Ukrainian-Israeli-American designer, director, and multimedia artist, Vita Tzykun has designed and directed productions for companies worldwide, including Lyric Opera of Chicago, The Bolshoi Theatre, Norwegian Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Seattle Opera, and Tel Aviv Museum of Art. A proponent of new works, she has designed over a dozen world premieres to date. Film and tv credits include art direction for Lady Gaga, and production design for several award-winning films, music videos, and nationally-aired tv ads.
Vita’s interdisciplinary art collective, GLMMR, presents stage and multimedia works throughout the world, and was recently awarded the Granada Artist Residency at University of California, Davis, where she and performer/media artist David Adam Moore created a new large-scale immersive theater installation, REFUGE, in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Known widely for her work in education and leadership, Tzykun serves on the faculty of the National Theater Institute and has lectured at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Mannes School of Music, and Carnegie Hall’s Weil Institute. Advisory roles include the National Endowment for the Arts, and tech-focused panels for San Diego Opera and Austin Opera.
Tzykun has been featured in Lighting and Sound America magazine, given a solo exhibition at Opera America, and nominated for Designer of the Year by the International Opera Awards.
Her paintings have been exhibited at the Ceres Gallery in NYC and are held in private collections throughout the US, Europe, and Israel.