Irina is a visual artist who lives and works in Toronto. Since her graduation from George Brown College with a Graphic Design Major she’s been working successfully as a Graphic Artist in the Marketing and Advertising field. Being passionate about art she has also started a new career complimenting her design accomplishments – painting. Irina has taken numerous classes and workshops with top artists at home and abroad – Lila Lewis Irving, Bianka Guna, Alvaro Castagnet, Margaret Roseman, Brian Smith, Megan Williams and others.
Irina’s medium of choice is fluid acrylics. Her painting technique and pictorial language are in the constant process of development and changing; she sees it as a way of achieving her unique style. In her works colors appear to flow on the surface, but very often her compositions are connected with the physical gesture of paint application. Her painting process is not theoretical, but primarily physical and sensory.
Irina is also an art educator. She’s been teaching drawing and painting fundamentals at the Koffler Centre of the Arts. Peter My Boy, a book designed and illustrated by Irina was recently published by Kindle Amazon.
Salon 10, Propeller Gallery, January 2016
Body: A Celebration, Propeller Gallery, July 2015
Salon 9, Propeller Gallery, April 2015
Black and White Ball, Propeller Gallery, January 2015
Propeller Gala, Propeller Gallery, January 2015
Insomnia Salon Soirée, The Red Head Gallery, October 2014
Two Parallel Ways of Editing, Two-person show with Bianka Guna, June 2014, Propeller Gallery
Spitting Image, Portrait and Figurative Exhibition, Moniker Gallery, March 2014
Landscape and Figure Show, December 2013, Daniel Spectrum Centre
Color and Form Society 61st Annual Open Juried Exhibition, November 2013, Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery
“13”, Juried Art Show, October 2013, Propeller Gallery, Part of Scotiabank’s Nuit Blanche
Darkness at the edge… 2013 Annual Curated Exhibition, June 2013, Propeller Gallery
Moniker Gallery Exhibition Series, March 2013, Moniker Gallery
Light, Space and Time 2013 Figurative Art Competition (Certificate of Merit)
Fran Hill Gallery 2012 Juried Art Show and Auction
Israeli Artist Group 2012 Annual Show, J.E.H. Thoreau MacDonald House
Art for All Canada 2012 Art Show, City Hall (Best in show)