Folk Master of Ukraine & member of the National Assembly of Masters of Folk Art.
Nataliia was born in March 1974. Nataliia Artiukhova gradually came to create Ukrainian traditional jewellery. From childhood, Grandma Mariia taught her different kinds of needlework. At first, she was engaged in crocheting and needles, then embroidery. For the first time, I got acquainted with traditional Ukrainian beadwork on an excursion in Lviv. These ornaments fascinated Nataliia with their originality and beauty, an unsurpassed combination of symbols and colours, and ancient history.
Since 2015, she has been engaged in beadwork, namely bead weaving. That’s how her first necklace appeared. The master is most inspired by ancient embroidery and ornaments, elements of which she often uses in her works. Based on these embroideries, Nataliia creates her own ornaments of Ukrainian patterns and is engaged in the reconstruction of ancient folk beaded jewellery.
For some time Nataliia Artiukhova taught in the circle “Folk Art”. Transmitting her skills and abilities, she conducted master classes for children and adults, trying to develop a love for national traditions in children. Senior visitors of the circle showed interest in beadwork, namely Ukrainian jewellery, which was the impetus for the study of ancient costumes, life and traditions because traditions are the soul of our Ukraine and the basis of our future.
Nataliia Artiukhova is a regular participant in city, national and international fairs and exhibitions:
2015 – 2019 – participation in the annual exhibitions of the National Union of Masters of Folk Art of Ukraine “The best work of the year of Ukraine”. The works were included in the
catalogues “The best work of the year of Ukraine in 2015” and “The best work” in 2016-2019;
2017 – participation in the exhibition “Folk Symbols of Ukraine”, Kirovograd; “September Gems” in the State Museum-Reserve of Ivan Karpenko-Kary (Tobilevich);
2016, 2019 – finalist of the international competition “Magic Beads”, Kyiv;
2016 – participation in the exhibition “Bead & Beautiful Show”, Wisconsin, Wisconsin, USA;
2016 – 2019 – participation in the exhibition “Beads: Yesterday. Today, Tomorrow “, Kyiv;
2017 – 2020 – participation in annual fairs and festivals at the National Museum of Architecture and Life, p. Pies;
2018 – participation in holidays and fairs of the Ivan Honchar Museum;
2019 – finalist of the All-Ukrainian competition “Art Country”, Kyiv;
2019 – participation in the exhibition “Spiritual Heritage of the Ukrainian people” in the framework of the project “Spiritual ray” and others;
2022 – exhibition “Beaded traditions of Ukraine” in the Cultural and Art Center of Darnytskyi district of Kyiv.