Olga Dmytrenko was born in Ukraine. Her love of the visual arts and science was cultivated at a young age. Olga’s father used to paint in a realistic style, and from her mother, a mathematician, Olga got her passion for science. After graduating from the Republican School of Physics and Mathematics at Kiev State University, she entered the Department of Physics there, and got her M.Sc. in 1986. In 1990 she gained a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry. Dr. Dmytrenko has won several honour rewards, including Research Fellowship of President of Ukraine and Fellowship of Republic of Austria Federal Ministry of Science and Research. She currently lives and works as a scientist in Delaware, USA. Despite her deep interest in science, Olga creates organic abstracts, mainly in acrylic and metallic paints. Most of her paintings are done with soft colors and rich gold. Some of them depict suggestions of clouds, water, and people, but often Olga’s works gear towards fantasy themes, and almost all of her artworks contain a sort of mythical quality.
* **** 2007 **** “The Best of 123Soho 2007 Art Show” * **** 2006 **** 8th Annual Grand Prix Inter-Art Museum 2006 - Gold Prize. * **** 2006 **** Featured Artist for August - The Fine Art Originals. * **** 2005 **** Ambassadors' Art Prize-Prix des Ambassadors 2005 -Special Prize. * **** 2005 **** Emerging Artists Group April 2005 Juried Competition – Finalist. * **** 1995, 1998 **** Fellowship of Republic of Austria Federal Ministry of Science and Research * **** 1994-1997 **** Research Fellowship of President of Ukraine
*The 2009 Traveling Immigrants Art Exhibit juried group show the following locations in the New York/New Jersey area: 7/26/2009 thru 8/7/2009 - The Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center. Address: 2785 Frederick Douglass Blv. (near 148th St.) New York, NY 10039; 11/13/2009 thru 12/13/2009 - South Ocean Art Gallery. Address: South Nassau Unitarian UniversalistCongregation, 228 South Ocean Ave. Freeport, N.Y.; 1/31/2010 thru 2/12/2010 - The Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts. Address: 20 Third Avenue. Long Branch, NJ 07740.
*2009 May 1 - May 30 "Curtain Up. Artistic Variations on Theatre", Hudson Contemporary gallery at the Gibby Center, Middletown, DE - juried group show
*2009 March 22–May 20 Small Works 2009 Exhibit at Richeson School of Art & Gallery, Kimberly, WI, USA
*2009 March 7 –April 19 “Possibilities of a Pause” at Delaware Art Museum - group show
*2008 September –December “Central Perk” , 42 East Main Str., Newark, DE, USA
*24 July -2 August 2008 - Art & Music Festival, Icosahedron Gallery, New York
*2008 June – Caffe Gelato, 90 E. Main Str., Newark, DE
*2008 June-July – Central Perk, , 42 East Main Str., Newark, DE
*2007 December – Central Perk, 42 East Main Str., Newark, DE
*2007 November - Artist’s Space Gallery, 1000 Drawings Group Show, NYC, New York
*2007 September- 2008 March Connies Art Workshop/Gallery, 935 N. Collier Blvd, Marco Island, Fl, USA
*2005-2008 KNIZHNIK, 8342 Bustleton Avenue, Philadelpia, PA 19152
*2007 August Central Perk, 42 East Main Str., Newark, DE
*2007 May BRITE ART AUCTION & WINE TASTING, the Manhattan. Exhibition Hall at the Asian Cultural Center, New York.
*2007 January-February Central Perk, 42 East Main Str.,Newark, DE
*2006 August Central Perk, 42 East Main Str., Newark, DE
*2006 June Central Perk, 42 East Main Str., Newark, DE
*Over 50 scientific publications (see udel.edu/~odmitr/ )
*Cover – the Journal of Sulfur Chemistry Special Issue "Extreme Sulfur Chemistry" (Taylor & Francis) 2008 (painting "Sky High I").
*Cover - RCS Journal « The Analyst » 2006, v.131, issue 11 (painting « The Wonder »)
*Cover - Abstracts of the ECCC11 (lulu.com) 2008 (painting "Clever Bird")
* “Capricorn” and “Obsession” in The Richeson 75 International Small Works 2009 catalogue.
* “Capricorn” in The Main Street Journal, first issue, 2009, p.23
*Anthology of Friends, An Original Collection, Volume #4, 2009, By A Circle of Artists. Included paintings: “Missing Caledonia”, “Moon Symphony” and “Sky High I”