Ukrainian Heart

Natasha Kramskaya

Natasha Kramskaya started painting at a young age and was influenced by Vincent van Gogh and later Warhol and Basquiat. In the late 90s, after studying architecture, she came to live in the US, where she studied art design at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. For the past 20+ years, she’s worked as a Creative Director in the heart of Silicon Valley, painting during her free time. Natasha works with acrylic, oil, and mixed media. She’s developed her own technique where she paints with wide visceral brush strokes, sometimes applying paint directly from a tube. Natasha has had multiple exhibitions in galleries around the San Francisco Bay Area and the Pacific Northwest, and her art can be found in collections across the United States as well as internationally. 

Hearts in San Francisco Project

The Hearts in San Francisco project debuted in 2004 with 131 heart sculptures, created by local Bay Area artists and auctioned by the Foundation in support of Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

The Foundation raised nearly 3 million dollars for ZSFG in that first year. Today, we carry on this tradition by commissioning and auctioning a new set of hearts each year. The funds raised support those delivering on the promise of accessible and equitable health care for all in our city.

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