Sanya Kantarovsky

The Fifth Librarian, 2013


Lithograph and silkscreen on paper
35.5 x 28 cm
Edition of 150
Signed and numbered by the artist
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About the artwork

This beautiful print features Sanya Kantarovsky’s characteristic gesture drawings, set against a block graphic background.

Kantarovsky has a far-reaching artistic practice that encompasses painting, drawing, sculpture and occasionally film. Studio Voltaire presented the artist’s first ever solo in a public gallery outside of the UK in 2015, Apricot Juice.

About the artist

Sanya Kantarovsky (b. 1982, Moscow, Russia) lives and works in New York. Solo and two person exhibitions include: Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2017); Feral Neighbours, Stuart Shave/Modern Art (2016);  London in the Gutter, Tanya Leighton, Berlin (2016); Apricot Juice, Studio Voltaire, London (2015); Gushers, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles (2015); Allergies, Casey Kaplan, New York (2014); Little Vera with Ella Kruglyanskaya, KIM?, Riga (2014); and You Are not an Evening, GAK, Bremen (2013). Group exhibitions include: Notes on Neo Camp, Studio Voltaire, London (2013). Recent special projects include: Research and Reporting, KW, Berlin (2014); and LAX façade, Los Angeles (2013). Kantarovsky is represented by Marc Foxx, Los Angeles; Tanya Leighton, Berlin; and Stuart Shave/ Modern Art, London.

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.