Echo Ukrainetz is a native Montanan who has been interested in art for as long as she can remember. She is self-taught in the art of batik. That method of instruction has yielded many happy accidents as well as a few disasters. Over the years, she has learned how to manipulate the wax and dye to create desired effects, but the process is very unpredictable.
When she removes the wax, she is often surprised. Echo Ukrainetz has an intense interest in history that she incorporates in the description of her historical works.
Her batiks are in collections across the United States and Canada and include a variety of subject matter. Her work has been accepted into numerous fine art auctions and shows, including Night of Artists at the Briscoe Museum; the C. M. Russell Art Auction and Show, Great Falls, Montana; Timeless Legacy: Women Artists of Glacier and Double Visions (Ron and Echo Ukrainetz) at the Hockaday Museum, Kalispell, Montana; Phippen Museum Art Show, Prescott, Arizona; Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings, Montana; and Paris Gibson Art Museum, Great Falls, Montana. She is represented by numerous galleries throughout the West.
Echo Ukrainetz’s work has been featured in Cowboys and Indians, Western Art and Architecture, Big Sky Journal, Western Art Collector, and Southwest Art. She has a feature story, Today’s Wild West, on PBS that is nominated for a Heartland Award.
Her work was used for the cover images of Portfolio Magazine (2020), Montana Miniatures (2020), and Peaks and Plains Magazine.