Marianna Maslova at the group
exhibition-competition named after Yakutovych, Kyiv 2020

Born in 1985 in Kazakhstan, the city of Zhairem. Works with graphic techniques: etching, mokulito, engraving, drawing, collage. Since 2007, she has been participating in personal and group exhibitions. She graduated from Kyiv Mykhailo Boychuk Institute (2010), attended the workshops of O. Titov, L. Yakimashchenko, and O. Stratiychuk. Lives and works in Kyiv. Since 1994 she live and work in Ukraine. The first impressions of the Kazakh steppe, the original folk flowers, patterns influenced the details of her work. Many artworks can trace the ornaments of Middle Asia, and the variety of details resembles the steppe spring. In the middle of the nineties she came to Ukraine. If Kazakhstan is full of contrasts and clear contours, then the nature of Ukraine is made up of nuances and lace lines.

I work with graphic techniques that help show the rhythmicity and repetition of modern architecture. The etching also reveals the theme of botany, the cyclical nature of the world. I transform things into new codes or symbols that become the new modern alphabet. I also experiment with printed techniques and zero-waste art.

Life during the war
On February 24, I decided to stay in Kyiv, at home, to help our relatives and neighbors.
Only about two weeks after the start of the war I was able to think about art and work.
During this time, my relatives from Kyiv went abroad, and my niece and her friend were safely evacuated from Bucha via the Irpin Bridge.
I decided to sell my artworks and send 70% to the Armed Forces, volunteers and official foundations. Thank you everyone, who help! Glory to heroes!

2002-2003 Kyiv Art Workshop of Academician A. Titov, Kyiv, Ukraine
2003-2005 Kyiv Publishing and Printing Institute, Department of Graphics, Kyiv, Ukraine
2006-2010 Kyiv Institute of Decorative and Applied Arts and of Design named after Mykhailo Boychuk, Department of Graphic Design, Kyiv Ukraine
2020 Workshop of Leonora Yakimashchenko, composition course, Kyiv, Ukraine 2019-2021 Course of printing techniques in the workshop of Oksana and Ivanna Stratiychuk, Kyiv, Ukraine

Selected group exhibitions
2023 The First Triennial of Drawing “Glory to Ukraine”, White World gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine
“Prometheus for Ukraine”, Gallery Zannart, Warsaw, Poland
“Printcard Wroclaw “Sand”, Galeria za Szklem ASP Wroclaw, Poland
“One day after”, Kyiv, Imagine point, Kyiv, Ukraine
2022 “The Ukrainian art wall” Hundertwasser-Uelzen station, Germany
Tiran International Biennale of Graphic Arts, Tirana, Albania
audiovisual online exhibition “World stands with Ukraine”
“Split Practices” Island gallery, International Printmaking Conference IMPACT12, Bristol, Great Britain
“Lviv, Kyiv, Kharkiv. Bukeburg”, Bukeburg, Germany
“Inter Arma. Art during the war”, Khlibnia Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine
2021 The Fourth Exhibition of Botanical Art, Natural Science Museum, Kyiv, Ukraine
“A4, ballpoint pen” in the “Limits of Reality” project, NORDART 2021, Budelsdorf, Germany
International miniprint triennial “Intaglio, White World gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine
Print Meet 2021, Thrace University of Fine Arts, Turkey
All-Ukrainian exhibition “Graphics Triennial”, Artist’s House, 2021, Kyiv, Ukraine
“Artistic Parallels”, Kyiv, Center of Ukrainian Culture and Art, Ukraine
2020 Third exhibition of botanical art, Natural Science Museum, Kyiv, Ukraine
“Herbaria”, printed graphics, Athens, Greece
2019 second exhibition of botanical art, Hryshka Botanical Garden, Kyiv, Ukraine
“Ballpoint pen” project, Karas Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine
2013 IO art residence, Koktebel, Crimea, Ukraine
2011 “”, Art Support Fund, Kyiv, Ukraine

Exhibitions personal
2021 “30 types of Kyiv” Volodymyrsky market, Kyiv, Ukraine
“Graphics”, art space “Tree of Life”, Kyiv, Ukraine
2007 “Expression on Asphalt” Taras Shevchenko University, Kyiv, Ukraine

Museums, funds, collections
permanent exhibition at the Museum of Graphia & grafica seriada, Bogotá, Colombia
in the White World Foundation, Kyiv, Ukraine
in the Karas Gallery fund, Kyiv, Ukraine
in the Tirana Art Gallery fund. Tirana, Albania
in the fund of 101 Gallery, Lviv, Ukraine

The artworks are in private collections in the USA, France, Ukraine, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Costa-Rica, Columbia, Hong Kong, Poland, Greece, Belgium, Switzerland, Slovenia, Japan…