Mary Jane

Safe Space (2022)

Mary Jane is an artistic pseudonym for the Ukrainian photographer Oleksandra Mykhailova. She was born and raised in Dnipro and studied and worked in Kyiv for many years. She just graduated with a master's degree in Cognitive Science and is trying to combine her main interests in science with her art, exploring the topics which are most fascinating to her people, emotions and their surroundings. She is intrigued by the dynamic system between the perception of art, participants of the project and the viewer. She uses very personal plots and topics like her marriage or relationships with friends and family in order to communicate the underpinning ideas of her work.