WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
Iryna Kanishcheva is the founder and curator of several groundbreaking urban art projects. Among them the first urban art initiative in North Central Florida, 352walls (Gainesville, FL); one of the biggest mural projects in the world, Art United Us (Kiev, Ukraine), well-known for its row of significant artworks from 6 to 26-stories tall and focus on the problem of war, aggression and violence. Since 2018, Iryna manages mural projects independently under her own urban art agency, GNV URBAN ART LLC. She also provides organizational and consulting services on international artist selection.
Recipient of the 2015 Public Art Award for the significant contribution to the enhancement of the greater environment through public art; the 2018 City Beautification Award for the outstanding public space and community project; the 2019 Americans for the Arts National Recognition for GNV URBAN ART LLC project. Also, she has received a special Gratitude from the Mayor of Kiev for the introduction of new ideas and decoration of the Capital of Ukraine with a mural series (2016). As well as a Gratitude from the Ministry of Information Policy of Ukraine for civic activity and promotion of Ukraine (2017).
ART UNITED US
Co-Founder & Co-Curator
Kyiv, Ukraine 2015-2017
Photographer & Urban Art Consultant
Jacksonville, FL 2016
BASEL HOUSE MURAL FESTIVAL
Photographer & Creative Partner
Art Basel 2017. Miami, Wynwood, FL