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Olga Kleytman is a versatile artist and experienced art teacher based in San Francisco, CA. Born and raised in Ukraine, she moved to the United States in 2005, where she continued her artistic practice and began teaching. Olga holds a BA and an MA in Education, along with a teaching certification from Ukraine. She has been teaching art since 2011.

Her personal work spans painting, drawing, and printmaking, and her subject matter ranges from figures to still life, reflecting her surroundings and personal experiences. Olga's work has been featured in numerous exhibitions, including shows at the de Young Museum and group exhibitions at various galleries and cultural centers.

Selected Exhibitions:

de Young Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, "The de Young Open", 2021

“Survey 2019”, juried group exhibition, CCSF Artists gallery, 2019

"Into the Wild", group exhibition, Art Attack SF, San Francisco, 2018

"Home", solo exhibition, Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 2017/2018

SingleFare4, New York, NY, 2017

Art for AIDS, City Views at Metreon, San Francisco, 2017

de Young Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, "Sanctuary", 2016

Work and volunteer experience:

Lafayette ES, San Francisco

ArtekSF, San Francisco

City College of San Francisco, San Francisco

Hilldale School, Daly City

Kittredge School, San Francisco

Sharon Art Studio, San Francisco

For my students' (5th-8th grade) artwork examples, please visit this page.

 

My current media of choice is printmaking. I start with the idea of a simple plate and then through experimentation and, sometimes, accidental discoveries, the print transforms and finds its new state. I am enjoying intaglio and relief printmaking processes, some of my works are a combination of both. 

 

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