Storozhuk Leonid

Kharkov, Ukraine

Cartoonist, illustrator, animator, documentary filmmaker

Born in 1954 (05.02.1954)

He graduated from M.B.Hrekov State Art School in Odessa in 1978 / Painting Department / and Kharkiv Art and Industry Institute in 1983 by specialty of graphic artist / graphics faculty/.

Member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine, Board Member of the Kharkiv National Union of Artists of Ukraine.

Honored Artist of Ukraine.

Winner of international competitions of satire and humor.

After graduating from Kharkiv Art and Industry Institute in 1983 with the graduate work “Series of Political Anti-War Cartoons”, Leonid Storozhuk has been working in the genre of cartoons, satirical graphics, and political cartoons for more than 30 years. He took part in more than 400 international and national competitive exhibitions of cartoon graphics. He won more than 50 awards and diplomas of competitions related to satirical cartoons and graphics. His pictures were published in periodical publications of Kharkiv and Kyiv: “Ukraina”, “Peretz”, “Krokodil”, “Krasnoye Znamya”, “Vechirniy Kharkiv” and others. He worked as a freelance artist in the “Krokodil” magazine, Moscow, (Russia)

Leonid Storozhuk had been working in the Children and Youth Creativity Palace for 27 years, he organized and directed “TELEKOMIKS”, a television animation studio, where young film and video artists were trained. The studio received numerous awards and Grand Prizes of various festivals of children’s creativity over the period of its existence. The TV program for Kharkiv TV channels was created. The “TELEKOMIKS” studio was invited many times to “Artek”, an international children’s camp, where programs for international film festivals of ARTEK were created.

AWARDS OF CARTOON COMPETITIONS:

* 1985 – Ancona (Italy) — Second prize and “Silver Plate” prize;
* 1985 – Tolentino (Italy) — Third Prize of “Bronze Tower of Ch. Marcorelli”;
* 1986 – Kaunas (Lithuania) — Medal of Lithuanian Cartoonists “Shaypokay”;
* 1987 – Tokyo (Japan) — Award and Bronze Medal of the YOMIURI SHIMBUN, a leading Japanese
newspaper;
* 1987 – Ancona (Italy) — “Silver Plate” Prize (Sports cartoon);
* 1987 – Kazan (Tatarstan) — Second Prize;
* 1989 – Moscow (Russia) — Second Award, Proze (Sports cartoon);
* 1989 – Voronezh city (Russia) — “Man and Space” First Award;
* 1989 – Zaporizhzhya (Ukraine) — “Man and Space” First Prize;
* 1989 – Postov-on-Don city (Russia) — Award of the Association of Cartoonists of the USSR;
* 1989 – Ancona (Italy) — “Silver Plate” Prize (Sports cartoon);
* 1989 – Tolentino (Italy) — Prize of the 15 Cartoon Biennial;
* 1990 – Siauliai (Lithuania) — VELOCARTOON Prize
* 1990 – Zielona Gora (Poland) — Award of the Nowa Gazeta newspaper;
* 1992 – Mariupol (Ukraine) — Special Prize “Beer is better than water”;
* 1992 – Foligno (Italy) — Special Prize “Anti-War Cartoons”;
* 1993 – Anglet (France) — Award for graphics in cartoons;
* 1995 – Lovin (Yugoslavia) — Diploma for “Anti-War Cartoons”;
* 2003 – Moscow (Russia) — Award of the Neft Rossii magazine;
* 2007 – Kyiv (Ukraine) – Recognition Prize of the exhibition: “Corruption and Law”
* 2012 – Kyiv (Ukraine) – Third Award for the best cartoon.

Series of CARTOONS, GRAPHICS, illustrations
“Series of Sports cartoons” – 100 paintings. (1987), ink, pen, paper (300 х 200).
“Series of Political Anti-War Cartoons”, 15 drawings (1988), ink, pen, paper (290 х 200)
Series of Cartoons “He and She” – 20 drawings (1989), ink, pen, paper (290 х 200)
Series of cartoons “Line” – 100 drawings (1990 – 2003), ink, pen, paper (200 х 300).
Series of cartoons of environmental issues – 80 drawings (1987 – 2000), ink, pen, paper (300 х
200).
Series of cartoons „Power” – 10 drawings (1990 р.), ink, pen, paper (300 х 200).
Series of cartoons “Music” – 10 drawings (1987 – 1990 р.), ink, pen, paper (300 х 200).
Series of cartoons “Medical Science” – 20 drawings (1989 – 2003), ink, pen, paper (200 х 200)
Series of cartoons “Cars and People” – 15 drawings (1989 – 2003), ink, pen, paper (200 х 200).
Series of cartoons “Terrorism” – 10 drawings (2003 р.) gouache, paper (300 х 200).
Series of cartoons “Free Choice” – 30 drawings (2004), ink, pen. (exhibitions “Maidan”, Kharkiv, “Maidan”, Kyiv)
Comics “Optics” of the series: “Educational Comics” – 50 drawings (1990), ink, pen, pencils (210 х 300). Publications. Moscow 1990.
Comics “Optics” of the series: “Educational Comics” – 50 drawings (1993), ink, pen, gouache (300 х 400). Publications. Kharkiv, 1992
Comics “Ukrainian Folk Tales” – 90 drawings (1993), ink, pen, water colors (300 х 400). Publications. (Co-author V. Storozhuk) Kharkiv.
Comics “Flying Ship” – 47 drawings (1993), ink, pen, gouache (300 х 400)
Comics “Flying Women” (Ukrainian Folk Tales) – 47 drawings, ink, pen, gouache (300 х 400).
Series “Ordzhonіkіdzevsky district”, Kharkiv – 15 drawings (2002-2004), gouache (300 х 400).
Series “Pokitical Graphics” /MAIDAN/ 2013-2014
Series “Humorous Painting”. 2012-2014 Canvas, oil, 60х80.

TELEVISION FILMS, TELEVISION PROGRAMS

Television films, television programs of “TELEKOMIKS”: “Easter Egg Decoration”, “Fine Arts”, “Bead Patterns”, “Children’s Theater” (S-VHS format), from 5 to 10 minutes (1991)
Series of fiction television films of “TELEKOMIKS.” (1991 – 2003) (S-VHS format), from 2 to 10 minutes – 40 films. By involving children.
Television film “Seminars of cartoonists” (2004) DV format, 30 minutes. Kyiv.
During the period of education, cooperation with the Academy of Design and Arts, Leonid Storozhuk proved himself an active and creative teacher demonstrating high professional skills of pedagogical activity, responsibility and initiative in all its events.
The animation workshop managed by Leonid Storozhuk created a variety of educational works of students, from the drawn animation to the modern computer animation.
In July 2008, Leonid Storozhuk as one of Ukrainian plein-artists took part in the creative journey across Chuvashia: “III International Kokelevskyy Plein Air” resulting in a solo exhibition of creative works.
He worked together with Stella-Systems LLC as an artist and designer, illustrator of educational projects in 2009-2013.
In August 2009, Leonid Storozhuk was awarded the honorary title “Honored Artist of Ukraine”.
Meet-the-artist events and workshops: “Workshop on animation basics for teachers and heads of studios for children”, Kharkiv, 2013, Workshop on animation basics for children and teachers of art studios, Surgut, Russia, 2013.
Meet-the-artist events and workshops of children’s television festivals “DYTYATKO”.
Member of the organizing committee and jury member of children’s television festivals “Dytyatko”, Kharkiv, 2009-2012
Since 2013, he has been working as Assistant Professor of the faculty of architecture, design and fine art at O.M. Beketov National University of Urban
Member of the organizing committee and jury member of children’s television festivals “Dytyatko”, Kharkiv, 2009-2012
Since 2013, he has been working as Assistant Professor of the faculty of architecture, design and fine art at O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv. Associate Professor of the department of drawing and painting. Director of the TV studio of the university.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
– “I am a cartoonist”, 2004, “Academy” gallery, Kharkiv;
– “KNOW YOURSELF”, friendly cartoons. Kharkiv Academy of Design and Arts. Kharkiv. 2005. Academy of Design and Arts;
– “FIRST OF APRIL”. Kharkiv Academy of Design and Arts. Kharkiv. 2006;
– “Political cartoon and caricature”, Kharkiv, 2007, Kharkiv Theatre of Musical Comedy;
– “ONE HUNDRED OF CARTOONS”, 2013, Municipal City Gallery, KharkIv;
– “CREATIVE BORDERS”, 2014 / Cartoon, caricature, painting, graphics, cinema / Kharkiv Organization of National Union of Artists of Ukraine, Kharkiv;
– “Cartoon, caricature, grotesque painting for April Fool’s Day”, 2015, O.M. Beketov National University of Urban Economy in Kharkiv, Kharkiv.

BEC 2011


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