ARTIST STATEMENT

CV

My research revolves around the themes of materiality, destruction and transformation. Focusing on non-traditional methods of art-making such as burning, melting or dissolving, I explore materials’ "potentiality" and their physical properties.

I work mainly with textile, clay and watercolour. Blurring the boundaries between 2D and 3D, I make artworks that are half-painting, half-sculpture, sometimes closer to art installations. Most of my biomorphic objects aim to represent the fragility of life.

Whether it’s holes burnt in fabric or white areas of unpainted surface, I invite the viewer to experience both the image and its own disintegration, life and decay, remembering and forgetting.

Transformation of matter is part of our existence, it’s life itself. — We adapt, thrive and decay in a constant flow of change.

EDUCATION

2016-2019   University of Hertfordshire & BHSAD, BA in Fine Art (First Class Honours)

2007-2012  Russian State University of Cinematography, MA in Film Producing

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2022 (Forthcoming) Summer Exhibition 2022, D31 Gallery, Doncaster, UK

2022 Fragments of intimacy, Glavnyy Prospekt Museum, Yekaterinburg, Russia

2021  5th London Art Biennale, The Chelsea Old Town Hall, London, UK

2021  168 Annual Open Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK 

2020 The ING Discerning Eye Annual Exhibition, The Mall Galleries, London, UK (work selected by David Remfry )

2020 252 Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK (work selected by Richard Deacon)

2020 Art After Pandemic (Online), Artifact Gallery, New York, USA

2020 Perspectives 2020, CICA Museum, Samdo-ro, South Korea

2019  8th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Soup, Centre ZIL, Moscow, Russia

2019  Essence, Two-Person Exhibition, IZO Art Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2019  Where Do The Vines Lead?, Centre Rama, Sevastopol, Crimea

2019  Praxis Degree Show, British Higher School of Art & Design, Moscow, Russia

2019  Mutatio, The Media Centre N67, Moscow, Russia

2018  Beyond The Pain, Two-Person Exhibition, BHSAD, Moscow, Russia

2018  Symbiosis, Espacio gallery, London, UK

2017  Open Workshops Residency Exhibition, The Library N10, Moscow, Russia

2016  Site Responsive Works, Artplay Design Centre, Moscow, Russia

2015  Space, Winzavod Contemporary Art Centre, Moscow, Russia

AWARDS

2021  Sculpture Semi-Finalist of "Artist of the Year" Competition, King House Gallery & The Artist Lounge, Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK

2020  Watercolour 2nd Prize Of The 168 Annual Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK

2019  Urban Landscape Award, IZO Art Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2015  Portfolio Competition Award, University of Gloucestershire & INTO scholarship, UK-Russia

AUCTIONS & ART-FAIRS 

2022 (Forthcoming) REA! Art Fair, Milan, Italy

2021  Artists on the Rise, Chalkwell Auctions, Essex, UK

2020 Life on Venus, The Auction Collective & The Tub Hackney, London, UK

COLLECTIONS

2021  Letting Go III, Letting Go V, Letting Go XV , Private Collections, London, UK

2020 Blurring, CICA Museum, Samdo-ro, South Korea 

2020 Essence VI, Private Collection, Padua, Italy

2019  Wine Body, UPPA Winery, Rodnoye village, Sevastopol, Crimea

2018  Heavy Breathing, Private Collection, London, UK