Born 1984 in Ukraine

Works and lives in Hudson, New York, USA

 

 

CARING HANDS at Mattatuck Museum, 

Maryna Bilak Caring Hands on display September 22nd - January 5th 2020 


Education


MFA in Painting, New York Studio School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture (USA)

2012-2014

 

Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic)

2008-2011

 

Certificate program, Balassi Bálint Hungarian Cultural Institute (Hungary)

2006

 

Master of Fine and Applied Arts, Institute of Art of Subcarpathian National University (Ukraine)

2002-2007

 

 

Courses and Art Marathons

 

Sculpture Marathon with Garth Evans, New York, (USA)

2016, September

 

Academic sculpture course with Leonid Lerman, New York, (USA)

2015

 

Sculpture course with Jock Ireland - Looking at the Figure, New York, (USA)

2014-2015

 

Sculpture Marathon with Garth Evans - Nonrepresentational Sculpture, New York, (USA)

2014, September


Relief and Fresco Marathon with Bill Tucker, Pamela Avril and Lee Tribe, New York, (USA)

2014, July

 

Sculpture Marathon with Bruce Gagnier - Figurative Sculpture, New York (USA)

2014, June

 


Awards


2010 - Award for significant professional achievement and high intellectual contribution to the cultural development

of Transcarpathia from:
Regional Department of Culture of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration,
Regional Association "Native Transcarpathia",
Creative Center and the International Council " Vizhy -3000”
2009 - Medal " Vizhy -3000" for significant contributions to the development of art in Transcarpathia.

2007 - Award for the significant creative achievement and promotion of arts from Carpathian Cultural Center, Ivano-Frankivsk

2005 - First Prize Medal in the genre of Fine Arts , XV Hutsul Festival


Scholarships

 

2014 - Scholarship from New York Studio School (USA)  
2002-2007 - Full Time Scholarship from Institute of Art of Subcarpathian National University (Ukraine)


Collections

 

Mattatuck Museum, CT (USA)
Museum of Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute of Ferenc Rákóczi II, Berehovo ( Ukraine )
Hutsul Museum, Yasinia ( Ukraine )
Historical Museum "Palanok ", Mukachevo ( Ukraine )
Museum and Municipal Gallery, Serpukhov (Russia)
Collection of Institute of Balassi Balint, Budapest (Hungary)
Private collections in Ukraine, Russia, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary,

Czech Republic, Japan and The United States of America

 

Podcast

2019 - Maryna Bilak: Care at Hudson Hall, The Roundtable, WAMC Northeast Public Radio

Radio interview

2019 - Maryna Bilak discusses her show CARE with Joe Donahue on WAMC's Roundtable 

2018 - Maryna Bilak talking about her show at John Davis Gallery.

Interviewed by Ellen Thurston and Tom DePietro.

section with Maryna at 1:08-1:38

 

2017 - Artist Maryna Bilak and her husband Maurice Haughton discuss her traditional Ukrainian winter star sculpture and installation created for Hudson Winter Walk.
Interviewed by Ellen Thurston and Tom DePietro.


Publications

Articles

 

2019 - "The Rural We: Maryna Bilak - CARE", Rural Intelligence,  January 28, 2019

2019 - "Hudson-based Ukrainian artist Maryna Bilak exhibition at Hudson Hall", Hudson Valley 360, January 25th, 2019

2010 - "A Romanticist with a real view on life ,"Rachivshchina Star, June 5, 2010 , # 10-11 (67-68)

2007 - Article "The difference preservation of sacred architecture on both sides of the Carpathians", 

New Life , 27.4.2007, # 17-18

2006 - "With Hutsul flavor", We and Garden Serpukhov , 28 September 2006

2006 – Beregovo was introduced to the art of Rachivshchina , Rachivshchina Star, January 28, 2006 , # 5-6

2006 - Tükör, Kárpát info, 2006 január 25

2006 - "To live means to create " Rachivshchina Star, June 17, 2006 , # 48-49

2003 - Csikó és festője, A Tisza eredetétől az ecsetig, 2003.september 28

2002 – “Dedicated to be an artist”, Rachivshchina Star, October 12, 2002 , # 81-82

2002 - "Creative world of Maryna Bilak " Rachivshchina Star , May 25, 2002 , 41-42

2001 - Vo svete je už známy, Dukla 2001 roka


Catalogs


2013 – Artists of Carpathian Huculshchina – a catalog of works and biographies of 37 artists

of Carpathian Region of Ukraine, published by Oleksandr Maslyanyk and Jyriy Bendak

2010 - Upbeat Paintings of Marina Bilak - personal catalog of paintings and works of poetry, published by " Lyra"

2006 – The Third International Symposium of Painting – a catalog of 20 artists from Ukraine, Russia, Germany and Italy.


Editor and compiler
2013 - Ivan Doroban - Carpathian’s Painter

Illustrations


2012 – Carpathian Bells - a book of songs and poetry by Hanna and Magdalina Kedyk

2006 – Vinshunok - a book of poetry by Hanna Tomenyuk


Residencies


2006 - Falvak Kultúrájáért Alapítvány (Foundation for the Culture Villages), Aranyosapati (Hungary) 
2003 - Falvak Kultúrájáért Alapítvány - Foundation for the Culture Villages, Szeged (Hungary)

2002 - Bardejovske Kupele, Bardejov (Slovakia)


Selected Exhibitions

2019 - Caring Hands (solo), Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT (USA)

2019 - Care (solo), Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House, Hudson, NY (USA)

2018 - Buon Fresco/Fresh (solo), John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY (USA)

2018 - Resident Alien, Green County Council on the Arts (GCCA), Catskill, NY (USA)

2017 - Picturing the Sublime, Thomas Cole National Historic Site, Catskill, NY (USA)

2017 - Co-LabLab, Green County Council on the Arts (GCCA), Catskill, NY (USA)

2017 - ACT I, Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House, organized by September Gallery, Hudson, NY (USA)

2016 - After Tiffany (solo),  Long Island City Arts Open, 6th annual art festival, New York Stage of Mind, New York (USA)

2016 - Making Continuity Contemporary:

Eastern Europe in New York at Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection at Hebrew Home at Riverdale, New York (USA)

2015 - Looking and Being Seen (solo), Long Island City Arts Open, 5th annual art festival, New York (USA) 

2014 - MFA graduation show at New York Studio School (solo), New York (USA)

2014 - The Edge, two person show with Sophy Lee, New York Studio School, New York (USA)

2013 - Goodbye Paradise, two person show with Fukuko Harris, New York Studio School, New York (USA)

2011 - European-Hungarian House Gallery, Beregovo (Ukraine)

2011 - European-Hungarian House Gallery, Beregovo (Ukraine)

2011 – Bratislava School for Gifted Children Exhibition Gallery, Bratislava (Slovakia)
2010 – Untitled, two person show with Janos Ivan Doraban, Gyorgy Palace Painting Gallery, Pijterfolvo (Ukraine)
2008 - The Fourth International Symposium of Painting, Municipal Gallery, Odessa (Ukraine)
2008 – Duality, Tourist Center Gallery, Beregovo (Ukraine)
2007 - Sacral Architecture, three person show, Carpathian Cultural Center, Ivano-Frankivsk (Ukraine)
2006 - XVI Hutsul Festival, House of Culture, Pechenizhyn (Ukraine)
2006 – The Third International Symposium of Painting, Yasinia (Ukraine)
2006 - With Hutsul Flavor, two person show with Janos Ivan Doraban, Serpuhov City Gallery, Serpukhov (Russia)
2006 - Hit with a Flower, Institute of Balassi Balint Gallery, Budapest (Hungary)
2006 - Motherhood as It Is (solo), Carpathian Cultural Center, Ivano-Frankivsk (Ukraine)
2006 – Transcarpathian Hungarian Institute of Ferenc Rákóczi II Exhibition Gallery,

two person show with Janos Ivan Doraban, Beregovo (Ukraine)
2005 - XV Hutsul Festival, Regional State Administration Hall, Rakhiv (Ukraine)

2005 – Two Generations, two person show with Janos Ivan Doraban, Onion Gallery, Mokko (Hungary)

2004 - Intersection of Cultures, two person show with Janos Ivan Doraban,

The Hungarian House of Culture, Budapest (Hungary)
2003 - Symphony of Carpathian Mountains,

two person show with Janos Ivan Doraban, Castle "Palanok ", Mukachevo (Ukraine)
2002 – First Step (solo), Regional State Administration Hall, Rakhiv (Ukraine)
2002 – Ukranian-Ruthenian Culture Festival, Skanzen Center, Svidnik (Slovakia)
2001 – Summer Solnok Art Festival, Municipal Gallery of Solnok city (Hungary)
2001 – Bardejovske Kupele Exihibition Hall, Bardejov (Slovakia)

2001 - Three Voices, three person show, Svidnik City Gallery, Svidnik (Slovakia)

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