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Irina Skornyakova

Irina Skornyakova

Medium mixed media | sculpture

Website http://www.irinaskornyakova.net


My creative process is inspired by the intersection of technology, geology, and contemporary culture. I enjoy making physical objects that have a digital quality and digital work that feels like a physical layer from the earth. As humans, we forget the sheer physical material that goes into something that feels as ethereal as wifi. Visually, I enjoy the challenge and intrigue of drawing a similarity between elements such as digital data and building materials like bricks.

How does digital space impact our understanding of space and time and in turn how do we relate to where we are? How do we look back on fallen civilizations and think about our future demise? These questions lead me to create ambiguous objects, installations, and assemblages where reality, time, and fantasy collide.


Irina Skornyakova is a multidisciplinary artist and independent curator born in 1986, Moscow, Russia. She received her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art & Design and has exhibited across the US as well as abroad. Her recent curatorial project “Satellite Space” exhibited artists influenced by digital technology and our tumultuous relationship to the internet. She currently resides in Portland, Maine.