Oksana Mykhanko

Ukrainian designer and visual artist Oksana Mykhanko works mainly with graphics, she experiments with collages, textile, paintings, and digital art exploring identities through the prism of cultural heritage. The main theme of her works is architecture through which one can learn features and individualities of people in different regions, and their family history.

My plan is to work in different mediums which could convey my feelings that I am full off and help me to get rid of them by throwing them out of me to other surfaces. At the same time I am going to continue working with my Finnish boats which I found as very interesting structure to explore.

Oksana Mykhanko is currently in-residence at the Finnish Artists’ Studio Foundation for the period 1.1.–31.3.2023.

Mykhanko’s residency is realised in context of the Ukraine Solidarity Residencies programme. The current partners of the programme are AARK, Art Centre Salmela, Connecting Points programme, Fairres, Goethe-Institut Finnland, HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme, Loviisa Art Support Association, Nelimarkka Museum, Pro Artibus, The Finnish Artists’ Studio Foundation, The Finnish Illustration Association Kuvittajat, and Värtsilä Artist Residency.

In 2023, the programme is supported by Kone Foundation and Nordic Culture Point.