Dimensions 2016, National Juried Fine Art Competition and Exhibition, Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, Womble Carlyle Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC

Artist Statement:

My interest for abstract art, for color, texture and pattern is influenced by my background in fashion and textile design. I find inspiration in the world around me and in the process of painting itself. I explore the tension between the vivid colors and geometric or organic shapes - protagonists of my abstract painting. Many of my works are geometric abstractions. I like using basic shapes and forms such as square and cube. Textures and broad brushstrokes add an element of happenstance to the austerity of geometry. My first abstract geometric works were painted paper collages inspired by Russian Constructivism of the early 20th century. From collages I transitioned to acrylic and oil paintings on canvas and on paper that no longer carry a direct reference to this art movement. I use colors ranging from vivid to earthy tones and various acrylic painting techniques: opaque and transparent colors, watercolor effect, flat surfaces and the texture of energetic brushstrokes. Since exploration is an essential part of my creative process, my work continuously evolves.

Biography:


Genia Yusim is a visual artist based in Greensboro, NC. She was born in Moscow, Russia and studied design and art at the Moscow Technological Institute, where she received a diploma in fashion and textile design. Following a decade long career as a textile designer in North Carolina, United States she completed a program in art education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is currently pursuing her passion for painting and exhibiting her work. Genia Yusim’s paintings have been selected for, among other shows, the 2017 North Carolina Artists Exhibition, Raleigh Fine Arts Society, Raleigh, NC, and the Dimensions 2016, National Juried Fine Art Competition and Exhibition, Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC and can be found in collector’s homes and businesses, including PNC Bank, in the United States and abroad.

 

Exhibitions:

2021

2020

2019 - 2020

  • Carolina Bohemian Jam: The Ultimate Hippie Tribute, Juried Exhibition, Waterworks Visual Arts Center, Salisbury, NC

2018

  • Winston-Salem All-Call, Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, Womble Carlyle Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC

2017

  • 2017 North Carolina Artists Exhibition, Raleigh Fine Arts Society, Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts, Betty Ray McCain Gallery, Raleigh, NC

2016

  • Solo Exhibit, Beth David Synagogue, Greensboro, NC

  • Dimensions 2016, National Juried Fine Art Competition and Exhibition, Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, Womble Carlyle Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC  

  •  Anything Goes 2016, Annual Juried Exhibit, Litmus Gallery, Raleigh, NC     

2011

  • Location, Location, Location, All-member Juried Show, Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, Winston-Salem, NC

  • Summer in the City, All-member Show, Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, Winston-Salem, NC

  • Red, White, or Blue, All-member Show, Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, Winston-Salem, NC

2010                   

  • Cultural Crossroads, National Juried Fine Art Competition and Exhibition, Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, Winston-Salem, NC

  • Lines, All-member Show, Associated Artists of Winston-Salem, Winston-Salem, NC

1992  

  • XX annual youth exhibition of the Moscow Union of Artists, Exhibition Hall Moscow House of Artists, Moscow, Russia

  • Fall 1992, Exhibition of the Moscow Union of Artists, Exhibition Hall Moscow House of Artists, Moscow, Russia

  • Exhibition of Painting, Graphic Art and Decorative Art in the Japanese Garden, Main Botanical Garden of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

  • Mars Gallery, Moscow, Russia

  • Russian Centre for Information and Culture, Gdansk, Poland

1990

  • Color, Line, Stain, Exhibition of Graphic Art, Exhibition Hall on Malaya Gruzinskaya, Moscow, Russia