Ekaterina Popova

Ekaterina Popova


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    Artist's Biography

    Ekaterina Popova was born in Vladimir, Russia. After moving to the United States, she fell in love with painting and received a BFA from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Her work has been exhibited nationally, including Art Miami Fairs, The Trenton City Museum, Delaware Contemporary, Uforge Gallery, The Painted Bride Center, The Boxheart Gallery, A.I.R. Gallery and more. She has been featured in multiple blogs and publications, including Aesthetica, The Jealous Curator, Artistic Moods, Art Reveal Magazine, Professional Artist Magazine, The Artist Catalogue, Studio Visit Magazine and the cover of Ivory Tower Journal, Delhi, India. Most recently her work was on view at The Painting Center, The Other Art Fair in New York City and published in The World of Interiors Magazine.

    Artist's Statement

    For the past few years, I have been exploring interiors in my work. The interest started as a way for me to reflect on my upbringing in Russia, but eventually progressed to exploring the overall idea of “home” and what it means me now. The work has slowly evolved from being reflective and sentimental to being mindful and present in my current environment. I repeatedly paint my own bedroom, visit other people’s houses, and use reference photos submitted to me by others online. My paintings include messy rooms, intimate items, and objects that refer to human presence without including the figure. I pick up on the subtle tones, lighting, and mood of each location in order to capture the emotion I associate with the space and then exaggerate the color to create a dream-like image.

    Selected Exhibitions

    Solo & Two-Person
    Highlight Artist, Red Raven Art Company, Lancaster, PA

    Eckhaus Gallery, Kutztown, PA

    Come on in, Ekaterina Popova and Erika Stearly, Goggleworks, Reading, PA

    Ekaterina Popova and T.S. Kist, Capital One, Wilmington, DE

    Glimpses of Home, Redding Gallery, Wilmington, DE

    Space 2033, Philadelphia, PA

    Grand Opera House Gallery, Wilmington, DE

    Inside/Outside, Independent Space Gallery, Kutztown, PA

    The Blue Series, F&N Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Emerging Artist Exhibition, Red Raven Art Company, Lancaster, PA

    Fire and Air Gallery Pop Up, The Hive, Philadelphia, PA

    The BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Artisan Series Exhibition, Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA

    Fight or Flight, The Painting Center, New York, NY

    The Other Art Fair, New York, NY

    Sex Symbol, Carpenter St. Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Friends Juried Exhibition, Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE

    On These Walls, Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ

    Diamonds Unleashed, Art Miami Fairs, Miami, FL Funded in part by Delaware
    Division of the Arts grant

    In the Secret Garden, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

    Contemporary Still Life, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    POST, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    The Shaft Juried Exhibition, Shaft, Wilmington, DE

    Assemblage, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    POST, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Benefit for Ballet X, Bridgette Mayer Gallery Philadelphia, PA

    Identity, UForge Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA

    June Auction, ArtBombNY, New York, NY

    Masquerade, AIGA Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Frozen, LibertyTown Arts, Fredericksburg, VA
    Juried Exhibition

    Locale, Painted Bride and Paradigm Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Benefit for Ballet X, Bridgette Mayer Gallery Philadelphia, PA

    WFIX II Aerious, Chris White Gallery, Wilmington, DE

    Greenpoint Gallery Spring Salon, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

    New Wilmington Painting, Tower Hill Gallery, Wilmington, DE

    Art Inter/National, Box Heart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA

    December Exhibition, Red Raven Art Company, Lancaster, PA

    Illuminated Chroma, Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI

    Mid Atlantic Juried Exhibition 2012, New Castle, PA

    Reconstruct-Deconstruct, EYA Member Exhibition, Columbus, OH

    From Our Perspectives, Oakland College, Farmington Hills, MI

    Multiplicity, EYA Exhibition, Goodwyn Hall Gallery, Montgomery, AL

    Grand Opening Exhibition, Prelude Gallery, Philadelphia,PA

    Biggs Picture 2011, Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover, DE

    Artist's Bibliography

    World of Interiors Magazine, November, 2017

    "In the Studio With Ekaterina Popova", Creative Founders, October 2017

    Find Liaison, Interview, September 2017

    Newhall, Edith "Exceptional summer shows at local galleries…", Philadelphia Inquirer, July 27 2017

    "New York: art aesthetics’ 5 Must See Artists at The Other Art Fair New York" Saatchi
    Art/Art Aesthetics
    , May 2017

    Average Arts Magazine, Issue 10, May 2017

    Beall, Kelly "Ekaterina Popova", Design Crush Blog, April 19, 2017

    Schira, Ron "GoggleWorks hosts two exhibits: painting and sculpture" Reading Eagle, April
    9, 2017

    Ignant, February 16, 2017

    Dube, Ilene "Trenton museum exhibit looks at furniture as art", Newsworks, February 17,

    Art Reveal Magazine, Issue 25, February 2017

    "Spotlight: Ekaterina Popova", Emboss Magazine, February 13, 2017

    Apperloo, Sandra “Beautiful Bedrooms By Ekaterina Popova”, Artistic Moods, January 30,

    The Jealous Curator, January

    Cowan, Katy "Artist Ekaterina Popova paints an inviting picture of "Home" to remember her roots", Creative Boom, January 19, 2017

    White Sidell, Misty "Kara Ross’ Diamonds Unleashed Takes to Art Basel Miami Beach", WWD, November 30, 2016

    Featured www.artistaday.com, September 2016

    "Domestic Spaces and Still Lives in Paintings by Ekaterina Popova," The ArtBo, September 2016

    Rief, Cassie "Ekaterina Popova: Thought-provoking and Emotionally Moving Oil Paintings" Empty Easel, August 2016

    Feature Art Hunters, Summer 2016

    Tussle Magazine, Summer 2016

    Glassworks Magazine, Fall 2016

    Studio Visit Magazine Summer 2016

    Minetta Review, Spring 2016

    365 Artists 365 Days Project, September 23,

    The Artist Catalogue, Volume 4 Issue 2, Summer 2015

    Expose Art Magazine, Issue 2, February 2015

    Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 27, Winter 2014

    Ivory Tower, Delhi, India, October 2013

    Fisher, Dani Interview, Prolifick Radio, Allentown, PA, September, 2013

    Coldiron, Cindy “Flowers In Art: Contemporary International Artists,” January 2013

    Cred Magazine, Issue 3, November 2012

    Kovaloski, Serena “Dreaming of a Russian Childhood,” Artful Vagabond, July

    Knapp, Tom “Works of Light and Dark, Memory and Fantasy, at Red Raven,” Intelligencer
    , March 2012

    Daub, Matthew “The Art of The Critique,” Professional Artist Magazine, December 2012


    Nes Artist Residency, Iceland

    The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, Greece

    Awards and Honors

    The Delaware Division of the Arts Opportunity Grant

    Semi-Finalist, The Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Philadelphia

    2nd place, The Magic of Charvin Infinite Color Contest

    The Delaware Division of the Arts Opportunity Grant

    The Creativity Habit, Episode 11: Ekaterina Popova "How to Build a Following and Make a
    Difference with Your Art" http://thecreativityhabit.com/project/ekaterinapopovapodcast/


    Capital One, Oliver Evans Building, Wilmington, DE
    Kutztown University, PA
    Berks Country Intermediate Unit, Reading, PA