Masha Ryskin is a Russian born artist currently based in Rochester, NY and Providence, RI. She received a classical art education in Moscow, Russia, followed by a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the University of Michigan.
She uses a variety of media, including drawing and painting, printmaking, installation, and fibers. Her work is concerned with landscape and its elements as a metaphor for memory, history, and passage of time.
Masha's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She has participated in a number of artist residencies, both in the United States and abroad. She is a recipient of many grants and fellowships, including a Fulbright grant to Norway.
In addition to her individual work, she has participated in many collaborations with other artists, musicians, and dancers, most consistently with Allison Paschke, Margaret Yuko Kimura and Serge Marchetta. She also works as a designer.
Arthur Whitman: New Work by Masha Ryskin at Spencer Hill, The Ithaca Times, Ithaca, NY, 2013
Renee Doucette: Masha Ryskin at Brown Hillel, Art Rogue Island, 2011
Arthur Whitman: "Cuts" Show Features Mixed media Work, Tompkins Weekly, 2011
Arthur Whitman: Time, Ink, The Ithaca Post, Ithaca, NY, 2010
L. Kent Wolgamott: Wake up to 'Coffeescape,' JournalStar.com, Lincoln, NE, 2008
Interview with Myartspace.com as a winner of NY, NY Competition, 2007
Benjamin Genocchio: Those Who Teach, Can, The New York Times, 2006
Benjamin Genocchio: A Tasty Morsel or Two From the Smorgasbord Of a Big Group Show, The New York Times, 2006 (with Margaret Kimura), excerpt
Douglas Max Utter: Roads Less Traveled, Cleveland Free Times, 2001, excerpt