Pysanky & Ceramics by Sofika

Photo of Steuben Glass Window Display, New York City
Steuben Glass Window Display, New York City

Sofika has exhibited her pysanky and ceramics in various cities of the United States, Canada and Ukraine. Her eggs are on permanent display at the Embassy of Ukraine in Washington, DC , The Ukrainian Museum in New York City and the Ukrainian Museum of Stamford in Connecticut. Her work has also adorned the windows of Steuben Glass on New York's Fifth Avenue and the Halls of the Russell Senate Building on Capitol Hill.

Photographs of Sofika's work have been prominently featured in the book "Festivals of the World: Ukraine" published by Times Editions as well as in a coffee-table book entitled "Decorative Eggs" published by Crescent Books. Pictures of her work have also appeared on many book and magazine covers. In 1993 a bilingual book on "The art of the Pysanka" by Sofika was published in Ukraine. It contains 100 color photographs of her eggs as well as sections on the lore of Easter Eggs and step-by step instructions.

The break-up of the Soviet Union and the reemergence of Ukraine as an independent Nation have given Sofika a unique opportunity to exhibit her work in her ancestral homeland. She has been accepted as a full-fledged member of the prestigious Association of Folk Artists of Ukraine and is the first American of Ukrainian descent to be invited to mount a traveling exhibit of her eggs and ceramics in Ukraine. Following a six month stay in the city of Kaniv, the exhibit of 250 chicken, goose and ostrich eggs and 20 ceramic pieces traveled to the capital exhibited throughout Ukraine.