“I have to paint daily, everything I see, feel, in a magnificent color scheme on the canvas. Otherwise, life loses its sense…“
Alexander Masyk, Master of Fine Arts, was born in the family of the honored artist of Ukraine Vladimir Masyk. From childhood, Alexander was surrounded by an artistic atmosphere. His father took him for sketches, opened to him the nuts and bolts of painting still life and landscape. Naturally, he enrolled at and successfully finished Ukrainian Taras Shevchenko State Art School with honor in 1965, and graduated from Kyiv National Academy of Visual Arts and Architecture (NAOMA), Ukraine in 1971. Alexander is a classically trained award-winning artist.
Alexander Masyk is a Resident Artist of the prestigious Salmagundi Club of New York from 2019, a member of Oil Painters of America (OPA) from 2019, an elected member of Allied Artists of America (AAA) from 2019, a member of the National Oil & Acrylic Painter’s Society (NOAPS) from 2018, the American Artists Professional League (AAPL) member from 2019, Impressionist Society of America (ISA) member from 2019, Audubon Artists member from 2019, Pastel Society of America (PSA) from 2019, National Society of Painters (NSP) in Casein & Acrylic from 2019, National Union of Young Ukrainian Artists from 1976, National Union of Ukrainian Artists from 1995.
From 2012 Alexander resides in New York. Everything that attracts the artist’s attention, turns to pictures, which you would like to have in your dwelling. Alexander Masyk has a special natural gift of the vision of his future work’s composition. He works quickly, his brush confidently models the form, and his color solutions represent a real solution performance in different genres of which the artist has a perfect command. Artist works well in oil and tempera painting, pastel drawing, owns etchings, linocuts, and woodcuts.
Alexander Masyk has been taking part in exhibitions since 1970 and has won numerous awards. He visited a lot of countries and his paintings eloquently tell about his trips. In the creative artist's asset, there are more than 100 exhibitions in Ukraine, Poland, Bulgaria, China, Greece, and the United States. His works are in numerous museums and private collections in Canada, USA, Great Britain, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Australia, Switzerland, Morocco, Ukraine, Poland, Russia, Hungary, France, Japan, Egypt, Mexico, and China.
2020.Art Ability's 25th Annual Exhibit at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital in Malvern, PA, “CELEBRATION: SPRING IN CENTRAL PARK”, 24x30, oil on canvas, “CELEBRATION: AUTUMN IN CENTRAL PARK” (Road from the Park), 20x24, oil on canvas, November 8, 2020 – January 31, 2021.
2020.American Impressionist Society (AIS) 2020 Online Juried Exhibition. “Winter Sunny Day”, 20 x 24, oil on canvas. https://americanimpressionistsociety.org/ September 9 - October 1, 2020.
2020.107th National Juried Exhibit of the Allied Artists of America, NY, NY. The online exhibit due to the Coronavirus can be viewed at www.alliedartistsofamerica.org "Dumbo", 30x24, oil on canvas. August 29, 2020 - August 1, 2021.
2020.OPA Virtual Salon Exhibition of Traditional Oils. "Greenwich Village. Rain", 16x20. August 13 - October 3, 2020, on the Oil Painters of America website.
2020.SCNY Summer Show, Salmagundi Club, New York, "Great Egret in Central Park", oil on canvas, 20x16, August 10 – Friday, August 28, 2020.
2020.Figuratively Speaking Exhibition. Salmagundi Club, New York. "Jazz Age Lawn Party. Triptych Part 2" 30 x 24, February 24 - March 12, 2020.
2020."Historical Monuments” Exhibition at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery Museum, Kyiv, Ukraine, “Koktebel.To the Memory of Voloshin” oil on canvas, February 4 - February 30, 2020.
2020.SCNY Historical Black & White Exhibition, "Bryant Park in Winter" 16 x 20 Charcoal
Drawing, February 03 - February 21, 2020.
2020.SCNY 2020 “Animal Attraction” Exhibition, "Rooks in Early Spring",16 × 20, February 03 - February 21, 2020.
2019-2020. Art Ability 2019 24th Annual Juried Exhibition at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital 414 Paoli Pike Malvern, PA.
2019. NOAPS Best of America Online Fall Juried Exhibition.
2019. Thumb-Box Exhibition, Salmagundi Club, NYC.
2019. 91st Grand National Exhibition of the American Artists Professional League, Salmagundi Club, NYC.
2019. Exhibition of the Art Historians and Critics devoted to the 50th Anniversary of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine in Mytets Art Gallery Kyiv, Ukraine, "Spring in Gurzuf" oil painting, October 11 -October 19, 2019.
2019. Audubon Artists 77th Annual Juried Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club NYC, “South Street Seaport History”, October 28 - November 8, 2019.
2019. SCNY Greenwich Village Show. "Greenwich Village. Rain" 16 x 20; "White Horse Tavern" 16 x 20 Award Honorable Mention Winner, October 7-25, 2019.
2019.Exhibition at the Dragomanov National University "20th Anniversary of the Sumy Community" Kyiv, Ukraine, "Cows at the Psel River”, oil painting, October 18, 2019.
2019. NOAPS Best of America Juried Exhibition. Montgomery Lee Fine Art, Park City, UT, "Mountain Stream" 20x24, September 27 - October 27, 2019.
2019. American Impressionists Society Central Park Paintout Online Exhibition, "Heron on the Lake", 18 x 14, September 21, 2019.
2019. Allied Artists of America 106th Annual Juried Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club NYC. "Beach Sounds" - The Katlan Family Seascape Award Certificate of Merit, August 29 - September 15, 2019; painting was also showed at the NOAPS Online Fall 2018 Exhibition and was featured in the American Art Collector Magazine 2019 March issue.
2019. 10th Annual Sylvia Maria Glesmann Members' Juried Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club NYC. "Сhamomile and Сornflowers" 14 x 16, "Forest Snowdrops", 20 x 24, September 9 - 27, 2019.
2019. Salmagundi Club Members' Summer Exhibition, "Coney Island Sunset” 20 x 24, August 5 - 23, 2019.
2019. Salmagundi Club, NY. Premier Open Juried Pastel Exhibition.
2019. National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils (Oil Painters of America). Illume Gallery of Fine Art in Saint George, Utah. “Cows Watering” 20x24, May 6 - June 7.
2019. NOAPS 2019 Best of America SMALL PAINTING National Juried Exhibition. RS Hanna Gallery in Fredericksburg, Texas.
2019. Salmagundi Club, NY. "Figuratively Speaking" Juried Exhibition of Portraiture & Figurative Art.
2019. Salmagundi Club, NY. Printmaking and Monotype Juried Show.
2019. Exhibition "I am Ukrainian!" dedicated to the anniversary of the birth of O. Makarenko. National Library of Yaroslav the Wise. Kyiv, Ukraine. Diploma.
2019. Exhibition KYIV. RETRO Graphics 1950-80-ies In commemoration of the 85th anniversary of the creation of the Ukrainian Sofia Kievskaya National Reserve Kyiv, Ukraine.
2019. Exhibition "Temples of Ukraine" dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Kyiv National Union of Artists of Ukraine. Kyiv Orthodox Theological Academy, Ukraine.
2018-2019. Juried NOAPS on-line International 2018 Fall Exhibition.
2018. Salmagundi Club. Juried 40th Annual Open Exhibitions in Painting, Sculpture, Graphics, & Photography, New York.
2018. Juried Art Ability Exhibition at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital. PA.
2018. Solo Exhibition. Konotop Museum, Ukraine.
2017. Art Museum of Taras Shevchenko in Beijing, China.
2017. Solo Exhibition. Central State Archive-Museum of Literature and Art of Ukraine, Kyiv.
2015. Juried Art Ability Exhibition at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital. PA. Second Prize in the Special category - Water.
2015.The Henry Gallery, Penn State Great Valley. PA. "Golden Leaves in Central Park", 24x30, oil on canvas. September 2015.
2015. Exhibition "Artifacts in still life". Golden Hall of the Ukrainian Cultural Fund. Kyiv, Ukraine. Diploma.
2014. Juried Art Ability 2014-2015 Exhibition. Malvern, PA.
2013. Juried Art Ability 2013-2014 Exhibition. Malvern, PA.
2013. Juried Art for the View Exhibition. Proctors in Downtown Schenectady, NY.
2013. Artexpo NYC 2013.
2013. Grand Opening Ceremony of the New York Equestrian Center.
2013. Exhibition "Sumy, my love!" Golden Hall of the Ukrainian Cultural Fund. Kyiv, Ukraine. Diploma.
2012. NYC. One Man Exhibition at the Ukrainian Institute Of America, NYC. Exhibition of oil paintings and etchings. (27 original oil paintings, 10 etchings).
2012. NYC. BWAC Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition.
2012. Jubilee Exhibition Devoted to the 35th anniversary of the Ukrainian Fund Of Culture, awarded with the Jubilee Medal and Award Certificate.
2011. The exhibition devoted to the scientist and artist Mykola Makarenko. Library of Arts. Kyiv, Ukraine.
2010-2011. Gallery “Mystery”. Kyiv, Ukraine.
2010. Solo Exhibition at the Ivan Kavaleridze Museum. Kyiv, Ukraine. 30 works.
2010. Solo Exhibition at the Museum of Pavel Tychina. Kyiv, Ukraine. 100 works.
2010. The exhibition devoted to the scientist and artist Mykola Makarenko. Exhibition at the Modern Art Museum. Kyiv, Ukraine.
2010. All Ukrainian Exhibition “Malyovnicha Ukraine”. Mykolayiv, Ukraine.
2010. Solo Exhibition at the National Bank of Ukraine. 60 works.
2010. Plein Air at Shidnytsya. The Carpathian Mountains. Ukraine.
2010. Plein air devoted to Maksimilian Voloshin. Exhibition in the Voloshin Museum. Ukraine.
2010. Plein air in Tatariv. Exhibition at the Gutsul Museum in Yaremcha. Ukraine.
2009. Solo Exhibition at the Museum of the Ukrainian Ministry of Defence at the Black Sea. Balaklava, Ukraine. 35 works.
2009. Museum of Pavlo Tychina. Exhibition of still life. Kyiv, Ukraine.
2009. Mystetz Gallery. Juried Exhibition of Kyiv art, sculpture, and graphic. Kyiv, Ukraine.
2009. Exhibition at Kavaleridze museum devoted to the scientist and artist Mykola Makarenko. Kyiv, Ukraine.
2008. Solo Exhibition at Kraeznavchiy Konotop Museum, Ukraine. Oil paintings. 80 works.
2008. Kyiv Landscapes. Gallery of the National Union of Ukrainian Artists. Kyiv, Ukraine.
2008. The exhibition devoted to the scientist and artist Mykola Makarenko. Exhibition at Kulturna Spadshchina museum. Kyiv.
2007. Solo Exhibition at the National Union of Ukrainian Artists Gallery. Kyiv. Oil paintings, pastel, and graphics. 160 works.
2007. Gallery of the National Union of Ukrainian Artists. Juried Group Exhibition “Ukrainian Landscapes”. Kyiv, Ukraine.
2009. Plein Air at the mountain Dragobrat, Yaseny. Exhibition at the Yaseny Gallery. Ukraine.
2008. International Plein air of artists from Japan, China, Korea, Russia, and Ukraine in Romny. Exhibition at the Ukrainian Fund of Culture in Kyiv, Ukraine.
2008. Exhibition at the House of culture in Bilopillya, Ukraine. Plein air devoted to poet Oles.
2007. Exhibition at the Konotop School of Arts. Plein air devoted to Malevich. Ukraine.
2007.Exhibition at the Lebedin Arts Museum. Plein air devoted to 125th jubilee of David Burlyuk, Lebedin. Ukraine.
2006. Solo Exhibition at the Seaport Gallery. Odesa, Ukraine. Oil paintings. 100 works.
2006. Exhibition devoted to the 70 years jubilee of the Ukrainian National Union of Artists. Kyiv, Ukraine.
2006. Museum of Military Forces of Ukraine. Exhibition devoted to the Ukrainian Kozacs. Kyiv, Ukraine.
2006. Exhibition at the Ukrainian Fund of Culture. Plein air devoted to Van Gog. Kyiv, Ukraine.
2005. Exhibition at the Ukrainian Fund of Culture in Kyiv and at the Romny Krayeznavchy Museum. Plein air of Ukrainian and Georgian artists Gurzug-Romny devoted to Kalnyshevskiy. Ukraine.
2004. Greece. Exhibition in the Olympic Games in the Ukrainian Embassy.
2004. Gallery of the Ministry of Architecture of Ukraine. Exhibition “Kyiv By The Eyes of Artists”. Kyiv, Ukraine.
2004. The Korovin Arts House and Yalta Gallery of the Crimean Artists. Plein air in Gurzuf. Ukraine.
2003. Solo Exhibition at the Ukrainian Fund of Culture. Kyiv, Ukraine. Oil paintings. 85 works.
2003. Exhibition “Malyovnicha Ukraine. Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine.
2002. Triennale of Ukrainian Graphic. Kyiv, Ukraine.
2001. Gallery of the National Union of Ukrainian Artist. The Exhibition "5 years Of Sevastopol Plein Air”. Kyiv, Ukraine.
2001. All Ukrainian Exhibition Devoted T.Shevchenko. Kyiv, Ukraine.
2000. Exhibition at the Sevastopol Artists Union Gallery. Plein air in Sevastopol, Crimea, Ukraine.
1991. Colorado. Manitou Springs. The business of the Art Center. A solo exhibition of etchings and oil paintings.
1991. Colorado. Colorado Springs. Pine Creek Art Gallery. Etchings and oil paintings.
1991. Colorado. Air For life. Exhibition of etchings.
1991. Colorado. Denver Force Academy. Exhibition of Etchings and meeting with students.
1991. Arizona. Tucson. Rosequist Galleries. Etchings and oil paintings.
1991. California. Los Angeles. Pasadena. Poulsen Galleries. Solo Exhibition of etchings and oil paintings.
1991. California. Los Angeles. Ukrainian Art Center. Exhibition of etchings and oil paintings.
1991. Texas. Grand Prairie. American Coalition.
1987. Bulgaria. Albena. Exhibition of etchings.
1985 Poland. Konin. Juried Exhibition of etchings.
1985. Poland. Keltz. Exhibition of etchings.
MASYK'S WORKS IN THE MUSEUM COLLECTIONS:
Ukrainian Institute of America. NYC.
National Art Museum of Ukraine.
Museum of Contemporary Art. Kyiv, Ukraine.
Ukrainian Culture Fund.
Central State Archive-Museum of Literature and Art of Ukraine, Kyiv.
National Reserve "Sofia Kyiv" Ukraine.
Art Museum of Taras Shevchenko in Beijing, China.
Ukrainian Culture Center in Los Angeles.
Embassy of Ukraine in Greece.
Embassy of Ukraine in the UK.
Art Gallery of Ukrainian Art in the State of Andorra.
Railway Museum in Vilnius, Lithuania.
Kolomyia museum "Hutsulschyna.” Ukraine.
Management of Exhibitions of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine.
Kharkiv Art Museum. Ukraine.
Museum of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.
Sumy Art Museum. Ukraine.
Kharkiv Art Museum. Ukraine.
Lebedinsky Art Museum. Ukraine.
Museum-Reserve “Posullya”. Ukraine.
Museum “Kyiv Pechersk Lavra”. Ukraine.
Konotop museum. Ukraine.
Museum Ivan Kavaleridze. Kyiv, Ukraine.
Ukrainian Library in Moscow.
Odessa Sea Gallery. Ukraine.
Ukrainian Art Gallery in Los Angeles. California.
Romny Art Gallery. Ukraine.
Gallery “Yaseny”. Ukraine.
Kyiv History Museum Gallery. Ukraine.
Kyiv Museum of Cultural Heritage. Ukraine.
2019. 50th Anniversary of Kyiv Branch of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine. Book.
2019. NOAPS Best of America Juried Exhibition Catalog.
2019. Allied Artists of America 106th Annual Juried Exhibition Catalog.
2019. OPA 28th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils Catalog.
2019. Painting & Graphics 5. Art World of Ukraine. Catalog.
2019. American Art Collector Magazine. May issue.
2019. Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine. March - April issue.
2019. American Art Collector Magazine. March issue.
2019. National Reserve "Sophia of Kyiv". Exhibitions. Catalog, articles. Ukraine.
2018. Salmagundi.org/gallery. 2018 Open Annual Painting & Sculpture Show for Non-Members.
2018. Art Ability 2018 Catalog.
2018. Culture. Konotop. Newspaper.
2017. Culture and Life. Ukrainian National Newspaper.
2017. Ukrvideotravel. Documentary family exhibition.
2013. Art Ability 2013 - 2014 Catalog.
2013. “ArtExpo New York March 2013” Catalog.
2013. TRK TV Channel “Ukraine” at Artexpo NYC 2013 on March, 22.
2013. “Alexander Masyk. Master of Fine Arts.” Catalog.
2012. Ukrainian Institute of America NYC. June. Art @ the Institute, Exhibit by Ukrainian Artist Alexander Masyk.
2012. WordPress. UKRAINIANINSTITUTENYC.
2012. Paintings & Graphics by Ukrainian artist Alexander Masyk on Vimeo.
2012. The Ukrainian Independent Weekly Magazine E-Poshta.
2011. “Kyiv Artists” by M. Andriyivsky. Book. Publishers “Krynitsya”.
2011. “The Word of Education.” Newspaper.
2011. “Family Matters.” Newspaper.
2011. “Artistic Olympus 2011”. Internet Project. Encyclopedia «Who Is Who in Ukraine."
2011. Romny “Sumy, My Love!”
2011. Weekly “Word of Education.” Covered by Beauty …"
2011. LiveInternet. Painting by Alexandr Masyk.
2010. “Artists Kyiv” by Zhuravel. Fourth Issue. Book.
2010. Family Matters Magazine.
2010. External Affairs Magazine. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
2010. The Golden Book of Ukraine. Book.
2010. The Fine Arts Library. Magazine, Ukraine.
2010. Ukrainian Art. Book.
2010. "Favorite Job.” Article by Les Savchin Internet newspaper.
2010. “Sumy. Who’s Who.”
2010. “Art Olimp”. Ukrainian Publishing Consortium.
2010. Scher – Gallery of Modern painting. Extraordinary Artists of Ukraine.
2009. Proza.ru. Family of Artists. By Victoria Lukyanov.
2009. Internet Project. Encyclopedia «Who is Who in Ukraine."
2009. “The Golden Book of Ukraine.” Ukrainian Publishing Consortium.
2008. The book “Art and the Artistic Heritage of Sumy.”
2008. Kyiv Artists Book by Zhuravel. Third Issue.
2008. Zhinka Magazine. Article by V. Efremova.
2007. Catalog “Alexander Masyk. Art, Graphics" by Zhuravel.
2007. Governmental Courier Newspaper.
2007. Educator of Ukraine Newspaper. Article by E. Zolotareva.
2006. Kyiv Artists Book by Zhuravel. The Second Issue.
2006. People’s Observer Newspaper.
2006. Almanac “Maritime Gallery Odessa” by T. Binovska.
2005. Culture and Life Newspaper. "The Bridge of Friendship" by V. Efremova.
2004. Kyiv Artists Book by Zhuravel. The First Issue.
2004. “Kyiv by the Artists' Masterpieces.”
2002. Kyiv Artists Book by Zhuravel.
2002. “The National Artists' Union of Ukraine.” Book.
1991. Pine Creek Art Gallery presents the art of Alexander Masyk. Catalog, Newspapers.
1991. KRDO News13. ABC. Colorado.
1991. Gazette Telegraph. Colorado Spring.
1991. Annual California Painters Show. Nov.17 – Dec.28 Poulsen Gallerie. Newspaper. California.
1982. “Fine Arts Magazine.” May Issue.
1981. “Young Artists of Soviet Ukraine.” Book.
1979. “Fine Arts Magazine.”
1977. “Kyiv Putivnyk".
1977. Culture and Life Magazine.
1976. “Soviet Poster”. All-Union Exhibition Catalog.
1976. Putivnyk in Kyiv Pecherskaya Lavra.
1975. “Soviet Ex libris.” Publishers Moscow.
1974. "Space Ex Libris.“Publishers Moscow.
1973. "Ukraine Magazine. May. Award “Steel Rose”.
1972. “Ukraine” Magazine. March, June, September.