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Kateryna Bortsova

Kateryna Bortsova was born in Kharkov, Ukraine in 1983.



2008 – Master of Fine Arts (Kharkov National Pedagogical University)

2007 – Bachelor of Graphic Arts (Kharkov State Academy of Design and Arts)


At present time Kateryna Bortsova is a painter – graphic artist with BFA in graphic arts and MFA. Works of Kateryna took part in many international exhibitions (Taiwan, Berlin, Munich, Spain, Italy, USA etc.). Also she win silver medal in the category “realism” in participation in “Factory of visual art”, New York, USA and 2015 Emirates Skywards Art of Travel competition, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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Leipzig, 2022

 felt tip pen & acrylic on real map of Leipzig,

117cm x 98cm

Hunger,  2017

oil & found objects on canvas,

50x60 cm


Dance of life, 2020

Oil on canvas,

120cm x 200cm


Pieta (3 canvases), 2020

acrylic and oil on canvas, 290x180cm


My body – my rules, 2021

acrylic & collage on canvas,

 85cm x 110cm 


Neon Madonna, 2021

oil and acrylic on canvas,

150 x 200 cm

Project description

Bortsova focuses on the themes of the female body, modern consumption society and reflects her view on the modern fake reality. With the help of her work she wants to formulate what it means to her, how she sees fake reality. One of the main thesis of her project is that in the modern world not everything is actually what we think, many things have different meanings; and sometimes it is difficult to understand the true essence of things now.  Kateryna thinks that art means confrontation between life and aesthetics and it is a hard struggle for both of them. Ant understanding of art is one of the main artist’s working specialties. Kateryna Bortsova believes that keeping up with ephemera fashion shall not serve as a factor of art work modernity. A statement that humans shall study and develop oneself for a whole life impresses her very much. She considers that a talented person is obliged to find out something new throughout its life, to reach new more tops. If it ceases to develop oneself it will have nothing more to say to the audience by means of its works.

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