Oxana Kovalchuk
Artist Statement

Born 1979 in Kazakhstan, then Soviet Union, Oxana Kovalchuk is a visual artist living in New Jersey, active in New York City.

Upon graduating Masters degree at the School of Visual Arts, NYC in 2019, Kovalchuk has been making art non stop right through the Covid-19 pandemic participating in numerous group shows locally and internationally; PROTO Gallery in Hoboken, Art Fair 14C in Jersey City, International Women Artists’ Salon (IWAS), Gallerya118 and WhiteBox in New York, Lankai Art Gallery in Anshan City, China, La Fenice Gallery, Hong Kong, M.A.D.S. Gallery Milano, Italy are but a few of those venues and platforms.

In 2020, Kovalchuk founded StartaArta, located in the Gramercy area of New York City, an organization that holds art exhibitions and events to support artists, and she has organized “Juried Pop-up Show”, group exhibitions in 2020 and 2021.

Kovalchuk’s artistic process is an exploration of her overlapping experiences as a woman, an immigrant, a mother, and artist. Her singular mixed-media collages using variegated materials, emphasis on glass, combines fascinating sourced and invented imagery, establishing new hybrid worlds.

Upon receiving a BA in Psychology and Economics from the Omsk State University, Russia, Kovalchuk worked as a human resource specialist in various companies in Moscow. This experience helped her become an expert at observing people's habits and communications that inform and color society at large.