My art challenges traditional perceptions of the human image and explores the complexities of our minds through painting, drawing and digital art. I was immersed in art at the young age of eight and after ten years of studying, I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Emerging Practices from Ecole Européenne Supérieure de l’Image in Poitiers, France in 2010. In addition to formal art education, I also gained a richer understanding of the human condition through philosophy and psychology.
In the early 2000s, I began to share my art online under the name of Ilya Yod, which has now become my artist profile. Since then, my artwork has been exhibited in more than fifteen international art shows and was longlisted in the Contemporary Visions international juried exhibition, hosted by the BEERS London Gallery in London, United Kingdom in 2018.
I want to create artwork that truly resonates with people, without relying on self-promotion through the media. Therefore, I do not highlight my identity based on race, gender, or age, and do not share personal images. Instead, my focus is on creating a powerful and meaningful body of work that deeply connects with others.
2022 Hide and seek, Skolkovo Innovation Center, Moscow, Russia (Curated by Mikhail Lipovskikh, Curator, Moscow, Russia)
2021 Digital Legacy, Surface Art Lab gallery, Moscow, Russia (Curated by Arina Novak, Curator, New York, USA)
2020 Solo Exhibition, Kolomna 55.106915,38.757024, Artкommunalka. Erofeev and Others Museum, Kolomna, Russia
2020 Indigital, Boris Vian Library, Persan, France
2019 Sacred Art, Saint-Pierre Space, Senlis, France
2019 A Salon at Sugar Mountain, The Magenta Suite Art Space, Exeter, NH, United States
2018 Skurril, Marler Kunststern, Marl, Germany (Selected by the Essen’s Marler Art Star Cultural Affairs Committee)
2017 Mazipos, Visual Kontakt Gallery, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (Curated by Carlos Сarmonamedina, Curator, Periférne Centrá, Dubravica, Slovakia)
2015 200 Years of Diplomatic Relations between Russia and Switzerland, Foreign Literature Library, Moscow, Russia
2009 Rouen Youth Book, Funambule Librarie, Rouen, France
2020 Residency, Art Residence Tumen, Tumen, Russia
2018 Contemporary Visions, International Juried Exhibition, BEERS London Gallery, London, United Kingdom Longlisted (Juror: Kurt Beers, Director of BEERS London, Author of “100 Painters of Tomorrow” & “100 Sculptors of Tomorrow,” London, United Kingdom)
2016 Enter, Workshop, Prague Civil Society Centre, Prague, Czech Republic
2015 DAW Social Projects, Workshop, Teplitsa of Social Technologies, Warsaw, Poland
2009 Rouen Youth Book, a National Juried Illustration Exhibition, Rouen, France, Shortlisted
2012 “Best Young Book Illustrators + 1 Guest of Honor from Ex-USSR,” Trimag Publishing House, Moscow, Russia, September 01, 2012. 656 Pages, Hard Printed in ЕU, 1,225 copies.
2017 Laura Collinson, “Bright Editorial Illustrations Reminiscent of Pixelated Computer Game Graphics,” Creative Boom, September 12, 2017. https://www.creativeboom.com/inspiration/bright-editorial-illustrations-are-reminiscent-of-pixelated-computer-game-graphics-/
2014 Simon Gordy, “Two Lines in My Life,” Monde Mag, February 14, 2014.
2008 Antoine Lecomte, “Linking Сultures,” Partfaliaz, March 29.
Boris Vian Library, Persan, France
Zdes na Taganke Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2010 BFA, Emerging Practices, EESI—Ecole Européenne Supérieure de l’Image, Poitiers, France