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Irina Zlobina

Artist member since 2019
Toronto, Ontario

Irina Zlobina is a Toronto-based painter and printmaker who has had 20 years of creative experience, and numerous exhibitions in Russia and abroad. Her shows had included a group exhibition "New Acquisitions," at The State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg (2015) and Toronto Outdoor Art Fair (2019). She holds a Master's Degree in Graphic Arts from Moscow State University of Printing Arts (Russia). Irina uses senses and intuition to capture unadulterated honesty on canvas, paper and plate. She courageously engages in the intimate process of facing the unknown without holding back, until the picture and its hidden meaning are completely revealed. Irina draws inspiration from the words of Francis Bacon, who believes the artist must create images as "a concentration of reality and a shorthand of sensation". Irina's works are found in collections at The State Russian Museum, The Tomsk Regional Art Museum, The Surikov Art Museum, as well as private collections in Russia, Germany, France, Great Britain, the USA and Canada. Upon relocating to Toronto, Irina was awarded the Toronto Art Council Newcomer Mentorship Grant in 2018. She presently works out of her home studio in Toronto.


Inside the Studio

Upcoming Exhibitions
2019-07-12

Toronto
Toronto Outdoor Art Fair

Select Past Exhibitions
2015

The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
New Acquisitions. 1998-2014

2013

Moscow, 20 Kuznetsky most, Russia
Exposed

2012

St Michael's Church, Trinity Street, Cambridge, UK
Le Voyage

2012

Chelsea Old Town Hall, King's Road, Chelsea, London, UK
Paralax Art Fair

2011

Dare to Jost Gallery, London, UK
Crosspoints

2011

Moscow, 11 Kuznetsky most, Russia
Drawings and Etchings

2010

Moscow, 11 Kuznetsky most, Russia
The Art of drawing 2010

2010

Tsarintsyno Museum and Natural Park, Moscow
All-Russian Festival of Graphic Art in Tsaritsyno

2009

Moscow, 11 Kuznetsky most, Russia
Etching

Accolades
2018

"Newcomer and Refugee Artist Mentorship"
Grant of Toronto Arts Council

2009

Winner of Award of the Association "Print"
Moscow Union of Artists

2005

3rd Prize named after Nivinskiy, "Line As A Trail Of Time", exhibition of the Association "Print"
Moscow Union of Artists

2001

Winner of Award, "25th Youth Exhibition"
Moscow Union of Artists

Press
2015

almanac. Vol. 451. St. Petersburg: Palace Editions, 2015
The Russian Museum. New Acquisitions 1998-2014

2015

by the Association "Print", Moscow
Catalog for the exhibition "Russia is our motherland",

2013

by the Association "Print", Moscow
Catalog for the exhibition "Exposed",

2013

by the Association "Print", Moscow
Catalog for the anniversary exhibition "Estamp"

2011

by the Association "Print", Moscow
Moscow Printmaking Artists

2009

by the Association "Print", Moscow
Etching

2008

Publishing House "Our Heritage", Moscow
Works by Russian Artists of the XX – XXI century from Collection of Inna Koval’skaya and Alexei Strebulaev

2008

by the Association "Print", Moscow
Moscow Lithography

2006

by the Association "Print", Moscow
World of Print

2003

by the Association "Print", Moscow
1st Moscow Print Exhibition

Education
2004

Moscow State University of Printing Arts
Master Degree for Fine Arts, graphical arts (1998-2004)

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