ABOUT

Olya Tkachenko is Toronto-based illustrator. She was born in Ukraine and has been graduated from the School of Fine Arts studying classic drawing, painting, sculpture, and history of arts.

In 2014 Olya and her family moved to Canada, where she worked at the Ukrainian Museum of Canada in Saskatchewan and led a private art school. Olya's works have been exhibited in Ukraine, France, and Canada. Since 2008 Olya worked as a freelance children’s illustrator and created a number of children's books in the USA, Canada, and Russia.

Rich traditions of Ukrainian folk art made a big impact on Olya's pallet. She works with various media such as oil, soft pastel, watercolors, batiks, etc., Her hot batik works combine the traditional Ukrainian technique of Pysankas (painted Easter Eggs) and modern concepts.

Currently, Olya and her family live in Toronto.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Exhibitions

  • 3

 

 

  • "Two lands of colour" batik art show, Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts, Edmonton, Alberta, 2021

  • "Wax and colors" batik art show, Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 2016

  • Exhibition at the Gallery on the Bridges, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 2015

  • Exhibition of the Union of Christian Artists, Museum of National Household and Architecture, Lviv, Ukraine, 2013-2014

  • Member of Art Union “A-Three”, Exhibition “Sacral Labirints”,  Art Center “Alter- Ego”, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2013

  • Exhibition of the IFES Art Conference, Aix-en-Provence, France, 2013

  • Exhibition of Union of Christian Students “Verge of unity”, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2013

  • Exhibition of the Union of Christian Artist, Kyiv-Mogylyanska Academy, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2013

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  • "Sirko", Ukrainian Folk Tale, Little Big Me, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2020

  • "The Mitten", Ukrainian Folk Tale, Little Big Me, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2019

  • "Underdog Duckling" by Sally Meadows, Your Nickel's Worth Publishers, Regina, SK, Canada, 2018

  • "My Buddy, Dido!!" by Marion Mutala, Your Nickel's Worth Publishers, Regina, SK, Canada, 2018

  • "The Turnip", Ukrainian Folk Tale, Little Big Me, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2018

  • "Kolobok. The Small Round Bun", Ukrainian Folk Tale, Little Big Me, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2017

  • "More Babas, Please!" by Marion Mutala, Your Nickel's Worth Publishers, Regina, SK, Canada, 2017

  • “Even though I cannot stay” by Rita Graham, March 2014

  • “Snow White and Ruby Rose. Three brothers” by Brothers Grimms, OLMA Media Group, Moscow, February 2014

  • MobyMax Reading Program by Learn Without Limits, LLC, January 2014

  • “Little Red Riding Hood” by Brothers Grimms, Studio Treasure Publishing, Toronto.September 2013

  • “Bird Bath Soup: A Sweet Little True Story” by Kimberly Travaglino, March 2013

  • "Wax and colors" batik art show, Ukrainian Museum of Canada, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 2016
     

Publishings