Viktoriya Tudoran-Opanasenko (COdVT)
Was born in 1980 in the industrial city of Mykolaiv (Ukraine). She has been interested in drawing since childhood, but the social environment where she grew up made her understand very early that being an artist was not the best choice to earn a living. Therefore, she gave up drawing for over 20 years. In 2003, Viktoriya received a master’s degree in computer science, graduating from The Admiral Makarov National University of Shipbuilding in Mykolaiv, and she has worked as a computer scientist ever since. In 2015, while working as a university lecturer, Viktoriya published a student coursebook titled Human-Computer Interaction. The Ukrainian Ministry of Science still recommends the book as an official student coursebook for all Ukrainian universities. The book is about designing Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) while considering the functioning of the human brain.
In 2015, Viktoriya and her husband moved to Poland. As it was a time of change in many areas of her life, she also got back to her childhood interest in drawing and learnt it from books.Initially, sketching was just a tool to improve drawing techniques, but soon it became a passion. As Viktoria puts it, ‘In our dynamic world, sketching allows us to quickly capture the place’s atmosphere. So I draw how I see and feel this place. Grey Warsaw, at first glance, with an unbelievable combination of disharmonic styles inspired me to draw, and it has never been grey to me since then.’
Some people think that urban sketching tends to focus on architecture — it indeed plays a significant role in Viktoriya’s marker sketches. However, the urban environment cannot exist without people. Each window, each restaurant table encaptures a lot of people’s emotions, feelings, and secrets. Viktoriya presents them on canvas. Today, Viktoriya holds the position of Senior Software Engineer in an international company. In addition, she conducts ‘Sketch Your Speech’ training sessions in drawing as a visual aid in public speaking
Circle Foundation for the Arts, Lyon, France – Circle Foundation Juried Affiliate Artist since May 2020
The Gateway International Painting Competition, Sedona, Arizona, USA, February 2019 – Finalist
The Gateway International Painting Competition, Sedona, Arizona, USA, March 2020 – Finalist
The 37th International Artavita Online Art Contest, Santa Barbara, California, USA, March 2020 – Certificate of Excellence
The 38th International Artavita Online Art Contest, Santa Barbara, California, USA, May 2020 – Runner Up Certificate
The 40th International Artavita Online Art Contest, Santa Barbara, California, USA, September 2020 – Runner Up Certificate
The 41st International Artavita Online Art Contest, Santa Barbara, California, USA, September 2020 – Finalist Certificate
Competition to Exhibit at Spectrum Brooklyn with World Wide Art, Circle Foundation for the Arts, Lyon, France, July 2021 – Certificate of Artistic Excellence
All She Makes (Curated online directory for women creatives worldwide) – directory member since December 2021. www.allshemakes.org
Luxembourg Art Prize – certificate of merit 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021
Circle Quaterly Art Review Magazine Contest, Circle Foundation For The Arts, Certificate of Excellence, October 2021
The 48th Artavita Online Art Contest, Santa Barbara, California, November 2021 – Finalist Certificate.
ARTBOX.PROJECT World 2.0, Zurich – semifinalist
The 50th Artavita Online Art Contest with the theme „Hope”, Santa Barbara, California, Fabruary 2022 – Finalist Certificate.
The 53th Artavita Online Art Contest – competing for exhibition at Red Dot Miami Art Fair at Spectrum 2022, Santa Barbara, California, July 2022 – Finalist Certificate.
CFA Online Art Contest for exhibition within the World Wide Art and Artavita pavilion at Art Expo New York Art Fair, March 30 – April 2, 2023, Finalist Certificate, October 2022.
Artist of the month June 2022, Circle Foundation For The Arts, Certificate of Excellence, June 2022
Artist of the Year 2022, Circle Foundation For The Arts, Certificate of Excellence, Fabruary 2023.
The Artbox Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland – June 2020
Artsy.net, online – July 2020 – July 2021
Swiss Art Expo 2020 (with Artbox.Project Zurich 2.0), SBB Eventhall Zürich Main Station, Switzerland – 20 – 24 August 2020
Artbox.Project World 1.0, The Artbox Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland, 4 January – 31 March 2021
Artbox.Project Barcelona 1.0, Valid World Hall gallery, Barcelona, Spain, 2 – 7 May 2021
The Artbox Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland – March – June 2021
Swiss Art Expo 2021 (with Artbox.Project Zurich 3.0), SBB Eventhall Zürich Main Station, Switzerland – 25 – 29 August 2021
URBANSIDE Gallery, Zurich, 1.02.2022 – 4.03.2022
Artsy.net, online 20.01.2022 – 4.03.2022
URBANSIDE Gallery, Zurich, 1.05.2022 – 31.05.2022
Tompson Gallery, Zug, 1.04.2022 – 31.05.2022
Lelie Gallery, Amsterdam, 1.04.2022 – 31.05.2022
Biennale Art Expo, Tane Art Space, Venice/Italy, 1.05.2022 – 31.05.2022
Swiss Art Expo 2022 (with Artbox.Project Zurich 4.0), SBB Eventhall Zürich Main Station, Switzerland – 24 – 28 August 2022.
VOGUE Fourth Edition, 9 – 14 September, 2022, Boomer Gallery, London.
ArtBox.Project Palma 1.0 Casa Del Arte, Palma de Mallorka, 24.10.2022-06.11.2022.
Miami Art Week (with Artboxy), 26-27.11.2022.
Tompson Gallery, Zug, 1.01.2023 – 31.01.2023.
Art Lab California, Los Angeles, 16.01.2023 – 31.01.2023.
ArtBox.Project New York 2.0, ARTBOCEXPO New York, Manhattan, 17.04.2023-26.04.2023.
Johnathan Schultz Gallery, Miami, 2ns Ave Suite 105 D/F, USA, May 2023.
Finity Gallery, Berlin, Germany, June 2023.
ArtExpo Basel 2.0, Euroairport Basel, Switzeland, 15-18 June, 2023.
Nikoleta Gallery, Berlin, Germany, July 2023.
Cipriarte Venezia Gallery, Venice, Italy, July 2023.
Casa del Arte, Palme, Mallorka, Spain, July 2023.
Swiss Art Expo 2023 (with Artbox.Project Zurich 5.0), SBB Eventhall Zürich Main Station, Switzerland – 06 – 10 September 2023.
Miami Art Week (with Artboxy), USA, 06-10.12.2023.
1. World Wide Art Magazine, Issue #4, 2020, p. 158 https://issuu.com/despina2/docs/wwa_20issue4_20_20web/158
2. Viktoriya Tudoran (CodVT) – personal artist catalogue, ARTBOX.GROUPS GmbH, Switzeland, ISBN Nr. 978-3-0366-0028-4, 16 pp.
3. VOGUE Fourth Edition, 9 – 14 September, 2022, Boomer Gallery, London, 150 Tooley street, Tower bridge – exhibition catalofue, p. 34
4. ArtTour International magazine, 45 Rockefeller Plaza, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10111 2023, Winter Issue, p. 141. (https://www.arttourinternational.com/publications/2023-winter-issue/)
5. They call us. Feminist literary magazine, Edition „They don’t call us”, 2023, p. 43 (with an artwork „Munich Hofgarten stories”).
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