TMORA is honored to present the exhibition of paintings by the Ukrainian-born artist Elena Kalman created in support of the Ukrainian struggle against the aggressive assault of the Putin regime. These twelve eight-foot long works on paper memorialize twelve months of the war through striking imagery and masterful brushwork. Kalman began painting them on February 24, 2022, to follow in the steps of the courageous fight of the Ukrainian people to retain their country’s independence.   

Elena Kalman is a painter and an architect, whose work has been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries throughout the United States. Kalman received her Master of Architecture degree from the Moscow Architecture Institute, the birthplace of Russian Constructivism, and her undergraduate degree in art from the Kyiv Art Institute. She immigrated to the United States in 1979, and now heads the Connecticut-based architectural firm, Elena Kalman Architects, which she founded in 1988.

Ukraine Defiant: Paintings by Elena Kalman is on view in the Mezzanine Gallery:
March 4 – July 15, 2023.

Ukraine Defiant, 2022
Acrylic and mixed media on paper, 46” x 46”
On loan from the artist

Polluted (Apex of War), 2022
Acrylic and mixed media on paper, 46” x 92”
On loan from the artist

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