December 16 – 22, 2017
Katya Petetskaya is a visual artist who works predominantly in painting and visual art performance. Born and raised in Russia she now lives and works in Australia while frequently undertaking projects in other parts of the world. Rather than focusing on finding her roots, she explores the ambiguous state of belonging. Petetskaya’s paintings combine the language and materials of landscape painting, while disrupting traditional readings of this genre. Usually created in digital plein air using bright colour palettes, the paintings are hybrid versions of landscape and abstraction, with no reference to any particular location or time. In her performance practice, Petetskaya explores alternative forms of knowledge that go beyond thought, in at attempt to understand the co-relation between body and reality. Petetskaya has a Master of Art with a concentration in painting from UNSW Art and Design, Sydney. She held her first solo exhibition at Airspace Projects in Sydney in 2016 and has been part of collaborations and group shows in Sydney, Venice, Athens, The Hague, Saas Fee, St Petersburg and Leipzig.