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the artworks of Yulia Pustoshkina

folkloric  surrealism

duo exhibition
27 November - 3 December
m2 Gallery 450 Elizabeth Street Surry Hills Sydney, Australia

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Based in Sydney, Australia

Yulia Pustoshkina is a third-generation artist who was born in Russia and immigrated to Australia in 2001. Growing up in a family of various creatives who were constantly engaged in artistic activities had a profound impact on shaping her lifestyle. Yulia's father, who was also her art teacher at the local Art School in Petrozavodsk, was the one who truly inspired her in the arts. Under his guidance, she honed her skills in drawing, painting, composition, and the art of allowing the imagination to flow freely.


Currently based in Sydney, Australia, Yulia's artistic style is naturally influenced by her Russian background. Her current painting technique is a result of extensive practice in working with miniature paintings, which are common in folklore depictions. She has managed to carry out high detailization of imagery onto large canvases as well, and has come up with her own title for her artistic style, Folkloric Surrealism. The artist's anthropomorphic characters exhibit facial expressions, and the viewer can pick up on the mood of the painting. The compositions add to the story that unfolds. The artist prefers that the viewer decides for themselves the interpretation of each artwork. Yulia's signature style is infused with a flair of humor. Most often, her characters are on the go somewhere, which probably explains her own love for travel, where she picks up new inspirations for her work. Her main objective is for her paintings to bring joy and promote kindness and acceptance of all living creatures.


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Solo shows

2023  'Bound by Nature' Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2023  'White Rabbit - Black Cat' m2 Gallery Sydney

2022   'My Animals and I m2 Gallery Sydney

2019   'Enchanted Woods'  m2 Gallery Sydney

2019   'Face Me, I'll talk'  Gallery ONE88 Katoomba NSW 

2018   'Earthly Delights'  m2 Gallery Sydney

2018   'Away from Home'  residence of Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Australia, Canberra

2018   'Imagine as if...'  m2 Gallery Surry Hills Sydney

2016   'Gelato in July'  Bondi Pavilion Gallery Bondi Beach

Selected Group exhibitions

2024   'Care Bears Forever'  Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

          'Art Collector Starter Kit X'  Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2023   'Art Now Brassworks Gallery, Portland OR, USA

          'Beyond Original' The Portrait show 11 Modern Eden Gallery, San Francisco CA, USA

           Lethbridge 20000 Small Scale Art Award QLD Australia

         'Secret Longings' by Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

         'Art Collector Starter Kit IX' Corey Helford Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

2022  Hunters Hill Art Prize, Sydney, Australia

         Hornsby Art Prize, Sydney, Australia

         Gosford Art Prize, Central Coast, Australia

         Sydney Royal Arts and Crafts Show, Sydney, Australia

2018  Hunters Hill Art prize, Sydney, Australia

         Gosford Regional Art Prize, Central Coast, Australia     

2017  World Polo Championship Art Exhibition, Sydney Polo Club

         Northern Beaches Art Prize, Sydney, Australia

         Hunters Hill Pop Up Art exhibition, Sydney, Australia

         Hunters Hill Art Prize. Winner of Kids Choice Award

2016  Hornsby Art Prize, Sydney, Australia

         St George Art Awards, Sydney, Australia

         Warringah Art Prize, Sydney, Australia 

         The Kirribilli Centre Art exhibition, Sydney, Australia

         Hunters Hill Art Prize. Winner of Pop Up Gallery exhibition

2015  Changeable Art, North Sydney Community Centre

         Women's Art Prize City of Ryde, Sydney, Australia

         Hunters Hill Art Prize, Sydney, Australia

Art fairs

2022   Affordable Art Fair Melbourne

2022   The Other Art Fair Sydney July

2021   The Other Art Fair Sydney December

2021   The Other Art Fair Sydney March

2019   The Other Art Fair Sydney October

2019   Affordable Art Fair Melbourne

2017   Artexpo New York NY USA

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