Pavlo Lopata

During the Open Studio Tour Pavlo Lopata’s work can be seen at:

853 Park Avenue
Kingsville, Ontario N9Y 3C4


Pavlo Lopata was born in Kalinov [Presov region], Slovak Republic on March 20, 1945. He studied at the The
Academy of Fine Arts and Design (Vysoká škola výtvarných umení) in Bratislava from 1966-1968.   In 1969 he emigrated to Canada and settled in Toronto. He obtained a Commercial Arts Diploma from George Brown
College [1972] and a Fine Arts Diploma from the Ontario College of Art [1986].  From 1991 to 1998 he was
curator and executive director of the Ukrainian Canadian Art Foundation [KUMF Gallery]. During this period he organized over 70 exhibits of many different artists from Canada, USA, Ukraine and many other countries.
In his artistic endeavours he has mastered the use of pencil, egg tempera, acrylics and oils. Many themes are visible in his works, such as, portraits, wooden churches, icons, linear expressionism and surrealistic
Pavlo is also a prolific author of over 450 articles related to the arts, culture and history, published in periodicals, journals and newspapers.
He is a member of CARFAC Ontario and the Ukrainian Association of Visual Artists of Canada (USOM) since
1985 and a member of the Arts Society of Kingsville and Leamington Arts Centre since 2018.
To date, many of his artistic works can be found in private and museum collections in Canada, USA, Poland,
Czech Republic, Slovak Republic and Ukraine. He has held 37 solo exhibits and participated in over 100 group shows. He presently lives and works in his private studio gallery in Kingsville, Ontario where he resides with his wife Mary. They have one son Petro, also an artist.

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