About the artist
Valentyna Bilousova (b. 1951)—a Ukrainian photographer. Graduated from the Kharkiv Institut of Civil Engineering and Construction (today—Kharkiv National University of Construction and Architecture) in 1975. She got seriously engaged in photography in the mid-1970s; the period was marked by meeting Boris Mikhailov. At that time Mikhailov worked “KHARKOVVODOKANAL,” where Valentina got a job during her senior year at the institute. As a part of the Kharkiv photo community, she attended the regional photoclub at the Trade Union Amateur Arts House and “Semafor” photoclub at the Palace of Culture of the Railway workers. Among all the genres she most actively practiced nude photography. In 1978-1985 Bilousova worked as a photographer at the construction technical school, after which she got a position at the Department of Urban Planning and Architecture (1985—2006). Since 2011—photographer at the Regional gallery “Mystetstvo Slobozhanshchiny” [Art of Slobozhanshchina].
The artist’s portrait—from her personal archive.
2019 — “Натюрморт. Класики жанру та інше / Still Lifes. Classic Artists of the Genre and ”, “Мистецтво Слобожанщини” gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine
1987 — “Ф-87/ F-87”, Students’ Palace of the Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute, Kharkiv, USSR
2021 — “UA / UK Moving Image: female photography from Ukraine and Great Britain at the Odesa Photo Days 2021”, as a part of “Odesa Photo days” festival, Odesa, Ukraine
Hleba, Halyna. “Поза кадром. Українські фотографки XX століття.” YourArt, February 7, 2020. https://supportyourart.com/specialprojects/researchplatform/photo-women/.