Erika Mychalenko

My intention as an art practitioner is to connect with the observer the notion that the whole cycle of life is to be celebrated and respected. It is a message about the human condition on the most fundamental level. Through utilizing natural and manufactured materials, man’s relationship with nature is revealed clearly reminding us of our connection to its processes.

The emphasis is on conveying a universal humanistic message through visual expression without the direct use of religious symbols or particular doctrines. This contemplation of our own intimate relationship with self, others and the environment is a dominant theme in my work.

Erika at Palmer
Photo: Palmer, South Australia
© 2006 Maxwell Lawrence


2001 Bachelor Degree of Visual Arts & Applied Design, AIT-Arts, Adelaide
2000 Advanced Diploma of Art, North Adelaide School of Art

Selected Exhibitions

2006 Palmer 06 Sculpture Biennial, SA
2004 Adelaide Fringe
2003 artEast, Adelaide
2002 Sala, Adelaide
2001 Graduate Exhibition, Helpmann Academy, Adelaide
1995 Hortus Botanicus, Amsterdam
1993 Natuur & Milieu Educatie Centrum, Amsterdam
1989 Museumplein, Amsterdam
1986 Kerk van Ruigoord, The Netherlands

Selected Publications

2000 dB Magazine, Adelaide
1995 What’s on in Amsterdam, magazine
1986 Notes, theatre and dance magazine, The Netherlands

Selected Media

2001 Snapshot, ABC TV, Adelaide
2001 Radio 3D, Adelaide
2002 Radio 5UV, Adelaide
1994 I come from a Far-away Land, Radio Veronica, Amsterdam

Selected Creative Contribution

2004 Public Forum panel member, AIT-Arts, Adelaide
2001 (Internet) Education Notes, Hossein Valamanesh: A Survey, Art Gallery of South Australia
1998 Flamma Flamma, Opening the Telstra Adelaide Festival of Arts


2002 Premier Arts Supply Award for Artistic Excellence, SA
2001 City of Charles Sturt Merit Certificate, SA


Represented in private and public collections in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, London, Amsterdam, Los Angeles


2006 Bronze trophy, Cibo restaurant, Adelaide, SA


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