Irina Kolesnikova

16ik Hierarchy, Irina Kolesnikova, flax, silk, polyester, hand woven, 39.75” x 11.5”, 2011, $4,000


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14ik Balancing I, Irina Kolesnikova, flax, silk, paper, hand woven, 21" x 16", 2009, $1,200

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15ik Balancing II, Irina Kolesnikova, flax, silk, paper, hand woven, 21" x 16", 2009, $1,200



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12ik Airplane, Irina Kolesnikova, flax, silk, paper hand woven , 38" x 24", 2004, $3,600

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8ik & 5ik Photoatelier #8 & #12, Irina Kolesnikova,

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flax, silk, hand woven, 15.5" x 11.75"; 20" x 16" frame, 2004, $1,700 each



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10ik & 13ik Photoatelier #10 & #13, Irina Kolesnikova,

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flax, silk, hand woven, 15.5" x 11.75"; 20" x 16", frame, 2004, $1,700 each



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4ik Photoatelier #4 Irina Kolesnikova, flax, silk, hand woven, 15.5” x 11.75”; 20” x 16” frame, 2000-02, $1,700
6ik Photoatelier #6 Irina Kolesnikova, flax, silk, hand woven, 15.5” x 11.75”; 20” x 16” frame, 2000-02, $1,700



Selected collections and exhibition venues:
Decorative, Applied & Folk Art Museum, Moscow, Russia; (4th International Baltic Minitextile Triennial – traveling exhibition); Musée de Angers, France (International Triennial of Miniature Textiles); Museum Tsaritsino, Moscow, Russia; LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton, New York (Small Works in Fiber); GEDOK-Atelierhaus; Beck, Germany (solo exhibition); Smend Gallery, Cologne, Germany; Ost-West Gallery, Basel Switzerland (solo exhibition); Beauvais, France (2nd International Festival of Textiles); Jean Lurcat Museum, Angers, France; Central Museum of Textiles, Lodz, Poland; Kunst Museum of Modern Art, Aalborg, Denmark; West Norway Museum of Decorative Art, Bergen, Norway (Artapestry 2, traveling exhibtion); Recipient: Silver medal, Russian Academy of Arts; Grand Prix, 4th International Baltic Mini-textile Triennial.




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11ik Photoatelier #11 Irina Kolesnikova, flax, silk, hand woven, 15.5” x 11.75”, 20” x 16” frame, 2004

Statement:
When I started working in textile, one of my sources was miniature Coptic textiles, as a combination of linen background and a colorful image (made of silk). A condensation and a rarefaction of color and texture have become a theme of other works.

I like old, black-and-white photos very much and I play with images from these pictures, using silhouettes, details of dress, signs of a profession. I make collage and then replicate collage in woven technique. You cannot recognize individuals in the pieces in the series Automobilists and Photoatelier because it is not important for me. I like a paradoxical combination of contemporary art language and ancient handweaving technique.


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