b. 1981, Syzran, Russia
Yevgeniya Baras (b. 1981 Syzran, Russia) received her BA and MS from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003 and an MFA in painting and drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2007. Baras’s work has been displayed in multiple New York City galleries such as Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, Zurcher Gallery, and Asya Geisberg Gallery. In 2015, Baras earned the Artadia Prize and was chosen for the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program and the MacDowell Colony residency. She also curates exhibitions and is the co-founder of Regina Rex Gallery in New York City. Baras is known for her small, highly detailed paintings of layered abstractions. Inspired by touch, her work demonstrates the transformation of materials, the canvas acting as a body with its skin and scars. Baras lives and works in New York.