Meet our Arthouse studio Artist Community
Moozhan co-founded The Laundry Room Collective, based out of his studio right here in the ArtHouse. The LRC organise pop-up exhibitions and events for recent graduate students and the wider community, Moozhan has lived in Lake Country for 24 years. He is a talented up and coming artist that is passionate about social activism and his community. Moozhan is a graduate of UBCO taking his BFA in Visual Arts and Art History. His artistic interests include painting, drawing, printmaking, and more. As a visual arts student he loves being involved with the artistic community both on and off campus. Moozhan took a lead role with the Visual Arts Course Union at UBCO during his final years there. He plans to continue working on his artistic practice, and be further involved with the local arts community.
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Olya is a Russian born American Canadian Jewish artist. She started painting when she was a kid, being born in the Soviet Union she was pulled away from art consistently for many years. After high school, her family immigrated as refugees to the United States (too Jewish for Soviet Union) where Olya studied at the Art Institute of Philadelphia to become a Graphic Designer. Later, Olya moved to New York city and worked as a Fashion Graphic designer for many years for companies such as Victoria Secret, Sesame Street, Champion etc. Through the years, the art kept pulling her back, it did not feel right to not paint.
Olya kept painting, taking courses at the art centers in every city she lived in and participated in group exhibitions. Her first major exhibition happened in 2016 in Montreal. It was called "Maintenance" and was a series of large watercolour paintings showing the beauty of Montreal, but also adding a comic relief highlighting the insane amount of construction happening there. Since her son was born 4 years ago, Olya has felt a change. There was no more happy vibrant city streets, there was no comic relief. No matter how hard she tried, she was not able to recreate herself as she once was.
Moving to Okanagan (2021) has given her time and space to slow down, reflect and observe. The new art direction is Motherhood. Exploration of the struggle, the heaviness, the invisibility that she faced becoming a mother. But also highlighting the human inside the vessel, the rock n roll within.
Find Olya on Instagram @yumsterlife
"I love nature up close- grasses, trees, all organic matter, sinewy and powerful. The angular, curva-linear shapes and marks that make up the world around us are profound when discovered in nature. There is something extraordinary about the movement of grasses in the breeze , the tangle of the undergrowth, the deep pools of pitch black water, the majestic ancient, gnarly trees with twisting branches reaching to the sky . These are the images that have influenced my work.
In recent years I have taken my painting outdoors . Plein Air painting is a whole new way of looking at the world around us; it creates a new way of seeing, and gives us a new language for capturing the three dimensional on a two dimensional surface. Many of the field studies done en plein air have resulted in large scale paintings reproduced in the studio. My intent has always been to paint big paintings for big impact, allowing the viewer a glimpse into the finer tunings of nature.
Color interpretation and exploration have been fundamental to these larger works. Playing with color is my passion – creating new colors in varying hues and values, and finding a complimentary shade that makes that color almost jump from the canvas.
I am a modern-day impressionist. I believe that the beauty of any entity lies in the impression it makes on us, that first emotional response we have when we witness it in all its glory - and that is what I paint."
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