Irina Razumovskaya was born in 1990 in Leningrad, USSR.
At the age of five she entered the Kustodiev Art School and has not paused in her art practice to date.
Throughout her school and university years Irina participated Hermitage Museum Lecture Art Program, which served to strengthen her fascination with the fine arts.
Irina graduated St Petersburg State Classical Gymnasium, where she studied ancient literature and languages, and refined her interest in ceramics and material culture of the present and that of the distant past.
In 2008 Irina entered the State Academy of Art and Design’s Fine Art Ceramic and Glass Department. There she studied academic drawing and painting, practiced contemporary art and deepened her knowledge of ceramic art.
During her time in Academy Irina participated in a number of international residencies and symposiums and exhibited internationally.
Irina is a painter and a ceramic artists, who currently exhibits her work nationally and internationally, and will participate in shows and residencies in the USA, Hungary, and Taiwan in the coming months.
Irina about painting and ceramics: "Clayis everlasting, poetic and eloquent material for me. Departing from it's history and my classical education, I let myself work intuitively, using tacit knowledge and aesthetic preferences. Clay's behaviors are very diverse, which is why I evade tacking on any narrative in my work, using historical symbols, that viewer subconsciously relates to, and allowing the nature of the material itself to create the image and mood. Paintingfor me is capturing ephemeral things, I try to represent the moment or the mood of objects, landscapes and people, using the beauty of the material (tempera paint) itself, and fortuitous effects that i induce. To me this mixture of evanescent mood , freshness of strokes and capturing of the moment and pleasure of painting and it' sincerity creates by surprise something poetical and profound."