Toronto Portrait Artist - BIO - Olga Pankova

Personal

Born, Uzbekistan, USSR
Resident, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Education

The Republican Art Collage "P.Benkova" as an Artist-Designer from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 1996-2001

Professional Experience

Ceramic Artist, Maxim Decor, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 1996-1997
Cartoonist, UzbekFilm, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 1996-1998
Design Concepts Artist, Dawoo Unitel Mobile Communications, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 1999-2001
Food Artist, Meridian Hotel, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 2002-2003
Freelance Painter Artist, 2004 to Present

Affiliations

ARCAF, the Association of Russian Craft, Art and Fashion
Artists in Canada, Art Wanted, Artists in Oil
Member of EventSource
Member of Lavish Dulhan


Exhibition's / Competitions / Awards & News

Entertainer of the Year, Canadian Special Events, Canadian Event Industry Awards, Toronto, Ontario, March 2017
The Artist Project Exhibition, Group Exhibtion, Toronto, Ontario, Canada February 18-21 2017
Winner, Art Battle Artist Project 2017, Feb 2017
Nissan Canada, Virtual Reality Performance, Launch of the new 2017 Qashqai in Windsor, Ontario January 2017
Virtual Reality Art, La French Tech Rennes St Malo - La Digital Tech 2016 Conference, France, Dec 2016
Finalist - Final Round, 2016 Art Battle Canadian Royal Winter Fair, Toronto, Ontario, Canada November 2016
The Canadian Royal Winter Fair, Group Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario, Canada November 2016
Virtual Reality Art, TREND HUNTER Conference, TIFF BELL Lightbox, Toronto, Ont, Canada, Sept 6th, 2016
Virtual Reality Art, RE/MAX Canada, Corporate Recognition Event, Toronto, Ont, Canada Sept 22nd, 2016
Toronto Delta Hotel, 4th Floor SOCO Patio Lounge Launch, Live Painting Toronto, Ont, Canada Sept 14th, 2016
TIFF - Toronto International Film Festival, Pre-screening of the Maudi Movie, Live Painting , Toronto, Ont., Canada Sept 12 & 13, 2016
Guest Painter, Live Painting, Private Event, The River Cafe, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Sept 10 2016
Finalist - Final Round, 2016 Art Battle Ryerson Tumult Art Festival, Toronto, Ont Canada Sept 8, 2016 
Virtual Reality Art, FREEMAN A/V Canada, Open House, Toronto Ont Canada August 11, 2016
Finalist - Final Round, 2016 Art Battle Canadian Championships, Toronto, Ont Canada July 14, 2016 
1st Place, 2016 Art Battle Wildcard Canadian Championships, Toronto, Ont Canada July 13, 2016
ROGERS Soirée 2016, Featured Visual Artist, Mixed Existence Plexiglas Performance, Polson Pier, Sound Academy, July 2016, Toronto, Canada 
Canada's 1st Performance of Virtual Reality Art, Arta Gallery, Distillery District, June 28th, 2016, Toronto, Canada
Queen's Plate Official Artist of 2016, Woodbine Entertainment Group, Toronto, Canada, June 2016
The Artist Project Exhibition, Toronto, Ontario, Canada February 18-21 2016
Featured Painter, Canadian Royal Winter Fair, Art Battle, Toronto, November 2015
Featured Painter, Toronto Cider Festival, Dundas Sq., Toronto, September 2015
Featured Painter, Grand Opening of the Billy Bishop Toronto Island Airport Pedestrian Tunnel, August 2015
Featured Painter, 2015 Art Battle Toronto Finals - AB298, Toronto, Ont Canada June 2015
Guest Painter at the Glass Factory, for the Launch of the new product line for Caesarstone Canada , 
      Toronto, Ont. Canada April 23, 2015
Guest Painter with Art Battle / Canadian Mint Launch on Canada AM Morning show, CTV, 
      Toronto, Ont. Canada March 11, 2015
Guest Painter at the Embrace Women's Services "Let Freedom Roar" Event, Mississauga, Ont. Canada Mar 10 2015
Featured Painter at the Trade Sensation Open House "Love is Grand", Toronto, Ont. Canada Mar 4 2015
Holi Celebration at the Dreams Convention Centre, Brampton, Ont. Canada Mar 7 2015
WPIC's 2015 Kick-Off - Be Bold Event at the Eaton Chelsey Hotel, Toronto, Ont. Canada Feb 19, 2015
Studio Works by Art Battle Painters, Part 2 at #Hashtag Gallery, Toronto, Ont. Canada Jan 30, 2015
Top Choice Awards, Distillery District at The Fermenting Cellar, Toronto, Ontario, Canada November 2014 (Featured Entertainer/Painter)
1st Place Winner, Art Battle 178 Toronto, The Great Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Oct 21, 2014
1st Place Winner, Art Battle for Kinark Kids, Durham College Oshawa Ontario, Canada Sept 25, 2014
Featured Painter, 2014 Art Battle National Championship, Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 26, 2014
Guest Painter with Art Battle on Breakfast TV - City TV, Toronto, Ontario Canada  July 25, 2014
1st Place Winner Fan Favourite vote in the Notable Top Painter Contest, Art Battle, Toronto July 21, 2014
1st Round Winner & Finalist, Art Battle 148 Golden Horseshoe, Living Arts Center, Mississauga, Ont., June 17, 2014
"Miracle Drive Dinner” in support of the “Tzivos Hashem” Toronto Organization, Keswick, Ontario July 7 2014
Wedding Industry Experts 2014 Award Winner, Most Popular Entertainment - Canada wide
Prestige Toronto Awards 2013 BEST ARTIST/PAINTER by Jury - Toronto Russian Community
1st Place Winner, Art Battle 93 Markham Art Competition, Markham, Ontario Jan 27, 2014
1st Place Winner, DownTown Markham, Remington Group, Art Competition, Markham, Ont Canada Nov 13, 2013
Call to Artists, DownTown Markham, Remington Group - 
       Selected as 1 out of 20 artists to compete- 8'x20' Perfect City Competition, Markham, Ont Canada Sept 2013   
STATION GALLERY, Whitby, Ont, Canada, March 2013  
COME AS YOU ARE, Queen Street, Toronto, Ont, February/March 2012
FRAMEART GALLERY, Hwy#7, Markham, Ont, Canada, August 2011
WALENTOWSKI GALLERIES, Dubai Mall, Dubai, UAE (United Arab Emirates), July 2010
 
Interviews/News/Media with Olga Pankova

WHOHUB Interview 2009
Russian Express article/interview July 26th 2013 (Scanned Copy in Russian)
Downtown Markham News - Winner Art Competition - Olga Pankova Nov 13 2013
Markham Economist & Sun - Thurs. Nov. 21 2013 - Page 15
York Region News - Art Battle 93 Markham News - Winner Olga Pankova Nov 2013
snapd - Markham Paper - December 2013 - Page 4
Elegant Wedding Magazine, January 2014
The Wedding Planner Magazine, March 2014
Markham Review - Dec 2013 Vol -2 Issue 14
Markham Review - Mar 2014 Vol -2 Issue 17
WedLuxe Magazine, Summer/Fall 2014, Page 180
The Russian Guide, Issue: 351 - June 6, 2014, Pages 12-15 (In Russian)
The Russian Guide, Issue: 355 - July 3, 2014, Cover and Pages 18-19 (In Russian)
The Top Choice Awards, Issue Fall 2014, Vol. 8, No. 2 Page 62-63
The Wedding Opera - Nov 28, 2014 - by Rebecca Rochford
Elegant Wedding Magazine, June 2015
WEDLUX Magazine Blog - Summer/Fall 2015
WEDLUX Magazine, Winter/Sprint 2015/2016
WEDLUX Magazine Blog, January 2016
TorontoLife.com Article, July 2016
Canadian Special Events, BLOG, July 2016

Contact Olga at: olga@olgazart.com (647) 889-6297