Anatoliy Kryvolap


Born in 1946 in Yahotyn (Kyiv region). He graduated from the Kyiv State Art Institute. He was among the founders of the Ukrainian Art group Pictorial Reserve (1992); in the early 1990s this group declared that the main objective of painting was to liberate it from all features of real life. In 2000 he moved to the village of Zasupoyivka near Yahotyn, where he currently lives and works. Kryvolap is one of the most popular Ukrainian artists among domestic and foreign collectors. In 2011 his works twice set a world record for sales of Ukrainian art in international markets. The latest record was set for his work a «Horse. Night» at an auction of contemporary art at Phillips de Pury & Co. in London. The painting sold for $124 400.

Kryvolap is a laureate of the annual Taras Shevchenko National Prize (2012) in the Fine Arts category.

Selected exhibitions:

  • «Ukrainian Motif: Evening» (2011, Triptych ART Gallery, Kyiv);
  • «Structures» (2008, National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv);
  • «Ukrainian Motif: Peace, 2005–2008» (2008, Kyiv Museum of Russian Art);
  • «Landschaft of the Pictorial Reserve» (2002, National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv);
  • «Non-Narration» (1996, National Gallery, Odense, Denmark).

Selected collections:

  • National Art Museum of Ukraine (Kyiv),
  • Kunsthistorisches Museum (Vienna),
  • Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (Liverpool, UK),
  • Shinano Art Museum (Tokyo),
  • National Museum of Russian Art (Kyiv).