Raisa Nosova

Raisa Nosova Artist Biography

Raisa Nosova is a Russian-born American artist. She holds an MFA degree
from NYU Steinhardt. She is a recipient of the George T. Dorsch Art History Grant,
Fannie Kipnes Memorial Award for oil painting, Raquel Rub Sculpture Award and
Brussels Capital Film Festival Award for short film. She has completed an Artist
Residency at the Berlin Art Institute and at ESKFF in Jersey City, NJ. Raisa has been
the highlight artist for the Montclair Art Museum, a guest speaker at the Fashion
Institute of Technology and Create! Magazine Podcast. Panel discussions include San
Joaquin County Office of Education, Stockton CA, Monmouth Museum and the
Laurelwood Arboretum, NJ.

Raisa has shown her work in solo exhibitions at 80WSE Gallery and Theodore
Art, New York City, La Galerie Emeric Hahn, Paris and Gallery 51, Montclair, NJ.
Nosova’s public art projects are located in New York City, Milan, Paris, Berlin, Yonkers
and Hoboken, NJ. Group shows include Monmouth Museum, Morristown Museum, the
Whistler Museum, Mulberry Street Library, 440 Gallery, NYC, Armory Art Center, West
Palm Beach and Drawing Rooms, Jersey City. Raisa has been an adjunct painting
professor at the New York University and is the founder of Supernosovas classical
drawing and painting program for youth.


Statement

My current work is a documentary self-portrait as I go through my first pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and postpartum. The multidisciplinary installation consisting of video, glass, and breastmilk sculpture, as well as painting, is a direct cry of motherhood pride and fragility. In my practice I dissect, peel, slice, unveil and reorganize extreme experiences to help me process their impacts. Intersection between tradition and appropriation, idealization and realism as well as between the grant and the mundane have been ongoing themes that I explore.


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