Vitaly Horodetskyi

Senior Lecturer at the Department of Methods of Teaching Fine and Decorative Arts and Design.

In 1997, he graduated from the Kosiv College of Applied and Decorative Arts named after V. Kassian, specialty 5.02050601 – decorative and applied arts, artistic metal processing and received a diploma with honors (junior specialist, artist-master of artistic metal processing).

In 1999, he graduated from Kosiv College of Applied and Decorative Arts named after V. Kassian, specializing in artistic metal, training direction “Fine and Decorative Arts” and received a diploma with honors (bachelor’s degree, master artist in artistic metal processing).

In 2001, he graduated from the Lviv Academy of Arts with a master’s degree (specialization in artistic metal) and received a full higher education in the specialty “Fine and Decorative Arts” and received the qualification of an artist of decorative and applied arts.

Vitalii Ivanovych is a member of the National Union of Masters of Folk Art of Ukraine; member of the Union of Designers of Ukraine; a laureate of the Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Yaroslav Lukavetskyi Prize, which is the highest honor of the region and is awarded to artists of the Carpathian region for their significant contribution to the development of fine arts (painting, sculpture, graphics), folk, decorative and applied arts, architecture and design.

Some of his artworks are kept in private collections in Poland, Canada, France, Italy and Ukraine – Kyiv, Lviv, Ternopil, Uzhhorod, Chernivtsi, as well as in the Museum of Arts of Prykarpattia (Ivano-Frankivsk).

Co-author of 2 patents for industrial design in blacksmithing and jewelry.           In 2006, he participated in the exhibition of artistic educational institutions of Ukraine “Spoken by Fire” (Kyiv), where the art works of V. Gorodetskyi and student works under his guidance were presented.

In 2015, for his significant artistic contribution to the development of Ukrainian art, V. Horodetskyi was included in the encyclopedia of Ukraine “Art Metal of Ukraine of the XX – early XXI century”.

          In September 2022, V. Horodetskyi’s works – “Cossack Trident with Sabers” and “Winter” breastplate – were presented by the Rector of Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University, Professor Ihor Tsependa, during a charity auction in support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, organized on the initiative of the Head of Ivano-Frankivsk Regional State Administration Svitlana Onyshchuk.

          Horodetskyi’s work organically fits into the modern concept of development and multiplication of folk traditions of the Carpathian region. His artistic works are characterized by the tendencies of innovation and creative rethinking of the established traditional forms of folk art of Ukraine. Vitaliy Ivanovych’s creative work is a significant contribution to the revival and development of folk crafts and artistic crafts of the Carpathian region and the national art of Ukraine as a whole.