vera iliatova 

b. 1975, St. Petersburg, Russia; lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

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Iliatova is a painter and printmaker who creates narrative paintings that often incorporate characters from history and autobiographical elements. Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, she moved to the US in 1991. Her works have shown at the Portland Museum of Art, Maine; Artists Space, NY; Nelson Gallery, UC Davis; Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston. She holds a BA from Brandeis University and an MFA from Yale University. She teaches at the Rhode Island School of Design and is represented by Tibor de Nagy Gallery in New York. 

Installation views of Jewish Folktales Retold: Artist as Maggid at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, 2017. Photos by JKA Photography.

Works of art in the exhibition:

Drift, 2017
Oil on canvas
50 x 60 in.
The artist is represented by Monya Rowe Gallery, Saint Augustine, FL, and Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York City, NY.

The Land of Plenty, 2017
Oil on canvas
60 x 78 in.
The artist is represented by Monya Rowe Gallery, Saint Augustine, FL, and Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York City, NY.

Helen says, 2017
Oil on canvas
60 x 78 in.
The artist is represented by Monya Rowe Gallery, Saint Augustine, FL, and Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York City, NY.


Vera Iliatova was inspired by the folktales Drawing the Wind and Milk and Honey.”