Location: United States
Born in 1952, Makeyevka, Ukraine
Currently resides in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania, USA
Education: State Art Institute, Kiev
National Art School, Kiev
Awards: 1977 – 1st Prize award winner of art degree in UN exhibitions
1978-81 – Grant from Academy of Art of the USSR
1982 – 1st Prize winner of National Republican exhibition in Kiev
1986 – Top Artist achievement Award of Ukraine
Selected Exhibitions: 1977-91 – Continuously exhibited at Republican, National, and International exhibitions in Ukraine and Russia
1978-85 – Yearly exhibited at Nakamura exhibits in Tokyo, Japan
1980 – “20th Century Outstanding Russian Artists” at Hermitage Gallery, London
1988 - “20th Century Ukrainian Art at “Krane Gallery”, New York
1989 – National Museum of Kyoto City, Japan
1990 – Contemporary Ukrainian Art, “Christies”, London
1993 – Art Asia, Hong Kong
1993 – Art Miami, Florida
Museum Collections: “Tretiakov Gallery”, Moscow, Russia
“Museum of Russian Art”, Kiev, Ukraine
“Museum of Contemporary Art”, Köln, Germany
National Museums of Herson, Zaporozhe, Sevastopol, Nikolayev, Cherkassy, Feodosia, Chernigov, Lutsk, Khmelnitsk (Ukraine)
Private Collections: USA, Great Britain, France, Germany, Japan, Canada, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Hong Kong, Finland, Netherlands, N
Today, for me, life and painting are one.
I have no desire to follow fashion; it has no value to me. In my art, the sea, the sky, woman and child are subjects of importance, eternity.
I have no passion for politics. I often use in my work, stone carved forms and water-- these are symbols of eternity. I love sculpture, and I try to unite it with painting.
Women, the symbol of love, mother-hood and eternity, have great importance in my art. In life, there are some things that last forever; in my work, I communicate this with the sky, water and stones.
In nature, I find a never-ending source of inspiration.
"Evening Bay with Blooming Tree" by Evgeni Gordiets, 30"x40", oil on canvas
"Calm Afternoon", 30"x40", oil on canvas
"Orange Rock Village", 24"x36", oil on canvas
"Garden With Blue Tree", 40"x52", oil on canvas