Artist Statement

 

     I create unique highly stylized oil paintings of marine animals including, but not limited to, octopuses, sea turtles, groupers, dolphins,...etc. I juxtapose my subjects with backgrounds that often depict coral reefs in order to create vivid compositions that instantly catch the eye. Since moving to Miami in 2018, I have been in love with the marine life and the underwater world. I find that this world, that is often unseen by humans, is more harmonious and aware of itself than we can ever imagine. 

Sadly, the underwater world is slowly disappearing and its inhabitants are suffering due to the climate change and human activity on this planet. I hope that my work will show people how precious and beautiful this world is. I hope to evoke the feeling of the divine connection with the ocean and marine life that I have in other people, and I am aiming to use the power of my art to do that!

- Irina Pushkareva, 2021

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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  

 

Group Exhibitions

2021 Art Market San Francisco, presented by Perseus Gallery, San Francisco, CA (forthcoming: April 2021)

2020 Art Attack in Mass District, Fort Lauderdale, FL

2020 90th Annual Juried Exhibition, Virtual show by National Art League, Douglaston, NY

2020 Off the Wall Online Auction, Dartmouth Cultural Center, MA

2020 Art Walk in Wynwood (postponed) 

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

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 Parsons The New School, New York, NY

2012 Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL

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

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2020 Wynwood Tribe, Miami, FL

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 VoyageMIA, September Local Stories, Learn More

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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