//Kateryna Bortsova

Kateryna Bortsova

At present time Kateryna Bortsova is a painter – graphic artist with BFA in graphic arts
and MFA. Works of Kateryna took part in many international exhibitions (Taiwan, Moscow,
Munich, Spain, Italy, USA etc.). Also she win silver medal in the category “realism” in
participation in “Factory of visual art”, New York, USA and 2015 Emirates Skywards Art of
Travel competition, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


Kateryna is always open for commission and you can view her work on Instagram:
@katerynabortsova, or on her website: https://bortsova6.wixsite.com/bortsova .

2008 – Master of Fine Arts  (Kharkov National Pedagogical University)

2007 – Bachelor of Graphic Arts (Kharkov State Academy of Design and Arts)

2003 – Junior specialist of Easel Painting (Kharkov State Art College)

1997 – Graduate from Kharkov State Art School with honors

Personal Exhibitions:

2007 – “Graphic art by Kateryna Bortsova”, Kharkov state Art museum, Kharkov, Ukraine

2002 – “People of contemporaneity”, Kharkov state Art museum, Kharkov, Ukraine

2000 – “Graphic arts”, Kharkov state Art College, Kharkov, Ukraine

Awards, diplomas:

2020 – The Merit prize, Awesome Art Prize, Spring Edition, USA

2019 – Nominee of Odessa International Art Prize, Odessa, Ukraine

2016 – Winner of “Find Your Brilliance” contest, made by Dell and Mashable, USA

2015 – Winner of the 2016 Emirates Skywards Art of Travel competition, Dubai, UAE

2013 – Finalist of competition “Portrait-collage”, portal YOKEN TOKEN

2012 – Winner of cover competition of Oxford University Press, Great Britain

2012 – Silver medal in the category “realism” in participation in “Factory of visual art”,

New York, USA

2010 – Finalist of International poster competition “Yaya art”, Denmark

2010 – Finalist of “Free press” International poster design exhibition,  Italy

2007 – Finalist of 6 Francisco Mantecon International Advertising Poster Competition, Spain

Residence, art colony and plein airs:

​2022 – PILOTENKUECHE The International Art Program 51 round, Leipzig, Germany

2021 – Faberllull Olot, Catalonia, Spain

2020 – Grand from Casa Tagumerche art residency, Canarias Islands, Spain

2018 – JIWAR art residence, Barcelona, Spain

2017 – GLO’ART Residence, Lanaken, Belgium

2016 – 52nd International art Colony Pocitelj, Pocitelj, Bosnia and Hercegovina

2016 – International Art Colony “Antik Art Colony ‘16”, Jale, Himare, Albania

2015 – 13 International Art Colony Karpino, Macedonia

2014 – 21 International Art Colony Kicevo, Macedonia

2013 – International Art Plein Air Pancevo, Serbia.

Publications:

2022 – “Beauty in Rigor: The Art of Kateryna Bortsova”, Issue 3: In Our Hands, I, Enheduanna, USA

2022 – cover for Cold Mountain Review, Special Issue on Identity Volume 50, Appalachian State University, USA

2022 – ModPortrait 2021, Galería artelibre, ISBN 978-84-09-31302-0, Spain

2022 – Blood Orange Review, issue 14.1, Washington State University, USA

2022 – 3Elements Review, N 34, USA

2022 – The Thought Collective, Issue one: The Everyday, Singapore

2022 – The Song Between Our Stars, Volume 1, number 2, Pingo Soochét, USA

2022 – Bealtaine magazine, Issue 2, Co. Cork, Ireland

2022 – Residual Believers, Issue 2

2022 – Anvane Magazine Februrary 2022 #3

2021 – Sutterville review, First Issue, Land Park Press, Sacramento, California, USA

2021 – Superstition Review, Issue 28, Arizona State University, USA

2021 – NonBinary Review, Issue 26, Zoetic Press, USA

2021 – Flora Fiction, Volume 2 Issue 3 Fall 2021, Saint Augustine, Florida, USA

2021 – Modern Renaissance, September issue, https://ru.culturallyarts.com/modernrenaissance

2021 – Cover for PacificREVIEW: The Mirror Maze, San Diego State University, USA

2021 – NNC art magazine June 2021, Amsterdam, Netherland

2021 – Corbeaux Magazine, RED issue, USA

2021 – The Athena Review, Third Issue, The Summer Solstice Collection, USA

2021 – The Purposeful Mayonnaise, Volume 1, Issue 1

2021 – Defunkt Magazine, Volume 8, USA

2021 – Artists 4 Peace, Issue 5, www.artists4peace.org

2021 – The Red Zenith Equality Zine, First Issue, London, UK

2021 – Creatures Issue 4 :consumption, USA

2021 – Winner of the Censorship & Freedom Contest, The Abstract Elephant Magazine LLC, USA

2021 – Superpresent, spring Issue, USA

2021 – The Working Artist, Second Edition, UK

2021 – Cover for APERO fine art catalogue, January 2021, USA

2021 – Cover art for CAMAS Winter 2020, Resilience, the University of Montana, USA

2020 – Interview for Negromundo, Alicante, Spain, http://www.negromundo.com/kateryna-bortsova-entrevista/

2020 – Cover art for Volume 3 Issue 1 of Margins Magazine, The UTSC Women’s and Trans Centre, University of Toronto, Canada

2020 – FAKfulness Art Mag 4th, Warsaw, Poland

2020 – “Homeward” Havik, Las Positas College, USA

2020 – Flea Circus Magazine “Little Victories” – Volume 01, UK

2020 – Pretty Owl Poetry, issue 26 summer, the Sundress Publications, USA

2020 – Beyond Queer Words, international literary magazine, USA

2020 – Alchemy 2020, Portland, USA

2020 – ART HOLE: 1, UK

2020 – Phoebe Issue 49.2, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA

2020 – The MASS: MATRIARCHY

2020 – Juste Milieu, Issue № 10 (Monochrome), Detroit, USA

2019 – Sheepshead Review, Volume 42, № 1, UW-Green Bay’s Journal of Literature and Art, USA

2019 – The William and Mary Review, Vol. 57, Virginia, USA

2019 – Bluebee magazine, Volume 2, UK

2019 – Cover of High Plains Register, Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA

2019 – Cover of Lily Poetry Review Volume1 Issue 2, USA

2019 – The New Southern Fugitives, Volume 2, Issue 18, USA

2019 – Cover of Door is a Jar Magazine, Issue 10 Spring, USA

2019 – LandLocked Mag, Issue 1, USA

2019 – The Oakland Review, Volume XLIV, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

2019 – Cover art of The Central Dissent: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality, the University of Central Oklahoma, USA

2019 – A5 magazine, #24, March, UK

2019 – Gasher, winter issue, Stillwater, OK, USA

2018 – Anastamos journal, Issue 4, Chapman University, California, USA

2018 – North American Review, blog USA

2018 – deLuge – a Literary and Arts Journal, USA 

2018 – Whot is art, #20, November issue, UK

2018 – Sonder Midwest, Issue 2, USA

2018 – New Plains Review, spring 2018, the University of Central Oklahoma , USA

2018 – The Healing Muse, the annual journal of literary and visual art, Volume 18, New York, USA

2018 – Talking Writing, Boston, USA 

2018 – Ponder Review, Volume 2, Issue 1, Mississippi University for Women, USA

2018 – Gravel Mag, Summer Issue, University of Arkansas at Monticello, USA 

2018 – Scene & Heard a journal of artistic reflections, salutatory issue, Florida, USA

2018 – Streetlight Magazine, USA

2018 – Levitate literary magazine, Issue 2, the Chicago High School for the Arts, USA

2018 – Barzakh A LITERARY MAGAZINE, Spring 2018, NY, USA 

2018 – The Esthetic Apostle, First Spring Issue, Columbia,, USA  

2017 – AVERAGE ART Magazine, December 2017, UK

2017 – Repurposed Mag, Issue Three

2016 – Here Comes Everyone (HCE), East and West Issue, UK

2014 – Landescape Art Review , January 

2012 – The British Journal of Aesthetics, Volume 52, Issue 4, UK

Biennale, competitions, group exhibitions:

2022 – City Crush 10, festival of street culture, Werk 2, Leipzig, Germany

2022 – XXII Bienal Internacional de Arte de Cerveira,  Fundação Bienal de Arte de CerveiraVila Nova da Cerveira, Portugal

2022 – “Krieg und Frieden”, Kulturkorridor, MoonArt Gallery, Leipzig, Germany

2022 – Dark Hope Respite, PILOTENKUECHE, Leipzig, Germany

2022 – Moving surreal curiousity, open studio show, PILOTENKUECHE, Leipzig, Germany

2022 – ALC, video festival, Pozos de Garrigós: Museo de Aguas de Alicante, Alicante, Spain

2022 – “PHY/GITAL”, NM gallery, Affordable Art Fair Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden

2022 – 26th Annual Festival of Alternative Art, Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art, Yerevan, Armenia

2022 – VR exhibition “In Spring”, The Gallery by MUI

2022 – The 3rd One Hour International Short Film Festival (OHISFF), Papakura Art Gallery, 10 Averill Street, Papakura, Auckland | Tāmaki-makaurau, Aotearoa | New Zealand

2021 – online expo “Hall of Fake”, gallery “Mas”, Moscow, Russian Federation

2021 – 2nd International Video Art Biennale “Restless Waiting”, IAVPOA

2021 – The Embraces: Utopian Proximities online exhibition and the Acropolis Remix pavilion at The Wrong Biennale nº5

2021 – VR exhibition “Audiovisual Frontiers”, UCR, USA

2021 – “Communitas III: Digitale Gemeinschaft”, Kunsthaus Steffisburg, Switzerland

2021 – VR exhibition “Myth Interrupted: Reinventing The Mothers, Monsters and Muses of Greek Myth”, Kleió, UK

2021 – MTHR, Projekt 12/21, Ministry of Culture and Science, the Wuppertal Cultural Office, the Fund for Art and Culture and Knipex, Wuppertal, Germany

2021 – Artspace Bremerhaven, ASSOCIATION “DIE ALTE BÜRGER” E.V., Bremerhaven, Germany

2021 – Remote Closeness exhibition, by Factory’s Public Art Program /the JNGFA, the Goethe-Institut in Jordan, the Institut Français de Jordanie, and funded by the Franco-German Cultural Fund, Jordan

2021 – Every Woman Biennial, Copeland Gallery in Peckham, London, UK

2021 – Lacuna Festival, “Distance”, Lanzarote, Spain https://www.lacunafestivals.com/2021-festivals.php

2021 – VR exhibition “Mono” https://www.mi-sul.com/

2021 – VR exhibition EXDECA #13 https://expodesdecasa.com/catalogo/

2021 – “Print to print” international print exhibition, Mathugama, Sri Lanka

2021 – ARTIM Flux “Do not run! This is only a mirage you see…”, YARAT Contemporary Art Space, Baku, Azerbaijan

2021 – VR exhibition “Niezaspokojony Głód//Endless Hunger”, Wirtualne Muzeum Antropocenu, Poland

2021 – VR exhibition “You and I” by curator Aleks Ka Kusowska

2021 – VR exhibition “Open Fragment”, Pragmata collective, Zagreb at the GMK Gallery

2021 – LA INMENSIDAD ÍNTIMA, Salón Abierto de Dibujo, PIRA, Barcelona, Spain

2021 – VR exhibition “Inspiring Girls”, Ink People, Brenda Tuxford Gallery, USA

2021 – VR exhibition “Black Lives Matter”, Matigan Art And Cultural Center, Germany

2021 – VR exhibition “Lockdown exhibition”, Fitzrovia Circle, Free Speech Gallery, Germany

2021 – VR exhibition “Changing spaces”, ASTRO

2021 – VR exhibition RE:INVENT- IN MOTION, Art Gallery 118, USA

2021 – VR exhibition “IMMEMORY”, USA https://covid-immemory.com/kate-bortsovas-paintings

2020 – VR exhibition “Out of body” by STOA collective, Dublin

2020 –“Corona and Climate Crisis” Gallery in the Project space of Global 3000 Group e.V., Berlin, Germany

2020 – United Nations UN75 collaborative exhibition “Global Conversation”, UN General Assembly, USA

2020 – exhibition of Don Sante Award for Contemporary Art, Bari, Italy

2020 – Posters on Politics 2020 Exhibition, DMJStudio, USA

2020 – HEART20 IMMUNE SYSTEM THERAPY, online group show, The Plasticine Art Factory, PLAN C and Officine Kreative, UK

2020 – “Minerva: Harmony to Hollywood”, New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, USA

2020 – “It is not your body”, online exhibition, Gallarty gallery, Moscow

2020 – “UPLIFTING BOOST”, VR exhibition, Dagaz Gallery, USA

2020 – “Response”, online exhibition, The Duluth Art Institute, USA

2020 – “I Might Be Staring at Infinity (or the backs of my own eyelids)”, VR exhibition, YARAT Contemporary Art Space, Virtual ARTIM Project Space, Baku, Azerbaijan

2020 – “New Nude 2”, online exhibition BG Gallery, Santa Monica, USA

2020 – “What to Wear”, online exhibition BG Gallery, Santa Monica, USA

2020 – “In 24-Hours’ online exhibition, curated by Ayshia Taskin and [SHIFT:ibpcpa] at The Wall Space Gallery, Scotland, UK

2020 – “La cultura es femenina”, international exhibition, Espacio Cultural El Tanque, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

2019 – “Is there a life after plastic?”, BIS ART Gallery, Winzavod, Moscow, Russia

2019 – “Musas” International art exhibition, Alicante, Spain

2019 – Exhibition of nominees of Odessa International Art Prize, “Sady Pobedy”, Odessa, Ukraine

2019 – The Rejects, online art exhibition, Cold bench, Italy, Milan

2018 – The exhibition Person City,  La Nave, Madrid, Spain

2017 – International Artist Grand Prix, X-Power Gallery, Taipei, Taiwan

2017 – International exhibition “Lethes Art. Memorty & Identiti(es)”, Ponte de Lima, Portugal

2017 – International exhibition “Fire and Ice”, Alicante, Spain

2017 – Art Revolution Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan

2017 – POČITELJSKA PRIČA, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina

2017 – Preview show of Art Revolution Taipei in Get Art Museum, Taipei, Taiwan

2017 – Metropolis Urban Winter Festival, Guwahati, India

2016 – ART.WHO.ART #6 festival, Moscow

2016 – PRESIÓN MX 43 MOTIVOS, #Fronteras, Mexico

2016 – Re-Cognition, ART-MAP, arquivo municipal, Ponte de Lima, Portugal

2016 – UAMO festival “Fortress”, Munich, Germany

2016 – Exhibition «XXV Pjesnički Memorijal “Avdo Mujkić” 2016», Tuzla, Bosnia and Hercegovina

2016 – Exhibition of 13 International Art Colony Karpino, Kocani, Macedonia

2016 – Exhibition of 13 International Art Colony Karpino, Vinica, Macedonia

2015 – Interactive exhibition “Find Your Brilliance”, London’s Westfield Stratford City, UK

2015 – “Espejos en el Tiempo, Rusia & España”, Alicante, Spain

2015 – IV Biennale of watercolors of small format, Zrenjanin, Serbia

2015 – Exhibition of 13 International Art Colony Karpino, Kumanovo, Macedonia

2015 – The New York Coffee Festival, New York, USA

2015 – IV Biennale of watercolors of small format, Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina

2015 – III Brest Print Triennial – 2015, Brest, Belarus

2015 – 16 INTERBIFEP, Tuzla, Bosnia and Hercegovina

2015 – PRESIÓN MX 43 MOTIVOS, Mexico

2015 – BookILL fest – Book illustration festival, Novi Sad, Serbia

2015 – Exhibition of 21 International Kicevo Art Colony, Kumanovo, Macedonia

2015 – IV Biennale of watercolors of small format, Belgrade, Serbia

2015 – THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL GRAPHICS EXHIBITION, KRALJEVO, SERBIA

2014 – Exhibition of 21 International Kicevo Art Colony, Skopje, Macedonia

2014 – Mail Art Salon 2014, Dallas, Texas, USA

2014 – World Watercolour Competition, France

2014 – 1ST INTERNATIONAL MAIL-ART EXHIBITION BORDERS, STRASBOURG, FRANCE

2014 – “From the origins to mastery”, Kharkov Art Museum, Kharkov, Ukraine

2013 – Sixth International biennale of mini prints – Tetovo, Macedonia

2013 – Art Project “New Year’s salon in Anatomic theater”, Kiev, Ukraine.

2013 – “A Glimpse of the Future”, 8 International Digital Miniprint Exhibition, Ottawa, Canada.

2012 – 7 International triennial of graphic art Bitola, Macedonia

2012 – “Matrices 2012” International electrographic art exhibition of small forms, Budapest, Hungary

2012 – “Creative for Human Rights” IV International Socio-Political Poster Biennalee, Poland

2011 – Fifth International biennale of mini prints – Tetovo, Macedonia

2011 – Exhibition “Jaka bede…”, Ketrzyn, Poland

2011 – “Haven and Earth” an international fine art exhibition, New York, USA

2010 – Exhibition of posters devoted to Tacoma International film festival 2010, Tacoma, USA

2010 – Exhibition “Jaka bede…”, Ketrzyn Poland

2010 – 5 International biennale of Mini prints – Tetovo 2009, Macedonia

2010 – 30 Mini Print International, Cadaques, Spain

2010 – “Matrices 2010” International electrographic art exhibition of small forms, Budapest, Hungary

2009 – X biennale international de gravat – Josep de Ribera – Xativa, Spain

2009 – Exhibition of posters devoted to Tacoma International film festival 2009, Tacoma, USA

2009 – Exhibition of posters devoted to ISCA 10th Anniversary at INTERSPEECH Conference, Brighton, England

2009 – 29 Mini Print International, Cadaques, Spain

2009 – 10 Teheran International poster biennale, Teheran Iran

2008 – First International Student Competition of Poster, Skopje 2008, “Tolerance – A Global Challenge”, Skopje, Macedonia

2008 – Exhibition of posters devoted to Sokolov International film festival, Alfa cinema in Sokolov, Czech Republic

2008 – 28 Mini Print International, Cadaques, Spain

2008 – 10 anniversary exhibition of works of teachers and students of higher educational establishments of Kharkov, Kharkov, Ukraine

2008 – “Variations” group exhibition at Kharkov State Art museum, Kharkov, Ukraine

2007 – IX Biennale international de gravat – Josep de Ribera – Xativa, Spain

2007 – 4 International biennale of Mini prints – Tetovo 2007, Macedonia

2007 – 27 Mini Print International, Cadaques, Spain

2004 – All-Ukrainian Exhibition “Picturesque Ukraine”, Kiev, Ukraine

1999 – Exhibition at Kharkov State Art College, Kharkov, Ukraine

Took part in international and regional conferences: Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod, Astrakhan (2011 – 2015).), Ukraine (Kharkov, Kiev, Simferopol, Cherkasy, 2007 – 2014.), Germany (Munich 2012), USA (Texas, Dallas, 2014).

Author of Monograph: “The contribution of N. Samokish to the development of graphic arts of end of XIX – early XX centuries”. / E. Bortsova. – Saarbrucken: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, 2015 – 118 p. And more than 20 articles published in scientific journals in Russia, Ukraine, Germany.

The works are situated in collections: Private collections in Ukraine, Russia, Serbia, Macedonia, UK, USA, Australia, Spain, Albania, Hon Kong; The City Gallery of Uzice, Serbia; Palazzo Sturm, Bassano del Grappa, Italy; The town hall of Xativa, Spain; collections of Bodegas Terras Gauda, S. A.; collections of Tetovo Art museum; collections of Bitola museum; collections of Brest Regional Museum, Belarus; collection of of the Association of artists in B&H; collections of Hungarian Electrographic Art Association; collections of Centre d’artistes Voix Visuelle; Emirates Skywards Art Collection, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; The museological collection of Ponte de Lima, Portugal; Glo’art collection, Belgium; collection of YARAT Contemporary Art Space, Baku, Azerbaijan.

Professional experience:

2016 – 2017 – lecturer at Kharkov State College of Textiles and Design

2010 – 2013 – researcher of department of Western European Art at Kharkov State Art Museum

2007 – 2010 – lecturer (graphic arts) at Kharkov State Art College