Krystyna Melnyk (UA)

Residency: April - June 2022

Krystyna Melnyk is a Ukrainian artist, living and working in Kyiv. She mainly focuses on the media of painting which she studied at the National Academy of Arts and Architecture in Kyiv (2019).

Krystyna Melnyk’s work is dominated by figurativeness and corporeality, through which she develops mainly sacral themes. She is interested in the motif of pain and horror, which is often associated with the Christian scene of the Crucifixion, a body condemned to suffering. She also focuses on the possibility of experiencing a sacred experience, and on the empathy towards a person, the main feature of which is the ability to rise above emotions.

The residency is supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council. Slovak Arts Council is the main partner of the project. The project is also supported by the city Košice.