Born in Russia, I immigrated to Germany along with my parents and
seven older siblings by the age of seven months.
Over the years I developed an interest in book design and visual storytelling.
I am currently pursuing a MFA degree at the San Francisco Art Institute.

VITA

2016 – present // MFA at The San Francisco Art Institute
2015 – 2016 studies of Photography at the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld
2015 Eddie Adams Workshop, Jeffersonville, New York
2015 Bitume Photofest Art Residency, Gallipoli, IT
2015 ISSP – International Summer School of Photography in Latvia
2009 – 2015 Diploma // Studies of Graphic Design and Photography at the University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt, GER
2011 – 12 Visual Communication at the Ohio State University in Columbus, OH, U.S.
Since 2012 working as a Photographer and Graphic Designer


GROUP SHOWS

Emden, GER – “BROTHERS AND SISTERS”, (Kunsthalle Emden May 2017- November 2017)
San Francisco, US – “Fully Automatic Notebook Exercise Machine” Performance, White Box, SFMOMA (May 2017)
San Francisco, US – “BROTHERS AND SISTERS”, Annual Artist Book Contest, Walter Mc Bean Gallery (April 2017)
San Francisco, US – “Six Sisters – Chapter I”, Still Light Gallery, April 2017
Modena, IT – “BROTHERS AND SISTERS”, European Photography Award 2016 (June/July 2016)
Darmstadt, GER – “BROTHERS AND SISTERS” at “Junges Gemüse”, Faculty of Design (November 2015)
Gallipoli, IT – “Italian Family” Bitume Photofest (September 2015)
San Francisco, US – 50 LensCulture Emerging Talents 2015 (August / September 2015)
Pelči, Kuldīga, LVA – Final Exhibition of ISSP (August 2015)
Kuala Lumpur, MYS – International Photoawards (August 2015)
Wiesbaden, GER – “BROTHERS AND SISTERS” at Days of Photography in Wiesbaden (June/ July 2015)
Darmstadt, GER – “BROTHERS AND SISTERS” at I like my Diploma (February 2015)
Darmstadt, GER – Innerworld // Innenwelten (October 2014)
Darmstadt, GER – Days of Photography in Darmstadt // Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie (April 2014)
Frankfurt, GER – Museum of Applied Art Frankfurt // Museum für angewandte Kunst Frankfurt (June/July 2013)
Columbus, Ohio, US – Mapping, Art Department of the Ohio State University (December 2011)
Darmstadt, GER – Relationship // Beziehungskiste (January 2010)

AWARDS / GRANTS

2017 DAAD Scholarship
2016 European Photography Award
2016 Fulbright Scholarship, US
2016 SFAI Fulbright Fellowship
2015 One of 50 LensCulture Emerging Talents
2015 Finalist of the Kuala Lumpur International Portrait Photo Awards
2015 Finalist of the LensCulture Portrait Award
2015 Nominated for the Joop Swart Masterclass, organized by World Press Photo
2014 International Photography Awards, honorable mention
2013 Under the top ten at the Competiton of young Designers, Frankfurt Book Fair