Irina Lakshin

Irina Lakshin

Fairview, NJ, United States

About Irina Lakshin

Irina was born and raised in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, the capital of Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia. Irina received her master's degree in economics from the All-Russian Academy of Foreign Trade and started her career in the banking sector before moving to the United States.

Upon settling in the U.S. in 2009, Irina began taking pottery classes and fell in love with clay. For several years, Irina studied with different ceramic masters, learning different techniques and perfecting her skills in both hand building and wheel-throwing.

Since 2013, Irina has exhibited her art in various galleries, and today, many of her pieces are in private collections.
In 2018 she got a Certificate of Fine art and in 2021 Master Degree from New York Academy of Art.

Irina works with different types of clay, such as stoneware, porcelain, and terra-cotta. She also uses different types of glazes and firing. The style of Irina’s works can be defined as contemporary, but with a reference to the classics, which manifests itself in the form of vessels and figurative sculptures.

Education

2021- MFA, New York Academy of Art, Sculpture major
2018 - CFA program at New York Academy of art
2004 - Masters Degree in Economics, All Russian Academy of Foreign Trade, Moscow, Russia

Classes:
2009-2017 - Ceramics, The Art School at the Old Church, Demarest, NJ, USA
2017- New York Students League

Exhibitions

2021 - "Return to form" group show, Six Summit Gallery, NY, NY
2021 - "Small art works" group show, Jag Gallery, Key West, FL
2020 - “Artist for Artist” group exhibition, NYAA, New York
2019 - Group show, FLAG art Group Gallery, West New York, NJ
2018 – CFA exhibition, New York Academy of Art, NY
2017 – Deck the walls, New York Academy of Art, NY
2017 – Fine art and craft show, Brookdale park Park, Montclair , NJ
2016 – Fine art and craft show, Verona Park, Verona, NJ
2015 - "Group show", the OUTSIDE in Gallery, Piermont, NY
2015 – “Group show”, Broadfoot and Broadfoot Gallery, Boonton NJ
2015 – “Group show”, The 155 Project Gallery, New York, NY
2015 - "Group show", transFORM :: GALLERY, New York, NY
2014 - "Women of vision", trio show, The Studio Space on Madison Gallery, Dumont, NJ
2014 - “Student show”, Belskie Museum, Closter NJ
2014 - "Group show", the OUTSIDE in Gallery, Piermont, NY
2014 - "Piermont Flywheel Gallery at transFORM" Group show, transFORM : GALLERY, New Rochelle, NY
2014 - "Holiday group show", Flywheel Gallery, Piermont, NJ
2013 -"Duet show" Cafe Gallery, The Art School at Old Church, Demarest, NJ

2013 - "CLAY EXPRESSIONS" solo show ,Flywheel Gallery, Piermont, NJ

2012 - "Holiday group show", Flywheel Gallery, Piermont, NJ