July 7 - 30, 2016
Bold and colourful, Janna Kroupko's hand-woven textiles and paintings are imbued with the artist's vibrant energy. She brings her forms to life with her intuitive sense of space, colour and design. Like her 2015 exhibition at URBAN GALLERY "Dreamscapes", these works show her immense talent and passion for art in nature -and the world around us.
Born in Ukraine, Janna Kroupko emigrated to Canada in 1997. She graduated MFA from the Moldavian State Academy of Fine Arts and Design. Her artistic career developed in Kazakhstan working in Fibre Art (Gobelin), oil and acrylic painting, and interior design. Her works range from miniatures to multi-panel installations, and can be found in public collections, museums, and institutions in Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Russia, and in private collections all over the world.
"SNAPD dropped by the Urban Gallery where an exhibit of Janna Kroupko's hand-woven textiles and paintings were on display. The works showed her immense talent and passion for art in nature and the world around us."
Bold and colourful, Janna‘s hand-woven textiles and paintings are imbued with the artist’s vibrant energy. She brings her forms to life with her intuitive sense of space, colour and design....
Video below: Urban Gallery's curator Allen Shugar talks about Janna Kroupko's latest show (YouTube)
July 2 – 25, 2015
The paintings in DREAMSCAPES represent the painter’s vision of a dream-like fantasy world, of flora and fauna in the Grand Canyon in America’s southwest.
DREAMSCAPES is listed as a MUST-SEE SHOW in the July 2015 issue of NOW Magazine.
novella: Review by Marina Koslock
(9 June 2015)
"The wave of serenity one feels when experiencing Janna Kroupko’s Dreamscapes transcends you into her world and allows you to feel, see, and understand her dream world."
"Oh my, these paintings took my breath away! I arrived this evening just as Urban Gallery was opening its doors, and walking in to the empty gallery I was able to take in the full power and glory of Ukrainian-born artist JANNA KROUPKO‘s colourful exuberant work."