GENERAL EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Brandeis University (Modern Jewish History), 2001
  • Ph.D., Moscow State University, MGU (Comparative Literature), 1988
  • M.A., Kiev University, KDU (Philology of German and Romance Languages), 1984

ART EDUCATION

  • Informal, extra-mural, distant-learning studies with Maria Prymachenko, El Lissitzky, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Kitagawa Utamaro, Rembrandt van Rejn, Hans Holbein the Elder, Lucas Cranach, Peter Breughel the Elder, Matthias Grunewald, 1967 - present
  • David Miretsky's Studio, Kyiv, Ukraine, 1972-1973

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE (nothing to do with art)

  • The Crown Family Professor of Jewish Studies, Department of History, and the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies, Northwestern University, 2011 - present
  • Associate Fellow, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, 2010 - present
  • Honorary Visiting Professor, Department of Philosophy, Ukrainian Free University in Munich, 2009 - present
  • The Kosciuszko Foundation Visiting Professor at the University of Warsaw, 2015

EXHIBITION RECORD

  • No shows at MOMA, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, d'Orsay Museum, New Tate, and several others
  • "Coito ergo sum" show (with Igor Shchurov), Voznitsky Art Gallery, Lviv, 2018
  • "Folkways and Fantasies" solo Show, Ukrainian Institute of America, New York, 2015
  • "Tales and Myths" solo show, Ukrainian Museum of New York, New York, 2014
  • "Survival, Spirit, Dreams, Nightmares," group show, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, 2013
  • "Myths and Nightmares" solo Show, The Spertus Museum Gallery, Chicago, 2012

SELECTED ART CRITICS TESTIMONIALS

  • Vasyl Makhno, "The Tales and Myths of Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern,"
  • Jerome Chanes, "Reimagined Jewish Folk Art At The Ukrainian Institute," The New York Jewish Week, March 8, 2016
  • Andrew Horodysky, "Folkways and Fantasies: Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern at the Ukrainian Institute of America," Ukrainian Weekly
  • Betsy Gomberg, "'Tales, Myths, and Nightmares' symbolizes struggle and strengths of Jewish people," JUF News
  • Lisa Stein, "A Tale of Two Artists," Crosscurrents: The Magazine of Arts and Sciences, Fall 2012/Winter 2013, pp. 6-8

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS, WORKSHOPS, INTERVIEWS

  • Interview to Svitlana Ivanyshyn-Ugryna, Mach 2014, available at "Ukraina Modna:"
  • "Discovering Ukraine (in Ukrainian)," doctor honoris causa lecture at the National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, February 18, 2014
  • "Tales, Myths, and Nightmares: the making of East European Jewish Art," presentation at Spertus Museum Gallery, December 9, 2012
  • Interview for Rabbi Doug Chicago TV show during my Art Show at the Spertus Institute Museum Gallery, December 16, 2012
  • Ukrainian Museum in East Village