"From Earth To Sky"
International Women Artists
26 February - 25 March 2021
opening 27 February at 11 pm
KELLY REILLY, UNITED STATES
Kelly Reilly was born in the United States of America in 1993. Her intrigue with myth, metaphor, and the unseen is apparent in all of her work, which often deals with themes of birth, transformation, and death. She is known for her sophisticated vocabulary in camera-less photography: Discarding the use of a camera altogether, Reilly creates each photogram using only chemistry and light sensitive photographic materials. Because Reilly often works in complete darkness, there is an element of mystery and chance to each of her pictures. She is a graduate of Parsons School of Design, and her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions internationally. Her recent exhibitions have been in New York City, Miami, New Jersey, and Brooklyn. Her work hangs in private collections internationally, and she has been featured in printed publications throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. She has lived and worked in New York, NY since 2011.
KRISTIN INBAL, ISRAEL
is an Israeli graphic designer and a photographer, born in Israel (1980). She received her Diploma in Media Design from the Ashkelon Academy and has participated in several photography courses. Her work technique combines photography and digital editing. sometimes her works look like a painting. Inbal participated in Several international events and exhibitions in Italy, Greece, Switzerland, Hungary and Israel.
Inbal is currently lives in Ashkelon, Israel.
OXANA KOVALCHUK, KAZAKHSTAN
is an artist from Kazakhstan, currently living and working in
New Jersey. She received her BA in Psychology and Economics from Omsk State
University in Russia. She completed her MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual
Arts in New York in 2019 Kovalchuk’s artistic process is an exploration of her
overlapping experiences as a woman, immigrant, mother, and an artist. Her mixed-media collages use a combination of sourced and invented imagery to establish new, hybrid worlds. Kovalchuk has participated in group shows locally and internationally, including PROTO Gallery300 in Hoboken, Art Fair 14C in Jersey City, and Lankai Art Gallery in Anshan City, China. Kovalchuk is also a founding member of StartaArta, an organization that curates and organizes pop-up shows and panels to support artists.
IRINA TRUSOVA, RUSSIAN FEDERATION
is a Russian artist working in ceramics and art education, based in Moscow. Her journey in
ceramics started eight years ago after giving up a successful business career. Received her very
first degree in biology she is inspired by nature and the processes that occur in the Universe. She
experiments with different clays and firings and tries to follow clay in its natural manifestation.
She also owns one of the largest ceramic studios in Moscow where she teaches kids and adults
the art of ceramics.
Irina believes that functionality of any handmade object is first and foremost in its beauty.
Ceramics for her is a unique art, complicated in its technology, advanced in the process of
interaction with the materials and borderless in its expressive ability. She uses this perfect tool to
express her understanding of beauty, in its intimate intricacy. Through her work she expresses
her feelings and interprets surrounding world. She says that in a way she is “stealing” from the
nature, but because it is too boring to copy something, she creates her own imaginary worlds.
Irina’s path in art is not a straightforward thing. She opted out of getting a classic art education
and preferred to self-educate herself and to learn from the artists she found inspiring. She took
several pottery and stationary ceramic courses in Russia and internationally, and she constantly
continues her education. This multidisciplinary approach gives an additional advantage in the
creative process as she sees ceramics from different angles, educational, businesslike as well as
pure art. Having started as a functional potter, her work recently shifted towards large sculptural
forms, which she exhibited nationally and around the world.
She facilitated two international ceramics symposiums Baikal-CeraMystica (2018 and 2019) and
co-organized an educational course on fire-sculptures “Make your fire.” She participates in
ceramic symposiums and her work is present in private collections in Russia, Croatia and Italy as
well as in the collection of Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center, Denmark. She
sees her mission in making the world more beautiful through the art of making ceramics and
JUTTA OBERHUBER, GERMANY
Studied at Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main, Germany , with Professor Thomas Bayrle and
Professor Raimer Jochims. She finished her studies with a degree in art and art theorie.
2005 to 2009 Jutta Obenhuber lived in Connecticut and in Texas in the USA. However, by
travelling to Tibet and Japan she was also influenced by the Eastern mentality.
Since graduating, she has exhibited internationally. Since 2019 she has been a lecturer at the
Frankfurt Painting Academy. In her artistic work she focuses on the essential things, on the
wonders of nature, on the play of lights, on the colored shadows, on the completeness hidden
in the details.
Jutta believes that the visual arts are a development of our visual process. For her, artistic
activity is an attempt to penetrate into the field of visible being and to appropriate it in a
designed form to consciousness.
It is important for her thinking that art cannot simply be translated into language.
JULIA KUSHNARENKO, RUSSIA
is a young ceramist born in 1991 in Moscow, Russia. She has studied directing at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography in Moscow. When she first started with ceramics, it was more like therapy to her. Eventually, Julia discovered that it was actually a new, separate direction in her development as an artist.
"The only thing that gets me out of bed every day, after each setback, is the ability of art and work to pull you out of total loneliness, at least for a time. When I work, I finally find myself here and now without regretting the past and not fearing the future.
I still believe in soul mates as zealously as I have faith in that the only thing that distinguishes the real art and the real relationship from everything else is the thrill when touching it. It can be frightening, heartbreaking, uplifting, but it is always about extremely vivid emotions.
I grew up in a country where you aren't encouraged to talk about your feelings. This leads to a constant sense of separateness. And at a pretty mature age, you learn to feel the full range of emotions - not only a shame - afresh. It's easier for me to talk about my experiences through a distant object - it is that object suffering, not me. It is a vase that hates/loves everyone, not me."