Iryna Karpenko graduated from the Ukrainian National Academy of Fine Art and Architecture in Kyiv. Working as a fine artist, she splits her preferences between several art mediums such as watercolor, acrylic, gouache, printmaking and art on glass.
Iryna’s art work is based on impressions from a mixture of different stories, songs and legends which surround our real and imagined, natural and cultural, historic and prehistoric lives. Some of her subjects derive from Ukrainian mythology and ancient fairy-tales. Others can be interpreted as an intricate combination of elements from different epochs and cultures.