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, games, and surrounding spaces.
Education

2020

Studio Incumminati, 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

2006

TSEKH Contemporary  Dance Center, Moscow

2001-2002

Moscow Art Theater School, Moscow

Diploma of Fine Art, Painting, and Drawing.

A full-time program led by Jordan Sokol, Amaya Gurpide, Jafang Lu, Kerry Dunn, and Aidan Barker-Hill. May 4th-July 17th, Philadelphia, PA.

Master's Degree equivalent diploma. Painting, Drawing, and Anatomy.

A full-time program led by Jordan Sokol, Amaya Gurpide, Cornelia Herness, Stephen Bauman, Will St. John, and Edmond Rochat. January 8th-March 20th

'Essential Landscape Painting' workshop.

A class with Ken Salaz. 13th-July 16th, Sleepy Hollow, New York.   

'Traditional Landscape Painting' workshop.

A class with Thomas Kegler. July 11th-July 12th, Central Park, New York.  

Still life painting workshop.

A class with Dale Zinkowski. April 15th - May 20th. 

Drawing, Painting, and Anatomy classes.

The classes with Greg Kreutz, Frank Porcu, Leonid Gervitz, and Doug Safranek. September-December.

'Orientation to Art & Design', Fine Arts classes.

October 1st-November 4th.

'How to write a book, Fiction writing course.

A class with Mikhail Vizel. January 28th - March 3rd. 

An introductory course, Stage design.

A part-time scenography class with Dmitry Krymov, Vera Martynova, and Maria Tregubova. September- December.

An introductory course, Storyboarding.

A part-time storyboarding class with Viсtor Monetov. One month long. 

Bachelor of Arts Degree, Acting.

A full-time program lead by Vladimir Dolgorukhov, Marina Kaidalova, Vera Kamishnikova, Victor Abramov, and Boris Morozov.

'Summer dance school', Contemporary choreography.

Part-time classes with Sylvain Prunenec, Henry Montes, Ilanit Tadmor, Jacques van Eijden, Natanja dan Boeft, Alexandra Kon'nikova, Albert Albert, Tatyana Gordeeva, Daria Buzovkina, and Mikhail Ivanov. July and August.

An introductory course, Acting. 

A weekend course with Mikhail Zemtsov. September-June.