Sandra Koretskaya // painter

b. 1984 Taganrog, USSR
Lives and works in Vilnius, Lithuania


Technological Institute of Southern Federal University in Taganrog ( TTI SFU ) (2009-2010), Taganrog, Russia

Kharkiv Academy of Design and Arts (2004 – 2009), Kharkiv, Ukraine

Rostov art College named. M. Grekov (1998 – 2003), Rostov-on-Don, Russia


2018-to present day independent artist
2009-2018 Lecturer Graphic Design, Department of Design, Southern Federal University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
2010-2011 Author and contributor of the textbook “Fonts” (TTI SFU Publishing House), Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Group Exhibitions / Fairs

2021-2023 The gravity (weight) of life is like the wind, art-studio, Vilnius, Lithuania
2022 EUROP ART FAIR 2022 fair, Gashouder Westergas, Amsterdam, Netehrlands
2019-2021 “Faith. Hope. Love”, nomad installation, Vilnius, Lithuania
2020 ArtInvestment auction, Moscow, Russia (online)
2019 “Geometry of Space”, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
2019 “Consonance”, SPbGUPTD, St. Petersburg, Russia
2018 “Experimental Chekhov”, Belka i Strelka Gallery, Taganrog, Russia
2016 Artists of the Don. Book graphics. State State Library of the Russian Federation, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
2016 X International Chekhov Book Festival “Fathers and Children”, Gallery “Belka &
Strelka”, Taganrog, Russia
2015 “The Slit in Art”, Estrada Theater Exhibition Hall, Moscow, Russia
2015 “Cut in Art”, Mikhail Shemyakin Center, St. Petersburg, Russia
2015 ANFAS, “Gallery M”, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
2015 “Experimental Chekhov”, “Belka & Strelka”, Taganrog, Russia
2014 “Cut in Art”, Mikhail Shemyakin Center, St. Petersburg, Russia
2014 “Self-Portrait”, exhibition hall of the State State State Library of the Russian
Federation, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
2014 “One Hundred Creative Works”, Ministry of Education, Moscow, Russia
2014 ART-ROSTOV, Vertol Expo Exhibition Center, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
2014 “The thread that binds the Ages”. Exhibition Hall of the Rostov Organization
of the Russian Union of Artists, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
2014 Young Artists of the Don, exhibition hall of I.I. Krylov House-Museum,
Novocherkassk, Russia
2013 “Hand in Art”, North Caucasus branch of the State Museum of Oriental Art,
Maykop, Adygea.
2013 “Horse Story”, Museum of Contemporary Fine Arts on Dmitrovskaya,
Rostov-on-Don, Russia
2013 “Self-Portrait”, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
2013 “The Sea”, exhibition hall of Taganrog organization of the Russian Union of
Artists, Taganrog, Russia
2012 “Monsters in Art. Mythological characters”, North Caucasus branch of the
State Museum of Oriental Art, Maykop, Republic of Adygea
2011 “Monsters in Art. Mythological Characters”, Mikhail Shemyakin Center, St.
Petersburg, Russia
2009 “7Ya” (Family), Exhibition Hall of Bogolyubov Art Library, Moscow, Russia
2009 “Landmarks”, Manezh Exhibition Center, St. Petersburg, Russia
2009 “Artists for Children”, exhibition hall of the Union of Women of Russia, gallery
“Special Gift”, Moscow, Russia
2008 “Young Avant-Gardists of the Don”, Krylov Museum, Novocherkassk, Russia
2006 “Neither Ours nor Yours”, Museum of Town Planning and Life, Taganrog,
2006 Regional Youth Exhibition, exhibition hall of the Regional Branch of the
Russian Union of Artists, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
2004 Young Graphic Artists, Poznan Higher School of Art, Poznan, Poland
2003 Festival of Young Artists, ROSVERTOL, Rostov-on-Don, Russia

Solo Exhibitions / Projects

2019 “Faith. Hope, Love”, Fluxrus gallery, Taganrog, Russia
2014 “She”, Exhibition hall of the Artists of Russia, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
2009 “Graphics is my life!”, Taganrog Art Museum, Taganrog, Russia
2008 “Creators of the 21st Century”, Kharkov Academy of Design and Arts, Kharkov, Ukraine
2007 “Graphics …”, Gallery O. Sukhodolsky, Taganrog, Russia
2002 “The First”, Exhibition Hall of A. P. Chekhov Central State Library, Taganrog,
1999 “Graphics is my life”, Exhibition Hall of A.P. Chekhov Library, Taganrog, Russia

S.Koretskaya’s studio in Vilnius. 2023

Sandra Koretskaya, an independent artist based in Vilnius, Lithuania. Her practice revolves around trauma and revival, routed in her personal experience. Born in 1984 (Taganrog, USSR), she embarked on her artistic journey during a time of significant societal upheaval, as the Soviet era collapsed and gave way to a market-driven world.
At the age of 16, in 1998, Sandra Koretskaya began her artistic journey at Rostov Grekov Art School in the Graphic Design department. Upon her graduation, she worked for a year as a graphic designer, specializing on digital drawing and collage. In 2004 she began her university degree at Kharkiv Academy of Design and Arts and in 2009 graduated with BA in Fine Arts. ( Kharkiv, Ukraine). Due to some restrictions based on her nationality, she could not follow the Masters Degree at the same institution and was forced to leave for Technological Institute of Southern Federal University of Taganrog ( Russia). After her graduation with a Specialist Degree ( equal to MA), she immersed herself into an academic world, writing monographs and manuals, and teaching Graphic Desing and realistic drawing at her Alma Mater.
In 2017, Koretskaya went through a severe trauma that subsequently affected her professional life. A catastrophic illness took the life of her mother, leaving a bleeding wound and the ache of endless loss. She quit her teaching job at the university and found her refuge in artistic practice. From then on, shards, fractions, pain and suffer became central to her paintings. Despite her productivity, the works did not resonate with the local cultural community, which favored romantic motives, unburdened by the complexity of human experience.
It became morally too challenging to live in a small provincial town, where everything and everyone reminded her of loss; She moved to Moscow with a hope to dissolve in the big city and to immerse into the metropolitan artistic community.

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