Ola Rondiak (Ohio 1966 -)

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Ola Rondiak (b. 1966, American) is a contemporary mixed media artist whose work is rooted in her deep-seated commitment to motherhood and rich Ukrainian cultural heritage. Her work visualizes family history, her personal journey of tracing her ancestor’s footsteps, and how her family legacy impacts and informs her identity in the context of contemporary society. By layering fabrics, papers, mosaics, paints, ropes, and plaster, Rondiak explores various facets of female identity, freedom, conformity, trans-generational pain, and healing.

Rondiak received her M.Ed in Clinical Psychology from Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, and her BA in Psychology and Education from Hunter College, NY. She also studied at the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. Rondiak’s work has been exhibited at The Maidan Museum and RA Gallery in Kyiv, Ukraine; The Shevchenko National Museum and The National Museum of Decorative Art in Kaniv, Ukraine; Context Miami (Dec 2018) with Tauver’s Gallery International; the Honchar Museum in Kyiv; US Embassy in Kyiv; Tri-Mission Art Gallery in the American Embassy in Rome, Italy; Dzyga Gallery in Lviv, Ukraine; The Ukrainian Institute of America in NYC; The Delaware Contemporary Museum in Wilmington, DE; Zorya Fine Art Gallery in Greenwich, CT; The Ukrainian National Museums in Cleveland and Chicago; The Ukrainian Cultural Center in Paris, France; The Ukrainian Art Gallery in Los Angeles, CA; Bereznitsky Art Foundation in Kyiv, Ukraine; The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America in NYC. Rondiak’s work is in the permanent collections of The Revolution of Dignity Museum in Kyiv, Ukraine; The Ukrainian Embassy in Bern Switzerland; Shevchenko Museum & National Museum of Decorative Arts in Kaniv, Ukraine; Ukrainian Embassy in Paris; Hudson River Museum in New York, and many private collectors.