Yuriy Musatov

Юрій Мусатов

Yuriy Musatov, ceramist from the younger generation, that has already established himself as the professional and worthwhile representative of the contemporary Ukrainian artistic ceramics, is reconsidering the traditional ways of working with ceramic.

His creative works exist beyond the familiar categories or kinds of art – easel sculpture, interior ceramic. His objects are autonomic and self-sufficient in the artistic field. In his creative work he reconsiders the avant-garde art beginning XX century. The artist applies the question of integrity of the person in the post-industrial society. The illusiveness of the modern world is represented in Musatov’s works, by the dreamy and subtle constructions, tender as lace, interweaving of the ceramic parts. (Eugenia Molyar)

Born on October 19, 1981, in Konotop of Sumy Region, Ukraine.

In 2008 he graduated from Lviv National Academy of Arts, Faculty of Decorative and Applied Art, Department of Art Ceramics.
In 2001 he graduated from Sumy Higher Arts and Culture College named after Dmytro Bortnyansky.

Personal Projects and Exhibitions:

2012 “Khmaroutvorennia” (Formation of Clouds) / Art Gallery of the Spiritual Culture Development Center, Opishne, Ukraine
2012 “Clouds” / Center of Culture and Sport, «Kaplica Zamkowa» Gallery, Szydłowiec, Poland

Objects in the Public Environment:

2013 Ceramic sculpture “Tower” dedicated to the V National Competitive Exhibition of Art Pottery “CeramPik in Opishne”. Height 515 cm / Opishne, Ukraine

Exhibitions:

2015 The VII Great Sculpture Salon / Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine.
2015 Sculpture Salon / Munich, Germany
2015 KUNST MESSE FRANKFURT 15 / Frankfurt, Germany
2015 III. International Ceramic Triennial UNICUM 2015 / Ljubljana, Slovenia
2014 “Kettle as a pretext for conversation” / National Museum of Ukrainian Folk Decorative Art, Kyiv, Ukraine
2015 The VII Great Sculpture Salon / Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine.
2015 Sculpture Salon / Munich, Germany
2015 KUNST MESSE FRANKFURT 15 / Frankfurt, Germany
2015 III. International Ceramic Triennial UNICUM 2015 / Ljubljana, Slovenia
2014 Osteuropäische Kunst: Bilder Und Keramiken / Verein Alte Kirche Härkingen, Härkingen, Switzerland
2014 SERES’14 3rd INTERNATIONAL CERAMIC and GLASS EXHIBITION / Eskişehir /Turkey
2014 «Dialog der Generationen» / Deidesheim, Germany
2014 4th International Triennial of Silicat Art / Kecskemet, Hungary
2014 Festival of Modern Ceramics “TseHlyna 2014” / NSC Olimpiyskiy, Kyiv, Ukraine
2013 “Accessible Art” / Shcherbenko Art Center, Kyiv, Ukraine
2013 Сeramics / Glass / Exhibition of contemporary ceramics and glass / Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (UIMA), Chicago, USA
2013 “Art of Seeing” within the framework of VIII ART KYIV Contemporary III / Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine
2013 XI International Biennale of Art Pottery in Aveiro / Aveiro, Portugal
2013 Festival “Modern Ceramics in Urban Space” / Yunist on Andriivskyi, Kyiv, Ukraine
2013 “Art, Design, Photography” / Shcherbenko Art Center, Kyiv, Ukraine
2012 International Biennale of Applied and Decorative Arts / Konstantin Brinkush Exhibition Center / Kishinev, Moldova
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 National Competitive Exhibition of Art Pottery “CeramPik in Opishne” / Opishne, Ukraine
2012 Exhibition of works of the International Symposium of Ceramics and Sculpture in Boleslawiec / Galereja na Solnym, Wroclaw, Poland
2011, 2013 «ARTEE ZUG» East European Contemporary Art Exhibition / Zug, Switzerland
2011 International Exhibition of Ceramics “Outside Boundaries” / Museum of Applied Art of School of Art and Design after A.L.Stieglitz, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
2004, 2006, 2008, 2011 “Lviv Ceramics” / Lviv, Ukraine
2010 International Exhibition of the Small Porcelain Forms. Museum of Porcelain / Riga, Latvia
2010 «ZNAK» 9 International Biennale of Ceramics organized by the association Keramos / Warsaw, Poland
2009 International Exhibition of Art Pottery “+2 according to Greenwich” / Minsk, Belarus
2009 «Tea for two» International Competition of Design Artzept / Milan, Italy
2009 IX International Biennale of Art Pottery in Aveiro / Aveiro, Portugal
2008 «WIATR» 8 International Biennale of Ceramics organized by the association “KERAMOS” / House of Painter / Warsaw, Poland

Symposia, Residences:

2014 V INTERSymposium of Ceramics in Opishne «2014: 14 х14» / Opishne, Ukraine
2013 International Symposium of Ceramic Art «LANDscape» / Daugavpils, Latvia
2012 CeramoResidence / National Open-air Museum of Ukrainian Pottery in Opishne, Opishne, Ukraine
2012 Residence in the Center of Polish Sculpture / Oronsko, Poland
2012 ІII INTERSymposium of Ceramics in Opishne «2012: 12 х12» / Opishne, Ukraine
2012 «Intonation» VIII International Symposium of Ceramics / Deidesheim, Germany
2011 47 International Symposium of Ceramics and Sculpture in Boleslawiec / Boleslawiec, Poland
2011 ІI INTERSymposium of Ceramics in Opishne «2011: 11 х11» / Opishne, Ukraine
2010 International Project ATELIER OF ART «Hous der Freude». Wildenbruch, Germany
2010 III International Symposium of Ceramics “Ukraina Soborna” / Slaviansk, Ukraine
2009, 2010 II International Symposium of Ceramics “Art-Wagonetka” / Sumy, Ukraine
2008 International Symposium of Art Pottery «Porcelana Hodzez» / Chodziez, Poland
2007 International Plein Air of Art Pottery “Mini-Ceramics” / Lviv, Ukraine
2004 II International Symposium of Art Pottery “ART-Zhyzhal” / Babruysk, Belarus

Works in collections:

Kortárs Kerámiaművészetért Alapitvany (Fund of Modern Ceramics) / Kecskemet, Hungary
Collection of the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, USA
Art Center named after Mark Rotko / Daugavpils, Latvia
Private collection of architect Serhii Mahno / Kyiv, Ukraine
Collection Hannelore Seiffert / Pottery designer and collector. Germany
Private collection / Deidesheim, Germany
Zepter / Milan, Italy
Aveiro Municipal Museum, Portugal
Babruysk Art Museum / Belarus
Sumy Porcelain Factory Museum / Sumy, Ukraine
National Open-air Museum of Ukrainian Pottery / Opishne, Ukraine

Awards and Scholarship Programs:

2014 I and II Prizes in V INTERSymposium of Ceramics in Opishne «2014: 14 х14» / Opishne, Ukraine
2012 ІІ Prize. ІV National Competitive Exhibition of Art Pottery “CeramPik in Opishne” / Opishne, Ukraine
2012 I Prize. ІII INTERSymposium of Ceramics in Opishne «2012: 12х12» / Opishne, Ukraine
2011 Grand Prix. ІI INTERSymposium of Ceramics in Opishne «2011: 11х11» / Opishne, Ukraine
2008, 2012 Participant of the scholarship program of the Ministry of Culture and Heritage of the Republic of Poland “Gaude Polonia”