Full member (academician) of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine (2000) People’s Artist of Ukraine (2007) Professor (1996) laureate of the Taras Shevchenko National Prize of Ukraine (2000). Artist, teacher. Works in the decorative arts (art glass). His work, active public and artistic position largely determine the development of modern Ukrainian art.1938 – was born on March 21 in the village of Bryad Irshavsky district of the Transcarpathian region. 1965 – graduated from the Lviv State Institute of Applied and Decorative Arts for the specialty “Artistic ceramics”. 1965 – 1972 – laid on the chair of art ceramics Lviv State Institute of Applied and Decorative Arts. 1972 – 1988 – on creative work. 1991 – 1992 – Chairman of the Lviv branch of the Union of Artists of Ukraine. 1992 – 2000 – Head of the Department of Art Glass, Vice-Rector, Lviv State Institute of Applied and Decorative Arts (now Lviv National Academy of Arts). 2000 – 2015 – rector of the Lviv Academy of Arts. Since 2005 – Member of the Committee for the National Prize of Ukraine. Taras Shevchenko. Since 2015 – Member of the Commission of state awards and heraldry. Member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine (1970). Awarded: the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise IV (2016) and V degrees (2013), the Silver Medal of the Academy of Arts of the USSR (1989), the Gold Medal of the AMU (2008). Position: academician-secretary of plastic arts synthesis department of NAS of Ukraine
… The work of the artist in the field of artistic colored glass began in 1970. Since that time, the original works of A. Bokotey attracted the attention of critics and admirers of art both in Ukraine and abroad. In the work of A. Bokotey numerous exhibitions, including ten personal ones, exhibited in Ukraine, Russia, France, Belgium, Holland, Poland. For his initiatives in Lviv (since 1989) international symposiums of glass, he also owns the idea of establishing a glass museum in Lviv. Alexander Bokotei’s significant creative and organizational achievements are inseparable from his long pedagogical activity in the Lviv National Academy of Arts, which he headed for a long time . His disciples today are already recognized artists in the world who honorably continue the traditions of their mentor. An important feature of the artist is the constant search for new ways in creativity and art education, which really contributes to the development of Ukrainian art. Thanks to his work, the ligaments of Ukrainian art schools with the art schools of Europe, the United States, and Japan have expanded considerably, and cooperation with art educational institutions in Ukraine has intensified. The main works: the Cossack Mamai (1995), the composition with the figure and the wheel (1999), the series Fantasy (1999), Landscape Compositions (2000), the composition “The Female Figure” (2001), “The Figure on (2001), Rider at stake (2002), spatial plastic from the series “Toys for adults” (2002), a series of layers “Landscapes” (2002), “Creations of the World” (2002), voluminous spatial composition “Moses “(2003), compositions” Herd “,” Herd II “,” Herd III “(2006), series of layers, and decorative plates (2008-2011) series of artworks (gutne glass)” Compositions “, series (gutne glass) “Insecti” (2013).
Photo: Exhibition “Bokotey AA to the 75th anniversary of his birth.”