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Alla Bartoshchuk
San Diego, California

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Similarly to many fine artists, I find studio practice an important element in contributing to the production and evolution of my work. I think "studio" is a state of mind – a "laboratory" where painting process is defined as investigation. In this respect I identify with Cezanne's process, who wrote: "The landscape reflects on itself, is humanized, thinks itself in me. I objectify it, project it, fix it on my canvas." I too, attempt , to analyze, internalize and filter the observed reality in my work, rather than simply imitating it.

When faced with a blank canvas, I do not always know where the process will take me. Painting is a search. Essentially, embodying the process of individuation, painting allows me to tap into the well of the collective unconscious and discover the unknown. Primarily, it fosters not the rational, but the emotional interpretation of the world, allowing me to understand myself in relationship to the complexity of experiences I encounter.





born: 1988, Rivne, Ukraine



Laguna College of Art and Design, MFA 2013

Memphis College of Art, BFA 2010


selected awards/honors

The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Award, 2012  and 2011

Illuxcon Student Scholarship Recipient, Altoona, Pennsylvania, 2011


selected publications

Poets and Artists Magazine  Issue 49. Fall 2013

Bluecanvas Magazine Issue 12. May 2012


selected solo or two-person exhibits

Solo: Hall/Spassov Gallery (formerly known as Hallway Gallery), Bellevue, Washington, 2013

Solo: Rituals, Hall/Spassov Gallery, Bellevue, Washington, 2012

Two- Persons: Underwater Paintings, Trezevant Manor, Memphis, Tennessee, 2010


selected group shows

New Artists, New Work, Hall/Spassov Gallery, Bellevue, Washngton, 2013

MFA Thesis Show, Arena 1 Gallery, Santa Monica, California, 2013

Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California, 2013

Best in Show, Hall/Spassov Gallery, Washington, 2012



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