of portrait.
2013 – Personal exhibition of painting. Cherkasy
2012 – Personal exhibition of painting. Cherkasy
2004 – Cherkasy Regional spring exhibition.
2003 – "The image and color", joint exhibition with A. Kuksov.
1994 – Exhibition of young artists. Cherkasy

The biggest collection of artworks (about 40) belongs to hotel “The Ukraine” in Cherkasy
A lot of pictures are in private collections in Ukraine, Germany, The USA, France and Italy.