Julia Ayzman is a painter, printmaker, illustrator, ceramic artist and educator who lives and works in New York City.
A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, Julia Ayzman was born in 1958. As the granddaughter of the renowned muralist, Alex Ayzman, Julia spent much of her early childhood in his studio, where she developed a fierce passion for the materials and process of oil painting.
Julia Ayzman studied Ceramic and Glass Arts at the St. Petersburg Academy of Art and Design (ЛВХПУ им. Мухиной), then she began to exhibit her works at the Russian Museum and galleries. During summer breaks, Ayzman affiliated with the archeological department of the Hermitage Museum, working as an artist for many archeological expeditions throughout Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the Black Sea region. Her archeological artworks are included as part of the permanent collection of Hermitage and the Odessa Museum of Archeology.
In 1988, after graduating St. Petersburg Academy, Ayzman immigrated to America and settled in New York. Continuing her studies, she received a second Masters degree in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts, NYC.
Julia Ayzman is a figurative painter, her work has been widely exhibited in both solo and group shows in galleries and museums across the country and abroad. Most notably at the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, the Stieglitz Museum of Decorative and Applied Arts in St. Petersburg,RU, the Museum of American Illustration in New York, Sotheby’s, Phillips de Pury, Art Directors Club, New York Academy of Art Gallery, SVA Chelsea Gallery, Synchronicity Space Gallery, Soho ArtLoft Gallery, NY Society of Etchers, to name a few.
Her paintings and works on paper are in numerous public and private collections. Her art has been reviewed in Art in America, New York Gallery Guide, Magazine of Printmaking and in Jewish World, Russian Bazar, and more.