Anatoliy Menkiv is a famous Ukrainian artist, designer, art teacher, and international events curator. Art is his passion. He rethought many things in life. His painting, this is a philosophy written in paints. And he wants to share his visualized thoughts with the world.
He is a member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine since 2019, the C-IDEA association (China) since 2017, the DUU (Designers Union of Ukraine), and “Society of Designers” International Association since 2004. Anatoliy also is co-founder and chairman of the DUU in Dnipro, co-founder, and curator of the annual design event – COW International Design Festival.
Anatoliy is a socially active artist and event curator. He organizes and carries out various actual social actions, exhibitions, and workshops. As a volunteer, he organized the project “Art-Desant”. As part of the project, he teach painting for wounded soldiers in a military hospital, to help them get rid of post-traumatic syndrome and help to return to civilian life.
For his work Anatoliy was awarded many important awards including Honorary Medal “LEGE ARTIS”, Medal of “Defender of the Fatherland”, Medal For Service to the City of Dnepropetrovsk [Ukraine], Honorary Medal from the DUU for the powerful contribution he has made to the development of design in Ukraine, Gold Medal named after Alexander Rodchenko and other.
He also exhibited his works at many important exhibitions, biennial and triennial in more than 20 countries worldwide. Anatoliy’s artworks are in private collections, collections of galleries, and museums in Ukraine, the United States, Italy, Spain, and other countries of the world.