Anton Pavlenko

BIOGRAPHY

(b. 1984, Ukraine)

Anton’s artistic journey began in childhood. Some of his earliest memories are of him drawing pictures on the floor of his home in Ukraine. His family immigrated to the United States as refugees in 1990 where his parents continued to encourage and support his artistic talent over the years.

Anton’s home-schooling allowed him ample free time to experiment with various mediums and develop his skills. Wokring out of his bedroom studio, he eventually settled on oil painting and taught himself to paint by creating master copies of painters he admired. Anton never went to art school or considered the idea of pursuing art as a full-time career until many years later when an admirer of his visited the new studio and offered to trade a plein air easel for a painting. That easel was his ticket to the great outdoors where he experienced a true birth of landscape painting.

Since then, Anton’s travels have taken him across the world.  His work has appeared in artist magazines and publications including a feature in Southwest Art Magazine as an “Artist to Watch”. Anton’s work has won numerous top awards and has been included in prestigious shows, galleries and museums across the county. His latest studio works are an exploration of deeper and more personal forms of expression.

 

STATEMENT

“A good painting begins with experience–often outdoors in the elements. I prefer to focus less on capturing a visual snapshot and more on a dynamic observation which employs all my senses. When I paint alone outdoors or in the studio, I try to press into the silence to wake up to what’s actually in front of me. That’s when I can really feel and connect to the subject and express it through my medium.”

 

REPRESENTATION

Rental Sales Gallery | Portland Art Museum | Portland, OR

DragonFire Gallery | Cannon Beach, OR

Ryan Art Gallery | Lincoln City, OR

Peterson Roth Gallery | Bend, OR

Brian Marki Fine Art | Palm Springs, CA

 

PUBLICATIONS

Oregon Public Broadcasting | Oregon Art Beat | November, 2017 (watch episode here)

Southwest Art Magazine  | Artist to Watch | “Capturing Raw Beauty” | June, 2015 (read article here)

PleinAir Magazine | 2015

The Pearl Magazine | 2015

 

HONORS & AWARDS

Best of Show | Washington County Plein Air | Hillsboro, OR 2015

Third Place | Pacific Northwest Plein Air | Hood River, OR 2015

Award of Excellence | Southwest Art Magazine | Plein Air & More | Cannon Beach, OR 2015

Honorable Mention | Los Gatos Plein Air | Los Gatos, CA 2015

Second Place | Kern County Plein Air Invitational | Bakersfield, CA 2015

Honorable Mention | Sonoma Plein Air | Sonoma, CA 2014

Best of Show | Pacific Northwest Plein Air | Columbia Art Gallery | Hood River, OR 2014

Honorary Award of Excellence | Southwest Art Magazine | Plein Air & More | Cannon Beach, OR 2014

Honorable Mention | Plein Air Richmond | Brazier Gallery | Richmond, VA 2014

Second Place | Kindred Spirits | Christopher Queen Galleries | Duncans Mills, CA 2013

Honorable Mention | Sonoma Plein Air | Sonoma, CA 2013

Juror of Awards | Yamhill Lavender Plein Air Festiaval | Yamhill, OR 2013

Second Place in ‘City Scene’ | Hillsboro Plein Air | Hillsboro, OR, 2012

Honorable Mention | Rose Show | Oregon Society of Artists | Portland, OR, 2012

Artist’s Choice | Los Gatos Plein Air | Los Gatos, CA, 2012

Third Place Award | Yamhill Lavender Plein Air Festival | Yamhill, OR 2011

Best Mountain Award | Pacific Northwest Plein Air | Hood River, OR 2011

Best of Show in ‘Landscape’ | Hillsboro Plein Air | Hillsboro, OR 2011

Third Place in ‘City Scene’ | Hillsboro Plein Air | Hillsboro, OR 2011

 

EXHIBITIONS

Pacific Northwest Plein Air | Maryhill Museum of Art | Goldendale, WA 2017

Plein Air & More | DragonFire Gallery | Cannon Beach, OR 2017

Sonoma Plein Air | Sonoma, CA 2016

Pacific Northwest Plein Air | Maryhill Museum of Art | Goldendale, WA 2016

Los Gatos Plein Air | Los Gatos, CA 2016

Plein Air & More | DragonFire Gallery | Cannon Beach, OR 2016

Spring Unveiling | DragonFire Gallery | Cannon Beach, OR 2016

Kern County Plein Air Invitational | Bakersfield Museum of Art | Bakersfield, CA 2016

Stormy Weather Arts Festival | DragonFire Gallery | Cannon Beach, OR 2015

Sonoma Plein Air | Sonoma, CA 2015

Pacific Northwest Plein Air | Columbia Art Gallery | Hood River, OR 2015

Intimate Landscapes | Solo Show | Annie Meyer Gallery | Portland, OR 2015

California Impressionism | Huntington Beach Art Center | Huntington Beach, CA 2015

Plein Air & More | DragonFire Gallery | Cannon Beach, OR 2015

Everyday Taste of Plein Air | Guistina Gallery | Oregon State University | Corvallis, OR 2015

Los Gatos Plein Air | Los Gatos, CA 2015

Kern County Plein Air Invitational | Metro Gallery | Bakersfield, CA 2015

Portland Paints the Desert | Brian Marki Fine Art | Palm Springs, CA 2015

Stormy Weather Arts Festival | DragonFire Gallery | Cannon Beach, OR 2014

15th Annual AIS Juried Exhibition | Abend Gallery | Denver, CO 2014

Sonoma Plein Air | Sonoma, CA 2014

Blue & Green | Solo Show | Brian Marki Fine Art | Portland, OR 2014

Pacific Northwest Plein Air | Columbia Art Gallery | Hood River, OR 2014

Paris in the Park Blocks | Portland Art Museum | Portland, OR 2014

Plein Air & More | DragonFire Gallery | Cannon Beach, OR 2014

Plein Air Richmond | Brazier Gallery | Richmond, VA 2014

Los Gatos Plein Air | Los Gatos, CA 2014

Spring Unveiling | DragonFire Gallery | Cannon Beach, OR 2014

Third Annual Plein Air Painting | Golden West College Gallery | Huntington Beach, CA 2014

6″ Squared | Randy Higbee Gallery | Costa Mesa, CA 2013

Holiday Treasures Salon | Debra Huse Gallery | Balboa Island, CA 2013

Stormy Weather Arts Festival | DragonFire Gallery | Cannon Beach, OR 2013

Kindred Spirits | Christopher Queen Galleries | Duncans Mills, CA 2013

The Crush | Columbia Art Gallery | Hood River, OR 2013

Sonoma Plein Air | Sonoma, CA 2013

Plein Air & More | DragonFire Gallery | Cannon Beach, OR 2013

Los Gatos Plein Air | Los Gatos, CA 2013

Carmel Art Festival | Carmel, CA 2013

OPA Annual Juried Salon Show | Crooked Tree Arts Center | Petoskey, MI 2013

Art for Education | Newell Museum | St. Paul, OR 2013

Second Annual Plein Air Painting | Golden West College Gallery | Huntington Beach, CA 2013

Latest Works | Solo Show | Annie Meyer Gallery | Portland, OR 2013

Sonoma Plein Air | Sonoma, CA, 2012

Stormy Weather Arts Festival | DragonFire Gallery | Cannon Beach, OR 2012

Pacific Northwest Plein Air | Columbia River Art Gallery | Hood River, OR 2012

Oregon Plein Air Invitational | Portland Art Museum | Portland, OR, 2012

Los Gatos Plein Air | Los Gatos, CA, 2012

Spring Unveiling | DragonFire Gallery | Cannon Beach, OR 2012

Pacific Northwest Plein Air | Columbia River Art Gallery | Hood River, OR 2011

Call & Response | CODA Gallery | Portland, OR, 2011