Artists Statement

Curriculum Vitae


Oil Painting

Shaped Canvases





Abstract Intrigue
Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ

Sochynsky paintings 
reviewed favorably

Zorya Fine Art



Curriculum Vitae


MFA: Yale University, School of Art
BFA: Rhode Island School of Design


Back to the USSR, Art Basel Miami, FL

A Collection Revisited: Paintings and Sculptures from the Museum’s permanent collection,, The Ukrainian Museum, NY

A Singular Vision: Ilona Sochynsky, Retrospective of Painting, The Ukrainian Museum, NY, (solo)
Curated by Dr. Jaroslaw Leshko

Signature Art Exhibition, The Noyes Museum, NJ

NEXT 2010 Artfair, Chicago

Ilona Sochynsky: Fragments, Fetishes, Capriccios, Ukrainian Institute of America, NYC (solo)
Fine Art / Folk Art: A Dialogue, The Ukrainian Museum, NY

Ilona Sochynsky: Abstract Intrigue, The Noyes Museum of Art, NJ (solo) Curated by Dorrie Papademetrion
A Collection Revealed: The Ukrainian Museum at 30 – Paintings and Sculptures, The Ukrainian Museum, NY

Color Variations, Gallery 10, LTD, Washington, DC

Different Ways of Seeing: The Expanding World of Abstraction, September 3 – January 2, 2006, The Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ
Curated by A.M. Weaver, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections

Landscape: 4 Artist’s Views, Artspace 129 Gallery, Montclair, NJ
Convergence: Paintings by Bohdan Osyczka Marko Shuhan Ilona 
Zorya Fine Art, CT Exhibition Curated by Jeffrey Wechsler, Senior Curator 
Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University

Seaside Dreams: Atlantic City Celebrates 150 Years, The Noyes Museum of Art, NJ
An Artist’s Perspective, East End Gallery, Margate, NJ

Reflections and Permutations, Ukrainian Institute of America,  NYC (solo)
Recent Acquisitions, The Noyes Museum of Art, NJ 

Lois Richards Galleries, Greenwich, CT

A Portrait of Two Communities: A Photographic Essay, The Noyes Museum, NJ (solo)

Gallery of the UECC, Jenkintown, PA (solo)  

Women Artists of Atlantic County
, Garden Pier, Atlantic City, NJ
Art At The Institute 1991-1996, Ukrainian Institute of America, NYC
Poetry: Installations and Performances Yara Arts Group, NYC 

Fall Invitational Art Exhibition
, Ocean City Arts Center, Ocean City, NJ
Faculty Exhibition, Stockton College Art Gallery, Pomona, NJ

Women and Abstraction
Atlantic Community College Art Gallery, Mays Landing, NJ
Journey Into Abstraction: A Retrospective,
Atlantic Community College Art Gallery, Mays Landing, NJ (solo)
Women Artists of Atlantic County,
Garden Pier, Atlantic City, NJ

Back Porch Cafe, Rehoboth Beach, DE (solo)
The Gallery at the Taj, Atlantic City, NJ

Ocean City Art Center, Ocean City, NJ (solo)

Back Porch Cafe, Rehoboth Beach, DE (solo)
Ukrainian Institute of America, NYC (solo)
TWG Gallery, Washington, DC (solo)
State Museum of Lviv, Lviv, Ukraine
Shades of Pastels,
Maryland Pastel Society, Baltimore, MD
Styria Galleries Inc., Soho and Locust Valley, NY

Back Porch Cafe, Rehoboth Beach, DE (solo)

 Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL (solo)
Evergreen Gallery Inc., Spring Lake, NJ
The Emerging Collector Gallery, NYC
Real Surreal,
Olympia & York - Park Ave Atrium, New York, NYC

Barbara Walter Gallery, NYC
New York City Partership, Inc., NYC

Ukrainian Institute of America, NYC (solo)
Community Gallery, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

Corporate Art Directions, NYC
Weil & Company, NYC 

RISD: Alumni Biennial Exhibition III, Wood Gerry Gallery, Providence, RI

Semaphore Gallery, NYC


Zorya Fine Art. Greenwich, CT
The Gallery At Sagemore, Ocean City, NJ 1999-2005
Olive Tree, Stone Harbor, NJ
William Ris Galleries, Stone Harbor, NJ 2000-2001
Accent Gallery, Ocean City, NJ 1998-2000
Evergreen Gallery, Spring Lake, NJ 1997-98
The Gallery at the Taj, Atlantic City, NJ 1994-1996
Corporate Art Directions, NYC, 1983-1990


Mural on Arctic and Mississippi Avenues: 
Fishing Pier, 2001 


Commissiond by: Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, The City of Atlantic City, and Atlantic City Special Improvement District 


Ruth Newman Shapiro Cancer and Heart Fund 1998-2000

The Noyes Museum of Art, Portrait of Two Communities, 2001

A six month collaboration with the Noyes Museum of Art: An Artist & Designer works with area schools to create a multi-component community arts project. Using visual arts as a form of communication, middle school students from Hispanic and Asian communities in NJ were encouraged to explore their cultural values and shared aspirations. Thru the artist’s visits to local schools and instruction on graphic design children were inspired to create work for a poster project entitled “Me and My Community.”

Instruction by the Artist was also provided to both children and adults at the Museum in conjunction with the presentation of her photo essay documenting and reflecting these communities. 


Crafting Identity: Twelve Artists Interpret Their Cultural Roots, Ukrainian Institute of America, NYC, 2001

In this group show, twelve artists bring the historic tradition of craft and folk art squarely into the 21st Century. Melding ancient techniques with contemporary aesthetics, the exhibition participants cast a fresh light on each of the diverse mediums in which they operate, from textile design to ceramics to silversmithing. Artists: Masha Archer, Boris Dudchenko, Nancy Weeks Dudchenko, Natalia Kormeluk, Lialia Kuchma, Dan Kvitka, Sohia Lada, Nina Lapchyk, Kateryna Nemyra, Zorianna Sokhatska, Valentin, Yotkov, Sofia Zielyk

 Flowers As Muse, Ukrainian Institute of America, NYC, 1999

With this exhibition the intent was to show the exuberance, forcefulness and beauty of flowers when they are the primary source of inspiration to artistic expression. This invitational including the work of five artists whose approaches to the subject matter are quite different but who share the exhilaration and joy of creating art when flowers serve as Muse. Intentionally this assembly of works comprises a rich variety of media: prints, oils, watercolors, drawings, pastels and sculptures. Artists: Nina Klymowska, Olga Maryschuk, Natalia Pohrebinska, Romana Rainey, Ilona Sochynsky, Martha Hirniak Voyevidka.

 COLLECTIONS (partial listing)

Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University
The Ukrainian Musuem
The Noyes Museum of Art
Morris Propp Foundation
Daria Hoydysh Endowment for the Arts
Dr. Yaroslav Leshko, Chair Emeritus of Art History at Smith College
Represented in many private collections


Wechsler, Jeffrey, Ilona Sochynsky: Fragments, Fetishes, Capriccios, Exhibition Catalogue, New York, NY (2009)

Papademetriou, Dorrie, Ilona Sochynsky: Abstract Intrigue, Exhibition Catalogue, Pomona, NJ (2008)

Wechsler, Jeffrey, Convergence: Paintings by Bohdan Osyczka, Marko Shuhan, and Ilona Sochynsky, Exhibition Catalogue, Greenwich, CT (2005)

Ayers, Robert REVIEWS: National, Bohdan Osyczka, Ilona Sochysnky, Marko Shuhan, Zorya Fine Art, Greenwich CT, Art News,  (Summer 2005)

Saj, Christina,  REVIEW: Sochynsky's New Artworks, The Ukrainian Weekly,  (Dec 21, 2003)

McGarvey, Denise, Richard Stockton College Art Gallery Faculty Exhibition, Exhibition Catalogue, Pomona, NJ, (1998)

Saj, Christina, Ilona Sochynsky: A Journey into Abstraction, The Creative Woman, Volume XIII, No. 4, Winter (1993)

Sochynsky, Ilona, Excerpts from a conversation about myself, Svito-Vyd (International Arts and Literary Journal), New York-Kiev, (April-June1992) 

Bass Cope, Penelope, Paintings and more down by the shore, The News Journal, Wilmington, DE, (14 July 1989)

Gill, Brendan, Posters made possible by a grant from Mobil, Graphis Press Corp., Zurich, Switzerland, (1988)

Leshko, Yaroslav, Two Fascinating Alternatives: Joint  Exhibition of Rainey and Sochynsky, The Ukrainian Weekly, Jersey City, NJ (2 August 1987)

Hordynskyj, Sviatoslaw, Paintings of Ilona Sochynsky,Ukrainian Art  Digest , Philadelphia, PA, (Oct. 1985)

 Pevnyj, Bohdan, Art: Selective Viewing, Suczasnist , New York, NY (Jan 1985)

Teren-Yskiw, Theodore, On-Art Themes: Debut of Ilona Sochynsky at the Ukrainian Institute of America, Svoboda , Jersey City, NJ (9 Nov. 1984)

Pelenska, Oksana, BIENALE- RENEWAL LVIV 1991 of Ukrainian Painting, Exhibition  Catalogue,  Atlos Publishing, Lviv, Ukraine (1991)

Graphic Design USA:3, AIGA, Watson-Guptill Publications, NY,1982


Principal, Ilona Sochynsky Associates, NY
Owner of a design firm specializing in corporate communications, graphic identity programs, advertising campaigns, and signage. Assignments include the design of logos, posters, brochures, annual reports, interior signage, and exterior architectural graphics. Notable corporate clients comprise Mobil Corporation, Paine Webber, Bank of America, Museum of Modern Art, Yale University, Union Pacific, AMAX, SCM, and the Schubert Organization.


"Miniature Art", Second Prize, Atlantic City Arts Center, Atlantic City, NJ -- 
     Juror, A.M. Weaver, Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, The Noyes Museum of Art
American Institute of Graphics Arts (AIGA): Communication Graphic Awards
New York Type Directors Club Award
Graphic Design USA:  3rd Annual Desi Awards
Graphic Design USA:  4th Annual Desi Awards
Merit Award in Painting, Women Artists of Atlantic County, Garden Pier, Atlantic City, NJ

 College Level

Adjunct Professor, Arts and Humanities
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, 1997-1998     
Adjunct Professor, Arts and Humanities
Atlantic Cape Community College, New Jersey, 1993-1996

Courses Taught: 
An Introduction to Desktop Publishing using PageMaker
Graphic Design I 

Overview of art and design for visual communications, with emphasis on conceptual and technical study of typographic syntax and application. Problem-solving methods, verbal/visual conceptual skills, technique, and craft are developed through a series of problems which parallel the professional world. Assignments in typographic composition, logo design, sequential layout, type and image, symbols, and charts are given, utilizing computer and traditional design tools. 


Circle of Hands, The Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ 2000
Urban Youth Golf League of Atlantic City
Guided by the artist, 25 students (1st and 2nd Grades) begin by tracing their hands and work toward drawing symbols that express their feelings of togetherness. The individual drawings will be combined to form a type of group signature symbolizing unity.

Graphic Design Workshop for Adults, The Noyes Museum, Oceanville, NJ, 2000
This workshop focuses on how to approach a design project such as brochures, newsletters, advertising, posters, etc. that are attractively presented and invite reading. The artist leads participants in hands-on exercises to strengthen their design principles.

Artist as Catalyst, Texas Avenue Reeds Road Schools, Atlantic City & Absecon, NJ  2000
Approx. 200 students Middle Schools (grades 6 and 7) Artist works directly with 200 students involved on a consulting basis. Each student creates a poster (20" x 26") which depicts their community and includes an interpretive statement expressing the thoughts behind the work. The artist provides instruction and commentary on composition, typography and design while having direct interaction with students.


AIGA American Institute of Graphic Arts, NY - 1975-1985
Atlantic City Art Center, NJ         

Atlantic City Arts Commission, NJ

The Greater Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce - 2001-2002
Ocean City Art Center, NJ - 1995-2000 
South Jersey Cultural Alliance, NJ
Ukrainian Institute of America, NYC - Exhibition Committee Member
Ukrainian Museum, NYC - Board Member - 1992-1998






about this site

Copyright © 2009 Ilona Sochysnky Art and Design. All Rights Reserved                                        .