Yevgeniya Baras

Born in 1960 in Syzran, former Soviet Union

Lives and works in New York, NY


2007       The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, MFA, Painting and Drawing; Recipient of Graduate Honors Fellowship

2003       University of Pennsylvania, BA, Fine Arts and Psychology: MS, Education, Graduated Cum Laude

2001       University of London, Slade School of Fine Arts

Awards and Residencies

2023       Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant Recipient
2022/23 Senior Fulbright Scholar
2021       New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, New York, NY
2020       Surf Point Foundation Residency, York, ME
2019       Guggenheim Fellowship Recipient
                Bau Institute Residency at the Camargo Foundation, Cassis, France
2018       Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant Recipient Chinati Residency, Marfa, TX
2017       Yaddo Residency, Saratoga Springs, NY
2015       Artadia, Award Recipient, New York, NY
                Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, New York, NY
                MacDowell Colony Residency, Peterborough, NH

2014       Rema Hort Mann Foundation Grant Recipient, New York, NY

Yevgeniya Baras (b. Syzran, former Soviet Union) is an artist in New York. Baras holds a BA in Psychology and Fine Arts and an MA in Education from the University of Pennsylvania (2003) and an MFA in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2007).

Baras has exhibited her work at galleries including White Columns (New York, NY); Nicelle Beauchene (New York, NY); Reyes Finn Gallery (Detroit, MI); Gavin Brown Enterprise (New York, NY); Inman Gallery (Houston, TX); Mother Gallery (New York, NY); Sperone Westwater Gallery (New York, NY); Thomas Erben Gallery (New York, NY) The Pit (Los Angeles, CA); as well as internationally including NBB Gallery (Berlin, Germany); Julien Cadet Gallery (Paris, France); Station Gallery (Sydney, Australia). She is represented by The Landing (Los Angeles, CA) and Sargent’s Daughters (New York, NY).

Baras' paintings take shape through a process of layering and accumulation, combining oil media with various found and unconventional materials. The resulting objects hover between painting and sculptural relief, with layers that frequently extend onto the sides and supports of the canvas, refusing any definitive boundary. Within these stratified compositions, Baras creates symbolic topographies which address ideas of language, migration, and translation. The material richness of the work serves to generate abstractions that are encoded and deeply personal.

Yevgeniya is a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner grant in 2023 and 2018. Baras was named Senior Fulbright Scholar for 2022/2023. She was a recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in 2021 and the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2019. Baras was selected for the Chinati Foundation Residency in 2018 and the Yaddo Residency in 2017. She received the Artadia Prize and was selected for the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program and the MacDowell Colony residency in 2015. In 2014, she was named a recipient of the Rema Hort Mann Foundation’s Emerging Artist Prize. Her work has been reviewed in the New York Times, LA Times, ArtForum, The New York Review of Books, and Art in America.

Baras co-founded and co-curated Regina Rex Gallery in New York’s Lower East Side (2010-2018).

Group shows at Ceysson Gallery
Body Full of Stars , New York
June 21 - July 28, 2023

Solo Exhibitions



Solo Exhibition, Sargent’s Daughters, New York, NY 

Solo Exhibition, Soco Gallery, Charlotte, NC 


Labor,Mystery,Labor,Dream, The Landing Gallery, Los Angeles, LA 

Change of Heart, NBB Gallery, Berlin, Germany Still Moving To Me, Station Gallery, Melbourne,Australia 


Invisible Line, Station Gallery, Sydney, Australia 


I Sit By The Window, The Landing, Los Angeles, LA 


Skirting Legibility, Reyes Finn Gallery, Detroit, MI Seam, Scar, Sign, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, NY 


Towards Something Standing Open, The Landing, Los Angeles, LA (Reviewed in Artforum and LA Times) 

Clocks Within, 68Projects, Berlin The Day Is Long, The Locker Plant, Marfa, TX 


All Inside of Itself, Close, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, NY (Reviewed by Karen Rosenberg in the New York Times) 


Of Things Soothsaid and Spoken, Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York, NY (Reviewed by Roberta Smith in the New York Times)

Two and Three Person Exhibitions


Wild Chambers, Yevgeniya Baras and Julia Kunin, Mother Gallery, NY (Reviewed by Roberta Smith in the New York Times) 

Yevgeniya Baras and Pete Schulte, Gallery at Heimbold, Dodd Galleries, and Sarah Moody Gallery , NY, GA, AL 


Parts of Speech: Yevgeniya Baras and Julia Haft Candell, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX 


Yevgeniya Baras, Matt Phillips, and John Dilg, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, NY 

Yevgeniya Baras, Lauren McKeon, Sahar Khoury, Interface Art Gallery, Oakland, CA 

I’ll Be Your Mirror: Yevgeniya Baras, Erin Lee Jones, Nickola Pottinger, Mild Climate, Nashville, TN 


Triad: Yevgeniya Baras, Mike Cloud, Zachary Wollard, FiveMyles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 


Yevgeniya Baras and Teresa Baker, The Alice, Seattle, WA 

Yevgeniya Baras, Carolin Eidner and Adelhyd van Bender, Thomas Erben Gallery, New York, NY 


Materiality: Yevgeniya Baras, Thornton Dial, Joey Archuleta, Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY 2011 

Hide: Yevgeniya Baras and Leeza Meksin, Adds Donna, Chicago, IL 2007 

Yevgeniya Baras and Harold Mendez, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, IL 

Selected Group Exhibitions


Body Full of Stars, Ceysson & Bénétière, New York, NY

Touchstones, Sargent’s Daughters, New York, NY 

The Ways of Magic, Troost Gardens, Kansas City, MO 


Given Time, Milton Resnick Foundation 

To Make Me Forget About Now, Galerie Julien Cadet, Paris, France 

The Fire and the Cow, Giovanni Bonelli, Milan, Italy 

Forward Ground , Fridman Gallery, New York, NY 

Cosmic Geometries, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY 


Use Your Words, Studio Archive Project, New York, NY 

Convergent Acts, Bubble'n Squeak, Brussels, Belgium 

A New Art World, Guts Gallery, London, UK 

Proximity, Wilding Cran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 

Fredy, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX 

Glyphadelphia, Hesse Flatow, New York, NY 


Painted Pidgin, St. Charles, Baltimore, MD 


Material Properties, Albertz Benda, New York, NY 

By Our Own Hands, Camayuhs, Atlanta, GA 

Summer Gang, Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland, OR 

Notebook, 56 HENRY, New York, NY 2018 

Setting Forth by Signs, Interface Gallery, Oakland, CA 

Gardening the Moon, George Lawson Gallery, Emeryville, CA 

Cupping the Counter, Motel Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

Gangs of NY, Adds Donna, Chicago, IL 

If Field Could Become Some Dream, No Place Gallery, Columbus, OH 

Cruelest Month, Mother Gallery, Beacon, NY 

Isness, Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY 


Summer Trip, Tripoli Gallery, Southhampton, NY 

Pictography, Sperone Westwater, New York, NY 

Shampoo Effect, Mass Gallery, Austin, TX 

We Might Not Have a Planet Left Soon, 68Projects, Berlin, Germany 

Say Yes, Wayne State University, MI 

Quorum, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA 2016 

Good Old New Place, Cuevas Tilleard, New York, NY 

SummerZCool , David Shelton Gallery, Houston, TX 

Goulding the Lolly, Gavin Brown Enterprise , New York, NY 

The Faraway Inside, Nicelle Beauchene Gallery, New York, NY 

Lost For Words, In Collaboration with Matthew Higgs, Murray Guy, New York, NY 

Looking Back, Curated By Matthew Higgs, White Columns, New York, NY 

Physical Painting, Richard & Dolly Maass Gallery, Purchase, NY 


Hot Slice, Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL Muscular, Curated by John McAllister, Kansas Gallery, New York, NY 

Cold Cups of Boiling Water, Ltd Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 

Thinking &Touching Time, Curated by Zahar Vaks. Ortega Y Gasset Projects, New York, NY 


Four Who Paint, Valentine Gallery, Ridgewood, NY 

Portraits in Convex Mirrors, Curated by Em Rooney Bannerette, Brooklyn,NY 

Heart’s Gymnastics, Outpost Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 

By Invitation Only 3, Curated by Renee Riccardo, Kinz +Tillou Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY 

The Last Brucennial, New York, NY 

New Threads, Lamar Dodd Gallery, Athens, GA 


Caving, Honey Ramka, Brooklyn, NY

See with Fingers, Curated by Laurel Sparxx, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY 

Split 7, Curated by Matt Phillips, Folwer Arts, New York, NY 

Encounter, Zurcher Gallery, New York, NY 


Centaurs and Satyrs, Asya Geisberg Gallery, New York, NY. 

Foreign Bodies, Set Gallery, Brooklyn, NY and Barbur Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel 


Rich-oo-uhl, Rich-oo-uhl, Jolie Laide, Philadephia, PA 

New Year, New Work, New Faces, Storefront, New York, NY 


Smith, Roberta, New York Times Review, “ What to See in NYC Galleries Right Now”, September 28 


Marisa Mazria Katz, The New York Review of Books, “Painting a Knotty Landscape”, May 30 


Gerwin, Daniel, Artforum, Critics’ Picks, February 19 

Pagel, David, LA Times, “Internal Murmurs Amplified”, February 18 


Griffin, Nora, Art In America, “Yevgeniya Baras at Nicelle Beauchene” December 1 

Rosenberg, Karen, New York Times, “What to See In New York Art Galleries This Week”, September 23 

Saltz, Jerry, NY Magazine, “ Twenty-five things to hear, watch, and read”, September 18 

Saltz, Jerry, Vulture, “Never Has My Breath Been Taken Away Like It Was at Knockdown Center”, June 16, 2016 

IAP Interview: Yevgeniya Baras, NYFA Current, January 26, 2016 


Elisabeth Kley, ArtNews, “Yevgeniya Baras, June Smith, Roberta, New York Times Review, “Yevgeniya Baras: Of Things Soothsaid and Spoken”, March 26 

William Eckhardt Kohler, Huffington Post, "Of Things Soothsaid and Spoken: Paintings by Yevgeniya Baras”, November 22 


Profile in Art in America, April 1