Yulia Iosilzon

Yulia Iosilzon’s paintings are unfolding narratives of human-animal metamorphosis, as well as depictions of everyday life and social protests. Encompassing painting and ceramics, the artist’s work draws on Jewish iconography—part of the artist’s heritage—as well as childhood cartoons, representations of paradise, mythological tales and prison tattoos. Iosilzon’s figurative works on stretched silk are portals into vivid dreamlike worlds with roots in both ancient mythologies and contemporary social concerns.

Photo by Masha Mel

BIO:

Yulia Iosilzon was born in 1992. The artist received an MA in Fine Art from the Royal College of Art in London, UK in 2019 and a BA in Fine Art from the Slade School of Fine Art in London, UK in 2017.

Solo exhibitions of Iosilzon’s work have taken place at: Foundry in Seoul, South Korea (2022); Carvalho Park in New York City (2021 and 2019); De Brock Gallery in Antwerp, Belgium (2021); Huxley-Parlour in London, UK (2021); Berntson Bhattacharjee, in collaboration with Sotheby’s Scandinavia, in Stockholm, Sweden (2021); Osnova in Moscow, Russia (2020); and Roman Road in London, UK (2020). 

Group exhibitions that have shown Iosilzon’s work have taken place at: Berntson Bhattacharjee Gallery in London, UK (2021); Roman Road in London, UK (2021); Space K in Seoul, South Korea (2020); Hannah Barry Gallery in London, UK (2020); Bloomberg New Contemporaries, South London Gallery in London, UK (2019); Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Leeds Art Gallery in Leeds, UK (2019); the Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow, Russia (2019); Hockney Gallery in London, UK (2018); and Kvadrat 16 Gallery in Copenhagen, Denmark (2018).

Iosilzon lives and works in London.