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Born 1998, Moscow, Russia

Lives and works in New York, NY

 

EDUCATION

2021-2023 New York Academy of Art MFA Painting

2017-2021 School of Visual Arts BFA Illustration

 

EXHIBITIONS

2024

Quotidian, Group Show, 60 Hudson Street, New York, NY

2023              

Deck the Walls, Group Show, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

Corpus Nexus, Group Show, Dacia Gallery, New York, NY

West Chelsea Art Festival, Group Show, Caelum Gallery, New York, NY

AXA Art Prize Show Exhibition, Group Show, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

MFA Thesis Exhibition, Group Show, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

Compositional Inventions, Group Show, Manhasset Public Library, Manhasset, NY

Metamorphosis, Group Show, The Living Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Tribeca Ball, Group Show, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY   

 

2022              

Deck the Walls, Group Show, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

The Present, Group Show, The Living Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Walls, Group Show, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

Hexposition, 3-Person Exhibition, The Royal Society of American Art, Brooklyn, NY

P E O P L E, Group Show, FRIEDA Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Truth or Dare, Group Show, The Living Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Carpe Diem, Group Show, Dacia Gallery, New York, NY

Hiraeth, Group Show, New York Academy of Art, New York, NY

Immersion of Creativity, The Zverev Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia

 

2021              

Partitions, Juried Online Exhibition, SVA Galleries, New York, NY

2020        

Man Made Monsters, Juried Online Exhibition, SVA Galleries, New York, NY

2019              

Mirrored Display, Juried Exhibition, SVA Gramercy Gallery, New York, NY

University of Rome Tor Vergata Exposition, Group Show, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy

Art Basel Premier, Group Exhibition, Art Hood 56 Gallery, Miami, FL

3rd PCU Drawing Contest 2018, Group Show, Antwerp, Belgium

The Greenpoint Gallery Group Show, Group Show, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

The Lower East Side Art Show, Juried Exhibition, Dacia Gallery, New York, NY

2018              

The "Be" Event, Group Show, The Living Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Catalysts In The Morning Dew, Juried Exhibition, SVA Gramercy Gallery, New York, NY

First Offerings: A Selection Of First-Year Paintings, Group Show, SVA Flatiron Gallery, 

New York, NY

 

2017              

Young Artists Initiative Spring Exhibition, Group Show, Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL

Art Of Aromas Competition Exhibition, Group Show, Miami Arts Charter School, Homestead, FL

YoungArts Miami, Group Show, YoungArts Foundation, Miami, FL      

Florida State Fair Juried Exhibition, Group Show, Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, FL

 

2016              

Young Artists Initiative Fall Exhibition, Group Show, Institute of Contemporary Art,             Miami, FL

Urgent Inc Art Basel Show, Group Show, Historic Ward Rooming House Gallery, Miami, FL

Casanova Award, Juried Group Show, Flangini Palace, Venice, Italy

2016 Juried Winter Exhibition, Group Show, Miami Arts Charter Gallery, Miami, FL

End of Program Exhibition, Group Show, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

AP Art Showcase, Group Show, Miami Dade College, Miami, FL

MAC@BAC, Group Show, Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, FL

 

2016          

Works in Progress, Group Show, Wynwood Building #13, Miami, FL

Scholastic Awards Regional Exhibition, Rubell Collection, Miami, FL

 

AWARDS

2023          

AXA Art Prize Finalist

2021-2023

New York Academy of Art Merit Scholarship

 

2021              

Top 35 Young Russian Artists under 35 by 49ART

Leslie T. and Francis Posey Scholarship

2021          

Eric Fischl Patrons Scholar Award

Society of Illustrators Student Scholarship Award in Memory of Effie Bowie

School of Visual Arts Alumni Scholarship Award

2017-2021

School of Visual Arts Special Presidential Grant

2017

"Arts for Life!" Award - Scholarship award launched by Columba Bush given to 25

high school seniors in Florida for demonstrating excellence in art

Cleveland Institute of Art 2D3D Competition Award

"Doctor Aromas" Foundation Competition Award

2017              

Florida State Fair Senior Portfolio Competition

2nd place out of submissions from all 67 Florida counties

2016

YoungArts Awards Winner

Honorable Mention in Visual Arts

AP Art Showcase 1st Place Award

For "Pollock Cake"

"Venice in Art" International Italian "Casanova- Arts Lover" Award

For "The Fragility of a Bath Bomb Explosion"

2015

Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Gold Key (1st place), Silver Keys (2nd place), and Honorable Mention

 

PUBLICATIONS

49ART. List of Top 35 Young Russian Artists Under 35. 49ART (online), October 31, 2021.

https://49art.ru/ru/like

 

Hapner, Emma. Untitled: How to Find a Title for Your Work. Visionary Art Collective (online), January 29, 2024. https://www.visionaryartcollective.com/blog/untitled

 

Alora, Julia. Artist Feature: Sofiya Kuzmina. “The Sense of Belonging in the Context of

Immigration”.  Nailed Magazine (online), July 25, 2019 https://nailedmagazine.com/art/artist-feature-sofiya-kuzmina

 

School of Visual Arts. Voices @ SVA: BFA Illustration Student Sofiya Kuzmina. SVA Press

(online), July10, 2019. http://www.sva.edu/features/voices-sva-bfa-illustration-student-sofiya-kuzmina

 

School of Visual Arts. My First Year: SVA Student Sofiya Kuzmina. SVA Press (online), 

October 17, 2018. http://www.sva.edu/features/my-first-year-sva-student-sofiya-kuzmina

 

INTERVIEWS

Radio Interview, RUSA Radio, New York, January 23, 2023.

SELECTED PRIVATE AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Andrea Preston - Miami, FL

Cindy Gilbert - Kempton, PA

Daria BK - Miami, FL

Evgenia Shamis - Brazil

Gary Guzzy - Kempton, PA

Ivan Shershukov - Lyubertsy, Russia

James Habacker - New York, NY

Katrina Henson - Saugerties, NY

Larry Ernst-Alper - Burlington, VT

Michael Baram - Boca Raton, FL

Private Collection - Vienna, Austria

Private Collection of the Mayor of Chernogolovka, Russia

Roman Bespalenko - Moscow, Russia

Rusnano Group - Moscow, Russia

Slipper Room LLC - New York, NY

Stacey Bowie - Freehold,  NJ

Taras Titarenko - San Francisco, LA

Tatiana Lantsova - Moscow, Russia

Vladislav Shnypko - Dubai, UAE

Vladmir Rubinshteyn - Staten Island, NY

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