Date of Graduation

Spring 2017


Master of Fine Arts in Visual Studies


Art and Design

Committee Chair

Eric Pervukhin


bilingual, childern, Ukraine, books, literature

Subject Categories

Fine Arts


In my fourth semester of graduate school, I wrote and illustrated my first, full, bilingual, 32-page children’s picture book – What do you like/ Що тобі подобається? I have since continued to explore and pursue the social aspects and influences of nationalistic conflict among the population of war-torn Ukraine. These books express my hope and confidence in a new generation, especially in the immigrant community. The cultural exposure from my youth, yielding autobiographic experiences, as well as observations of a new culture, are prominent in my work. The bilingual aspect of my books is central to my work in general – Ukrainian points to the audience I portray, and English, an international language, reflects the audience I aim to reach.


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