Yulia Pustoshkina is a third generation artist born in Russia, immigrated to Australia in 2001. Studying at the Art School of Petrozavodsk, Yulia’s painting technique is influenced by famous traditional Russian art schools including Palekh and Loubok. Yulia’s early miniature paintings traditionally applied on wood plaques depicted Russian folkloric daily scenes of harvesting, fishing, domestic activities. Once immigrated to Australia she discovered for herself new medium as oils and mastered her painting technique on large canvases. Each painting tells a story. Yulia draws inspiration from her past, her native traditions and customs, Russian folklore, fairy-tales and the world around her. There always is a thoughtful purpose in everything that her characters do. Now living in Australia Yulia still manages to carry on depicting her characters and minor details of her paintings with a distinctive flair of her Russian heritage. "Some paintings are truly dear to my heart and they will always stay with me but I can share the story they may hide. I like to listen to what impressions viewers experience looking at my artworks. It is always an emotion. And that is exactly what I want to stir in people’s minds and then observe it. " Yulia Pustoshkina
Art School, Petrozavodsk, Russia. State Pedagogical University, Petrozavodsk, Russia. Bachelor degree with major in English and German languages. QANTM College, Sydney, Australia. Bachelor in Multimedia and Graphic Design.
Art Shows and exhibitions: September 20 - November 2, 2017 Solo Art Exhibition @ The Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation ART SPACE. 2017 Northern Beaches Art Prize finalist. 2017 Hunters Hill Art exhibition and Hunters Hill Pop up gallery. 2017 Artexpo New York April 21-24, Pier 94, Manhattan, NY. 2017 Sydney Royal Easter Art show @ Sydney Show ground Olympic Park 2016 Solo Art Show GELATO IN JULY @ Bondi Pavilion Gallery. 2016 Sydney Royal Easter Art show @ Sydney Show ground Olympic Park 2015 WE GET BY @ Cooks Hill Galleries, Newcastle. 2015 NEW FACES surREAL GOOD ART @ Cooks Hill Galleries, Newcastle and The Hunters Premier Art Gallery. 2015 Sydney Royal Easter Art show @ Sydney Show ground Olympic Park. 2011 Medium Vinyl @ Hardware Gallery. 2011 Rabbit Proof show @ Hardware Gallery, Enmore. 2011 FUR Exhibition @ Monstrosity Gallery, Woolloomooloo. 2011 Creature Feature @ Monstrosity Gallery, Woolloomooloo. 2011 Black and White show Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst. 2010 The World Bar, The Wall exhibition, Kings Cross. 2010 Gallery Burlesque Keep Looking show, Surry Hills. 1995 - 2001 participated in various art shows in Russia, Germany, Finland, USA. Finalist to group Art shows in Sydney: 2016 Hornsby Art Prize @ Wallarobba Arts and Cultural Centre 2016 St George Art Awards @ Hurstville Museum & Gallery 2016 Warringah Art Prize @ Warringah Creative Space 2016 The Kirribilli Centre Art exhibition 40th Anniversary 2016 Hunters Hill Art Exhibition @ Hunters Hill Town Hall, Pop Up Gallery Exhibition @ Hunters Hill 2016 Art in the Hills exhibition @ Castle Hill Oakhill College 2015 Changeable Art @ North Sydney Community Centre 2015 Women's Art Prize @ See Street Gallery, City of Ryde 2015 Hunters Hill Art Exhibition @ Hunters Hill Town Hall 2015 Inspired 2015 Visual Arts Exhibition @ Hunter Valley Grammar School 2014 Blacktown City Art Prize @ Blacktown City Arts Centre 2010 Oxford Art Prize, Taylor Square, Sydney
Winner of Hunters Hill Pop Up Gallery Exhibition 2016, Hunters Hill, NSW. Australia.
3rd prize winner in marine section at Royal Easter Art Show 2016, Sydney. Australia.
Traditional Russian Art schools Palekh, Loubok, Mezen. Renaissance. Decorative painting.