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Україна, Київ, провулок Лаврський 9

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Aleksander Miroshnichenko

Artist  Statement

I began studying pottery  in 2003 and my first wish was to create functional wares. I was inspired by Japanese ceramic art and I tried to express the processes of nature in clay. Issues that interested  me  were the transience of life, imperfection, impermanence , nature of the self, and the beauty of materials. But my philosophy transformed, and I began to reflect on human beings and about processes in society: Civilization and urbanity  as capable of changing human nature; Personality as a set of separate elements and how they may be changed and permanently transformed; Continuous change and imperfection as a base line of personality making any seeming order unstable; Entropy as a mode of transforming the objects of material culture; and psychological isolation as common to human experience.  I try to integrate these ideas as motifs into my work. In the midst of my sculptural work I continue to make pottery because for me it is the study of form, surface, color, science, and technology. It remains a great experience to have the possibility to make functional things. 

 

Date of birth

 28 May 1983, UKRAINE 

 

Education

 2004-2010 Magister on industrial design Kharkov State Academy of Design and Arts 

 

Work Experience

2003-2010 - Laboratory of Ceramics in Kharkov State Academy of Design and Arts 

2011- till now - work in own studio 

 

Group exhibitions: 

2018 Starting point – exhibition with Segii Shaulis, Mironova gallery, Kyiv ,Ukraine

2018 Ukrainian ceramic festival  TSE GLYNA, Kyiv, Ukraine

2016 Litoralis - Gogolfest,Ivano-Frankivsk,Ukraine 

 

Juried exhibitions 

2018 International Juried Ceramics Exhibition MARTINSONS AWARD,Daugavpils,Latvia

2017 First Ukrainian ceramic biennale, Oposhnya ,Ukraine, Gold prize

2015 35 CICA International Ceramic Competition of L'Alcora (Spain) 

2015 3th International Triennial of Ceramics Unicum 2015,Ljubljana,Slovenia 

2013 Ukrainian Exhibition of Ceramics Artists, Oposhnya, Ukraine. Grand prix 

2010 International festival of arts and crafts. Gallery "Belyaevo", Moscow 

2010 Ukrainian Exhibition of Ceramics Artists, Oposhnya, Ukraine 

 

Solo exhibition

2017 On the fracture – solo exhibition, Art Jump gallery, Poltava, Ukraine 

2016 Ceramic codes – solo exhibition, Nurnberg house, Kharkiv, Ukraine 

 

Museums collections 

2018 Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre , Latvia

2017 National Museum of Ukrainian Pottery in Opishne

2015 Museu de Ceràmica de l'Alcora , Spain

2015 National museum of Slovenia, Ljubljana