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Born in Moscow in 1990 into a family of artists, Sasha Sokolova was accepted into the Sergey Andriyaki’s Academy of Watercolour and Fine Arts in Moscow aged nine and won scholarships from the V. Spivakov’s fund and Young Talents Fund. She has also done courses in miniature enamel painting, mural painting and etching.
In 2005, she graduated with honors and in 2015 completed a Masters of Fine Arts at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography.
Sasha explains the work by saying, “In recent months I have done a number of portraits which is really my true love and most interesting for me. My grandfather, shown in a couple of these works, is also an artist and was my first mentor, and these works were painted with his brushes and paints that I found recently in his apartment, so those are particularly special for me. He is also a war veteran and I am now preparing a new series focussed those veterans in Russia.”