Ella Kruglyanskaya’s paintings and drawings employ fashion, facial expression, and full figured women in tense, exuberant compositions. Figures and faces, depicted as prints on the fabric of subject’s clothing, play out nested psychosocial dramas. Her paintings use push and pull on all levels: the foreground flips to background, the picture plane is taught, two sets of eyes lock, or a purse string tugs on an arm.
Ella Kruglyanskaya was born in 1978 in Riga, Latvia. She received her MFA in painting from Yale in 2006, and her BFA in painting from Cooper Union in 2001. She has had recent solo shows at Studio Voltaire in London, at Kendall Koppe in Glasgow in 2013, and at Gavin Brown here in New York in 2013. She has attended residencies at the Abrons Art Center in New York, and Studio Voltaire in London.
Ella will have studio visits with Jenny Cho and Rachel Stern.