Vasiliy Sad (born in 1948) is an established Ukrainian abstract painter. He has been an active member of the so-called "apartment exhibitions" in Odessa, which defended alternative forms of art against the Socialist Realism endorsed by the Soviet Union.
Influenced by the French impressionists, Vasiliy Sad’s early work is figurative. However, the 1980s mark a distinctive evolution in the artist's practice as he moves toward pure abstraction. The artist therein finds his unique voice. He produces vibrant layered compositions on canvas which express his strong interest in colours and texture and show his admiration of traditional Carpathian craftsmanship. Most recently, he experimented with metal. Vasiliy Sad has exhibited extensively in Ukraine's leading museums as well as internationally. He continues developing his practice in Odessa where he currently works and lives.