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Vera Iliatova

Artist Statement

Vera Iliatova’s work employs metaphors of landscape spaces and  female figures that meld together in oddly disconnected perspectives.  Her psychologically charged canvases often depict women at various  stages of life at instances of impending melodramas either with each  other or themselves which can create an atmosphere of uncertainty in  the painterly mise-en-scène they are populating.


Vera Iliatova grew up in St. Petersburg, Russia and immigrated to the  United States when she was 16. She received a BA from Brandeis  University and an MFA in Painting/Printmaking from Yale University, with  further study at the Skowhegan School of Art (2004) and a residency at  Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation (2007/2008). In 2018, Iliatova was  awarded a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Painting.  

Iliatova’s work has been shown across the US as well in Italy, Germany,  Denmark and Great Britain. Iliatova’s work was recently included in  exhibitions at the Katonah Museum (2018) and at the Contemporary  Jewish Museum in San Francisco (2017). Her work has been reviewed  in Art Forum, Art in America, Art News, The New York Times, The  Houston Chronicle, The Boston Globe, Time Out New York, and other publications. Iliatova’s work is represented  by Nathalie Karg Gallery in New York City. Iliatova lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.


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Oil on Linen

16" x 20"


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Oil on Linen

11" x 14"




Oil on Linen

22" x 30" 


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