Oleg Lipchenko, Canada
Oleg Lipchenko is an artist, architect, designer, illustrator, and a member of the Ukrainian Union of Artists (since 1995) and Lewis Carroll Society of North America and CANSCAIP.
He graduated from Poltava's Art School, where he studied the disciplines of painting, drawing, composition, sculpture, and history of arts in 1974. He achieved his Master degree in Architecture in Poltava's University (Ukraine) in 1979. He studied such visual art disciplines as: painting, drawing, composition, sculpture, and history of arts, architectural design and history of architecture in the University. After graduation he worked as an Architect, designing residential and commercial projects and dedicated his spare time to Art. Oleg then taught students in an Art school in Kremenchug for several years. From the beginning of 90s, Oleg has been working as freelance Artist and Designer. In 1999, Oleg with his family moved to Canada, and since then he lives and works in Toronto.
In 2000, Oleg completed course and obtained Graphic/Multimedia designer diploma at Digital Media Studios in Toronto. He studied several multimedia applications there such as Macromedia Director and Flash. After that, he worked on two animation projects: on ‘Rescue Heroes’ with Nelvana Animation and ‘Ann of Green Gable’ with Sullivan Animation in 2001.
In 2002, Oleg Lipchenko signed a 2-year contract with IBM on Graphic designer position where he completed several print and web projects including Flash animation.
Oleg created a number of paintings in the style that can be characterized as a blend of surrealism, symbolism and abstract art.
He had about 30 exhibitions in Canada, Ukraine, Germany, France, Austria, and Luxembourg. His artworks are in museums, private and corporate collections, such as “Brita”, and Euro Stat (see images below).
In 2007, Oleg released his Limited Edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, being its designer, illustrator and publisher, under his own label Treasure Studio. Tundra Books, Toronto, have then bought the rights to this book. Tundra Books has published their edition of Alice in Wonderland with Oleg’s illustrations in 2009, as well as a book of nursery rhymes Humpty Dumpty and Others in 2010. In 2012, Oleg released his Limited Edition of Hunting of the Snark, and then FREUDOSCOPE.