BIO AND ARTIST STATEMENT

BIO

Yana Medow, a contemporary artist from St. Petersburg, currently resides in Madrid.
Graduated from the Academy of Applied Arts named after V. Mukhina of Saint Petersburg, specialized as a Painting Restorer. Worked as a restorer, later as a graphic designer and illustrator.




EXHIBITIONS

2024 - /February/ group show, Yin Art Gallery. Taiwan.
2023 - /November/ collaboration with Court Tree Collection. Brooklyn NY.
2023 - /July/ group show BLUE, gallery Exhibit. Santander, Spain.
2023 - /May/ Participation in PINTA MALASAÑA an Urban Art project. Madrid, Spain.
2023 - /April/ Participation in TOUS DROITS DANS LE MUR an Urban Art project. France.
2023 - /April/ Participation in the creation of documentaries MISHKA for ARTDOC.FEST
2023 - /March - April/ group show SAKURA, gallery JOYANA. Marseilles, France.
2023 - /March/ WHAT cafe group exhibition ART IS... Tokyo, Japan.
2023 - /February/ Group show DIVINE FEMININE. Streams Gallery. Hong Kong, China.

2022 - /December/ Participation in Auction with FLEA AUCTION agency. South Korea. https://www.fleaauction.co/
2022 - /December/ Last Super group show. Gallery Granada. Madrid, Spain.
2022 - /November/ Monologue group show. Shanghai, Suomei M50 Gallery. Curated by HUANG Youyu.
2022 - /August/ Affordable Art Fair. Hong Kong. Presented by Streams Gallery. https://affordableartfair.com/fairs/hong-kong/exhibitors/
2022 - /July/ Group Show PINK. Exhibit Gallery. Santander, Spain.
2022 - /June/ Participation in the auction AucArt
2022 - /May/June/ Personal exhibition WONDERLAND. Exhibit Gallery. Santander, Spain.
2022 - /March/ International Group Show DREAMWEAVERS. 19KAREN Gallery. Mermaid Beach, Australia.
2022 - Presentation at Artsy
2022 - /March/ featured on Saatchi Art exhibition page PORTRAITS OF HER
2022 - Presentation in the gallery 19Karen Gallery
2022 - /February/ Group Show I AM ALWAYS BE WITH YOU. Streams Gallery. Hong Kong, China.

2021 - 2022 - /December/January/ Group exhibition at Streams Gallery. Hong Kong, China.
2021 - Presentation in the gallery Streams Gallery
2021 - /December/ Personal exhibition at the Art Center- restaurant Arte y Paladar. Madrid, Spain.
2021 - /September - October/ EUPHORIC group exhibition and Open Call winner. Curated by Josephine-May Bailey.
2021 - /September/ online group exhibition Klima and Kunst. Novum Basel. Switzerland.
2021 - /June/ MundoArti Museum group virtual exhibition. Valencia, Spain.
2021- /March/ Group virtual exhibition and auction provided by TrueqArt community. Madrid, Spain.
2021 - /February/ Winner of the REBIRTH Art Competition provided by THE HOLY ART gallery, group virtual exhibition.

2019 - Art - Love Group exhibition, Saint Petersburg. Russia.
2018 - Personal exhibition - Jinete Azul Gallery, Madrid.
2016 - Personal exhibition - Barajas Cultural Center, Madrid.
2013 - Group exhibition - Union of Artists Exhibition Center, Saint Petersburg.
2012 - Parallax Group Show, London.
2012 - Masquerade Group Show, Saint Petersburg.
2011 - Vyborg Group Exhibition, Saint Petersburg.



PUBLICATIONS


2023 - Interview at Court Tree Collective https://courttree.com/Yana-Medow
2022 - Interview at Southeast Magazine https://viewer.joomag.com/southeast-magazine-december-edition/0006812001661281176?short&
2022 - Interview on My Art Land platform https://myartland.ru/sozidateli_4
2022 - Fundación Santander Creativa https://www.santandercreativa.com/eventos/copia-de-inauguracion-de-la-muestra-wonderland-de-yana-medow
2023 - Publication in El Diario https://www.eldiario.es/madrid/somos/malasana/son-artistas-llenaran-color-calles-madrid-durante-pinta-malasana-2023_1_10124953.html
2023 - Publication in Cabila.com https://cabila.com/estos-son-los-artistas-que-llenaran-de-color-las-calles-de-madrid-durante-pinta-malasana-2023/
2022 - Interview at Southeast Magazine https://viewer.joomag.com/southeast-magazine-december-edition/0006812001661281176?short&
2022 - Interview on My Art Land platform https://myartland.ru/sozidateli_4
2022 - Fundación Santander Creativa https://www.santandercreativa.com/eventos/copia-de-inauguracion-de-la-muestra-wonderland-de-yana-medow
2022 - Newspaper publication El Diario Montañés https://www.eldiariomontanes.es/culturas/artista-rusa-afincada-20220518220653-ntvo.html?fbclid=IwAR2nmGQntgbHRssrqQOi3ldcDBk9koIGjKzcrMqvepmllpmvz2cgGF1fJAY
2021 - Art magazine MundoArti https://www.mundoarti.com/magazine/noticia/yana-medow-en-arte-paladar/
2021 - Publication in the Ciclosfera sports magazine https://ciclosfera.com/a/bicycle-yana-medow-2021
2021 - Publication in the Art Connect emerging contemporary artists community https://www.artconnect.com/yana-medow
2019 - Publication in the Brenda Art Magazine, issue 4: TWIN



STATEMENT

I have always been fascinated by the plasticity and beauty of the human body and light reflections' flickering. So let's shine like diamonds!
The aesthetic direction of my work can be described as a figurative/naive style. In these paintings, you can see grotesque characters, sometimes erotic, but the ultimate goal of my work is to show the universal grace of the human body, along with the comical naivety of human ideas, concepts and thoughts.