ART | LANDSCAPE
Lesia Mokrycke is a multi-disciplinary artist and designer. Through the lens of traditional and new media, Lesia's work bridges landscape architecture and art to explore relationships between people, culture and sense of place. Her drawings, paintings, installations and landscape projects employ time and movement as elements that knit social, political, and environmental aspects of a place together. Lesia’s approach often utilizes phenomena such as sound, light and water to engage with cultural experiences that underscore issues of identity.
Lesia holds a BFA from the University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where she studied art history and comparative literature, and was formally trained in drawing, painting and sculpture. At the Academy she was the recipient of the Sylvia G. Wexler Memorial Award, the Rambourger Prize, the Lance Roy Lauffer Memorial Prize, and the Scheidt Travel Scholarship.
She has been an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center and the Banff Centre for the Arts, and a receipient of the Albert F. Schenck-Henry Gillette Woodman Award for landscape design.
Lesia has recently worked with Gustafson, Guthrie Nichol Landscape Architectects in Seattle, and Hapa Collaborative as an artist and landscape designer in Vancouver.