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Zhenya Gershman

Zhenya Gershman was born in Moscow, Russia. She held her first solo exhibition in St. Petersburg at age 14, and was selected as a subject of the TV Documentary Film Our Generation, a project dedicated to searching for the five most talented teenagers in Russia, showing hope for the cultural future of the country. The youngest student to be admitted to Otis Art Institute, Zhenya graduated with Honors and later received her Masters of Fine Arts degree from Art Center College of Design. Today, Zhenya’s work is featured in such preeminent private collections as Donald Simon (Chagall, Picasso, and other 20th Century Masterworks) and Richard Weisman (American Modern and Contemporary Art). Zhenya has been invited to participate in important international exhibitions including Art Aspen, Art Miami, and Art Chicago. She is a recipient of numerous awards, including the ALEX Award in Visual Arts, presented nationally to honored scholars and artists. The MusiCares Foundation selected Zhenya to create a portrait of Bruce Springsteen for its annual 2013 Grammys charity gala.

Zhenya is passionate about combining her love for art, art history, and education. She worked for over a decade in The J. Paul Getty Museum Education Department, participating in interpretation of such exhibitions as Icons of Sinai and Rembrandt: Telling the Difference. In 2011, Zhenya’s important discovery of a hidden Rembrandt self-portrait was published by Arion, Boston University and was a subject of the article for Le Monde, Paris. She is currently working on a Rembrandt book and painting in her studio in Los Angeles.

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