Artist Statement

 

I create highly stylized oil paintings with the moving wave like sections of colors, where I am able to represent the divine connection between everything on this planet and the universe. My artistic practice is divided into 2 parts.

In the first part, I am aiming to capture the hypnotizing gaze and essence of wild animal species through their eyes. People say that eyes are the doors to the soul. Do animals have soul? If they do, how can I capture it in my paintings, and translate it to viewers. I always ask myself these questions when I create. It is an everyday race for me to discover and portray the animal's soul.

In the second part of my practice, I explore the spiritual relation between humans and animals. The starting points for my research are myths, legends, and belief systems of indigenous people from all corners of our planet, that are often ignored, banished or misrepresented by a Western education. Over time, my research is leading me to question the origins of humanity, which makes finding the answer as to why humans perceive and treat animals the way they do more perplexing and intriguing. 

- Irina Pushkareva, 2020

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Education

2010 Arkhangelsk Art Academy “Rapsodiya” in Moscow, Russia  

2018 BFA in Fine Art, Parsons The New School, New York, NY  

 

Teaching Experience

High School Art Teacher, North Broward Preparatory School, FL

 

Group Exhibitions

2020 Art Market San Francisco, presented by Perseus Gallery, San Francisco, CA (forthcoming: August 2020)

2020 Art Walk in Wynwood (forthcoming: June 27, 2020)

2020 Wynwood Tribe, Miami, FL (forthcoming)

2020 Group Show in R House, by Silvio Rodrigues Music, Miami, FL (forthcoming)

2020 Live-painting in R House, Wynwood, Miami, FL 

2020 Live-painting at the SLS on South Beach, Miami, FL 

2020 Art Walk in R House, Wynwood, Miami, FL 

2020 12" x 12" Fundraiser Gala, Paul Fisher Gallery, Palm Beach, FL 

2020 Continuum Palm Beach Art Fair, Paul Fisher Gallery, Palm Beach, FL 

2019 SIP N' STROLL - FLA Panthers Art Walk at BBT Center, presented by Twenty6North Productions, Miami, FL 

2019 Spectrum Miami, Booth 720, Miami, FL

2019 Court House Cultural Center, Stuart, FL

2019 Writing on the Walls, presented by BlinkGroup Projects, Miami, FL

2019 Nude Nite Art Show, Orlando, FL

2018 Art Hearts Fashion Show, presented by Six Summit Gallery, New York, NY

2017 Twist, Parsons The New School, New York, NY

2017 BOS Salon Show, Space 776, Brooklyn, NY

2017 Stay Strong Mexico, Auction, New York, NY

2016 Salon Show, Greenpoint Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2015 Coffee Festival, New York, NY

2015 Salon Show, Greenpoint Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2015 Parsons The New School, New York, NY

2012 Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL

2012 Congressional Art Winners Exhibition, U.S. Capitol Washington DC, United States

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2017 Art of Irina PI, Beautique Lounge, New York, NY

 

Collections

Library Permanent Collection: North Broward Preparatory School, FL

 

Print Media

2014 Celebrating Art, Book 

 

Publications

2020 A5 Magazine, January Edition

2020 Average Art, January Edition

2019 A5 Magazine, June Edition

2018 Parsons The New School, Learn More

2015 The Coffee Art Project, Learn More

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