Margo Grant, director of the Museum of Russian Art:
“The soul of Prokopenko’s work is in her walking that fine line between the transcendent and the ordinary. Prokopenko has achieved sheer brilliance in her deft treatment of the tiny pieces in her micro-mosaics. What’s more is that it is done with a rainbow of majestic colors”
L. Blagonravova, Russian NTV network:
“Oksana’s work is made not only with thousands of glass pieces, but also out of thousands prayerful words”
Philip Vanderhyden, a Whitney Biennial artist:
"Prokopenko’s paintings present a fundamental problem: paint is real and color is a perceptual impression, constantly in flux, changing its identity as each moment passes. In many ways, viewers of paintings have faced this seeming contradiction throughout art history, but in Prokopenko’s work it is the subject.
In Prokopenko’s paintings, color is a dematerializing force, dissolving the obdurate hardness of surface. Color in Prokopenko’s paintings is atmospheric, yet it hangs as a layer upon the tactile world. In these paintings, material folds over onto itself creating pockets, creases and fissures, into which paint can seem to come to rest. Occasionally, Prokopenko plays into this tactility, pushing deep color into deep crevices, and dusting lighter color onto the highlights that naturally appear in the peaks and of her surfaces.
Yet, when she does so, it is never simply to create greater optical depth than already exists, but rather to elude to worlds that are literally too close or too far to be truly known to us. Prokopenko’s titles tell us what she might be getting at in these spaces. Names like “Journey Inward” might seem to stand in stark opposition to ones like “Stellar Nursery”, but at the same time, both help to remind us that what we know about an object, space or person is never wholly physically measurable. Our imagination lurks in awareness of the physical world, at every turn, as it unfolds."
Sue Dymond of The Glass Craftsman
describes viewing Oksana’s work as “basking in quiet brilliance” and suggests - “Prepare to be inspired.”