Canadian Sculptures' Society

Oleh Lesiuk

Artist Statement

Through the figurative images, I explore the complexity of psychological aspects of different periods of life. In my works I use symbolism to express my feelings, my attitude and my own position in this life. The nature of clay mixed with grog that I use in my creations gives strength, plasticity, warmth and textural contrasts, which are inherently tied to the concepts they express.


Education
1981 MA Honours, Lviv State Academy of Applied Arts, Ukraine


Selected Exhibitions
Solo
1999 Cedar Ridge Gallery
1994 Ukrainian Canadian Art Foundation Gallery, Toronto
1994 Del Bello Gallery, Toronto

Group
2009 Octogenii + 1, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto
2009 Ukrainian Festival, Toronto
2006 Solstice, Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto
2006 Westmount Gallery
2005-6 Sunflower Gallery, Toronto
2005 KUMF Gallery, Toronto
2005 Expressions in Art, St Volodymyr Cultural Centre, Oakville ON
2004 Earthbound, Canadian Sculpture Centre
2004 Ukrainian Winter Art Show, City Hall, Toronto
2003 Endless 3D Tales, Canadian Sculpture Centre
2003 Famine, KUMF Gallery
2002 SSC Members Exhibition, John B. Aird Gallery
2000 Toronto International Art Fair, Metro Convention Centre
2000 The Art of Collecting, Canadian Sculpture Centre
2000 Ukrainian Canadian Archives and Museum of Alberta

Symposiums
2001,2000,1999 Wood Sculpture Symposium, sponsored at home of Ivan Franko, Mississauga ON

Competitions
2006 The Ukrainian American Veterans Monument International Competition, NJ, USA
2004 The Valiants Memorial National Competition, Ottawa ON
Augustus Jones Public Sculpture Competition, Hamilton, ON
2002 Sculpture Competition Commemorating the Centennial of Ukrainian Settlement, Rochester,NY
2001 Competition to design Iconostas for Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Buffalo NY,USA

Lesiuk is very active in organizing and co-ordinating art festivals within the Ukrainian Community in Toronto.

email: gallery@cansculpt.org

website: http://

Media: clay, wood, bronze

SSC Member Since: 1993