Yuliya Vladkovska Biography
Multicultural artist and entrepreneur
Yuliya Vladkovska is a multicultural artist and entrepreneur.
Born and raised in Ukraine, Vladkovska started out as a cheerful small-town girl with big
dreams and ambitions. Growing up in a family of medical doctors, the young visionary was
fueled by a strong desire to follow her own path. She designed her own fashions and always
chose the third way in any problem she faced, never opting for the most glaring solution. A
friendly rule bender, she went her own way with a smile on her face, striving for peaceful
coexistence despite her rebellious streak.
At age 9, she enrolled in art school in Chernovtsy, where she studied every art medium
through the age of 14. She later went to a public National University - one of the leading Ukrainian institutions for higher education to study math, a
subject in which she always excelled and that offered her a welcomed alternative to the medical
path of her family.
During college, she took a one-year break to live abroad in Sweden. That trip sparked a spirit of
adventure that had the young artist clamoring to leave her homeland permanently and become
a world traveler. After earning her degree in mathematics, she moved to Germany, where she
worked for the BMW Forschungs - und Innovationszentrum, the main engineering and
development campus of the BMW Group. She also held a position with the IT company
VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and digital workspace technology. Her work in
tech afforded her many opportunities to travel and helped her to hone her chops in sales and
In 2008, she again expatriated to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she spent another year. It
was there that she went on maternity leave with her second son and had her first thoughts
about becoming an entrepreneur.
A year later, she and her growing family moved to Bergamo, Italy. It was in the homeland of the
world's most famous renaissance painters that she took up professional-level painting, creating
portraits upon request. She built a client list that included celebrities, entrepreneurs, IT
executives, boutique hotel owners, Michelin Star restaurateurs and many others. As she grew
her portfolio, she collaborated with Italian designers and architects to design private and public
spaces, exhibited in different cities across Italy and Switzerland, and began selling her work
abroad to clients in the UAE, US, Canada and many European countries. Through her this work,
she was granted admission into the exclusive Art Academies Carrara in Bergamo.
In 2017, then a mother of three sons, Vladkovska expatriated with her husband and children to
Bilbao, Spain, where she currently resides. Today, she is dedicated to creating large scale,
expressive abstract paintings her own studio. She refuses works by request to focus instead on
art therapy, harnessing the healing power of art to overcome early childhood trauma and family
A fierce believer in diversification and always feeding an insatiable curiosity, Vladkovska spends
much of her time studying nutrition science, psychology, digital life, technology, and
neuroscience. She can communicate, sometimes roughly, in six languages, including her native
Russian/Ukrainian as well as Italian, English, German, and Spanish.