MCA Santa Barbara is organizing a one-person exhibition by New York-based artist Dasha Shishkin. Presenting new work specifically for MCA Santa Barbara, Shishkin is known for her large, colorful drawings on semi-transparent mylar surfaces, which utilize a variety of media including acrylic, ink, and Cont. While her artwork is figurative in nature, evoking fable-like qualities, the artist eschews any concrete narrative. Rather, her complex compositions broadly contemplate themes of romance, eroticism, humor, and the grotesque.
Born in Moscow, Russia, Dasha Shishkin currently lives and works in New York, NY. She received her MFA from Columbia University, New York, NY (2006) and her BFA from the New School for Social Research, New York, NY (2001). Shishkin has recently shown in solo exhibitions at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, CA; Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH; Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY; and group exhibitions at Oakland University Art Gallery, Rochester, MI; Joe Sheftel Gallery, New York, NY; and Denver Art Museum, CO.