Ivan Ostapenko

Ivan Ostapenko

Calgary, AB, CA



Hard working, knowledgeable, and inquisitive creative professional seeking new work opportunities.



IO&co. design-build, Calgary, AB, CA, President, Director

Design, Budget and Project Management, Fabrication/Construction/Installation.

• Design and construction for Residential, Commercial, and Landscaping projects.
• Drafting for building and development permits.
• Art Projects - murals, sculptures, installations.
• Graphic Design, Videography, Set and Stage Design

Mar 2016 - current

Buds of Bud's Collective, Calgary, AB, CA, Collaborating Artist, Volunteer

• Design and execution of a 45’x100’ exterior mural on concrete.
Location: Radius Presentation Center 104, 4th Street N.E. Calgary.
Client: Bucci Developments.
Collaborators: Kathryn and Tanner Hamilton, Chris Casson, Michelle Hoogveld.

• Volunteered for community engagement and consultation, as well as pre-design tasks for a potential arts hub development in a historic building.
• Helped organize fundraising and community events - booking live music and other entertainment, event photography, set-up and strike for decorations and audio-visual equipment.

Apr 2016 - Jun 2017

Blank Page Studio, Calgary, AB, CA, Programming Assistant, Collaborator

• Design, construction (TI), and operation of multi-tenant co-working space as a co-founding member.

• Procured and developed collaborative projects for the studio - preparation and submission of RFP and RFQ response packages, preliminary budgeting and conceptual design.

• Research and production of the Vision Document for the cREative Realm project, which introduces artistic interventions into City of Calgary Transportation Infrastructure Reconstruction projects, focusing on 17th Ave. S.W. reconstruction work.

• Design and execution of a 20’x50’ exterior mural on concrete.
Location: Beacon Hill Pumphouse, Fort McMurray.
Client: Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
Collaborator: daniel j kirk

• Curated an art exhibition showcasing three local sculptors working in metal, titled Black Nostrils.

• Helped organize small concerts and community events - booking live music and other entertainment, event photography, design of promotional material, producing props and decorations, set-up and strike.

Dec 2013 - Jul 2016

Showtime Fabrication, Calgary, AB, CA, Fabricator

• Construction of food trucks / mobile kitchen units.
• Production of custom parts and frames from steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Welding and sheet metal fabrication. Installation of appliances and other kitchen components, general labour.

Jan 2014 - Oct 2014

Light & Soul, Calgary, AB, CA, Project partner (Artist)

Contracted by the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation to create mixed media mural artwork for 15 exterior surfaces and four sculptures for a public plaza at the East Village River Walk.

• Engaged in Art Direction, Project Management, Design and Production of artwork throughout the contract term.

Nov 2012 - Jul 2013

Studio Y Creations, Calgary, AB, CA, Metal Fabricator

• Manufactured structural steel components and frames as per detailed design documents.
• Welding, cutting, drilling, fitting and assembly of steel members.

Nov 2011 - Feb 2012

University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, IL, US, Laser Lounge Technician

• Operation and maintenance of the laser cutter and 3D printer.
• Supervised and assisted graduate and undergraduate students with file preparation and machine use.

Aug 2009 - Jan 2010

Studio Y Creations, Calgary, AB, CA, Sculptor

• Produced sculptures, commercial displays, parade floats as part of a creative team under art direction; took part in pre-shipping assembly of large-scale installations.
• Applied woodworking skills to produce cabinetry and sculpture components.

May 2007 - Aug 2007


University of Illinois Chicago, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2008 - Aug 2011

University of Calgary, Bachelors, Visual Studies

Sep 2004 - Jun 2008


Benn-Johnck Student Award, Nomination

The Benn Johnck Student Award was established in 1982 by William Benn, AIA, as a lasting tribute to his business partner, Frederick Johnck, AIA. Select architecture schools (Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Washington University) are invited to participate and to select up to 5 students to enter the competition. The students' entries are school projects with varying topics that the students complete and submit at the end of their spring semester.


Schiff Foundation Fellowships, Nomination

Administered by the Department of Architecture of the Art Institute, is given annually to one student from either the University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology, or The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Each school enters up to 5 participants every year.


University of Illinois School of Architecture Department Award, Scholarship

Small endowment to recognize outstanding academic achievement.


Ray Arnatt Memorial Award, Scholarship

Awarded to a student in the Faculty of Fine Arts graduating with a BFA Honours or BFA (exiting scholarship).
Requires demonstrated excellence in ART 583:Sculpture VI, awarded on recommendation by instructor.


University of Calgary Undergraduate Merit Award, Scholarship

Awarded in recognition of outstanding academic achievement (3.8 GPA requirement).


Jason Lang Scholarship, Scholarship

Established in the memory of Jason Lang, a 17 year old high school student who was killed in a school shooting, and administered by Alberta Scholarship Programs, to reward the outstanding academic achievement of Alberta post-secondary students who are continuing full-time in an undergraduate program in Alberta.


Jason Lang Scholarship, Scholarship


Areas of Specialization