"Peekaboo, Asia", solo exhibition, NYC.  photo by Oleh Dubno


"In my work I explore ideas of space and belonging.  My work seeks to challenge embedded modes of "being" and spotlight unheeded impressions found within the cultural landscape of "place."

My drive to create stems from my personal history growing up in post World War II Russia. My upbringing in my grandparents’ household in the 1990’s was filled with lingering trauma of the Holocaust and World War II. My grandparents’ stories, social circles, my school and the media made me conscious of the horrors people faced. The war ended 50 years before I was born, but fear of starvation, becoming handicapped, family loss, and another outbreak of war invaded my everyday life.

In 2000, I was lucky to immigrate to the United States. I was introduced to a carefree childhood and opportunities for my life that I never dreamed of in Russia. The pursuit of art has allowed me to embrace a sense of responsibility for others like me - born and raised in wrong parts of the world at the wrong time. Through my work, I give voice to marginalized victims of politics around the world. It is necessary to raise questions on our collective loss of vitality, self-expression and intellectual development due to political unrest."



Current         New York University, MFA, New York City, NY

2006-2011      Fashion Institute of Technology, BFA, New York City, NY

2010             Vesalius College (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Brussels, Belgium

2004            Corcoran College of Art and Design, Summer Program, Washington D.C.




2017             "The Cambodian Experience: Our Journey to America", United Cambodian American Network, Stockton, CA

2016             Art the Arboretum, Laurelwood Arboretum, Wayne, NJ

2015             Fashion Institute of Technology, alumni guest speaker, New York, NY

2014             Who is Your Mama, Monmouth Museum, Monmouth, NJ   




2018             Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation Artist Residency, Mana Contemporary, NJ

2017             Artist Residency Program, Berlin Art Institute, Berlin, Germany

2014             The N.A.W.A. 125 Years: Women in Vision: Third Place Award, Armory Art Center, FL

2014             Fannie Kipnes Memorial Award, for Oil Painting, Whistler Museum of Art, Lowell, MA

2012             George T. Dorsch Award, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY     



2016             HobokenArts

2016             See.Me

2015             Fresh Paint Magazine, Issue 11, December 2015

2014             Washington Square Magazine Cover Artist, issue 35

2013             Galerie Project

2013             Artist Portfolio Magazine

2013             Linus Galleries Los Angeles

2011              Osmos-group


Artist Studio, 2012. Photo by Rina Polyakov