Liudmila Kalinka, a visual artist, is based in Cork City, Ireland. She received her BA Honours in Fine Art in 2017 from the CIT Crawford College of Art and Design where she specialised in print. She has been awarded the CIT Arts Office – Science Week Exhibition Award, CIT Collection Purchase Prize and Doswell Gallery Award.
Liudmila is a member of Cork Printmakers, where she is working primarily in the medium of silkscreen printing. Her studio practice also involves installation and sculpture.
She has exhibited both nationally and internationally. Her work can be found in both public and private collections.
Liudmila’s work stems from her interest in philosophical and psychological questions relating to the human being and often lies at the intersection between art and science.
2017: In Flux // Frequencies + Connections, CIT STEAM Award Exhibition at James Barry Exhibition Centre, Bishopstown, Cork, IRL
2018: III, Doswell Gallery, Rosscarbery, IRL
2017: Ballot, a box set featuring staff, alumni and students from Norwich University of Arts, Norwich UK and Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, IRL
2017: Beyond Dialogue, Cork, IRL
2016: Murmuration, Village Hall, Patrick’s Quay, Cork, IRL
2016: Tweetbox, Atrium City Hall, Cork, IRL
2015: Pop up Print, St. Carthage Hall, Lismore Castle Arts, Co. Waterford, IRL
2015: Impact 9, China Academy of Arts, Hangzhou, China
2014: Reconnect, CIT CCAD, Cork, IRL
2013: Stepping Stones, CSN, Tramore Road, Cork, IRL
2017: CIT Arts Office – Science Week Exhibition Award. Exhibition at the James Barry Exhibition Centre, CIT Bishopstown, Cork, IRL
2017: Cork Institute of Technology Collection Purchase Prize
2017: Doswell Gallery Graduate Show Award – Awarded show and mentorship. Showing April, 2018.
2017: Artist Talk, James Barry Exhibition Centre, CIT Bishopstown, Cork, IRL, November 14.
2013-2017: BA (Hons) Fine Art, Cork Institute of Technology, Cork, Ireland
1999-2004: BE (Hons) Economics, Belarusian National Technical University, Minsk, Belarus
2019-2020: Graphic Design, St. John’s College, Cork, Ireland
2012-2013: Art, Craft and Design, Colaiste Stiofain Naofa, Cork, Ireland
work and process
Liudmila’s primary point of research includes exploring the topics of psychology, the latest scientific research and immersing herself in spiritual teachings.
Liudmila broadcasts her vision of the chosen theme through her drawings, photographs and graphic elements. She also collects the images from scientific papers and obtained by special medical equipment. She then works with her images in collage form to achieve the desired result. In this way, initial picture of the upcoming work is created.
In the process of work, when it comes to transferring the finished work plan to the art paper using printing technique, Liudmila may change some elements and the intensity of colours in accordance with her inner intuitive artistic sense. The work itself dictates the desired direction. This process ultimately leads to a more accurate expression of the original idea, where the colour plays an important role.
Liudmila uses saturated colours, geometric and abstract shapes, and overlay layers to convey her ideas. Along with bold colours, she also uses fine, delicate lines.