Petro Antyp is an architect, sculptor, painter, graphic artist, public figure.

He was born in 1959 in Horlivka, Donetsk region, Ukraine. In 1980-1984 he studied at the Department of Sculpture at the Penza Art School named after academician Savitsky (RSFSR). In parallel he studied painting and graphics. In 1982–1986 he continued his studies in the sculpture workshops of V. Tsoi and O. Bem.

Petro Antyp

Since 1988 he has been a member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine.
Since 1990 – Fellow of the Union of Artists of the USSR.
Since 2009 – Honored Artist of Ukraine.
Since 2014 he has been living and working in Kyiv.

Laureate of the International Sculpture Symposium “Medobory” in Ternopil (1990). Initiator, co-organizer and participant of three international sculptural symposiums in Horlivka (1989), Donetsk (“Ukrainian steppe-2006”) and Svyatogorsk (“Ukrainian steppe-2007”). Co-founder of the creative group “East” and the gallery “East-Art” in Gorlovka (1989).

Author of the project “Fountain of Life” in Zaporozhye (2005), which was included in the “History of Ukrainian Art” (vol. 5, 2007); fountain “Money Tree” in the village. Ozerne near the city of Donetsk (2009); the monument to P. Gorlov (1999); co-author of monuments to T. Shevchenko in Horlivka and Dobropillya; Academician M. Amosov at the Baykovo Cemetery in Kyiv (together with O. Dyachenko, 2003); F. Yenakiyev (2010), poet S. Rudansky in Kalinovka, Vinnytsia region (2014); outstanding Ukrainian composer and choral conductor M. Leontovych (2018) and T. Shevchenko (2019) in Pokrovsk, Donetsk region. In 2016, together with the Italian architect R. Boatelli, Petro Antip won the tender for the project of reconstruction of Peace Square in Kramatorsk, Donetsk region.

Petro Antyp’s works are in museums, galleries (National Cultural, Art and Museum Complex “Art Arsenal”, National Art Museum of Ukraine, Taras Shevchenko National Museum, Andrei Sheptytsky National Museum in Lviv, Donetsk Regional Art Museum, Vinnytsia Regional Art Museum, Horlivka Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Ukrainian Art Korsakov) and private collections in Ukraine, USA, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and Russia. The masters’ paintings were purchased by the Union of Artists of the USSR and the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine.

Seven documentaries have been made about the artist’s work. The name of Petro Antyp is included in the following publications:

  • The catalog “View. The Unity of 100 Ukrainian Artists of the World – the 100th Anniversary of Ukrainian Settlements in Canada ”(1995);
  • The album “Art of Ukraine of the XX century” (2000);
  • “Encyclopedia of Modern Ukraine” (2001);
  • “History of Ukrainian Art” (vol. 5, 2007);
  • Catalog of the exhibition De Profundis (From the depths);
  • Milestones of Ukrainian sculpture ”(Art Arsenal, 2009), etc.