Nikolina is interested in humanity’s psychological connection with Nature and strives to expose the consequences our everyday actions have on the environment.
Kovalenko works with fragile ecosystems creating artwork inspired by locations specific to each project. Her subjects range from global warming, deforestation and coral bleaching, to processing and interpreting visual landscape and cultural associations.
Nikolina Kovalenko received her MFA from Moscow Surikov Art Institute (Moscow, Russia) in 2011 and studied at Universität der Künste (Berlin) in 2010. She holds a Gold Medal from the Russian
Art Academy. The artist currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Kovalenko’s exhibition history includes solo shows at Gitana Rosa Gallery and Dacia Gallery, along with group shows at Cheryl Hazan Contemporary, Townsend Modern/Contemporary, Mayson Gallery, Select Art Fair, 212 Arts, Andrew Edlin Gallery, Aureus Contemporary, Drawing Rooms, Erarta Gallery among others. The museum shows include a group show at The Russian Museum (Saint Petersburg, Russia) in 2019.
She had exhibitions in USA, Russia, Japan, Germany, France and Iceland.
Kovalenko’s work has been reviewed in art blogs, newspapers and
magazines and is in numerous corporate and private collections