Irina Zaytceva

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Irina Zaytceva Tritan Cup
Irina Zaytceva Forest Child
Irina Zaytceva Red-Spotted Purple Butterfly Cup
Irina Zaytceva Walk In The Forest
Irina Zaytceva Peacock Butterfly Vase Irina Zaytceva Painted Lady Butterfly Cup
Irina Zaytceva Twins Vase   Irina Zaytceva Mistress of Hummingbirds
Irina Zaytceva was born in Moscow, Russia in 1957. As a child, she loved to draw and sculpt and eventually decided to make it her vocation. She graduated from Moscow Art Institute (Poljgrapfichesky) with an MFA degree in book illustration. Having illustrated a number of children books, she found porcelain by chance. A friend had given her a piece of clay, which prompted her to experiment with the new media and fall in love with it. Porcelain offers Irina a way to combine sculpting and drawing. Fine porcelain grain and whiteness of material is a perfect canvas for her drawings, and with the ability to bend her “canvas,” she can add sculptural elements to the picture. Someone called this hybrid media narrative sculpture, a term Irina thinks aptly describes her work. Never formally trained in ceramics, Irina had to invent ways to handle it. Unlike many of her colleagues who paint with oil based colors, she uses water based colors and has developed her own techniques in this media. She does not use casting but hand rolls her vases, cups, and, sculptures. With every piece porcelain yields its secrets to her. Since 1998, Irina resides in USA and presently has her studio near Princeton, New Jersey.
Irina Zaytceva

1982 MFA, Art Institute of Moscow, Russia

Selected Recent Exhibitions
2017   Art Market San Francisco, Duane Reed Gallery
           Art Palm Springs, Duane Reed Gallery 
2016   SOFA Chicago, Duane Reed Gallery
           Art Aspen, Duane Reed Gallery
           Art Palm Beach, Duane Reed Gallery
2015  SOFA Chicago, Tansey Contemporary, Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
          California Conference for Advancement of Ceramic Arts, Davis, CA
2014  SOFA Chicago, Tansey Contemporary
          Art Palm Beach, Tansey Contemporary
2013  Tansey Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM
          SOFA Chicago, Jane Sauer Gallery
2012  SOFA New York, Jane Sauer Gallery
          SOFA Chicago, Jane Sauer Gallery
          Art Palm Beach, Jane Sauer Gallery
2011  Art Palm Beach, Jane Sauer Gallery
         SOFA New York, Jane Sauer Gallery
         SOFA Santa Fe, Jane Sauer Gallery
         SOFA Chicago, Jane Sauer Gallery
2010 Jane Sauer Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
         SOFA New York, Jane Sauer Gallery
         SOFA Santa Fe, Jane Sauer Gallery
         SOFA Chicago, Jane Sauer Gallery
2009 Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
         Ferrin Gallery, Cummington, MA

Selected Public Collections
Racine Art Museum, Racine, WI
Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
Fine Art Museum of San Francisco, CA
Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
University of Michigan Art Museum, Ann Arbor, MI


2006 Art Fellowship Grant from State of NJ
2001 NICHE Award, Category Teapots, the Rosen Group
2001 Award of Merit, “Gasparilla Art Festival”, Tampa, FL
2000 Award of Honor, “Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival”. , Pensacola, FL


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