Born in 1954 in Rivne, Yurii Nagulko studied architecture, building nuclear power plants and hydroelectric power plants. But he changed his focus to art and became a renowned and widely-exhibited Honored Artist of Ukraine. Nagulko has repeatedly transformed his style, searching out and discovering new forms of abstraction. He is inspired by unusual landscapes, extraordinary people, and events of significance for Ukrainian national identity.
Yurii Nagulko, Work commissioned for “Six Rags for solo piano” within a booklet accompanying Invasion: Music and Art for Ukraine, a 2022 album by pianist Nadia Shpachenko performing works by Lewis Spratlan.