London-based and Worldwide represented (UK, Europe, Israel, Russia), award-winning artist, and international open calls finalist, Irena is a contemporary artist, working on painting and sculpture, creating minimalistic figurative and abstract art.
In her art, Irena often makes a non-standard presentation of usual life. By enlarging, hyperbolizing, or using metaphors she proposes you take a fresh look at the nature of familiar things.
Irena has a great color intuition, which helps her to create the right balanced tone and color mood even in very bright, screamy artworks. Irena uses high-quality quick-drying acrylic for all types of artworks, including sculptures, and primarily linen or cotton canvas for paintings. She can work both in realism, drawing every single detail, and be close to abstraction, preferring forms to details. She is painting in a series and loves the large formats.
2020 - Solo Show 'Opacity', Direct Art Action UK, Birmingham
2018 - Solo show 'Dogs, art and event space 'TAILS', Haifa, Israel
2018 - Solo show 'Cities and Places', art and event space 'TAILS', Haifa, Israel
SELECTED GROUP SHOWS:
2020 - POP-UP Exhibition and event dedicated to rewarding WOMAN ESSENCE 2020 in Spivakovska ART: EGO gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine
2020 - 1 of 18 Finalists for Group Show 'INNER WORLD', Boomer Gallery, London, the UK
2020 - 1 of 10 Finalists for Group Show ARTBOX.PROJECT Barcelona 1.0 2020, Barcelona, Spain
2020 - Finalist for Group Show WOMAN'S ESSENCE 2020, Palazzo Velli, Rome, Italy
2020 - Finalist for Group Show 'SANSARA', Modern Art Research Institute of Ukrainian Academy of Arts, Kyiv, Ukraine
2020 - Group Show "Krjukrinoksy" in 'Zdes na Taganke', Moscow, Russia
2019-2020 - Group Exhibition '10/1', 10 Gallery, Crimea
2019 - Group Show 'RETHINK IT', TI`ART Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2019 - Group Show 'Not all that...', Marina Tsvetaeva House Museum, Moscow, Russia
2020 - Online Group Exhibition ⚬Dot⚬Dot-Dash, SURFACE GALLERY, Nottingham, the UK
2020 - Award WOMAN'S ESSENCE 2020, in collaboration with Center for UNESCO Bologna, Palazzo Velli, Rome, Italy
2020 - Special Recognition Award, "All Women" Art Exhibition, Painting & Other Media, artwork "Pencils", LightSpace Time Art, USA
2020 - Blog about art career abroad for artists https://www.instagram.com/irenatoneart/
2020 - Educational Intensive 'Exhibition Abroad' in collaboration with 'Workshop Rich Artist' Educational Centre, Moscow, Russia
2018 - Supervision of Exhibition and Performance "We love The Beatles". Art and event space TAILS, Haifa, Israel
2018 - Supervision of Photo exhibition of photographer Yurij Shepelev. Art and event space TAILS, Haifa, Israel
2020 (now in progress) - London Art College, Colour Awareness Course, taught by Alan Dedman, UK
SELECTED SUPPLEMENTARY ART COURSES:
2020 - 'Culture & Creativity', British Council, Introduction to Cultural Journalism Online Course.
2019 - 'Central Saint Martins College', Introduction to Illustration Course, taught by Leni Kauffman, UK
2019 - 'Chelsea College of Arts', Interior Lighting Design Course, taught by Debbie Blandford, UK