Evgeniya Golik

“Deep gazes, halos, long necks, blossoming skins, gold leaves, secrets and stars…” – Golik

Evgeniya Golik (aka Evgola) is a Russian born artist based in San Diego, California.

​She graduated Art School at the age of 17 and, having studied at the Far Eastern State Technical University in Vladivostok, Russia, Golik graduated and earned her degree in Design and Architecture. In a present moment Golik is a full time fine artist, illustrator, and body painter. She also teaches art and gives classes on face and body painting at Makeup Academy, San Diego.

Inspired by the European Renaissance, Russian Orthodox icons, Slavic folklore, fairy tales and modern pop culture (fashion, photography, cinematography, music), Golik’s art combines a classic sensibility within a contemporary setting, something which the artist self defines as ‘Modern Renaissance’. Past, present and future entwine and become one.

Using a variety of media, her work combines real world portraiture with imaginative and often surreal narratives to highlight and reveal her subject’s personalities.

Golik’s “haunting paintings and drawings are doors to a mystical realm, one which showcases a myriad of beautiful human faces and fantastical creatures, that seek to express their secret through esoteric language.”

Her art has been exhibited notably at The Oceanside Museum of Art (OMA), Museum Of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) and in various Galleries within the USA and Europe, as well as being published and commissioned by private collectors all over the world.

Upcoming

2017
​Thumbprint Gallery – Strange Dreams Surreal Art Collective Show – La Jolla, CA – April
Cactus Gallery – “Loteria! III” 12th Anniversary Show – Los Angeles, CA – March 11 – April 1
La Bodega Gallery – VENUS All Women Art Show – San Diego, CA – March 11
Penumbra Gallery – A Night at the Movies – Lisboa, Portugal – March 4th – April 1st​
LAM Gallery – Tim Burton Fan Art Tribute Show – Los Angeles, CA – January 28-29
La Bodega Gallery – 3 Year Anniversary Skateboard Art Show – San Diego, CA – January 14
Distinction Gallery – 6th Annual Art-A-Thon – Escondido, CA – January 7 – February 4

Past:

2016
La Bodega Gallery – “Ways of the Force” Star Wars Art Show – San Diego, CA – December 10
​Thumbprint Gallery – Melanjolly 2: Tim Burton Fan Art Show – San Diego, CA – November 22
La Bodega Gallery – Dia De Los Muertos Skull Art Show – San Diego, CA – October 29
La Bodega Gallery – The Little Big Art Show – San Diego, CA – September 24
La Bodega Gallery – Perfect 10 – San Diego, CA – August 20
Hive Gallery – Poison and Pollen – Los Angeles, CA – August 6
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego MCASD- Ambush Hope – La Jolla, CA – July 24
Kimchi Cosplay Gallery – Comic Con Exhibit – San Diego, CA – July 16
Hive Gallery – Rising Stars of LA + Blade Runner: Birth of the Replicants – Los Angeles, CA – July 9
Thumbprint Gallery – Creative Blocks – San Diego, CA – July 9
La Bodega Gallery – The Frida Kahlo Art Show – San Diego, CA – July 9
Linus Galleries – Cultural Icons – Long Beach, CA
Kimchi Cosplay Gallery – Up in Lights – Movie Poster Art Show – San Diego, CA – June 4
Oceanside Museum of Art – It’s a MOD MOD world – Oceanside, CA – April
Thumbprint Gallery – Skullture – San Diego, CA – March
La Bodega Gallery – VENUS – San Diego, CA – March
Thumbprint Gallery – Small Wonders – La Jolla, CA – February
La Bodega Gallery – 2 Year Anniversary Vinyl Record Art Show – San Diego, CA – January

2015
Thumbprint Gallery – DITTO Fine Art Prints Exhibition – San Diego, CA – December
Penumbra Gallery – Memento Mori – Lisboa, Portugal – November-December
Thumbprint Gallery – Reimagined – Modern Renaissance – San Diego, CA – November
La Bodega Gallery – Dia De Los Muertos Skull Art Show – San Diego, CA – October
La Bodega Gallery – The Sharpie Art Show – San Diego, CA – October
Thumbprint Gallery – GHIBLI (a Hayao Miyazaki fan Art Show) – San Diego, CA – October
La Bodega Gallery – Perfect 10 Group Art Show, San Diego, CA – August
Corvidae Collective Gallery – Altar fires for the forgotten gods Art – Nashville, TN – August-September
La Bodega Gallery – Frida Kahlo Group Show – San Diego, CA – July
Thumbprint Gallery – Power Animals V – La Jolla, CA
KGB Gallery – Chocolate and Art – Los Angeles, CA
Oceanside Museum of Art – Modern Madonnas – Oceanside, CA
Thumbprint Gallery – Lasting Impressions – San Diego, CA
La Bodega Gallery – VENUS – San Diego, CA
KGB Gallery – Chocolate and Art – Los Angeles, CA
La Bodega Gallery – One Year Anniversary Skate Board Art Show – San Diego, CA
Thumbprint Gallery – Fairy Tale Redux – San Diego, CA

2014
Thumbprint Gallery – Awesome 80’s – San Diego, CA
Thumbprint Gallery – R.O.B.O.T.S. – San Diego, CA
Thumbprint Gallery – Art of the Zodiac – San Diego, CA
Thumbprint Gallery – Melanjolly – San Diego, CA
Museum Of Latin American Art – Frida Mania – Long Beach, CA

Works By Evgeniya Golik