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Nadezda [Nad'e:zhda] is a Russia-born artist based in the Bay Area of California. She has contributed to creative projects across various genres – feature film, theatre, illustration and fine art. Heavily influenced by theatrical performance and an extensive background in costume and character design for film, her artwork is primarily about storytelling that portrays the human condition, an intimate window that exposes the inner world of her subjects: “I paint mirrors that reflect not just the body’s exterior, but the subconscious hidden inward landscapes of human nature. When people walk by my paintings, I want them to feel as if they walked by a mirror hanging on the wall and stop in their tracks, recognizing the familiar. I want them to see the true reflections of their inner selves – raw, vulnerable, playful, animalistic, vicious, childish, pure, free.. They don’t have to admit that likeness out loud to others, they don’t even have to admit it to themselves, but I hope the emotional hook will pierce their modern-tempered skin and rip a small hole, oozing with their long forgotten desires and dreams.”


SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

February 2018 Nightmares & Lullabies, (solo show) Haven Gallery, Northport, NY

November 2017 Annual Miniatures Show, (group show) Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

September 2017 Heart’s Blood, (group show) Haven Gallery, Northport, NY

August 2017 NSFW, (group show) Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

August 2017 August Group Show, (group show) Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

July 2017 Moleskine Project VI, (group show) Spoke Art Gallery, San­ Francisco, CA

February 2017 Mirror.Mirror, (group show) Lovetts Gallery, Tulsa, OK

June 2017 Fly-By-Night, (solo show) Haven Gallery, San Francisco, CA

May 2017 Tondo, (group show) Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

April 2017 Mythos, (group show) Haven Gallery, Northport, NY

March 2017 Four Dames Show, (four person show) Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA

February 2017 Red Show, (group show) Lovetts Gallery, Tulsa, OK

December 2016 Annual Miniatures Show, (group show) Abend Gallery, Denver, CO

December 2016  Cauldron: The Beautiful Brew, (group show) Lovetts Gallery, Tulsa, OK

November 2016 Safehouse Show, (group show) Safehouse Atelier, Los Angeles, CA

April 2016 Moleskine Project V, (group sow) Spoke Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

SELECTED FILM WORK (CONCEPT ARTIST):

Kong: Skull Island (2017)

The Mummy (2017)

The Dark Tower (2017)

Black Mirror 3 (TV Series) (2016)

Black Mirror 4 (TV Series) (2017)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) – Art Director

Alien: Covenant (2017)

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017)

Monster Trucks (2016) 

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

Suicide Squad (2016)

Ghostbusters (2016) 

X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) 

The Jungle Book (2016) 

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Victor Frankenstein (2015) 

Pan (2015) 

Fantastic Four (2015) 

Cinderella (2015) 

Fortitude (2015) 

Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)