Childhood and education: I was born in Wolgograd (USSR) and grew up in Odesa (Ukraine). In the year 1995 I received Bachelor Degree in Art Education in Odesa Art Institute and, in 2001, a Master Degree in Visual Arts (specialization Painting) in the National Academy of Fine Arts in Kyiv (Ukraine). In 2004 I went to study in the Academia Ligustica di Belle Arti (Genoa, Italy) where in 2007 I received my 2nd Master Degree in Visual Arts (specialization Decoration). In 2013, together with family moved to Austria where in the year 2016 I received my 3rd Master Degree in Art Education in the Kunstuniversität Linz.
Work concept: During all my career, I work in two fields: freelance artist (painting) and an Art teacher. Because I am an active artist I bring my personal artistic experience to students. In the same time teaching process gives me the possibility to have live contact with young people giving them my experience and knowledge and receiving their feedback. Being pretty international myself I love to work in an International school.
Most important art works: Painting “Johann the Baptist” for a Chapel in Andorf (Austria); a complex of 14 large paintings for the Santa Teresa of Baby Jesus church (Genoa, Italy); decoration of the ceiling in the chapel of monastery of the Sisters Servants of Mary (Genoa, Italy); exhibitions in Austria, Italy, Ukraine, Spain, Germany. My works are in such museums as: National Gallery Taras Shevchenko (Kyiv, Ukraine), Dnipro´s Art Museum (Dnipro, Ukraine), Kuindzhi Museum (Mariupol, Ukraine); private collections in Austria, Italy, Germany, Spain, UK, Ukraine, USA and Russia.
Most important educational projects in collaboration with such associations and institutions as: International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation (Mus-e Project), National Gallery Palazzo Spinola, Conservatory Niccolo Paganini, Ligurian Academy of Fine Arts, Palazzo Ducale Foundation (Italy); Kunstuniversität Linz, Landestheater Linz, International school L.I.S.A. Auhof, different cultural associations (Austria); National Academy of Visual Arts and Architecture, National Conservatory P.Tchaikovsky, “Dach” theatre (Ukraine).
In case you would like to see my works please visit my website www.denys-savchenko.com