Biography

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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.

In addition to her individual work, she has participated in many collaborations with other artists, musicians, and dancers, most consistently with Margaret Yuko Kimura and Serge Marchetta