Anna Shukeylo's imagery originates from impressions of her childhood home, but has taken on the form of nostalgic remembrance in other domestic spaces. The life lived, and the people who came and went appear as energies within the described and deconstructed spaces. Each image is a capsule of compressed time, enhanced with imagination.
Location: New York
Exhibitions and Awards: Anna Shukeylo graduated from Pratt Institute with her MFA in Painting and received classical training from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where she received her BFA/Certificate in painting. Her work has been exhibited in the US and internationally including the Museum of Russian Art, NJ, Dekalb Gallery, Morningside Heights Public Library, New York, NY, Eric Firestone Gallery, Bowery Gallery. Awards include: Juried Winter Salon Show- Second Place Best in Show, Susan Carlen Brown Memorial Prize for Aqueous Media on Paper (PAFA), Gilbert M. Cantor Memorial Scholarship (PAFA) and Franklin C. Watkins Memorial Grant (PAFA).
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The intrigue in this piece juggles the sensation of absence and presence, leaving plot out of the story. As both an observer and outsider, it allows daydreams and recollections to narrate voyeuristic glimpses into real foreign spaces, strangers call home. Â The spontaneity of this superficial invasion is a forbiddingly thrilling glimpse into another’s world.