Valeriy Skrypka was born in 1964 in Zaporizhia, Ukraine into a family of artists. He graduated from the renowned Kyiv Academy of the Arts with a Master’s Degree in art in 1992. Skrypka’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally. He melds contemporary narrative symbolism with the iconography of ancient, mythological traditions of Ukraine to create imaginative works of art that shed light on universal experience. Sam Hunter, emeritus professor of art history at Princeton University, has noted that Skrypka’s aggressive use of paint, in combination with delicate and ethereal subjects, results in totally original works of art. The figures, animals, birds, and objects, touchstones from Ukraine’s ancient past and traditions are skillfully blended with the artist’s own original expressions of contemporary experience. The paintings are strong examples of the artist’s ability to create aesthetic harmony, while not flinching from the contradictory discordant realities of twenty-first century life. These profound and enduring works of art invite the viewer to contemplate the very nature of existence.

EDUCATION
1986 – 92 Graduate, M.A. in Monumental Paintings, Kyiv Academy of Arts, Kyiv, Ukraine.
1979 – 83 Undergraduate, B.A. in Fine Arts, Dnipropetrowsk College of Art, Dnipropetrowsk, Ukraine
1974 -79 Zaporizhzhia Art School, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine

 Curriculum vitae:

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Zorya Fine Art, Greenwich,
2016
Zorya Fine Art, Greenwich,
2015
Zorya Fine Art, Greenwich,
ART BASEL
2014
Zorya Fine Art, Greenwich,
2013
Zorya Fine Art, Greenwich,
2013
Zorya Fine Art, Greenwich,
2011
Zorya Fine Art, Greenwich,
2010

JKK Fine Arts, Upper Montclair, NJ
2005

Marsha Child Contemporary, Princeton, NJ
2004

Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004

Zorya Fine Art, Greenwich, Conn
2004 Inaugural exhibition

Marsha Child Contemporary, Princeton, NJ
2003

Pieter Breughel Art Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2003

Marsha Child Contemporary, Princeton, NJ
2001

Marsha Child Contemporary, Princeton, NJ
2000

Galerie de Provence, New York City
1997

Valeriy Skrypka: “Enigmas”, Marsha Child Contemporary, Princeton, NJ
1994

Chryzanta Gallery, New York City
1993

Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences in the USA, New York City
1991

Ukrainian Art Gallery, Munich, Germany

Zorya Fine Art, Greenwich,Conn
2011
Bucks Gallery of Fine Art, Newtown, PA
2008

JKK Fine Arts, Upper Montclair, NJ
2005

Marsha Child Contemporary, Princeton, NJ
2004

Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004

Zorya Fine Art, Greenwich,Conn
2004

Marsha Child Contemporary, Princeton, NJ
2003

Pieter Breugel Art Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2003

Marsha Child Contemporary, Princeton, NJ
2001

Marsha Child Contemporary, Princeton, NJ
2000

Galerie de Provence, New York City
1997

Valeriy Skrypka: “Enigmas”, Marsha Child Contemporary, Princeton, NJ
1994

Chryzanta Gallery, New York City
1993

Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences in the USA, New York City
1991

Ukrainian Art Gallery, Munich, Germany

PUBLICATIONS
2000-2001

Art in America. Guide Sourcebook to the U.S. Art World to museums galleries artists.Page
1999

Valeriy Skrypka, Oil painting and watercolors. ART NEWS. April, 1999, Page 51.
Art -Kyiv. International festival. artgalleriesAssociation of Ukraine. 1999, Page 60.
1998-99

Art in America. Guide Sourcebook to the U.S. Art World to museums galleries artists. Page  118, 249.
1997-98

Art in America. Guide Sourcebook to the U.S. Art World to museums galleries artists.Page  113,243.
1994

Abraham Ilein, ‘The dream world of Valeriy Skrypka’, ART SPEAK, New York, April,   1994.
1994

Valeriy Skrypka. The Fine Art Index, International Edition. International Art Reference: Chicago, 1994. Page 196. BOOK Valeriy Skrypka. Preface by Sam Hunter. Oil and watercolor.2000. 142 P.

MUSEUM COLLECTION

Ukrainian Museum of Stamford, CT
Art Museum of Zaporizhzhia, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine
Collection GRADOBANK, Kyiv, Ukraine
Collection Bank AVAL, Kyiv, Ukrain

Private Collections in the USA, Canada, France, Japan, Denmark, Sweden and Germany.
GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Lumen Gallery, NYC
2011

CFM Gallery, SoHo, NYC
2008

Frederic Got Fine Art, Paris, Saint-Paul, Barbizon, France
2008

Bucks Gallery of Fine Art, Newtown, PA
2008

Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
2008

Frederic Got Fine Art. Paris, Saint-Paul, Barbizon, France
2007

Lagalery Fine Art. Saint Paul, France
2007

Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
2007

JJK Fine Arts. Upper Montclair, NJ
2006

Frederic Got Fine Art, Paris, Saint-Paul, Barbizon, France
2006

Galerie Ange Bova. Nice, France
2006

JJK Fine Arts. Upper Montclair, NJ
2006

Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
2006

Peter  Breughel Art Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2005

Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
2005

Pieter  Breughel Art Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2005

Zorya Fine Art, Greenwich,Conn
2005

Marsha Child Contemporary, Princeton, NJ
2005

Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2005

Galerie des Lys, New York, NY
2005

Zorya Fine Art, Greenwich, Conn.
2005

Galerie de Provence, Eze,France
2004

Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004

Zorya Fine Art, Greenwich, Conn
2004

Marsha Child Contemporary, Princeton, NJ
2004

Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2004

Breughel Art Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2003

Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
2003

Zorya Fine Art, Greenwich, Conn.
2003

Marsha Child Contemporary, Princeton, NJ
2003

Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2003

Galerie de Provence, New York City; Beverly Hills, CA;   Eze, France
2002

Thomas Masters Gallery, Chicago, IL
2002

Zorya Fine Art, Greenwich, Conn
2002

Marsha Child Contemporary, Princeton, NJ
2002

Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2001

Marsha Child Contemporary, Princeton, NJ
2001

Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2001

EastwicÍ Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
2001

Pieter  Breughel Art Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2001

Galerie de Provence, New York City; Beverly Hills, CA; Eze, France
2000

Marsha Child Contemporary, Princeton, NJ
2000

Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2000

Eastwick Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
2000

Galerie de Provence, New York City
2000

P¥eter  Breughel Art Gallery, Amsterdam,The Netherlands
1999

Marsha Child Contemporary: “New Perspectives: The Human     Figure”, Princeton, NJ
1999

Forrest Scott Group, Millburn, NJ
1999

Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1999

Eastwick Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
1999

Galerie de Provence. New York City
1998

Marsha Child Contemporary: Princeton
1998

International Art Exhibition, Princeton, NJ
1998

Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1998

Eastwick Art Gallery, Chicago, IL
1998

Forrest Scott Group, Millburn, NJ
1998

Galerie de Provence, New York City
1997

Marsha Child Contemporary, Princeton, NJ
1997

Galerie de Provence, New York City
1996

Turner Carroll Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
1996

Biennial: Pan Ukraine, Dnipropetrowsk, Ukraine
1995

Gallery Trypillia, Cleveland, OH
1995

Marsha Child Contemporary, “Recent Works on Paper”, Solebury, PA
1995

Riverrun Gallery: “Myth in Modern Times”, Lambertville, NJ
1994

Gallery Grazhda, Annual Exhibition of Ukrainian Artists in the USA, Hunter, NY
1994

Riverrun Gallery: “The Sacred and the Profane”, Lambertville, NJ
1994

Marsha Child Contemporary, Solebury, PA
1994

Gallery UAAssociation: Ukrainian Traditions, “The Tree of Life”, New York City
1994

Marsha Child Contemporary, Umerov Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
1993

Langone Center Cave: Focus on Russia and East Europe, Bucknell University, PA
1992

Gallery of Artist’s Association of Ukraine: The 70th Anniversary Exhibition of Outstanding Graduate  Students of the National Academy of Arts, Kyiv, Ukraine Group of the Ukrainian Artists represents the Painting and the Sculpture of Ukraine, Paris, France
1991

Gallery of Artist’s Association of Ukraine: Exhibition of Young Artists, Sedniv-91, Kyiv, Ukraine
1990-91

The Exhibition of the Ukrainian Contemporary Art in Japan (Joint Venture company Fishermanz Harbor & Ukinko), Fiery Russia & Kyoto, Japan
1991

Exhibition of the Contemporary Art of Soviet Union, Tokyo, Japan
1991

”Art Today and Always”, Otary, Japan
1991

Gallery of INT- TV Network Company: “ Contemporary Art of Ukraine”,  Sapporo, Japan
1991

Snoye: The Contemporary Fine Art, Matsumoto, Japan
1991

Roksolana Gallery, Chicago, IL
1991

Henri Tannas Gallery, Mississauga, Canada
1991

Shepmanshorden Gallery: The Exhibition of Ukrainian Contemporary
1991

Art, Stockholm, Sweden
1991

Gallery Marie-Therese Cochin: “The Eleven Russian Artists”, Paris, France
1990

Gallery of Artist’s Association of Ukraine: “Ecology”, Kyiv, Ukraine
1989

Gallery of Artist’s Association of Ukraine, Exhibition of Young Artist’s Works, Kyiv, Ukraine
1989

Gallery of Artist’s Association of Ukraine, “Picturesque Ukraine”, Kyiv, Ukraine
1988

Gallery of Artist’s Association of Ukraine, National Exhibition ”Picturesque Ukraine”, Kyiv, Gallery of Artist’s Association of Ukraine, 70th Anniversary of the Youth League, Kyiv, Ukraine
1987

Gallery Manyezh, Exhibition of Young Artists, Moscow, USSR Gallery of Artist’s Association of Ukraine, Drawing and Watercolor, Kyiv, Ukraine Gallery of Artist’s Association of Ukraine, “The Youth of the Country”, Kyiv, Ukraine
1986

Art Museum of Zaporizhzhia, National Exhibition, Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine Gallery of Artist’s Association of Ukraine, Autumn Show of Young Artists, Kyiv, Ukraine