“Hello, I am ievgeniia cherednikova (she/her) and I’m a second-year Drawing & Painting student. Until recently, I was at home in Ukraine, but I left Kyiv because of safety issues and am currently in a refugee camp in Bulgaria. Everything is fine and we are safe.
I am fond of creating something on the line of abstraction and figurative work in oil paints. Recently I’ve been making a lot of studies about figuration specifically but I’m also fond of exploring more contemporary techniques to express it. I’m still figuring it out ,mostly.
Since OCAD U is a hub for all creative practices I’d love to learn printmaking in addition to drawing and painting. I find myself thinking that post COVID-19 I can continue to be oriented, learning and connecting with other people. I also think I will be more studio-oriented in future. I imagine the world will be more pro-social change and such thus I might get involved in the areas I’m interested in and similarly develop more in the area of my study, painting.
I look forward to moving to Toronto in the future as well as learning more about disciplines that I want, meeting new people and establishing long lasting relationships. I find myself to be slightly excited but also overwhelmed with feeling for visiting new places, making new friends, and new experiences. What I’m most excited about is probably new exhibition spaces that there are in Toronto that we can visit and be inspired by.”