Ester Petukhova is a painter and researcher translating a digitally afflicted language around Russian and post-Soviet bodies through image making. With the use of CNC wood-working procedures, collage and paint, Petukhova slices into collected visual and digital materials to decode an asynchronous post-Soviet history.
ESTER SERGEYEVNA PETUKHOVA
Born 2000, Vologda, Russia.
Working in Pittsburgh, PA.
Carnegie Mellon University: School of Art Bachelor’s in Fine Arts, Painting, Minor in Russian Studies, University & College Honors (May, 2023)
Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art Residency: "The Shape of Empathy" (May-July, 2022)
Rhode Island School of Design: Summer Pre-College, Concentration in Sculpture (2018)
New York University: Steinhardt Summer Art Intensive, Concentration in Painting, Sculpture, Film, Printmaking (2017)
Pacific Northwest College of Art: Continuing Education, Concentration in Atelier Drawing & Oil Painting (October 2016 - March 2017)
Pacific Northwest College of Art: Summer Pre-College, Concentration in Painting, Mixed Media, Drawing (2016)
✧ PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Miller Institute for Contemporary Art
Gallery Assistant (August 2021-Present)
Student Intern (August 2021- December 2021)
Carnegie Museum of Art: TAC Program (The Art Connection)
Russian Language Interpreter, (October 2022-March 2023)
Carnegie Mellon University: School of Art Summer Pre-College Program
Teaching Assistant for Ginger-Brooks Takahashi's Concept Studio Course (July-August, 2022)
Portfolio Reviews for FGLI Art Students (Abr. First-Generation Low-Income)
Reviewer, Academic Advisor (June-August, 2020)
YOUNG ART (USA)
Art Instructor, Art Store Employee (September 2015-2016)
Here Gallery, "If and When You Find Me" (Solo Exhibition), July (2023), Pittsburgh, PA.
Miller Institute for Contemporary Art, "Emerging Horizons", April (2023), Pittsburgh, PA.
Tchotchke Gallery "If It's Not Baroque, Don't Fix It", August-September (2022), New York, NY (Remote).
The Foundation for Norfolk Living, Norfolk Library, "Home in a Vibrant Community Project: Seeds for Solidarity", July (2022), Norfolk, CT.
Artsy x Thurgood Marshall College Fund: Post-War and Contemporary Art Auction, June (2022)
Carnegie Mellon University, Ellis Gallery, "Resembling Russia" (Solo Exhibition), November (2021), Pittsburgh, PA.
Columbia University, Postcrypt Art Gallery: "Bedroom Show", January (2021), New York, NY (Remote.)
Columbia University, Postcrypt Art Gallery: “Virtual Performance Show”, May (2020), New York, NY (Remote.)
Columbia University, Postcrypt Art Gallery: “The Painting Show”, November (2019), New York, NY
Blackfish Gallery: Fishbowl (Solo Exhibition), September (2019), Portland, OR
Art.Write.Now.Tour 2019-2020: Columbus, OH, Montgomery, AL, Philadelphia, PA, Omaha, NE
Pratt Manhattan Gallery: Scholastic National Gold Medal Exhibition, June (2019), New York, NY
Blackfish Gallery: “The Immigrant Experience” Exhibition, December (2018), Portland, OR
RISD Pre-College Exhibition: Woods Gerry Gallery & Memorial Hall, August (2018), Providence, RI
Art.Write.Now.Tour 2018-2019: Manchester, NH, Sacramento, CA, St. Louis, MO, South Bend, IN
Pratt Manhattan Gallery: Scholastic National Gold Medal Exhibition June (2018), New York, NY
Oregon Ballet Theatre: Student Exhibition (2018), Portland, OR
Oregon Congressional Art Show (2018), Portland, OR
Mt. Hood Community College: Student Juried Show (2018), Gresham, OR
Commons Gallery & Rosenberg Gallery: NYU Summer Student Art Show (2017), New York, NY
Mt. Hood Community College: Student Juried Show (2017), Gresham, OR
Oregon Congressional Art Show (2017), Portland, OR
Oregon College of Arts and Crafts: Student Juried Show, (2017), Portland, OR
Oregon Ballet Theatre: Student Exhibition, (2017), Portland, OR
Gresham Arts Festival (2016), Gresham, OR
Yale Union: Oregon Congressional Art Show (2016), Portland, OR
✧ PUBLICATIONS & PRESS
PGH Museums, "On the Post Soviet Subject: Pittsburgh-based Artist Ester Petukhova featured in Tchotchke Gallery Group Exhibition" (2022)
Rosewood Magazine (2019)
KATU, “The Immigrant Experience: Stories of culture, community and struggle, told through art”, (ABC News, 2018)