London-based Ukrainian artist, art-to-wear jewellery and fashion designer . She works with ink and calligraphy pen, influenced by her early years in Japan. The ideas behind the paintings come from cultural, social, scientific and psychological backgrounds and inspire works that everyone can connect to on a personal level.
She started to paint professionally while she was living in Cape Town. Something that began with ironic illustrations and sassy essays turned into more than a hobby after her first solo show, which sold-out on the opening night.
“In a few years, my style grew from simple lines of illustrations to complex paintings. Thats how FEMMANIA was born. I didn’t want to paint only outlines of women anymore, I wanted to show the complexity of the female inner-world with all its challenges and beauty."
As a self-taught artist she believes in meaningful art. Art that does good, brings attention to important matters and makes the world a little bit better.
Yuliya participated in a number of charity art auctions, one of which took place in the Houses of Parliament, alongsideTurner Prize winner Richard Long and Banksy, for “Smile Britannia” in collaboration with London Westbank Gallery, the Last Night a DJ Saved My Life Foundation and Temwa. She’s done solo and group shows in London & Cape Town as well as art & fashion collaborations.
In 2016 Yuliya launched an ‘art-to-wear’ jewellery line. Ethical, fair trade, contemporary handmade and unique pendants that are so much more than just a fashion accessory.
Yuliya just launched an ART FOR HEART campaign to support charity organisations, creating art awareness and donating her art work to various charitable causes.
Yuliya is currently working with charity organisations in support of Ukraine 🇺🇦
Yuliya is currently working on a new series in support of
ART FOR HEART (2018-2021)
“Through a series of beautiful images, art prints, paintings and “wear art” pendants, I created an Art for Heart campaign that will hopefully bring funds, awareness and support of Together1Heart foundation that fights to end modern-day slavery.
I believe that women and girls cannot and must not
be traded and treated as if they were objects. Liberty should not be a privilege, but a basic human right“
MELTING HEART (2019-2020)
canceled launch due COVID19
“Raising the Climate Change issue, through personal
journeys to Iceland and Alaska. Through a journal of
pictures and sketches that show our significant presence in even remote places, to paintings of melting Glaciers and the Dark Snow phenomenon, and examining our impact on marine life, especially mammals and the ocean itself”.
STARDUST (2016 and on going ) collection &
FEMMANIA (2014 and ongoing)
“My paintings reflect an attempt to empower an entire
generation by depicting a woman embracing her
true self. I challenge our vision of womanhood by
redefining it through my artworks full of feminine
sensuality and strength, inner conflict and absolution”.