Yana was born in Siberia, Russia on a freezing December afternoon. Growing up there, surrounded by endless forests, great rivers, the clearest of lakes and majestic mountains encouraged her to really appreciate nature, feel it and truly love it. She could never get used to this beauty. As a young kid, every time she would see something inspiring, she was looking for a way to keep it in her memory.  That is when a spark for art lit up in her heart.  Painting and drawing was the best way to capture the moment and share it with others. She started to explore different materials and subjects. It was the best feeling and from that time it remains this way. Moving to America brought her many opportunities, that weren't available before, to express herself as an artist. Yana is specializing in representational oil painting. Her primary subject is Still Life, but her work also includes figure, portraiture and landscapes. She paints mostly from life and the live models. Yana regularly participates in exhibitions and competitions, where her work has garnered awards. Her formal art training is from the Art Students League of NY. She is a member of the American Artists Professional League. Her work can be found in numerous private collections in the US and abroad.

         


 

GROUP and JURIED SHOWS:

2017

 

"84th Annual National Juried Exhibition"

Hudson Valley Art Association, The Salmagundi Club Gallery, NYC

 

"87th Annual Juried Open Exhibition"

National Art League, Douglaston, NY

 

 

 

ArtExpo New York 'SOLO" 2017

 

"Works on Paper Juried Exhibition" Honorable Mention Award

The Art Guild of Port Washington, Manhasset, NY

 

“Timeless” Ayala Museum Annex, Makati City, Philippines

 

Richeson75 International Art Competition. “Small Works” Finalist

 Richeson School of Art & Gallery, Kimberly, Wisconsin 

 

"37th Annual Regional open Juried show” Gate House Galleries Award

 The Ridgewood Art Institute, Ridgewood, NJ

 

2016

“The American Artists Professional League 88th Grand National Exhibition”     

Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

 

      Richeson75 International Art Competition ""Figure/Portrait 2016" Finalist

Richeson Art Gallery, Kimberly, WI

 

Richeson75 International Art Competition. “Animals, Birds, and Wildlife” Finalist     

     Richeson Art Gallery, Kimberly, WI

 

"Fur, Fins and Feathers" Exhibition

The Art Guild, Manhasset, NY

 

"2016 Statewide Summer Show"

Paul Nigra Center for Creative Arts, Gloversville, NY

 

                                                "Small works Exhibition"                                            

Artist Guild Gallery of Greenville, SC



"Flowers and Gardens Juried Show" 2nd Place

311 Gallery, Raleigh, NC 

 

“5th Annual Spring Art Exhibition”

Grand Central Neighborhood, New York, NY.

 

 "Landscape, Seascape, Streetscape Theme Show 2016"

The American Artists Professional League

 

Richeson75 International Art Competition. “Still Life and Floral” Finalist

 Richeson School of Art & Gallery, Kimberly, Wisconsin 

 

"Small Works Exhibit" 

Lemonade Stand Gallery, Key West, FL

 

"29th Annual Women's Works Fine Art Show"

Old Court House Arts Center, Woodstock, IL

 

Richeson75 International Art Competition. “Small Works” Finalist

 Richeson School of Art & Gallery, Kimberly, Wisconsin 

 

L'Arc en Ciel's Art Exibition "Amore" 

Filinvest, Philippines

 

“36th Annual Regional open Juried show” The Copper Beech Foundation Award

 The Ridgewood Art Institute, Ridgewood, NJ.

 

“Face New York” Interchurch Center, New York. NY

2015

“7th Annual Small Works Exhibition”

Manhattan Borough President’s office, New York, NY

 

Richeson75 International Art Competition. “Animals, Birds, and Wildlife” 3RD Place

Richeson School of Art & Gallery, Kimberly, Wisconsin 

 

 

“The American Artists Professional League 87th Grand National Exhibition”

Salmagundi Club, New York, NY.

 

“Face New York”

Bowery Mission, New York. NY

 

“National Juried Exhibition's 34th Juried Show” Pastel society of the Southwest.

 “30th Annual National Juried Fine Art Show” Artistic Achievement Award

Louisville Art Association.

 

“Essence of Summer”

Orange Country Creative Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

 

“The 2015 William Prize in Drawing”. Finalist

 

“4th Annual Spring Art Exhibition”

Grand Central Neighborhood, New York, NY.

 

“17th Annual Postcards from the Edge”

New York, NY.

 

2014

 “6th Annual Small Works Exhibition”

Manhattan Borough President’s office, New York, NY

 

Annual Juried Still Life Show “Inanimate”

Main Street Gallery, Huntington, NY

 

 “The American Artists Professional League 86th Grand National Exhibition”

Salmagundi Club, New York, NY.

 

“In Transition”

Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center, New York, NY.

 

“34th Annual Mountain Art Show”

St. John on the Mountain, Bernardsville, NJ.

 

“Classical Realism Exhibition”

Manhattan Borough President’s office, New York, NY.

 

“3rd Annual Spring Art Exhibition”

Grand Central Neighborhood, New York, NY.

 

“The Ridgewood Art Institute 34th Annual Regional open Juried show”

 The Ridgewood Art Institute, Ridgewood, NJ.

 

2013

 “The American Art Students League Holiday Show”

Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, NY

 

“5th Annual Small Works Exhibition”

 Manhattan Borough President’s office, New York, NY.

 

“2nd Annual Summer! Exhibition”

 Manhattan Borough President’s office, New York, NY.

 

 


Awards

Honorable Mention Award "Works on Paper Juried Exhibition"

Gate House Galleries Award "37th Annual Regional open Juried show”

2nd Place "Flowers and Gardens Juried Show"   311 Gallery, Raleigh, NC

Copper Beech Foundation Award “36th Annual Regional open Juried show” 

3RD Place Richeson75 International Art Competition. “Animals, Birds, and Wildlife” 

Artistic Achievement Award "30th Annual National Juried Fine Art Show

Joan Tait Scholarship   ASL, New York, NY

Blue dot Award Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery, New York, NY

                                 


Publications

The Richeson School of Art &Gallery. "Small works" Book, 2017

The Richeson School of Art &Gallery. "Animals, Birds & Wildlife" Book, 2016

The Richeson School of Art &Gallery. “Figure/Portrait 2016” Book, 2016

The American Artist Professional  League "88th grand National Exhibition" Catalog, 2016

The Richeson75 International Art Competition. “Still Life and Floral” Book, 2016

The Richeson School of Art &Gallery "Small works" Book, 2016

Artist for Artists Project “The 2015 William Prize in Drawing”. Winners’ Catalog, 2015

The American Artist Professional  League "87th grand National Exhibition" Catalog, 2015

The Richeson School of Art &Gallery. "Animals, Birds & Wildlife" Book, 2015

The American Artist Professional  League "86th grand National Exhibition" Catalog, 2014

The Art Students League of New York 2015-2016 Catalog

The Student and Alumni Magazine of The ASL, Fall 2015

The American Artist Professional  League "86th grand National Exhibition" Catalog, 2014

New York Times, October 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Membership:                                      

                                                                                             Elected member of The American Artists Professional League

                                                                                             Elected member of The Art Students League of New York