What makes you feel at home? For artist Ekaterina Popova her fascination with the idea of home started at a young age after her move to the United States from Russia. Since then, she has been involuntarily clinging to old photographs, images, magazine cutouts, and books that remind her of her old life.

She now combines these elements and found imagery to create fictional spaces in which her separate cultural experiences can co-exist: “My paintings fuse my memories with scenes from my current environment. As a result, the domestic spaces and still life artworks feel at once strange and familiar.”

Popova was born in Vladimir, Russia. After moving to the United States, she fell in love with painting and received a BFA from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.

Her work has been exhibited nationally, including Uforge Gallery (Boston), The Painted Bride Center (Philadelphia), The Boxheart Gallery (Pittsburgh), Chris White Gallery (Wilmington), A.I.R. Gallery (Brooklyn) and more.

She has been featured in multiple publications, including Professional Artist Magazine, The Artist Catalogue, Studio Visit Magazine and on the cover of Ivory Tower Journal, Delhi, India. Most recently, her work was on view at an exhibition at Capital One in Wilmington, DE, as part of a Diamonds Unleashed show at Art Miami Fairs and on The Jealous Curator blog.

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