Milana (Mila) Romans

Mila was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine, where she studied graphic design at the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts (KSADA).

In 2000 she moved to Moscow, where she developed her practice under the influence of local artists and graduates of the Surikov and Stroganov institutes. During her twelve years in Moscow, Mila established herself as a professional portrait artist. She exhibited widely, became a member of several art societies, and received a number of awards. Mila moved to the UK in 2012.

In York Mila has presented two projects: "First Impressions”, a series of land and cityscapes; and a video-art portrait project entitled "Good Citizens of the Small Apple-York - Conversations."

Currently Mila is working on a project called ”Flying Roots". Drawing on her own personal experience and observations, the project reflects on globalization, migration and demographics. She has gone beyond the limiting two-dimensional nature of the traditional image. She has increased the tactility and physicality of her works by incorporating real objects and has begun to expand the image into three dimensions. Alternative disciplines such as dance, 3D printing, photography and installations have also begun to find a place in her work. In an attempt to explore and utilise more interactive art media, her life-long passion with photography is now also developing as another tool in the creative process.

Many of Mila’s works are in private collections throughout the world, and she is a member of the Professional Union of Artists.

2016 Parallax Art Fair, London
2016 Chelsea Town Hall, London,
2015 Solo portrait exhibition “Good citizens of the small apple - York :Conversation” at The Guildhall, which continued  at  the Hungry Artist gallery on Church Street, York.
2013 St Gemma's Hospice Annual Art Exhibition, Leeds, UK
2010 "Another Reality-2”, Central House of Artists ,Moscow
2009 X Show,Art salon, Moscow
2009 Zverev Centre of Contemporary Art
2008 "Magic of Composition", Kiselev Club, Gostiny Dvor, Moscow
2007 "Palette of Feelings and Impressions", Russian Cultural Foundation
2006 "Obnazhennaya Russia", Moscow