When given an opportunity to tell a story, Ukrainian-Canadian artist Ivanna Hreshchuk does so through her developing technique called the visual voice. She combines her passions of travel, photography and graphic design through an innovative multi-layered tapestry that can be viewed in a 360 degree angle, creating a 3D installation.
Ivanna is a BA graduate from the Fashion Communication Program at Ryerson University. During this time, she embarked on an exchange semester to study Communication and Graphic Design at the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. This experience was the source of her inspiration for her graduating thesis and motivated her to utilize her design talent for social good.
Since kickstarting her career after graduation, Ivanna has won the Young Social Entrepreneur Award in 2017 for the Fair Trade Show Expo in Toronto as well as the Founding Chairman Award at the 57th Toronto Outdoor Art Fair in 2018. She was also shortlisted for the Emerging Artist Award by the Emerging Curator of Toronto’s Propeller Art Gallery and the 2019 winner of the award. Her latest achievement is being invited to display her award-winning installation at the upcoming Clio Art Fair, happening in the Hudson Yards District in New York City this October.
Based in Toronto, Canada