Interested in Visual Arts from an early age and studying it at an undergraduate level, Mr. Pavlo Lopata was curator and executive director of the Ukrainian Canadian Art Foundation from 1991 to 1998. As curator he organized over 70 exhibits of many different artists from Canada, USA and Ukraine.
In his own artistic practice, Mr. Lopata mastered the use of pencil, egg tempera, acrylic and oils experimenting with subjects that include portraits, Lemko churches, linear expressionism, icons and surrealist symbolism.
In addition Mr. Lopata has written over 350 articles related to the arts, culture and history which have been published in periodicals, journals and newspapers. To date, over 900 of his artistic works can be found in private and museum collections in Canada, USA, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic and Ukraine. Mr. Lopata has received multiple Volunteer Service Awards from the Ukrainian Canadian Congress in 2001 and the Canadian Lemko
Association in 2011. Mr. Lopata is currently on the Board of Directors of the Ukrainian
Canadian Art Foundation as well as the Canadian Lemko Association.