Diary of… a Contemporary Pop Artist

 My name is Albina and I’m a recent resident to the state of Florida. I emigrated from my native country of Russia in 2001 and have since been privileged to live in several states as well as travel throughout the US and abroad. While living in Richmond, Virginia I exhibited work at several Richmond galleries including three openings during the First Friday’s Art Walk. Being a foreign-born citizen yields the benefits of first hand, multicultural perspectives and influences. Such experiences inspire and compel me to express myself through various artistic forms, primarily painting. The majority of my work consists of figurative and illustrative pop art style paintings with expressive use of color and bold lifework.

Throughout my artistic journey I have also developed a passion for photography and digital art. To improve my skills as an artist I became a student at Nova Southeastern University with Graphic Design major. During my first semester at school, I was invited to show two of my paintings during Juried Student Art Exhibition in Gallery 217 Performing and Visual Arts Wing in Don Taft University Center on April 27th, 2012 where I received an Honorable Mention. I’m also a Graphic Designer student employee at Student Media and Information Department. My job gives me the opportunity to have my projects such as logos, flyers and brochures for different events and organizations be “out there” for the student body to see. I like being challenged in new and exciting ways and NSU is constantly challenges me as an artist and a person. As I start a new semester of classes and continue to expand as an artist, I am happy that NSU is where the next exciting chapter of my life will unfold.


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