Valeriya Khomar

Valeriya Khomar was born in Kiev, Ukraine where she was raised and classically educated in fine arts. Her father, a talented, multidimensional artist, enrolled his daughter in a class at the Art Studio for Young Artists. Later, Valeriya graduated from an Art School with numerous awards. Then she received her training in product design and fine arts at Kyiv State College of Art and Design.
The artist had been participating at the local and regional exhibitions in Ukraine till her arrival to Canada.

In 1995, Valeriya moved to Canada with her family and continued to study art at Dawson College and Concordia University in Montreal.
Soon after, she started a successful career in Fashion industry as a graphic designer and illustrator, doing visual presentations and artworks for the main apparel companies in Montreal.
In the midst of a successful run, Valeriya made the life changing decision to go back to her roots and build a creative career of her own as a painter. And within a very short time the artist found an enthusiastic international audience for her work.
During the last four years, Valeriya Khomar has won many international awards and has been exhibited in numerous group and solo shows. Her works have been collected by individuals and private collectors in Ukraine, Canada and the United States.
Valeriya Khomar is participating at the various art exhibitions. She took a part at two incredible shows: the Biennale Chianciano in Italy and at the Toronto Art Expo.
The artist became a winner of November 2013 Competition “Igllloo” Gallery, and got awards from a number of International juried competitions.

The Art Buzz Publishing awarded her painting 3rd place in acrylics for "The 2014 Collection” at the Annual International Juried Visual Arts Showcase in their annual publication. Valeriya’s art has been featured at “The Free Press” and “Montreal-Toronto” newspapers, at the "Arts Accolade", AOE Arts Council on-line publication, in “Literacyhead” and “St.Petersburgh” magazines.
Valeriya’s art is represented by Alexander Gallery, Brooklyn, USA and Aliyah Arts Gallery in Montreal.

"Trained by four Mentors in Fine Arts, Commercial Art, formal education and my father, I made my choice and started creating artworks using different media and techniques learned through my life." – Valeriya Khomar

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