Expressionist portrait #209 (2021)
I was born in Odessa, Ukraine in 1989. In 1997 with my parents I moved to Yerevan, Armenia where I got a Bachelor degree in Art and Design from Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts. After getting my degree in 2009, I moved to Los Angeles, California for permanent residence, where I continued my art education. Currently I hold an Associate degree in Studio Arts, Art History and BA in Art and Design. I'm an independent artist, professional printmaker and educator.
Although I'm a big fan of contemporary art, I consider myself as an abstract expressionist. I often combine several mediums, such as oil, acrylic, and watercolor. I paint portraits, landscapes, seascapes, villages and city views. I dig my inspiration in late works of German Expressionists Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Max Beckman, Egon Schiele.
I was introduced to the palette knife (which is my preferred painting style) by my husband, who is a ceramic artist and a member of the Society of the Young Artists of Armenia. He inspired me to create some of my best pieces.
As an emerging artist I have sold a number of paintings worldwide since 2014. I established my business "Artist Anastasiya Kimachenko" in 2015 and work with galleries in New York and Hermitage Gallery in Michigan, US.
2012 - LAVC annual student juried show - LAVC Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2013 - LAVC annual student juried show - LAVC Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2014 - LAVC annual student juried show - LAVC Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2014 - Open call - Los Angeles Municipal Gallery LAMAG, Hollywood, CA
2015 - Annual Holiday Show - Carter Sexton, North Hollywood, CA
2015 - LAVC annual student juried show - LAVC Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Works on display in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Yerevan, Dublin, Manchester.