Ukrainian artist-ceramist. Member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine, a member of the International Academy of Ceramics, in Geneva. He was born in 1953. In 1975 he graduated from the Department of Art Pottery of the Lviv State Institute of Applied and Decorative Arts (now – Lviv National Academy of Arts). Igor Kovalevich is a participant of art exhibitions both in Ukraine and abroad. In his collection there are many differences between various art forums, in particular the Split Prize, received at the IV International Triennial Mini Ceramics (Croatia, 1993), the Third International Biennial of Artistic Ceramics (Egypt 1996), the Second Prize of the 5th International Biennale of Art Pottery Portugal, 1997), the Prize of Politeo, received at the 5th International Triennial Mini Ceramics (Croatia, 1997), the jury prize, at the VI International Biennale of Art Pottery (Portugal, 1999). He received special distinctions at the VI International Biennale of Small Forms (Yugoslavia, 2000), the International Biennial of Ceramics (Korea, 2001, 2003, 2005), the 3rd International Biennale of Applied Arts (Korea, 2003). In recent years, participated in the International Biennale of Applied Arts (Korea, 2003). During the last few years he took part in the International Small Ceramics Exhibition in Zagrebi (Croatia, 2007), where he received the Vinkovac Prize, the V International Biennale of Applied Arts (Korea, 2007), the VІІІ International Biennale of Artistic Ceramics (Portugal, 2007) and the ІІ International Trienale of Silicate Art (Hungary, 2008). The artist’s works are kept in the collections of the Keramion Museum in Frechen (Germany) and the Museum of Ceramics in Boleslawiec (Poland) in the National Museum (Mestrotovich Pavilion) in Zagrebi (Croatia) and the Center for Contemporary Art in Cairo (Egypt).
Photo: Kovalevich Igor Vasilievich. “A girl with a lute.” 2008. Stone mass, enamels.