My name is Maria. I am an artist, originally coming from Russia and currently living in West Flanders, Belgium. In the last couple of years my media of choice are oil and canvas, but I also like to work as a performer.
For me contemporary art is the way of looking at the reality and making sense of the psychological and social problem that I can observe in modern society.
And of course in my art i try to tell about an experience what i am living through in my family in a small northern city beyond the Arctic Circle in Russia during the nineties and the beginning of the two thousandth.
I work mostly with oil on canvas, experimenting with textures and complex colors, though for several years I spent in Moscow I was predominantly a performance artist. My paintings, are rarely figurative and always charged with emotion.
1997 – 2002: Design and Art in Ural State Academy of Arts and Architecture;
2014 – 2015: Contemporary Art Practices in Free Workshops School of Contemporary Art, a branch of Moscow Museum of Modern Art.
2010, 2008, All-Russian Youth Exhibition of Graphic Art , Museum of Fine Arts, Tyumen,
(Special diploma, nomination “For Technics”)
2011, Finalist of the Maartini An Club exhibition and competition, Red October, Moscow, 2011
2019, Tyumen, Russia Gallery Grange
Youth exhibition “Communication”, exhibition hall of the Union of Artists, Tyumen, 2005
Regional reporting exhibition of the Union of Artists, Museum of Fine Arts, Tyumen, 2006
Youth exhibition “Private Rooms” Museum of Fine Arts, Tyumen, 2007
Second regional exhibition "Young artists of the Urals",
Exhibition hall of the Union of Artists of Russia, Chelyabinsk, 2008
Exhibition "Word as an occasion" dedicated to illustration, Montmartre gallery, Tyumen, 2009
Anniversary exhibition of the Tyumen Union of Artists, Museum of Fine Arts , Tyumen, 2009
Tomsk All-Russian Triale “Drawing of Russia”, Tomsk Regional Art Museum, Tomsk, 2010
Exhibition of the Union of Young Artists “Plus”, exhibition hall of the Union of Artists of Tyumen, 2010
Youth exhibition Exhibition “Morning”, Museum of Fine Arts Arts Tyumen, 2010
Exhibition "Chekhov. Illusion and Reality ”, Museum of Fine Arts, Tyumen, 2010
2014, Moscow: Vnedrenie (Infiltration), performance @ Ground Khodynka Exhibition Hall
2015, Moscow: Artist's book, the book @ Prospect Library (by MMOMA)
2015, Moscow: Sub observationem, performance @ Moscow Museum of Modern Art
2016, Moscow: Anti-museum, performance @ Electromuseum
2016, Moscow: Psycho, artist’s book @ Centrum for Creative Industries Fabrika (as part of 5th International Biennial for Young Artists)
2017, Moscow: Where no one dreams about dreams: from sacred geography to not-place, performance @ Moscow Museum of Modern Art