Yanskiss was created by Yana Vavdiyuk as a concept expressing human evolution into a complete individual.
Influenced by studies of Carl G. Jung, Lesya Ukrainka, and Emanuel Swedenborg, Yana uses her life and art to show how one can develop and record an individual pattern.
Working with a vivid color palette, variety of brushes and multiple mediums, her paintings exemplify an effortless blend of collective symbolism and personal style.
Yana believes we can make our world a better place by cultivating an environment that honors individual growth. When one is integrated, free and content, one can make another one feel the same way. By tapping into the hidden reaches of our own potential, we help the collective to rediscover itself and together we co-create a world where individual expression is celebrated not imitated.
Yana has worked closely with international brands such as Marimekko and GAP, organizing in-store painting pop-up events to promote Yanskiss.
She has been commissioned to paint a personal protest piece for CEO and Founder of the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History Juanita Moore. Yana’s painted dress was worn by Ms. Moore during the Wearable Art Gala in Los Angeles and was also exhibited in the Charles H. Wright Museum during Say It Loud: Art, History, Rebellion exhibit in Detroit.
After finishing her first major series, Yana recreated a dream like state of her grandma's garden in her solo exhibit during Miami Art Week, inviting others to experience the warmth of her Flowers.
Yana was invited to do a special exhibit at Bella Thorne's house in Los Angeles. She showed her next major series Ladies with a call to own your power and painted live an ultimate power piece during the closing party.
Yana has been fundraising and advocating for Ukrainian people since the full scale war in Ukraine began. She was born and raised in Ukraine, where the majority of her family still resides. Yana's most recent paintings were auctioned at the Evening for Ukraine fundraiser at the Ukrainian Institute of America in New York City. The proceeds were used to fund aid for displaced families, medical supplies, and ground relief in Ukraine. Her current focus is on creating more pieces and raising funds for Ukrainian organizations.
Yana also has her work collected by private patrons globally.