Ella Kruglyanskaya

Monograph, 2014


216 pages (36 black & white images and 88 colour images)
Hard back, with various paper stocks interleaved throughout 
28 x 23.3cm

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About the publication 

Published by Studio Voltaire, London and Koenig Books, London.

This monograph is published on the occasion of Ella Kruglyanskaya's first exhibition in a public gallery outside of the United States at Studio Voltaire, London. The book offers an extensive overview to work produced by the artist in the past five years as well as contributions from Alison M. Gingeras and Matthew Higgs.

About the artist

Latvian born, New York based painter Ella Kruglyanskaya’s paintings vigorously play with the female form, female sexuality and social interaction, her cartoon-like characters are friends and ‘frienemies’ down at the beach, out-and-about, running from a menacing presence: enforced neighbours butting against each other in the tight space of the stretched canvas. These buxom women anticipate an audience, exaggerating both voyeurism and exhibitionism, confronting cultural tropes with bawdy humour.

Ella Kruglyanskaya (b. 1978 Latvia) lives and works in New York. Kruglyanskaya completed her MFA at Yale School of Art in 2006. Solo exhibitions include Fenix, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York NY (2019); Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn Germany (2018); Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, Sant’Andrea de Scaphis, Rome, Italy (2016); Tate Liverpool, Liverpool (2016); Tramway, Glasgow (2016); Fancy Problems, Thomas Dane Gallery, London (2015). Kruglyanskaya was included in 'Lost for Words,' Murray Guy, New York (2016); 'The Extreme Present,' Aishti Foundation, Beirut (2015); 'Tight Rope Walk: Painted Images After Abstraction,' White Cube Bermondsey, London (2015). On the occasion of her solo exhibition at Studio Voltaire in 2014 ‘How to work together’, Studio Voltaire and Koenig Books published her first-ever dedicated book ‘Ella Kruglyanskaya’. 

Kruglyanskaya is represented by Thomas Dane Gallery, London, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York and Koppe Astner, Glasgow.

Studio Voltaire has been supporting artists for over twenty years, through our renowned programme of exhibitions, performances, events and education projects as well as providing affordable studios.

We have gained a reputation for championing both emerging and underrepresented artistic practices, often at key stage in the artist’s career. These have included Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Phyllida Barlow, Ruth Ewan, Elizabeth Price, Jo Spence, Joanne Tatham & Tom O’Sullivan, Richard Slee and Cathy Wilkes.

The gallery also provides an important UK platform for international artists, often providing them their first-ever presentation in the UK. These have included Nairy Baghramian, Thea Djordjadze, Nicole Eisenman, Judith Hopf, Paulina Olowska and Henrik Olesen.