Olena Karpenko's 'Reflections' Exhibition in the Atrium, Mullingar

Update: Olena Karpenko will be donating the proceeds of the exhibition to Come Back Alive, the charity providing support to the Ukrainian army.

Those who wish to purchase pieces can do so by contacting Olena and donating here.

Large pieces: €200

Small pieces: €100

Artist and recent Westmeath Artists’ Awards overall winner Olena Karpenko will display her solo exhibition Reflections in the Atrium, Mullingar. The exhibition will be running from Monday 23 January until Friday 3 February.

Olena lives in Athlone and is currently a resident artist at the Abbey Road Artists’ Studios. The residency was awarded to her as part of the Westmeath Artists’ Awards overall prize. Olena also received 1,500 euro bursary to help her develop new work.

Olena works as an abstract artist. She creates a variety of contemporary art pieces including paintings and drawings. Through abstraction, she seeks to symbolise and reflect subconscious images and symbols in order to capture emotions at a particular moment of time.

Olena has a Masters Degree in Art and Design from the Lviv Polytechnic National University. She has had work exhibited in Ireland and Ukraine, recently her work was included in the first all-Ukrainian triennial Abstract Art 2022 exhibition, curated by Victor Babak, and in the Westmeath Artists’ Awards Exhibition, curated by guest selector Sarah Searson.

Speaking of the launch, Westmeath Arts Officer Miriam Mulrennan said;

“It is a pleasure to see Olena Karpenko launch her exhibition Reflections at the Atrium here in Mullingar. We are delighted, in particular, to see artists choosing to develop their work and artistic profession within the county, and to offer artists a means of progressing in their career. Last December we launched the inaugural Westmeath Artists Awards and this hugely varied display of local talent allowed us a view of the thriving artistic talent in Westmeath. We are excited to see more artists choosing the Atrium as a space for their work in 2023”