I am an artist, teacher and a photographer .  

My art journey started in Moscow during anatomy class drawing sessions in 7th grade. I fell in love.

Throughout the years since then, immigration to the USA (Philadelphia, New York), then Canada (Montreal), art was my escape and my center. By day, I was a graphic designer, working in New York’s Fashion industry. By night, I was an artist, keeping my paints and brushes in the kitchen of my studio apartment. But only after moving to Canada, my work has found its recognition in Montreal art scene, I quit my day job and became a full time artist.

Having grown up Jewish in the Soviet Union, immigrated to the United States at 17 y.o. and moved around North America multiple times, the themes of belonging, identity and cultural roots are especially important to me.

I am an artist, teacher, photographer  and also an entrepreneur. I wear many hats to keep my career as an independent artist afloat and, above all, support my passion for art. 

2021 – present – Currently teaching drawing, watercolour and acrylic painting to kids and adults, Kelowna, BC

2017-2021 – Created and taught “Painting Montreal” workshops at the Marche Des Eclusiers, Old Port, Montreal, QC

2017 – March – Live Painting at the Montreal Science Center Foundation Fundraising dinner

2016 – July – September, “MAGNIFIQUE CON(E)STRUCTION” at Sofitel Hotel, Montreal, QC

2015 – December, Holiday Craft sale, St.Henri, Montreal, QC

2015 – November, “Square Affair”, Mclure Gallery, Montreal, QC

2015 – October 20, RAW MERGE, Trocadero Theater, Philadelphia, PA

2015 – August 13 – 30, Possible Dimensions exhibit, C.O.A. gallery, Montreal, QC

2015 – May 7th, EXPOSURE Raw Artists, Montreal, QC

2013 – Square Affair group show, McClure gallery, Montreal, QC

2011 – Unity Art Festival art fair, Calgary, AB

2010 – “Square Affair” group show, Fleisher museum,  Philadelphia, PA

2007 – “Distortion Arts” Group Show, Philadelphia, PA

OLYA KRASAVINA ART