AHML Interview With Nastasiya Marusyk
Nastasiya Marusyk was born in the Bukovyna region of Ukraine, in a family where folk customs and art traditions were respected. She is a master of traditional of folk art, researcher of Ukrainian folk culture, ethnographer, collector of Ukrainian folk antiquities and member of the Ukrainian Folk Art Masters’ Union.
Her area of creative interests include artwork in particular hand art embroidery, beadwork design, beads decoration of folk costumes and more.
Marusyk is the head of the Bead Art Studio in the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art and of the children’s art studio Gerdan in the art school in Saint Nicholas Cathedral, a reporter for the American Ukrainian independent newspaper Time and Events, and has conducted radio programs on Ukrainian ethnic topics on UkieDrive Radio (Chicago, USA).
Resources Recommended by the Maker
- Nastasiya Marusyk Facebook Page
- Nastasiya Marusyk Etsy Page
- Nastasiya Marusyk’s creative works include the following books: Bukovyna Colors (Kyiv, Narodni Dzerela, 2006), Bukovyna Embroidery and weaving: Signs-Symbols (Kyiv-Chernivtsi, 2011), Ancient Beaded Artwork from Bukovyna (Kyiv, Narodni Dzerela, 2017) and Beading Therapy (Kyiv, 2019).