The Art of Ukraine

Alisa Lozhkina

An in-depth overview of Ukrainian art from the dawn of modernism in the late nineteenth century to the start of the Russian invasion in winter 2022.

This new volume in the World of Art series provides an overview of Ukrainian art, artists, and art movements from the dawn of modernism and the 1900s to the Soviet period, to post-Soviet times and the beginning of the Russian invasion in February 2022. Ukrainian art and artists are discussed within historical and political contexts as well as how they have contributed to, and interacted with, Ukrainian culture and identity. Filled with rich illustrations, each chapter explores a different art period or movement.

We are at a historical moment where Ukraine and its cultural identity are in grave danger, and author Alisa Lozhkina offers a powerful opportunity to connect curious and empathetic readers with the Ukrainian art tradition.


Alisa Lozhkina


Alisa Lozhkina is an independent curator and art critic from Kyiv, Ukraine, and currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. Lozhkina is one of Ukraine's leading Ukrainian art historians, critics, and curators. Between 2013 and 2016, she served as deputy director and chief curator of Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv—the largest museum and exhibition complex in Ukraine. Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, Lozhkina has written about Ukrainian art for the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Art Newspaper, Texte zur Kunst, ARTnews, and Afterimage. She has lectured at Stanford, Berkeley, Yale, Arizona State, Michigan, and other universities across the United States and in Europe. Lozhkina is currently preparing several exhibitions of Ukrainian art for leading international art institutions.