Alexander Gardens is honored to announce the upcoming art show
where father and son Ukrainian artists,
Olexandr Zinovyev and Olexandr Zinovyev,
who recently arrived in Santa Barbara, will exhibit their work.
Thursday, July 14
3 – 5 p.m.
at Alexander Gardens
2120 Santa Barbara St
Santa Barbara, CA
OLEXANDR ZINOVYEV (Senior)
Ukrainian artist Olexandr Zinovyev graduated from the Krupskaya Art University in Moscow, with a degree in art design. His work has been exhibited in art museums in Ukraine, Poland, France, Turkey, and Belgium.
Mr. Zinovyev works with a variety of styles and techniques, playing with shapes, symbols, and colors. His work expresses a sophisticated yet unfiltered, often poignant view of current affairs, always true to himself.
Between 2011 and 2013, he organized three popular international caricature contests in Ukraine. Olexandr uses caricatures to bring visual humor to political context. His caricatures eventually struck a nerve with pro-Russian Ukrainian officials, forcing Mr. Zinovyev to move to the US in 2016, where he received political refugee status.
Olexandr’s wife, Tatiana left their hometown of Vasilevka at the end of this April, after it was heavily bombarded by Russian troops. She is currently in Western Ukraine, close to the Polish border, hopeful that they will be able to reunite soon in Santa Barbara.
OLEXANDR ZINOVYEV (Junior)
Born in 1999 in Ukraine, Olexandr Zinovyev studied graphic design at the Zaporizhzhia National University, graduating in 2020.
His multiple art projects were exhibited in Ukraine and abroad.
A prolific calligraphy artist, Olexandr specializes in creating murals in public buildings and community spaces that are enjoyed and admired by the public at large. He also has over 1000 works on canvas.
As Russia was positioning for invasion, Olexandr left Ukraine through Poland, before joining his father in Santa Barbara in April, 2022.
Proceeds will benefit Ukrainian efforts.