Dasha Shishkin
Russian, born 1977
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Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2017
Gió Marconi at miart 2017,
Gió Marconi
Fridman Gallery at Dallas Art Fair 2017,
Fridman Gallery
2016
Lucid Dreaming,
Fridman Gallery

In Dasha Shishkin’s paintings and prints, she allows line to take ultimate precedence. Although bright blocks of color inhabit her compositional spaces, Shishkin removes herself from the painter’s milieu, emphasizing that she is “still attached to line and [the] eloquent silhouettes that line creates, leaving painting and colors to be fillers and not definers.” Her intricate compositions vary from complex scenes of human interaction to patterning and designs devoid of human figures. Shishkin exploits the imperfections of found materials, such as creases in a canvas, to serve as catalysts for expression.