Janina Myronova: WONDER LAND

December 2 – 30, 2023

Janina Myronova

My Friend, 2023

Stoneware, Underglaze Paint

19h x 22w x 9.25d in

JM001

SOLD

Janina Myronova

Bonnie, 2023

Stoneware, Underglaze Paint

7.50h x 8.50w x 3.75d in

JM006

$ 1,500.00

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Janina Myronova

Love Me As I Am, 2023

Stoneware, Underglaze Paint

4.25h x 5.75w x 3.25d in

JM007

$ 1,000.00

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Janina Myronova

Sporty Dog, 2023

Stoneware, Underglaze Paint

5h x 9w x 4d in

JM028

SOLD

Janina Myronova

Always Together, 2023

Stoneware, Underglaze Paint

22h x 10w x 8.75d in

JM017

$ 4,000.00

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Janina Myronova

Summertime Fun Time, 2023

Stoneware, Underglaze Paint

22.75h x 10.50w x 7.75d in

JM018

$ 3,700.00

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Janina Myronova

Have Fun, 2023

Stoneware, Underglaze Paint

35h x 20w x 11.50d in

JM010

$ 8,000.00

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Janina Myronova

Sweet, 2023

Stoneware, Underglaze Paint, Engobe

22h x 16.25w x 16.50d in

JM011

$ 5,000.00

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Janina Myronova

If Your Cat Is Friendly, 2023

Porcelain, Underglaze Paint

5h x 3w x 3d in

JM033

$ 950.00

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Janina Myronova

Fun, 2023

Porcelain, Underglaze Paint

4.75h x 5w x 3d in

JM034

SOLD

Janina Myronova

Hello, 2023

Stoneware, Underglaze Paint, Engobe

13h x 11w x 11.50d in

JM002

$ 3,000.00

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Janina Myronova

Love is the Flower, 2023

Porcelain, Underglaze Paint

5.75h x 3.50w x 3.50d in

JM032

$ 900.00

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Janina Myronova

On a Walk with a Favorite Human, 2023

Porcelain, Underglaze Paint

5h x 3.5w x 3.5d in

JM035

$ 950.00

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Janina Myronova

Childhood Friend, 2023

Porcelain, Underglaze Paint

5h x 2.50w x 2.50d in

JM009

$ 750.00

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Janina Myronova

Hello in the Windy Day, 2023

Porcelain, Underglaze Paint

4.25h x 2.75w x 2.75d in

JM012

$ 650.00

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Janina Myronova

Solo Singing, 2023

Porcelain, Underglaze Paint

3.75h x 2.75w x 3.25d in

JM008

$ 600.00

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Janina Myronova

How Are You? 2023

Stoneware, Underglaze Paint

9h x 11w x 6.5d in

JM021

$ 3,000.00

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Janina Myronova

I Love You Too, 2023

Stoneware, Underglaze Paint

22h x 20.5w x 5d in

JM020

$ 3,000

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Janina Myronova

Gentlemen, 2023

Stoneware, Underglaze Paint

9.50h x 9.25w x 7d in

JM022

$ 2,000.00

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Janina Myronova

Imagine, 2023

Stoneware, Underglaze Paint

12h x 9w x 7d in

JM003

$ 2,000.00

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Janina Myronova

Being Kind, 2023

Stoneware, Underglaze Paint

7.25h x 5.50w x 4.50d in

JM023

$ 1,800.00

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Janina Myronova

Florist, 2023

Stoneware, Underglaze Paint

5.25h x 4.25w x 6d in

JM005

$ 1,200.00

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Janina Myronova

Shy Bear, 2023

Stoneware, Underglaze Paint

6.50h x 4.50w x 5d in

JM004

$ 1,200.00

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Janina Myronova

Dancing Queen, 2023

Stoneware, Underglaze Paint

22h x 20.5w x 5d in

JM019

$ 4,500.00

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Janina Myronova

I Know You Are There, 2023

Stoneware, Underglaze Paint

10.25h x 6.75w x 3.25d in

JM024

$ 1,400.00

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Janina Myronova

Keeping It Green, 2023

Stoneware, Underglaze Paint

7.50h x 5.50w x 3d in

JM025

$ 1,200.00

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Janina Myronova

Athletics Day, 2023

Stoneware, Underglaze Paint

8.50h x 4w x 2.25d in

JM026

$ 1,000.00

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Janina Myronova

When I Met You, 2023

Stoneware, Underglaze Paint

16.25h x 9w x 4.50d in

JM029

$ 2,500.00

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Janina Myronova

Lazy Talk, 2023

Porcelain, cobalt, high fire glaze

4.75h x 10.50w x 6.70d in

JM027

$ 1,400.00

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Janina Myronova

Born To Shine, 2023

Porcelain, high fire glaze, cobalt, luster, decal

4.75h x 5.75w x 2.75d in

JM030

$ 1,200.00

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Janina Myronova

Look At Me! 2023

Ink on Rice Paper

11h x 10.25w in

1/1, unique, unframed

JM014

$ 250.00

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Janina Myronova

You Are My Little, 2023

Ink on Rice Paper

11h x 10.25w in

1/1, unique, unframed

JM013

$ 250.00

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Janina Myronova

You Are Melting My Heart, 2023

Ink on Rice Paper

3.75h x 2.75w x 3.25d in

1/1, unique

JM031

$ 300.00

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Janina Myronova

In My Secret Garden, 2023

Ink on Rice Paper

17h x 11w in

1/1, unique

JM045

$ 300.00

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Janina Myronova

Fantasy Friend, 2023

Ink on Rice Paper

11h x 10.25w in

1/1, unique

JM043

SOLD

Janina Myronova

Do Not Disturb Our Fun Time, 2023

Ink on Rice Paper

11h x 10.25w in

1/1, unique

JM042

$ 250.00

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Janina Myronova

Good Mood Maker, 2023

Ink on Rice Paper

18h x 12w in

1/1, unique

JM044

$ 300.00

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Janina Myronova

Thank You for Meeting with Me, 2023

Ink on Rice Paper

25h x 20w in

1/1, unique

JM036

$ 500.00

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Janina Myronova

Little Girl with Long Hair, 2023

Ink on Rice Paper

11h x 10.25w in

1/1, unique

JM041

$ 250.00

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Janina Myronova

Someone is Lucky, 2023

Ink on Rice Paper

18h x 12w in

1/1, unique

JM039

$ 300.00

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Janina Myronova

The Barefoot Boy, 2023

Ink on Rice Paper

20h x 17w in

1/1, unique

JM038

$ 400.00

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Janina Myronova

Smiling Lion, 2023

Ink on Rice Paper

17h x 11w in

1/1, unique

JM037

SOLD

Janina Myronova

An Afternoon Party, 2023

Ink on Rice Paper

17h x 11w in

1/1, unique

JM040

$ 300.00

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Janina Myronova

Bear with a Flower, 2023

Ink on Rice Paper

17h x 11w in

1/1, unique, unframed

JM015

$ 300.00

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Janina Myronova

One Is Not Singing, 2023

Ink on Rice Paper

18h x 12w in

1/1, unique, unframed

JM016

$ 300.00

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Press Release

Opening Reception with the Artist: Saturday, December 2, 3-5 pm

Artist Talk: Sunday, December 3, 2 pm at Lucy Lacoste Gallery

                                                                                                   

Lucy Lacoste Gallery is thrilled to announce Wonder Land opening December 2 until December 30, 2023, a solo exhibition with acclaimed Ukrainian/Polish artist Janina Myronova, who will be showing recently created sculptures and drawings from her artist residencies at The Archie Bray Foundation and the Northern Clay Center in the US. Myronova’s vividly colorful, playfully misshapen figures of humans and animals delight viewers and create narratives around the relationships and connections among families, friends, and animals.

Deeply influenced by the Slavic cultures during her formative years, Janina has developed a unique and unmistakable style inspired by folk arts such as nesting dolls, Dymkovo toys of family figures, and Ukrainian embroidery, combining these influences with her knowledge of Pre-Colombian sculpture and her interest in contemporary comic books and graphic novels. She portrays the relationships and inner worlds of families and friends using her curvaceous anthropomorphic figures as a canvas for her bright, saturated colors and precise lines. Seeking to express positive, joyful emotions with her playful characters, each composition shows a different personality and references an over-arching storyline about our collective experiences.

Drawing is integral to Myronova’s practice, and several works on paper will be on view along with her ceramic sculpture. Sketching out her ideas in two-dimensions leads her to compositions that she later translates to three-dimensions, hand-building her sculptures from the bottom up then decorating with line and color, usually leaving areas of the natural color of the clay exposed, and often firing her pieces only once. Myronova says of clay, “I chose the material because I could feel it” and regarding her surface design she explains “the story of every person has different colors.” She states, “My characters display a specific, distorted body perspective. The forms are a bit clunky, chubby, anatomically misshapen, marked with accents which double the characters or hybridize their silhouettes. Each sculpture is a different personality, a personal story, a graphic novel featuring my favorite motifs: images of family relationships, parent and child, partners, pets. My emotions are “scratched” into them, with a subtle hint towards humor. Wonder, anger, fear and joy are all present there.” Intimacy, closeness, and a longing for emotional connection pervades her work along with a cheerful playfulness that invites the viewer into her expressive world.

In her artist statement, Myronova writes:

WONDER LAND it is a safe place to be with people, animals, and nature; WONDER LAND is a place to relax and to feel joy from being among friends. My work expresses happy vibes created by figurative forms with vibrant colors. You can find a friend here and immerse yourself in the joy, curiosity, and carefreeness of childhood with all the characters I’ve created. To complete the whole atmosphere of celebration, I use drawings as a playful background with layers of stories which come from the two-dimensional to the three-dimensional world. The whole idea came from my personal desire for peace and love, and I would like to invite everyone to visit the world I created.

JANINA MYRONOVA ARTIST LECTURE / ZOOM

The Office of the Fine Arts Ceramics Program at Harvard University will host a free online event with the artist on Wednesday, November 29, 2023
5:30-6:30 pm via ZOOM

Click Here For More Info and to Register

 

About the Artist

A native of Ukraine based in Poland since 2013, Janina Myronova is currently a long-term Resident Artist and Speyer Fellow at the Archie Bray foundation in Montana, well known as the oldest and one of the best ceramics residency programs in the world. Trained as a painter, designer, and sculptor, Myronova holds two master’s degrees in Sculpture and Ceramics & Design, and a PhD in Ceramics. Her works have been shown since 2014 at international level in competitions, galleries and museums and have won several prizes in Poland, Croatia, Spain, Romania, and China. She has exhibited widely in over one hundred group shows and over a dozen solo exhibitions throughout the world.

Myronova received her MFA from the Department of Ceramic Art at Lviv National Academy of Fine Arts (Lviv, Ukraine) in 2012, an MFA from the Department of Ceramics and Glass at The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts and Design (Wroclaw, Poland) in 2013, and her PhD from the Department of Ceramics and Glass at Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in 2019. Continually developing her work and practice, Myronowa has attended numerous residencies including opportunities at the New Taipei Yingge Ceramics Museum (New Taipei, Taiwan), Clayarch Gimhae Musem (Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea), Lefebvre and Fils (Paris, France), the Polish Sculpture Centre (Oronsko, Poland), and the International Ceramic Research Center (Guldagergaard, Denmark), International Ceramic Studio (Kecskemet, Hungary), Northern Clay Center, Minneapolis, MN and, currently, the Archie Bray Foundation, Helena, MT.

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