Monday, June 18, 2007

The Art of Oksana Badrak

© Oksana Badrak

Oksana Badrak uses mixed media to create surreal landscapes and depict impossible interior spaces populated by seemingly out-of-place animals, cartoonish creatures and lush botanical elements. The images are unique and seem like representations of otherworldly dreams or nightmares. Most importantly (to me) she uses bunnies. Which is what grabbed my attention to begin with. I like her work. It was difficult to locate much information about her online, but the following is what I was able to find. Prints of her work can be purchased at Thumbtack Press.

"Oksana Badrak was born in 1978, in Moscow, Russia. In 1993, the Badrak family moved from Moscow to California. She was accepted to ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, CA in 1998. There, with the help of her amazing teachers, Rob Clayton, Jason Holley, Tony Zepeda and friends, Oksana began to develop her own distinctive style in illustration. While at ArtCenter, she became a recipient of several prestigious scholarships and graduated with distinction. After graduation her career quickly took off and her professional work was recognized by Society of Illustrators and American Illustration in their annual publications. Oksana Badrak has had several group and solo exhibitions, and her work has been published in major editorial publications including Entertainment Weekly, Nickelodeon, Playboy and eDesign to name a" - From an old article by Rob McBroom on

I also found this brief interview with her on

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