Ester Petukhova is a painter translating a digitally afflicted language around Russian and post-soviet bodies through permanence of manufactured histories. She is currently pursuing a Bachelors in Fine Arts with a concentration in Painting at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Art, alongside a minor in Russian Studies. 

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ESTER SERGEYEVNA PETUKHOVA
Born 2000, Vologda, Russia.
Working in Pittsburgh, PA.

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-Present)

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)

✧ EDUCATION
Carnegie Mellon University: School of Art Bachelor’s in Fine Arts, Painting, Minor in Russian Studies (May 2023)
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)
Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art Residency: "The Shape of Empathy" (May-July 2022)

✧ EXHIBITIONS
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
✧ AWARDS
Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, Frank-Ratchye Further Fund, October (2022) 
Carnegie Mellon University: School of Art Summer Pre-College Academic Workshop Grant (2022)
The Foundation for Norfolk Living: Home in a Vibrant Community Artist Grant (2022)
Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship, Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art (2022)
Emily Phyllis Award, Carnegie Mellon University: School of Art, April (2022)
Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, Fund for Arts @ the Frontier, October (2021) 
Samuel Rosenberg Award, Carnegie Mellon University: School of Art, May (2021)
Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, Residency-In-Your-Room Fellowship Grant (2020) 
Three National Gold Medals in Painting, National Silver Medal with Distinction Portfolio Award, National Silver Medal in Painting, Scholastic Art & Writing Awards (2019)
National Gold Medal: Best-In-Grade 11 for Painting, Three National Silver Medals in Painting,
Scholastic Art & Writing Awards (2018)