Talk & Tour with Anastasiya Tarasenko

Sat Apr 20 2024 at 04:00 pm to 05:00 pm

Monya Rowe Gallery | New York

Ukrainian Arts Club
Publisher/HostUkrainian Arts Club
Talk & Tour with Anastasiya Tarasenko
Ukrainian Arts Club Presents - artist talk and special exhibition tour with Anastasiya Tarasenko.
About this Event

Join Ukrainian Arts Club for a special talk and exhibition tour of Anastasiya Tarasenko’s works at Monya Rowe Gallery in New York City!

Date: Saturday, April 20, 4 - 5 pm

Location: Monya Rowe Gallery, 224 West 30th Street, No. 304, New York, NY

What to expect:

Ukrainian Arts Club invites you to an artist talk and exhibition tour with Anastasiya Tarasenko, which coincides with the exhibition of her works at the Monya Rowe Gallery. You will have a chance to see Tarasenko’s art and participate in a curated Q&A talk with the artist.

Employing confrontational and uncomfortable imagery, Tarasenko’s paintings challenge the tyranny of society’s conventions and expectations. The artist uses animals in her work in the manner of fables, illustrating social and moral observations with playfulness and a sense of humor. Tarasenko’s paintings critique the ubiquitous hidden hypocrisies that impact our culture—including greed, colonialism and consumerism.

Tarasenko’s new body of work is also concerned with restoration and rebuilding. The paintings in this exhibition explore the introspection that accompanies personal relationships, ranging from lovers to friends. Tarasenko confronts historical objectification of women by depicting a more realistic and relatable representation. Her work critiques feminine gender roles and hierarchical power, while examining how one relates to others and how one is perceived.

About the artist:

Anastasiya Tarasenko (b. 1989, Kyiv, Ukraine) received a MFA from the New York Academy of Art, NY and a BFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). Recent awards include World Trade Center Artist Residency, Silver Arts Projects New York, NY (2024); The Artist Fellowship Program, National Arts Club, NY (2023) ; and Dieu Donne Workspace Residency, New York, NY (2022). Tarasenko’s work was recently exhibited at Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston; Tchotchke Gallery, NY; and Monya Rowe Gallery, NY. The artist lives in Queens, NY and works in Manhattan, NY.


This event has a pay-what-you-wish admission policy. We are striving to engage more people who can appreciate art of Ukrainian-American artists and donate 15% of all ticket proceeds to nonprofits, prioritizing organizations that focus on arts & cultural initiatives.

Disclaimer: Professional photography will be taken at the event. Please note that by entering the event site, you agree to be filmed or photographed, which may be used for marketing or promotional purposes.

Photo/image credits:

Portrait: Anastasiya Tarasenko, photographed in her studio (March 2024). Photo by Anastasia Gudko.

Painting (element): Anastasiya Tarasenko, Joyously Giving, 2024, oil on copper mounted on panel. Courtesy of Monya Rowe Gallery, New York.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Monya Rowe Gallery, 224 West 30th Street, New York, United States


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