b. 1955 in Karaganda, Kazakhstan
Volodymyra Hankevych studied at the Textile Department of Lviv Academy of Arts. She is a member of the Artists’ Union of Ukraine since 1990. She has exhibited in numerous museums and galleries in Ukraine as well as in other countries.
She uses mostly natural dyes which she prepares herself. her tapestries are mostly woven on monumental scale. She has won awards at many art competitions including the prize for best work from Ukraine at the 1993 International Triennial of textile art in Turne, Belgium and Grand Prix at the “Textile Fury” annual exhibition of Ukrainian Artists’ Union, Textile Department, Palace of Art, Ukraine in 1998 and 1999.
She also paints on silk which is a quicker process that allows her to be more impulsive and affords her the opportunity to express her immediate emotions.
Wool and hemp tapestry
45” x 39”
Gift of the artist