Lopata Pavlo

Pavlo Lopata was born in Kalinov [Presov region], Slovak Republic on March 20, 1945. He studied at the University of Fine Arts Bratislava from 1966-1968.  In 1969 he emigrated to Canada and resided in Toronto.  He obtained a Commercial Arts Diploma from George Brown College [1972] and a Fine Arts Diploma from the Ontario College of Art [1986].  From 1991 to 1998 he was curator and executive director of the Ukrainian Canadian Art Foundation [KUMF Gallery]. During this period he organized over 70 exhibits of many different artists from Canada, USA and Ukraine.

In his artistic endeavours he has mastered the use of pencil, egg tempera, acrylics and oils. Many themes are visible in his works, such as, portraits, wooden churches, icons, linear expressionism and surrealistic symbolism.  
Pavlo is also a prolific author of over 450 articles related to the arts, culture and history, published in periodicals, journals and newspapers.

To date, over 1,000 of his artistic works can be found in private and museum collections in Canada, USA, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic and Ukraine.   He has held 33 solo exhibits and participated in over 90 group shows. He presently lives and works in his private studio gallery in Kingsville, Ontario, the southernmost municipality in Canada.

His works can be viewed at www.artbylopata.com.

UPCOMING SOLO EXHIBITION
2020 “Symbolic surrealism”, September 1 – 30, 2020, Carnegie Arts & Visitor Centre, Kingsville, Ontario, Canada

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2020 “Icons – A window to heaven”, March 22 – April 12, 2020, KUMF Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2019 Essex County Library – Kingsville Branch, Kingsville, Ontario, Canada
2019 Carnegie Arts & Visitor Centre, Kingsville, Ontario, Canada
2017 ACUA Gallery, Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2012 St. Joseph’s Ukrainian Catholic Church & Heritage Centre, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
2010, 2015 KUMF Gallery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2008 Gallery of Culture, Bardejov, Slovak Republic
2006 Yorkville Public Library, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2005 Ukrainian Senior’s Centre, Sudbury, Ontario
2001 Tyndale College & Seminary, North York, Ontario, Canada
2001 Ukrainian National Federation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2000 Gallery of Slovak Technical Museum, Kosice, Slovak Republic
1999, 2013 St. Vladimir’s Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1997 Castle Gallery of Josef Kalousek, Hradchany, Prague, Czech Republic
1996 Andy Warhol Museum, Medzilaborce, Slovak Republic
1995 Museum of Regional Studies, Humenne, Slovak Republic
1995, 2005 State Museum of Ukrainian-Rusyn Culture, Svidnik, Slovak Republic
1993, 1995 Ukrainian Canadian Art Foundation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1991 Chaika Gallery, Warren, Michigan, USA
1991 Lviv National Museum, Lviv, Ukraine
1990 Ukrainian Canadian Archives & Museum of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1990 Brescia College, London, Ontario, Canada
1990 University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
1988, 2004 St. John the Baptist Shrine, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
1987 Ukrainian Community Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1982 Home Studio Exhibit, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1980 Parkdale Public Library, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1979 Ukrainian Community Centre, Parma, Ohio, USA

SELECTED AWARDS
2013 “Outstanding Contribution to the Arts”, Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1997 “Outstanding Contribution to the Arts”, Masaryk Academy of Arts, Prague, Czech Republic
1992 “Medal of Merit”, “Art Credo ’92”, St. Joan of Arc Roman Catholic Church, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1988 “Best in Show”, Showplace 2700, Purchase for office of Mayor Alan Tonks, York City Hall, York, Ontario, Canada

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Canadian Museum of Civilization, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
Lviv National Museum, Lviv, Ukraine
Ukrainian Canadian Archives & Museum of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Embassy of Ukraine in Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Embassy of Ukraine in the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic
Museum of Ukrainian Culture – SNM, Svidnik, Slovak Republic
Museum of Regional Studies, Humenne, Slovak Republic
Ukrainian Canadian Art Foundation, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
1986 – present CARFAC Ontario (Canadian Artists Representation)
1986 – present Ukrainian Artists’ Association of Canada, Toronto
2018 – present Art Society of Kingsville, Kingsville, Ontario
2018 – present Leamington Arts Centre, Leamington, Ontario