Masha Ryskin is a Russian-born artist currently based in Providence, RI. She received an academic art education in painting in Moscow, Soviet Union, followed by a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the University of Michigan.
Ryskin uses a variety of media, including drawing and painting, printmaking, and installation. Her work is concerned with landscape and its elements as a metaphor for a sense of place, memory, history, and passage of time.
Masha's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has been reciewed in a number of publications, including The New York Times and Art New England. 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 Rhode Island Artist Fellowship and a Fulbright grant to Norway.