Viktoriya Samoylov is a Ukrainian-born American living in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Her family moved to the US after the Soviet collapse in 1988.


Her formal education and day job, lie in graphic design, but she has always been drawn to an artistic and “imperfect” human touch in art. She generally creates figurative work with acrylics, though resin and glass are a close second.


Her work has been featured in CandyFloss magazine, Boomer Gallery in London, virtual exhibitions such as Envision Arts and Contemporary Art Gallery Online. She is also a proud member of “All She Makes” an all female curated artist directory.


Viktoriya is always trying new mediums and techniques to ensure her work does not remain stagnant and continues to grow.


Artist Statement.

For my latest collection of work, "The Quiet Place", I’ve chosen to paint women, as I like to put myself in the subject’s point of view while I create. I try and contemplate think about what they might be thinking about or feeling in that moment.  I chose to keep the style loose and painterly, so the viewer can fill in the details with their own emotions and memories. Recently, I have been most inspired by areas of highly contrasting lights and shadows. There is something about long rays of sunshine peeking through a window that makes me feel both nostalgic, and peaceful. - October 2020.

Current/Upcoming Solo Exhibitions

  • Nov, Dec. 2021 - Happy Creek Coffee "New Work", The Plains, VA

  • Feb, March 2022 - Black Sheep Coffee, Harrisonburg, VA

  • June 2022 - Sage Bird Cider Works, Harrisonburg, VA

  • July 2022 - Coffee Hound, Harrisonburg, VA

  • Aug 2022 - Mill Creek Country Store, Port Republic, VA

Current/Upcoming Group Exhibitions

  • Wilson Galleries, "Home for the Holidays", Harrisonburg,
    VA - December 2021

  • Arts Council of the Valley, "Members Exhibit", Harrisonburg, VA - November, 2021

  • SVAC, “40 under 40”,   Waynesboro, VA - 2021

  • Boomer Gallery, "Colour Boom", London, UK - 2020

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Publications & Online Galleries

  • CoffeePeopleZine, "Issue 12" - March 2021

  • Candyfloss Magazine, “Birthday Issue” - May 20, 2020

  • Artful LineupBlog, “Monthly Lineup”- May, July, October, 2020

  • Envision Arts, “Summer - A Contemporary Collective” - July 2020

  • Contemporary Art Gallery Online, “Water/Seascape” - August 2020