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Ilona in her studio

I was born, grew up and got education in Ukraine,

Currently I live in Ballston Spa, NY.

No matter what the other jobs I could have sometimes - I am an artist and then art teacher & instructor.

Master’s degree in art.

Big experience of doing art in different mediums but since 2018 mostly working with coffee as a medium. Also got back doing ceramics while doing art classes for all ages in 



Art Education:

1995-2001 The Lviv National Academy of​ Arts (Decorative and Applied Arts)

1989-1993 Donetsk Art College (Design)

1985-1989 Art School for Teen’s 


 Participation of Art Shows and Art Exhibitions:

Ukrainian Art Exhibition «Chernobyl Tragedy» _1996 / Kiev, Ukraine

Regional Art Competition «10 years of Chernobyl tragedy» _1996 / Donetsk, Ukraine

Art Show «The Artists of The Donetsk Region» _ 1998 / Gorlovka, Ukraine

Students Art Show «Art in Ceramics»_ 1996 / Lviv, Ukraine

State Art Museum Art Show «O. Zabolotnyy and his Heritage » _ 1998 / Gorlovka, Ukraine

The Youth Art Exhibition «Graphics of the Spring» _1999 / Lviv, Ukraine

Student's Art Show of the Lviv Academy of Arts «Graduate 2001»_ 2001 / Lviv, Ukraine

State Art Museum Art Show «The Artists of The Donetsk Region» _ 2003 / Gorlovka, Ukraine

City’s Art Fairs _2005 / Gorlovka, Ukraine

State Art Museum «Personal Exhibition of I. Zabolotna» _2006 / Gorlovka, Ukraine

Palace of Children's and Teen’s Creativity City’s Art Fairs _2009 / Gorlovka, Ukraine

City Art Fairs Exhibitions _2010 / Gorlovka, Ukraine

State Art Museum Art Show «The Family of Artists» _2011 / Gorlovka, Ukraine

State Art Museum Art Show «Euro-2012»_2012 / Gorlovka, Ukraine

Art Show «WOMEN of the CONGO» _2012 / New York, USA

Cornell Street Studios Nautical Art Show «Making Waves» _2013 / Kingston, NY, USA

Coffee Planet Café _2014 / Ballston Spa, NY

Grand Street Community Arts Show «Winter Fair» _2014 / Albany, NY, USA

Coffee Planet Café _2016 / Ballston Spa, NY

Upstate Artists Guild Gallery_ 2016/ Albany, NY

Wonky Studio Art Gallery_2017-2018/ Ballston Spa, NY

Coffee Planet Cafe_2017-2020/Ballston Spa, NY

"10x10" Saratoga Arts Gallery_2019/Saratoga Springs, NY

"50 Shades of Espresso" in Eden Café_2020/Loudonville, NY

"Let It Grow" The Blooming Artist Gallery_2022/Clifton Park, nY


518 Profile Magazine

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Thank you so much for the painting you did of me.

You are an amazing artist and you absolutely captured me in your painting.

I am really touched by it"                 


coffee portrait
coffee portrait

"I just wanted to express my gratitude for the beautiful two paintings you created for my mother's 90th birthday. She was so surprised and touched to have the lovely portraits of her parents.

So appreciated! "                                          Jean 

Cliff with his portrait made by coffee


"Absolutely amazing!!! It looks just like my son!!

This is such a wonderful piece of art and I’m excited to have it hanging in my kitchen! ❤️"

Nick C.

coffee painting "Chocolate Milk" with buyer
custom painting on a wall in customer's house

"Hi, he loved it we have it hanging next to the other one you did for meThank you again, Cindy"

"She loves it. It's awesome. Thanks so much for the beautiful art."


commissioned portrait painting
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