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INSTRUCTOR FOR THE NYC & ROMANIA RESIDENCY 
 
ILIYA MIROCHNIK
 
 
Dacia Gallery is proud to present Iliya Mirochnik as the instructor for the New York City Artist Residency.
 
Iliya Mirochnik: Originally from Odessa, Ukraine, Iliya immigrated to the United States in the early 1990’s with his family. From a young age Iliya pursued training in the arts in the Russian academic tradition. He studied in LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and Performing Art and in the Bridgeview School of Fine Arts in New York under the tutelage of professors trained in the art academies of the former Soviet Union. Iliya studied in St. Petersburg, Russia in the prestigious I.E. Repin State Institute of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture from which he received his Masters of Fine Arts degree in painting. In his paintings he aims to connect the Russian aesthetic with American sensibilities, creating images that go beyond their origins. He has been recipient of a number of prestigious scholarships and awards both in the United States and in Russia, winning the “First Place” award in the American Portrait Society’s International Portrait Competition. Iliya was recently selected to develop his design for a public monument for Iconbay Residences in Miami, Florida in collaboration with The Related Group architecture firm. Iliya lives in New York where he paints and teaches.
 
Teaching Statement
Only in internalizing the broadest possible collection of examples from the history of art, the artist is able to develop the limits in which to create. As an instructor my goal is to isolate the principles that have shaped our perception of the world and collective artistic output and carry them over to the student. Following the traditions of the Russian academic school, my teaching relies on a firm footing in the human figure, anatomy, and perspective. Emphasis is placed on searching for the correlation between the 3- dimensional representation of forms and the 2-dimensional decorative elements that make up the surface of the painting. Studying the principles of value, color, and composition students are meant to traverse various media and methods to be able to interpret the world around them in a manner that suits their temperament and vision.
 
Teaching Experience Summary
Iliya Mirochnik began teaching while still a student at the I.E. Repin Academy of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Russia. As a teaching assistant he participated in the organization of student exhibitions and conducted a short pose drawing class on a weekly basis, assisting prospective students in preparation for the rigorous entrance exams for the Academy. In New York Iliya Mirochnik teaches constructive anatomy and figure drawing at the Bridgeview School of Fine Arts. He has also taken part in open panel discussions on figurative art in the Grand Central Academy in New York. Iliya Mirochnik is a visiting teaching instructor in many atelier schools dedicated to working in representational art. He has conducted workshops in such places as the Academy of Realist Art Boston and The Southern Atelier in Sarasota, Florida and at The Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art and the Florence Academy. Iliya has instructed two artist residencys in Romania in the summer of 2014 and 2015 for Dacia Gallery as well as the New York City artist residency in August 2014, February 2015. Hes upcoming instruction courses include the NYC Artists Residency for 2016. Iliya is a talented artist and remarkable instructor, Dacia Gallery is honored to have him teaching our residency course New York City.
 
  
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