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Artist Spotlight: Yana Payusova

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Free – $5

The Museum of Russian Art, in partnership with Northern Clay Center, presents

Artist Spotlight: Yana Payusova

Join us at The Museum of Russian Art for the opportunity to consider Yana Payusova’s work in the context of the canon of contemporary Russian art.

FREE for both TMORA and NCC Members.  $5 General Admission

In this richly illustrated presentation, Russian born painter and sculptor, Yana Payusova, will discuss a number of her series including Russian Prison Series, where Payusova studied and listened to incarcerated teenagers in St. Petersburg; Childhood Series – reactivating old memories; Kunstkamera Series – shown in the Kunstkamera Museum in St. Petersburg, and more. She will also highlight the differences in formal art education between Russia and the United States and her transition from being a 2D to 3D artist.

Yana Payusova’s work will on view as a part of Horror Vacui: Across the Margins at Northern Clay Center September 20 – November 3.

Doors will open at 5:45pm  |  Presentation will begin at 6:30

There will be a Q&A following the presentation.




Yana Payusova was born in 1979 in Leningrad, USSR. Classically trained as a painter at the St. Petersburg Fine Art Lyceé, she later immigrated to the U.S.  She received an MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Payusova’s paintings and sculptures blend the styles and symbols of folk art, Russian icons, graphic poster art, illustration, and comics, and reflect Payusova’s cultural heritage and her training in traditional Russian realist painting. Payusova exhibits both nationally and internationally, including recent venues at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Howard Yezerski Gallery (Boston), Mimi Ferzt Gallery (NYC) and Galerie Caprice Horn (Berlin). She currently teaches at the University of Arizona in Tucson.



Wednesday, October 9, 2019
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free – $5


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