Ekaterina Ermilkina, ‘Manhattan’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
Ekaterina Ermilkina, ‘Manhattan’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
Ekaterina Ermilkina, ‘Manhattan’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
Ekaterina Ermilkina, ‘Manhattan’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
Ekaterina Ermilkina, ‘Manhattan’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse
Ekaterina Ermilkina, ‘Manhattan’, 2016, Artspace Warehouse

Ekaterina Ermilkina’s original, abstract fine art paintings are created using a skillful combination of applying and removing oil paint with a palette knife on canvas. Her inspirations are the expressionistic skylines of big cities like Manhattan, Philadelphia, or Chicago filled with colorful skyscrapers. The urban, scenic views are abstracted and rich with vivid and textured layers. Ermilkina’s emotional architectural patchwork and mosaic cityscapes radiate a life of balance and positive energy.

This colorful, horizontal artwork is 12" tall by 24" wide. Ermilkina carefully adds thick cube-like dots of oil paint with a palette knife in distinct patterns onto the surface, adding an intricate three-dimensional texture to her oil paintings. The color spots partially blend into a fuller range of background tones and give the artworks a significant depth. She signs the front of the artwork and paints the sides as a continuation of the front. It does not require framing and is ready to hang. Convenient local Los Angeles area delivery. Affordable US and global shipping is available. A certificate of authenticity and hanging hardware are included.

Born in 1975, Saratov, Russia, Ekaterina Ermilkina now lives and works in New Jersey. She grew up in the beautiful city of Yalta in Crimea on the North coast of the Black Sea, where in 1985 she enrolled as a student to the School of Art of F.Vasiliev, graduating in 1991.

After her first introduction to fine art in Yalta, in 1992, Ekaterina Ermilkina moved to Saint-Petersburg, Russia. In 1998 she received her MFA from State Art and Industry Academy. The unique beauty and rich culture of the city inspired her to paint cityscapes.

In late 2005, Ermilkina moved to the U.S. Her works has been presented in various solo and group exhibitions in international galleries and art fairs and have been collected throughout the United States, as well as Canada, Germany, France, Switzerland, Japan, Hong Kong, and Russia.

Her artworks pop with color and motion, casting a candied haze across the cityscape. “I am focused on art all my life. It makes me optimistic, full of energy and happy. The vivid colors of Crimea where I grew up, the beautiful marine of the Black Sea, inspired me to paint for the rest of my life. I believe that paintings can reflect our desires for beauty, poetics and perfection.”

Exhibitions
2016 Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong
2016 AAF New York, NY
2016 Kunstwarenhaus Zurich, Switzerland
2016 ART & LEF Gallery, Groningen, Netherlands
2016 Love Park, Philadelphia, PA
2016 Bluestone Fine Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2016 Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA
2016 Art Leaders Gallery, MI
2015 Affordable Art Fair Singapore
2015 Artspace Warehouse Los Angeles, CA
2015 Bluestone Fine Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2015 Art Leaders Gallery, MI
2015 Art Design Consultants Gallery, Cincinnati, OH
2015 Dorma Design Center New York City, NY
2015 Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
2015 Love Art Fair Toronto, Canada
2015 Affordable Art Fair New York, NY
2015 Berkshire Real Estate Art Gallery, Livingston, NJ
2015 ACL Gallery, Livingston NJ
2014 Bluestone Fine Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2014 The Barn Theatre, Montville, NJ
2014 Spectrum Art Fair, Miami, FL
2014 Artspace Warehouse, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Bluestone Fine Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
2013 Saatchi Screen Project, London, UK
2012 Artexpo, New York, NY
2012 Paintbox Soho Gallery, New York, NY
2012 The Barn Theatre, Montville, NJ
2011 Studio Montclair Block Gallery, Montclair, NJ
2011 Summer Salon 13th Anniversary, Montclair, NJ
2010 Chekhov House & Museum, Yalta, Ukraine
2006 Fine Arts Society of the Southern Tier, Binghamton, NY

Publications
2012 Art for the People: A Collector's Journal by Michael Corbin
2012 New Art International. Anniversary Edition
2011 Montclair Times “Townscape” Cover Page
2011 Vindemia Art Gallery, Abu Dhabi
2011 Galerie Gerdine, Keulen
2011 HeArt Show, Istanbul, Turkey
2011 Gallery Amersfoort, Netherlands
2011 Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam, Netherlands
2010 Holland Art Gallery, Eindhoven, Netherlands
2010 Fine Fleur Art Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2010 Gallery Pascale Froessel, Strassbourg, France
2010 The Elephant parade Emmen, Netherlands
2010 Workshop Liliane Fonds, Sri Lanka
2010 Giga kunst Goirle, Netherlands
2010 Mirtos Animal Project
2010 Docters Art Maastricht, Netherlands
2010 Galeria del Arte Breda, Netherlands
2009 Gallery Fondaco, Roma, Italy
2007 Kunsthal Holland Art Gallery, Eindhoven, Netherlands
2007 Museum Bydgoszsz, Poland
2006 Holland Art Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2005 Holland Art Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2005 Holland Art Gallery, Eindhoven, Netherlands
2004 Galerie Dejavu, Son en Breugel
2004 Holland Art Gallery, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Signature: This artwork is signed by the artist on the front, in the lower right corner.

About Ekaterina Ermilkina