CANCELED: Visiting Artist: Ella Kruglyanskaya

7:30 pm on Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Room 410, 808 Commonwealth Ave.
808 Commonwealth Avenue
Room 410
Part of the Tuesday Night MFA Lecture Series at Boston University School of Visual Arts. Ella Kruglyanskaya is a contemporary painter known for her stylized depictions of female figures. Characterized by splashy colors and patterns, her paintings depict women in revealing and exuberantly styled clothing, engaged in leisure activities or absurdist scenarios punctuating by visual puns and physical confrontations. Kruglyanskaya’s practice engages with the historical tropes of Western painting in regard to the female figure, updating and subverting these conventions through humor and a bold expressionistic approach. Born in in Riga, Latvia, she emigrated to the United States in the 1990s, receiving her BFA in painting from Cooper Union and her MFA from the Yale School of Art. Kruglyanskaya lives and works in New York. She has exhibited at Gavin Brown Enterprise in New York; Bonner Kunstverein in Germany; Tate Liverpool; Contemporary Art Center in Riga, Latvia; The Power Station in Dallas, TX; and White Columns in New York, among others. Her works are held in the collections of the Broad Museum in Los Angeles and the Tate Modern in London.