My name is Ulana Zahajkewycz. It’s quite a last name, I know. Just call me Ulana.
I work in a variety of mediums, including gouache, watercolor, acrylic, wood, woodcut, linoleum cut, pen and ink, and digitally.
I am inspired by Japanese toys, Scandinavian design, Amish folk art, Ukrainian folk stories, myths, legends, history, science fiction, the supernatural world, spirituality, and the Mexican day of the dead.
I’ve been illustrating for over 20 years. I have my BFA and MFA in illustration. Some of my clients include The New York Times, The Minnesota History Center, Runner’s World, Girl’s Life Magazine, City Pages, Top Shelf Comics, Print, International Tattoo Art Magazine, The Rake, and USA/SyFy Network. I’ve even spied my mural work on HBO’s The Sopranos (Season 1, Episode 12 “Isabella”). We miss you Tony!
Some of my writing contributions appear in How to Grow as an Illustrator by Michael Fleishman, 2007, Allworth Press, New York, NY and in Drawing Inspiration: Visual Artists At Work by M. Fleishman, 2010, Delmar Cengage Learning, Florence, KY.
I’ve exhibited my work around the country. Some venues include: CBGB’s 313 Gallery in NYC, Lunar Boy Gallery in Astoria, OR, Philadelphia Sketch Club in Philadelphia, PA, Minneapolis School of Art and Design in Minneapolis, MN, Black Cat Records in Red Bank, NJ, Light Grey Art Lab Gallery in Minneapolis, MN, Tin Man Alley in Philadelphia, PA, The Fringe in Newark, NJ, Maxwell’s in Hoboken, NJ, Westbeth Gallery in NYC, Reading Frenzy in Portland, OR, Twist Art Gallery in Nashville, TN, The Chris White Gallery in Wilmington, DE, Max Fish Gallery in NYC, College of Visual Arts Gallery in Saint Paul, MN, and at the Woodstock 99 Festival in Woodstock, NY.
I’ve also had some recognition from the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators, American Illustration, CMYK, and the Philadelphia Sketch Club.
My Print “Murder She Wrote” is part of the permanent collection at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art in Minneapolis, MN
I like Bogfoot. I mean Bigfoot.
You can see more of my work here: http://ulanaland.com/