Salamatina LLC New York


Yana Lande, Untitled I,
Acrylic on canvas,
78.74 x 63 in.

Yana Lande, Untitled XII,
Acrylic on canvas,
39.37 x 31.49 in.

Yana Lande, Untitled VII,
Acrylic on canvas,
35.43 x 27.55 in.

Yana Lande, Untitled VI,
Acrylic on canvas,
35.43 x 27.55 in.

Yana Lande, Untitled X,
Acrylic on canvas,
31.49 x 35.43 in.

Yana Lande, Untitled VIII,
Acrylic on canvas,
31.49 x 35.43 in.

Yana Lande

Born in Odessa in 1979, Yana Lande began to draw with great verve at an early age. "My parents had to change the wallpaper every year... and wallpaper was hard to obtain in Russia at that time," the artist recollects. "Sketchpads were clearly not enough for me, not to mention the fact that the format was a bit restrictive."


Lande's parents both worked in a factory, so she often took part in the children's drawing competitions which were sponsored by their employers. The prizes awarded were glossy art albums whose colorful illustrations inspired Lande to enroll in art high school. She was two years shy of when students were formally admitted, but Lande persisted in her application and was enrolled at the precocious age of 10. Six years later, Lande entered the Odessa Art Academy where she graduated with honors. As a student, Lande traveled to Poland for outdoor painting classes and was an assistant to the production designer on the set of Giuseppe Tornatore's film, The Legend of 1900. This interdisciplinary work led her to study at the renowned Saint Petersburg State Theater Arts Academy, which she finished in four years. At the same time, Lande audited classes at the Institute of Cinema and Television in Saint Petersburg. Her education crystallized with a diploma thesis entitled Peculiarities in the Production Design of Classic Foreign Literature Adaptations at the Lenfilm Studio (The Case of Yevgeny Yenei).


Lande's first solo show, Anthem & Ode, was in 2008 at the Vostochnaya Gallery in Moscow. The exhibition was an instant success, as the Guggenheim Museum in New York acquired half of the works at the opening. In 2009, Lande held another solo exhibition, URBAN ODES, at Vostochnaya Gallery, as well as one entitled The Chandelier of Justice at the Kiev Museum of Russian Art. She has participated in several group shows, including the Third Moscow Biennale and Art Moscow fair in 2008, 2009 and 2010. Her works are included in the permanent collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Kiev Museum of Russian Art, as well as in private collections.


She will have her first solo show in America at the Salamatina Gallery in New York beginning in November, 2010.