Mykola Bilyk

Corresponding Member of the NAA of Ukraine



    born in 1953


    Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine (2017)

    People's Artist of Ukraine (2017)

    Associate Professor (2014)

Mykola Bilyk is the author of many easel, monumental and landscape sculptures. Awards: Laureate of the International Biennale "Lviv-91" (1991) (First Prize in Sculpture), Silver Medal of the AUC (2013), etc.
Associate Professor of the Department of Artistic Works in Ceramics and Sculpture at the Kyiv State Institute of Decorative and Applied Arts and Design named after M. Boychuk.

The main inspirations for Bilyk's work are the history of Ukraine, the image of a woman and the environmental problems of mankind. His significant creative work includes more than 500 works of art (sculpture, graphics). During 1983-2016, Mykola Bilyk participated in nearly 150 solo, group, all-Ukrainian, international and foreign exhibitions. The following personal exhibitions were notable: 2011 - "Embrace" (Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyiv); 2014 - "Earthly Love" (Museum "Spiritual Treasures of Ukraine"); 2014 - Gallery "Triptych" (Kyiv).
Among the author's monumental works are monuments to Taras Shevchenko in Ivano-Frankivsk and Cuba, Yaroslav the Wise; a monument to the Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Grand Duke Volodymyr of Kyiv (for its creation he was awarded the Order of Nestor the Chronicler); memorial plaques to P. Mohyla, Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Rus, S. Fedorov, O. Oles, B. Hrinchenko, P. Maiboroda, V. Symyrenko, Liubov Zabashta, O. Taranets, O. Topachevsky, O. Mishakov; a monument to the remarkable Ukrainian artist M. Boychuk. Mykola Bilyk is the author of the new coat of arms of Kyiv (in collaboration with V. Sivko), one of the group of sculptors who restored the famous monument to Princess Olga, St. Andrew, Saints Cyrylo and Methodius in Kyiv. His works are represented in the collections of the Ministry of Culture and Arts of Ukraine, in museums in Chernivtsi, Lviv, Chernihiv, Cherkasy, Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi, as well as in Germany, Canada, the USA, Belgium, the Netherlands, and France.

Selected Works





"Моя Україна"бронза, 1988


"Пам'ятник Івану Мазепі"бронза, 2009


"Пам'ятник Ярославу Мудрому"бронза, 1997



1953 – born on 20 May in Toporivtsi village, Novoselytsia district, Chernivtsi region.
1980 – graduated from the Lviv Institute of Decorative and Applied Arts, speciality "Interior and Equipment".
1980 – 1988 – an artist of the workshop of monumental and decorative art.
1995 – Lecturer at the Kyiv Art and Industrial College.
2014 – Associate Professor of the Department of Artistic Works of Ceramics and Sculpture of the Kyiv State Institute of Decorative and Applied Arts and Design named after M. Boychuk.
2017 – Corresponding Member of the NAA of Ukraine 
Member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine (1983)


● "The Flight". Sculptural composition on the facade of the Museum of M. Trublaini (Vilshanka village, Kryzhopil district, Vinnytsia region) 1983● Monument to Taras Shevchenko (Ivano-Frankivsk) 1988 ● Memorial sign to the lost settlement of Predmostova Slobidka, Hydropark (Kyiv) 1991● Monument to the fallen in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 (Makiivka village, Kyiv region) 1992 ● Coat of arms of the city of Kyiv (co-authored with V. Sivko) 1994 ● Bust of Taras Shevchenko (Havana, Cuba) 1995● Reconstruction of the monument to Princess Olga, Andrew the First-Called, Saints Cyrylo and Methodius (Kyiv) 1995 ● Monument to Yaroslav the Wise (Kyiv) 1997● Monument to Prince Volodymyr (Volyn region) 2001● Monument to the Heroes of Chornobyl (Cherkasy) 2006● Memorial plaques to Petro Mohyla, O. Oles, B. Hrinchenko, L. Zabashta, R. Shulgin, O. Mishakov, O. Fedorov,     V. Symyrenko, O. Taranets, O. Topachevskyi, V. Danylov, Y. Dadenkov, M. Boychuk;● Platon Maiboroda's tombstone at the Baykove Cemetery in Kyiv;● Monument to Ivan Mazepa (Poltava) 2009 ● Monument to the Fighters for the Freedom of Ukraine (Cherkasy city, unveiled on 23 April 2016) 2016 

Solo Exhibitions

● Roman Schuler Gallery, Munich, Germany, 1992● "Mykola's House" ("Dim Mykoly") Gallery, Kyiv, 1995● "Triptych" Gallery, Kyiv, 2000● "Kolta" Gallery, Kyiv, 2001● "Ukrainian House", Kyiv, 2003● "Ukrainian House", Chicago, USA, 2003● Ukrainian National Museum, Chicago, USA, 2004● Embassy of Ukraine in the USA, Washington, USA, 2004● Museum-Archive of Literature and Arts, Kyiv, 2004● "Triptych" Gallery, Kyiv, 2006