Born in Ukraine, Slinko is a multidisciplinary artist living in New Jersey, USA. Her artistic practice is rooted in travel and research, and is informed by history and social anthropology. In her work, Slinko investigates the effects and workings of power on society and individuals. She often uses historic narratives, cultural artifacts, and political symbols to reflect her idiosyncratic, and often comically flawed perspective. Slinko works across several disciplines, and incorporates forms ranging from political satire to storyboard drawings, moving image, performance, and fieldwork research.
Slinko had studied painting at Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts, graphic design at Fashion Institute ofTechnology, and has an MFA in Sculpture and Extended Media from Virginia Commonwealth University. Slinko has been awarded Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, and had been a resident artist at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (Skowhegan, Maine), Sculpture Space (Utica, NY), Henry Street Settlement (New York), Dar al Ma’mûn (Morocco), Bemis Contemporary Art Center (Nebraska), The Marble House Project, (Vermont), RAIR residency (Philadelphia), Guttenberg Arts (New Jersey), The Drawing Center Open Sessions ( New York ).