SOFYA YECHINA

 

Sofya Yechina was born in 1990 in Goryachie Klyuchi on Iturup, the largest of the Kuril Islands, USSR.

Her first solo exhibition took place in 2010 in Kursk, Russia. In 2012 Sofya became a member of the Union of Artists of  Russia,  and a member of  UNESCO's "International Association of Art". The same year she completed her studies at the University of  Kursk with a Bachelor of Arts.

In 2014 Sofya got the art scholarship in Speyer, Germany and started her career in Western Europe. Since this time she got a couple of solo exhibitions (Treiber gallery, Vienna, 2015), (Rathaus Schifferstadt, Germany, 2017), and group shows in Europe. For the last 5 years she has been also working with international jazz festivals as a painter. 

Sofya works mainly in oil and acrylic, but also uses other techniques such as pastel and charcoal. She has exhibited her artwork mainly in Germany, Austria and Serbia. Her paintings are in the collections of the Belgorod State Museum in Russia, Kursk State Museum, private collections in Austria, Germany, Russia, Finland, Serbia, China. Sofya’s artwork is also included in the official collection of Rhein-Pfalz-Kreis, Germany. 

Sofya has been a resident of  Belgrade for the past year and is introducing Serbia's landscapes and faces into her art.