Minneapolis, United States

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I was born in Moscow, USSR, in the Jewish intelligent family. Growing up in the Soviet

Union I studied art since the age of five and considered myself a painter for as long as I

can remember. My imagination needed freedom and experiment. In High School I took

risks and studied privately with Russian dissident artists and participated in anti

establishment activities in which Artist’s Union rebelled against the conservative and

required style of Socialist Realism. When after High School time came to continue my

education, the association with dissident artists and my Jewish heritage disqualified me

from the academy. In 1989 I immigrated to America. I graduated from the Museum

School in Boston, MA with Master of Fine Arts degree in 1997.

I was a member of Kingston Gallery from 1995 to 1997 and from 1998 to 2000 was

represented by Clark Gallery in Lincoln, MA. In 2001 family situation brought me to

Minneapolis, same year I was awarded a Ragdale Foundation Fellowship. I am a member

of a Traffic Zone Art Center in Minneapolis, am represented by Gallery 360 in

Minneapolis and was awarded a MacDowell Foundation Fellowship in 2006. I am one of

the participants of “The Art and Life of Stories” show that will be happening in 2009 in

The Phipps Art Center in Hudson, WI. My next personal show is scheduled for 2009 in

the Ann Loeb Bronfman Gallery in Washington DC.

I work in wide range of schools using art as a tool for personal growth.

  • Joined: December 2008

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