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Maria Kondratiev
updated: 01/29/2013
website: mariakondratiev.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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art-medium
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Astronauts #1
Bulki
Noise
Forest
Forest
I konw what you need
Meeting yourself
Untitled (red lines)
Reflection
Reflection
and then my leg turned charcoal black
Untitled (starface and jellyfish)
Untitled (lost feet)
Shadow
 
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, biomorphic, childhood, figurative, erotic, fantasy, feminist, domestic, illustration, dreams
 
 
Astronauts #1 by Maria Kondratiev
Astronauts #1
ink and watercolor on paper
2009
12" x  16" 
Bulki by Maria Kondratiev
Bulki
gouache, acrylic, ink, pencil on mylar
2011
20" x  30" 
Noise by Maria Kondratiev
Noise
graphite powder on paper
2011
20" x  30" 
Forest by Maria Kondratiev
Forest
gouache, acrylic, ink, pencil on mylar
2011
20 " x  30 " 
Forest by Maria Kondratiev
Forest
gouache, acrylic, ink, pencil on mylar
2011
20" x  30" 
I konw what you need  by Maria Kondratiev
I konw what you need
intaglio print with watercolor
2009
16" x  20" 
Meeting yourself  by Maria Kondratiev
Meeting yourself
gouache, watercolor, and graphite
2009
9.5 " x  10 " 
Untitled (red lines) by Maria Kondratiev
Untitled (red lines)
gouache, acrylic, ink, pencil on mylar
2011
20" x  30" 
Reflection by Maria Kondratiev
Reflection
gouache, acrylic, ink, pencil on mylar
2011
Dimensions variable
Reflection  by Maria Kondratiev
Reflection
gouache, acrylic, ink, pencil on mylar
2011
Dimensions variable
and then my leg turned charcoal black by Maria Kondratiev
and then my leg turned charcoal black
gouache, acrylic, ink, pencil on mylar
2011
20" x  30" 
Untitled (starface and jellyfish) by Maria Kondratiev
Untitled (starface and jellyfish)
gouache, watercolor, and graphite on paper
2009
10 " x  15 " 
Untitled (lost feet)  by Maria Kondratiev
Untitled (lost feet)
gouache, watercolor, and graphite on paper
2009
9" x  14" 
Shadow by Maria Kondratiev
Shadow
acrylic on canvas
2012
05" x  07" 

Artist Statement



Inspiration comes from the process of drawing itself and everyday life. The metaphors that emerge from my inner world are deeply rooted in my early experiences and inspired by the romantic and epic Russian animations, films, and folklore from my childhood. The figures, particularly female, that occupy my memories of these fictions and part truths invade my narrative language. In the intaglio prints I draw from archived memories of my early childhood in St.Perersburg; everything from the tormenting superstitions recanted by my grandmother to Cosmos cigarettes, braided hair, and minuscule teacups, carry a vivid child-like attention to detail. By drawing into paintings, I borrow from the print to increase the tension between a drafting sensibility and painterly abstraction. I hope to evoke the raw material that lies in the unconscious and revisit the hyper-conscious awareness of my abstracted memories and dreams invaded with exaggerated distortions that occur through time. Most recenlty, I have been painting on mylar using both sides and etching the necessary details directly into the paint. The characters identity is fluid, always in flux, and the meaning is constantly being reconstructed.


Artist Bio / CV
  b. 1983, St. Petersburg, Russia/Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY contact:  ulianna27@hotmail.com   Selected Exhibitions

 

2013

 

Recluse, 722Projekt Space, Brooklyn, NY

 

2012

 

Supernatural, 722Projekt Space, Brooklyn, NY

 

2011

 

Please Save Maria Kondratiev, Darling House, Brooklyn, NY

 

For Tonight I am Here, Brooklyn Fire Proof, Brooklyn, NY

 

The Emerging Psychoanalytic Self, Rosenberg Gallery, NYC

 

2010

 

Old York Road, White Box Gallery, NYC

 

Non-Native New York, curated by Linn Edwards and Brian Bell, De Castellane Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 

Drawing of the Year, Camel Art Space, Brooklyn, NY

 

2009

 

The Natural Order, Camel Art Space, Brooklyn, NY

 

A Dry Run, Charlie Horse Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 

Artillery Art Fair with Camel Art Space, Castle Braid Manor, Brooklyn, NY

 

Expand the Room, Spin Magazine Headquarters, NYC

 

Confluence, Satellite Gallery, La Grande, OR

 

New Beginnings, The Opposable Thumb, Portland, OR

 

2008

 

The Lack of Desire, juried show by Scott Henstrand, Brooklyn Arts Council Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 

Never Routine: Women in the Course of Their Daily Lives, Grace Institute, NYC

 

Generations VI, A.I.R. Gallery, NYC

 

2006

 

Award in Interdisciplinary Studies Thesis Exhibition, Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery, Purchase, NY

 

The Time at Hand Show, The Egg, Portland, OR

 

Press/Publications

 

ArtSlant Juried Select Winner, 2012 Second Showcase Series

 

Lost At E Minor Maria Kondratiev’s Dream State Narrative by Melissa Murray

http://www.lostateminor.com/2012/05/24/art-inspired-by-dream-state-narratives-by-maria-kondratiev/

 

Gigantic Magazine, Bodies Issue 3 http://thegiganticmag.com/magazine/

 

Artnet Magazine, Bushwick Open Studios by Emily Nathan

http://www.artnet.com/magazineus/news/nathan/bushwick-open-studios6-8-11.asp

 

Non-Native New York Exhibition Catalogue, http://nonnativenewyork.com/MariaKondratiev.html

 

Education

 

 

2011 M.A. Art Therapy, New York University, Steinhardt Graduate School

Governor and Mrs. Herbert Lehman Art Therapy Prize, New York University

 

 

2006 B.F.A. Drawings and Printmaking, S.U.N.Y. Purchase College, School of Art+Design

Recipient of the Art+Design Recognition Award for Outstanding Senior in Interdisciplinary Studies