Tuesday, January 15, 2008

artist profile - Irina Troitskaya

Irina Troitskaya was born and raised in Izhevsk, Russia... a city she describes of dead ends, sad electronic music and Finno-Ugric cultural roots. Irina's love of drawing lead her to the Udmurt State University, where she studied art. However after five years, she became weary of her studies, which signaled a turning point in that drawing became an abhorrence.

Upon graduating from university, Irina abandoned drawing, and instead, worked as a TV journalist for a local arts & culture program. In the Summer of 2003, she felt the need for a career change and took her chances in Moscow, where she now resides. Irina currently works as a freelance illustrator by day, and an artist by night -- a happy result.

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