Oleksandr Miroshnychenko lives and works at his studio in Kochetok, a small village in the Kharkiv region of Ukraine. In 2001, he decided to become an artist afterone year of studying radio physics in Karazin Kharkiv National University. Miroshnychenko subsequently enrolled at Kharkiv Artist College but after two years of education was expelled. The aspiring artist's first meeting with ceramics took place at the ceramic studio of Kharkiv State Academy in 2003. There he started working as anassistant, preparing materials for students and helping them to make their works. The head of the studio, instructor Volodimir Shapovalov, taught Miroshnychenko the technology and art of ceramics and clay. Miroshnychenko worked at the studio for seven years and during that time he studied ceramics and pottery intensively. The artist earned his bachelor’sdegree and master’s degree through correspondence courses at Kharkiv state academy of Design and Arts.                 

Artist  Statement

I began studying pottery  in 2003 and my first wish was to create functional wares. I was inspired by Japanese ceramic art and I tried to express the processes of nature in clay. Issues that interested  me  were the transience of life, imperfection, impermanence , nature of the self, and the beauty of materials. But my philosophy transformed, and I began to reflect on human beings and about processes in society: Civilization and urbanity  as capable of changing human nature; Personality as a set of separate elements and how they may be changed and permanently transformed; Continuous change and imperfection as a base line of personality making any seeming order unstable; Entropy as a mode of transforming the objects of material culture; and psychological isolation as common to human experience.  I try to integrate these ideas as motifs into my work. In the midst of my sculptural work I continue to make pottery because for me it is the study of form, surface, color, science, and technology. It remains a great experience to have the possibility to make functional things. 




2019 Member of International Academy of Ceramics

2019 Member of Artaxis - independent network of artists 



 2004-2010 Magister on industrial design Kharkov State Academy of Design and Arts


Work Experience

2003-2010 - Laboratory of Ceramics in Kharkov State Academy of Design and Arts

2011- till now - work in own studio


Group exhibitions:

2018 Starting point – exhibition with Segii Shaulis, Mironova gallery, Kyiv ,Ukraine

2018 Ukrainian ceramic festival  TSE GLYNA, Kyiv, Ukraine

2016 Litoralis - Gogolfest,Ivano-Frankivsk,Ukraine


Juried exhibitions

2018 International Juried Ceramics Exhibition MARTINSONS AWARD,Daugavpils,Latvia

2017 First Ukrainian ceramic biennale, Oposhnya ,Ukraine, Gold prize

2015 35 CICA International Ceramic Competition of L'Alcora (Spain)

2015 3th International Triennial of Ceramics Unicum 2015,Ljubljana,Slovenia

2013 Ukrainian Exhibition of Ceramics Artists, Oposhnya, Ukraine. Grand prix

2010 International festival of arts and crafts. Gallery "Belyaevo", Moscow

2010 Ukrainian Exhibition of Ceramics Artists, Oposhnya, Ukraine


Solo exhibition

2017 On the fracture – solo exhibition, Art Jump gallery, Poltava, Ukraine

2016 Ceramic codes – solo exhibition, Nurnberg house, Kharkiv, Ukraine


Museums collections

2018 Daugavpils Mark Rothko Art Centre , Latvia

2017 National Museum of Ukrainian Pottery in Opishne

2015 Museu de Ceràmica de l'Alcora , Spain

2015 National museum of Slovenia, Ljubljana