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Zaryana Bezu was born and raised in the old and beautiful city of Kiev, Ukraine. Most of her childhood she spent wandering the aged curved streets of Kiev that are filled with legends, myths and stories. Zaryana studied art, architecture and theater in Kiev. She came to the United States in 1998 and continued her education in art. Zaryana graduated from Columbus College of Art and Design in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in illustration. 

Zaryana’s art works inspired by mysteriousness and wonder that she sees in the world. Some of her creations have come from stories while others have brought stories with them. Many of her sculptures and felted paintings are in private collections around the world. They have also been displayed in local galleries on occasion.

Zaryana still resides in Columbus, Ohio where she works in waldorf-inspired school (because children and wonders grow side by side and watching it is very inspirational), teaches workshops and creates her art. She also enjoys long walks in the woods, bird watching, cloud counting, and unique book shops.


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