“I believe, through awareness all things can be visible. Meaningful images carefully created with thoughtful consideration can have a powerful impact. By understanding the why and how of capturing an image, the photographer can convey emotions, tell stories, and evoke deep connections with viewers, making the visual experience more profound and memorable. This is my aim and approach to creating the artwork”, - Elena Levkovskaya
Elena Levkovskaya (b. 1989 Ukraine, aka Olena Levkivska) is a contemporary visual artist who explores harmony in the inner self and deep connection to the environment and balance in life at the level of sensations.
Through her thought-provoking artworks, Elena aims to invite viewers to immerse themselves in the artistic journey of introspection. She believes that through awareness, all things can be visible. Meaningful images carefully created with thoughtful consideration can have a powerful impact.
Throughout her career, Elena has received numerous recognitions for her work. In 2018, she was honoured as one of the 'Top 30 Photographers of the Year' in Australia, a remarkable achievement in the competitive field of photography. In 2020, she was featured in 'Leaders in Contemporary Art,' a documentation highlighting leading contemporary artists and their exceptional artwork.
Elena's artworks have been showcased in exhibitions across Australia and New Zealand. Her work has also been featured in beauty and fashion magazines on an international level, including renowned publications like Vogue and L'Officiel.
Having Ukrainian origin and moved to Sydney, Australia, in late 2015, Elena's connection to her Ukrainian roots played a significant role in her response to the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine that occurred on 24 February 2022.
As a result, she co-founded “True Blue and a Little Bit of Yellow” artist collective and co-organised dozens of fundraising exhibitions with the primary goal of raising funds to provide assistance and support to those affected by the war.
Elena works in her studio in Eastgardens, NSW, Australia
Elena Levkovskaya as a Painter
Elena Levkovskaya's textural oil paintings are an example of her personal interpretation of Pointillism, using patches with a variety of palette knives in different sizes and forms instead of dots.
In her paintings, Elena continues the subject of harmony and deep connection to the environment as a subject at the level of sensations. To enhance this research, she explores texture, adding another layer of depth and dimension to her paintings. By using oil as her medium, she is able to create rich and luscious textures that add a tactile quality to her works.
Additionally, she may incorporate elements such as gold or silver leaves or natural materials, further enhancing the sensory experience and adding an element of luxuriousness to her pieces.
Selected series of works:
"Manifestation of Healing"
"Ocean is My Home"
2024 - Brunswick Street Gallery, Fitzroy, Vic, Australia (upcoming)
2023 Bluethumb Art Prize, Bluethumb Gallery, Fitzroy, Vic, Australia
2023 A Love Letter to the Ocean, CBD Gallery, Sydney CBD, NSW, Australia
2023 Colours of Freedom, Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf, NSW, Australia
2023 Colours of Freedom, The Watch House, Balmain, NSW, Australia
2023 Ukraine: a War Diary of Lives, Estuary Art Center, Orewa, New Zealand
2023 Peter Shmigel Book Launch "Contours", M4 Parramatta, NSW, Australia
2023 Ukraine: Secrets of Resilience, Sydney Town Hall, NSW, Australia
2022 Prayer for Ukraine, St.Andrew's Cathedral, Town Hall, NSW Australia
2022 Australiana, Incinerator Art Space, Willoughby, NSW Australia
2022 Springs Gives Us Hope, Mona Vale Pop-Up Gallery, NSW Australia
2022 Ukrainian Talents of Australia, Lidcombe, NSW, Australia
2022 Hope for Ukraine, the Photostudio, Glebe, NSW, Australia
2022 UNITED, Curl Curl Creative Space, Curl Curl, NSW, Australia
2022 True Blue and a Little Bit of Yellow, Gosford Community Gallery, Gosford, NSW, Australia
2019 Evoke, RAW: natural born artists, Sydney, Australia
2018 Ovation, RAW: natural born artists, Sydney, Australia
2023 Bluethumb Art Prize, finalist
2021 Bluethumb Art Prize, finalist
2021 Artavita International Art Contest, Artist of the Year, finalist
Top 35 Australia Photographers in 5th 35Awards International Photography Award 2020
Top 8% Photographer 2019 in Art Photography Category in 35 Awards (International)
Top 30 in Fremantle International Portrait Prize (FIPP) 2019
Photographer of the Year 2018 - Australian Photography Award, Top 30 photo of the year.
2019 Highly Commended in the Mono Awards 2019, Capture Magazine, Australia.
2019 Highly Commended in Photo of the Year Category, Australian Photography Magazine, Australia.
35 Awards "100 best photos of the Year", International Annual Photo Award 2017 - top 20 Australia, certificate of participation.
35 Awards "100 best photos of the Year", International Annual Photo Award 2016 - 2nd stage.
2023 Manifestation of Healing
2023 Ocean in Me
2022 True Blue and a little bit of Yellow - an ongoing fundraising art project aiming to generate funds for humanitarian causes related to the war in Ukraine
2020 Bodyscapes - fine art project
2019 Museum- fine art project, published in magazines and exhibited in Sydney, Australia
2019 Mona - fine art project, Highly Commended in the Mono Awards 2019, Capture Magazine, Australia; Top 8% Photographer 2019 in Art Photography Category in 35 Awards (International); Top 30 in Fremantle International Portrait Prize (FIPP) 2019
2018 The Drought - fine art project. Top-30 Photo of the Year in Photographer of the Year 2018, Australian Photography Magazine, Australia
2018 LuminoCity - an ode to colours, people and the city. Exhibited in Sydney, Australia
Confessions of a Pageant Queen, 2022 Book Edition
The Free Thought magazine, interview, October 2022
SBS Українською, interview, August 2022
The Free Thought magazine, interview, July 2022
The Free Thought magazine, interview, May 2022
Daily Telegraph interview, March 2022
London TV, March 2022
ABC NEWS 7.30 interview, April 2022
Curatorial V.2 Leaders in Contemporary Art 2020 (book)
APÉRO Catalogue (the USA) - December 2019 (book)
Vogue Italia - October 2020
FEROCE Magazine - The POC Annual October 2020
ASC Fashion Magazine (New York) - October 2020
MOSS Magazine (Australia) - September 2020
Mob Journal (the USA) - August 2020
L'Officiel Australia - July 2020
MOEVIR Magazine (France) - March 2020
VZSN Magazine (Atlanta, GA) - February 2020
STYLÉ CRUZE Magazine (the USA) - January 2020
VOGUE Italia - December 2019
CREATORS Magazine (Canada) - October 2019
SHUBA Magazine (Russia) - Fashion | October 2019
MONACO MADAME (Monaco)- Fashion | September 2019
ELEGANT Magazine (the USA) - Fashion | August 2019
IMIRAGE (Canada) - No 436 | Beauty | May 2019
FADDY Magazine (Italy) - Beauty | April 2019
SALYSÉ Magazine (Columbia, MD, USA)- Beauty | March 2019
FADDY Magazine (Italy) - Fashion | February 2019
ELEGANT Magazine (the USA) - Fashion | January 2019
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