Biography
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Varvara Voetskova (b. 1985, Moscow/USSR) is a visual artist who works in drawing and painting mediums. Oil paint, tempera, graphite, and acrylic are among the traditional and modern artist materials she employs.  As a person who was raised in a continuously changing social and economic environment of Post-Soviet Russia, Varvara is drawn to the timelessness of Sacred art of 
various origins, from icons to architecture. Another important source of inspiration and discovery of new meanings for her is the literature of absurd and satire. In her work, Varvara combines her appreciation for fine craftsmanship and attention to detail with extensive knowledge of art history and a drive for experiments. A graduate of a theater school, she brought her interest in working with three-dimensional space of stage "to directing" her two-dimensional "plays" on canvas and paper. In her work, Varvara examines human nature as it manifests itself in anecdotic, folly, and tragical scenes of everyday life, reoccurring historical happenings, archetypal characters, mythologies, and surrounding spaces.
Education

2020

Incumminati studio, Philadelphia 

2018-2020

The Florence Academy of Art, New Jersey

2018

Grand Central Atelier, Long Island

2018

Grand Central Atelier, Long Island

2018

Grand Central Atelier, Long Island

2017

The Art Students League of New York, NYC

2012

University of the Arts London, Moscow

2011

Cinemotion lab, Moscow

2009

Dmitry Krymov theater laboratory, Moscow

2008

Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography, Moscow

2003-2007

Russian Institute of Theatre Arts, Moscow

2002

Moscow Art Theater School, Moscow

Diploma of Fine Art. A full-time program in advanced realist painting and drawing.

Diploma of Fine Art. A full-time three-year program with focus on realist drawing and painting. 

Workshop, landscape painting with Ken Salaz

'Essential landscape painting', July 13th-July 16th, Sleepy Hollow, New York. 

Workshop, landscape painting with Thomas Kegler. 

July 11th-July 12th, Central park, New York. 

Workshop, Alla Prima Still life painting with Dale Zinkowski. 

April 15th-May 20th. 

Part-time classes of drawing, painting, anatomy, sculpting and ceramics. 

Introductory course, Fine Arts.

'Orientation to Art & Design'.

Introductory course, fiction writing with Mikhail Vizel.

'How to write a book', January 28th - March 3rd. 

Part-time scenography classes lead by Dmitry Krymov, Vera Martynova and Maria Tregubova.

Introductory course, storyboarding for film with Viktor Monyetov.

Bachelor of Arts, Acting. A full-time four-year program with a focus on theater and film studies and practice. 

Introductory course, Acting. One-year part-time course lead by Mikhail Zemtsov.