PASSIONATE ARTIST, HAPPY TRAVELER, HOPELESS OPTIMIST
Nikolina Kovalenko received her MFA from Moscow Surikov Art Institute in 2011 and studied at UDK Berlin. She holds a Gold Medal from the Russian Art Academy. The artist currently lives and works in New York.
Nikolina is interested in humanity’s vanishing connection with Nature and strives to expose the consequences our everyday actions have on the environment. Her work explores the symbolism of textures found in Nature, magnifying the mundane and transforming it into the sublime. Kovalenko works with fragile ecosystems creating artwork inspired by locations specific to each project. Her subjects range from global warming, deforestation and coral bleaching, to processing and interpreting visual landscape and cultural associations.
Enjoy traveling, hiking and running.
Find me outdoors in my spare time, or in my Brooklyn studio.
ORIGINAL FINE ART BY NIKOLINA