Visiting Lecturer, Illustration.
Irina Troitskaya is a freelance illustrator and co-founder of Illustrators Union. She practiced her skills at the Udmurt State University, Faculty of Arts in Izhevsk, Russia. Later she entered the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, England and got her Master's in Illustration. Now she works as a freelance illustrator and a tutor of Illustration course of British Higher school of Art and Design, Moscow, Russia.
Started to work professionally in the field of illustration in 2003, Irina mostly deals with editorials, advertising and book publishing. She has been commissioned by Elle, Hewlett-Packard, Alfa-Capital, Yandex, Leo Burnett and BMW – to name but a few. Her art works are in private collections in Russia, Europe, China, Argentina, USA and the United Kingdom.
Among Irina’s other interests there are contemporary practices within children’s book illustration, reexamination of cultural roots and application of traditional Russian arts and crafts to nowadays, modern visual language and its influence onto the ways of perception of reality and much more.
Research / professional practice interests:
2016 – Intensive course on Typography and lettering, Typedesignworkshop, Moscow
2007 – 2009 – University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, England, Master of Arts degree in Illustration
1994 – 1999 – Udmurt State University, Izhevsk, MA Diploma in Teaching of Arts and Technical Drawing,
Specialization in History of Arts, Final Year Dissertation “Mythological Motives in Graphic Works of Udmurt Artists”
1987 – 1994 – School of Arts #9, Izhevsk, Specialization in wood carving
Master of Arts degree in Illustration, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, England, 2009
Master of Arts degree in Teaching of Arts and Technical Drawing, Specialization in History of Arts, Udmurt State University, Izhevsk, 1999
“Mythological Motives in Graphic Works of Udmurt Artists”, University press, Izhevsk, Udmurtiya, 1999
“Jungles” book, Ai publishing house, Moscow, 2014
“Red Horse” book, Izdal publishing house, Moscow, 2013
Illustration Breakfasts, NII space, Moscow, 2015
Dind! Dong! plus EuroVelo, Chistka Odezhdy gallery, Moscow, Russia, 2010
EuroVelo Map, Mein Haus am See cafe/gallery, Berlin, Germany, 2010
Ding! Dong! Exhibition, Dom Rosta art space, St.Petersburg, Russia, 2010
Last Match, Group project, Riga, Latvia then moved to Gallery Artside, Lisbon, Portugal, Next Comic
Festival, Linz, Austria, Fumetto Festival, Lucerne, Switzerland, Comics Days, Haarlem, the Netherlands,
Comicstage, Erlangen, Germany, Gallery MZIN, Leipzig, Germany, Contemporary Art Festival Artisterium,
Tbilisi, Georgia, KomiksFest!, Prague, Czech Republic, 2010 – 2011
Pereputanitza (Patterns), Dom cultural centre, Moscow, Russia, 2009
Matryoshkas I love, Mesto gallery-store, Moscow, Russia, 2009
Russians, Rotopol Gallery, Kassel, Germany, 2009
Witnessed from afar, The Carmichael gallery of contemporary art, West Hollywood, CA, USA, 2008
Song Book by Tzeh, Dom cultural centre, Moscow, Russia, 2007
Opening, The Carmichael gallery of contemporary art, West Hollywood, CA, USA, 2007
So many selves, The Carmichael gallery of contemporary art, West Hollywood, CA, USA, 2007
The kindness of strangers, The Helm gallery, Tacoma, WA, USA, 2007