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Showcase Watchlist: Maria Kondratiev

(Image: Maria Kondratiev, Searching While You Sleepwalk, 2011, goauche, acrylic, and ink on mylar, 16x20; © Maria Kondratiev)

Maria Kondratiev (b. 1983, St.Petersburg; Russia)

The immediate act of mark making is the foundation for my work.  The mark itself is an event; it is a clue to pre-conscious thought.  What is projected may derive from a thought, a dream sequence, or what seems like nothing at all.  The result is an exploration of an inner world. The images I depict are ephemeral and ambiguous yet a graphic account of the moment is always present.  Through the process of building and taking away marks, I am able to give physicality to pure emotion.

Education: MA, New York University, Steinhardt Graduate School, 2011. BFA, SUNY Purchase College, School of Art+Design, 2006.

Maria Kondratiev was chosen as a Juried Select Winner in Round #2 of the Showcase Series.

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Posted by Abhilasha Singh on 4/17/12 | tags: figurative mixed-media

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