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Russian and Eurasian Studies Program, Center for Civic Engagement, Studio Arts Program, Art History Program and the Human Rights Project Presents

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Victoria Lomasko: A Conversation with the Artist
Olin, Room 102
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Victoria Lomasko graduated from the Moscow State University of Printing Arts in 2003, with a degree in graphic art and book design. She now works as a graphic artist with a focus on graphic reportage. Drawing on Russian traditions of documentary graphic art (as practiced during the siege of Leningrad, in the Gulag, and within the military), Lomasko explores contemporary Russian society, especially the inner workings of the country’s diverse subcultures, such as Russian Orthodox believers, LGBT activists, migrant workers, sex workers, and collective farm workers in the provinces. Her work has appeared in mainstream print publications in Russia and abroad, and in exhibitions in Russia and throughout Europe. She has collaborated extensively with various nonprofit human rights organizations on creating materials for publication and taught workshops in places of incarceration. Finally, she is the cocurator of two long-term art and activism projects—Drawing the Court (with Zlata Ponirovska) and The Feminist Pencil (with Nadia Plungian)—and the author of Other Russias (2017).

For more information, call 845-758-6822, or e-mail

Time: 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Location: Olin, Room 102