Ester Petukhova is a Russian-American multidisciplinary Artist who immigrated from Vologda, Russia in 2001 to the Pacific Northwest. Her work primarily explores the intersectionality within her Russian and American identities, addressing various socio-political issues through paintings and sculptures. These works often include a variety of found objects or identifiable ‘American’ goods. Ester has participated in a number of shows, her first large group exhibition being at New York University’s: Rosenberg Gallery (2016). Her works have been displayed at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery (2018) in New York, New York; The Blackfish Gallery (2018) in Portland, Oregon, along with several museums and institutions for the “Art.Write.Now.Tour” by the Alliance of Young Artists & Writers. She has been recognized with several national and local awards including those with the Scholastic Art & Writing Association and Subpop Records. Ester is a freshman at Carnegie Mellon University’s: School of Art. Find her on Instagram @esterpetu.
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