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About the Artist

My name is Olga Oreshyna and I would like to introduce myself as a Canadian emerging Artist who is deeply passionate about woodworking. The source of my inspiration comes from abandoned pieces of wood. In my imagination I give them a second chance of the life. All wood for my works were already used before. I hope this is my small contribution to green building. Rather than cutting down trees to get the needed material, reusing wood is just as good if not better. This is my way of making a difference, at the same time I’m sharing a positive message on how we can recycle and reuse in creative ways. My artworks reflect my contribution to make our fragile environment more healthy and beautiful. So much plastic, metal, concrete surround us in our everyday life.
Creating these amazing wooden structures I feel huge energy coming over my hands. I wish people could see the beauty of nature, energy and warmth of the sun in every piece of wood I use. As for me, it’s like a hidden treasure witch I discover almost every day. I want to make any space they inhabit warm, comfortable and stylish at the same time.


AWARDS

Public Art Project Grant 2011, Town of Newmarket, Ontario
Juror’s Choice Honourable Mention 2011. Scarborough Arts 26 Annual Juried Exhibition
Gold winner of 2010 Ontario WMA for Art Category. In recognition of excellence & commitment to sustainable environment.

EXHIBITIONS

November, 2011- January 2012 – Newmarket Town Hall, Ontario
October, 2011 – “Art & Psyche”, JF Gallery,West Palm Beach,FL
September 24, 2011 – The Fall Forest Festival, Regional Municipality of York
September 22, 2011 – “Growing the Arts” 2nd York Region fundraising gala, Le Parc Conference & Banquet Centre, Thornhill
September 2011 – The Bluffs Gallery, Toronto
July – August 2011 - Galleria GORA, Montreal, Quebec
April - December 2011 - A Juried Exhibition at Toronto Pearson International Airport. Airspace Gallery, Terminal 1
June – July 2011 – The Art Gallery at Ontario Shores. Centre for Mental Health Sciences.
May-June 2011 – The Pen and Brush. New York, USA
May-June 2011 – Arts on Main. Alliston, ON
May-June 2011 - ArtWorks Oakville– 12th Annual Juried Show
May – July 2011 – “Time Frame” Juried Art exhibition, Alton Mill Gallery, Ontario
May 2011 – Seventh Annual Juried Art Show, Quest Art School + Gallery, Midland, ON
April – May 2011 – Made of Wood Show 2011 Juried Exhibition, Erin, Ontario
April 2011 - ECCENTRICITY SAC’s Twenty-Sixth Annual Juried Exhibition, at Papermill Gallery, Toronto
April 2011 – Art of Nature show at the Kerry Wood Nature Centre. Red Deer, Alberta
March 2011 – ECO Art 2011 Exhibition, Gallery 1313, Toronto
March 2011 - The Eco Art & Media Festival at ZigZag Gallery, York University, ON
January 2011 - Gallery Exhibition ”Rails End Gallery and Arts Centre”. Haliburton, ON
January 2011 – Solo Exhibition ”Thieves by Sonja den Elzen”, Toronto, ON
January 2011 – Emerging Artist Juried Art Show. Millpond Centre, Alliston, ON.
December 2010 – “CanadaHelps” Head Office, Toronto, ON
October 2010 - Gold winner of 2010 Ontario WMA for Art Category. In recognition of excellence & commitment to sustainable environment.
August 2010 – Urban Amish Interiors, Toronto, ON
July 2010 – Casa Luna, Aurora, ON
June 2010 – Summerhill design shop Artifacts, Toronto, Muskoka, ON
May 2010 – Roomy Home Interiors, Toronto, ON