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My work focuses on relationships between people, places and objects and how these relationships affect our lives and shape our personalities. Being no stranger to constant relocation has affected the way I relate to spaces that I have inhabited and places that were at one point dear to me. I treasure the memories of those places almost as if they were memories of people, and in my work, depict them as such. Ghosts of past residences linger inside glass jars, while uninhabited landscapes become like intimate portraits. They are at once musical and still, and, like memories, fragmented and whole, alive and preserved.

 

The magic happens at  Mutual Aid -  a shared studio space in Downtown Santa Ana.
Please send all inquiries to yevgeniyadraws@gmail.com
Represented by Raw Salt Gallery


Education

MFA | CSU Long Beach, 2013
BFA | CSU Long Beach, 2009

Select Exhibitions

2015

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY - Other Places (solo)
RAW SALT GALLERY - Inaugural Exhibition

2014

BUSTAMANTE GILL GALLERY - C.FEIGN JUNIOR PROJECT Tender Remains  (two-person exhibition)
PHONE BOOTH GALLERY 6x6
FLOWER PEPPER GALLERY Signs of Spring
IRVINE FINE ARTS CENTER Paper Farm
COPRO GALLERY Convergence
F+ GALLERY Stone’s Throw
NAMASTE - C.FEIGN JUNIOR PROJECT Arcadia

2013

F+ GALLERY Newton's Third
DENNIS W DUTZI GALLERY Longing Limned - MFA Project Exhibition
MONDO POP - ROME Suggestivism Rome
GALLERIA PROVENCIALE SANTA CHIARA - COSENZA, ITALY Suggestivism - The New Horizon
COASTLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE GALLERY Making/Working
GALLERY NUCLEUS Society of Illustrators LA: Illustration West 51 (juried)

2012

AR4T Where The Sidewalk Ends
ART DU VIN Lost and Found - Solo Exhibition
BOLD HYPE GALLERY - NYC Suggestivism NYC
225 FOREST Creatures from The Deep
CSULB UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM Insights 2012 (juried)
FLOWER PEPPER GALLERY  The Tale of Two Legs Standing
GALLERY NUCLEUS Society of Illustrators LA: Illustration West 50 (juried)
MAX L GATOV GALLERY MFA Advancement Show

2011

CSULB UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM Insights 2011 (juried)
HIBBLETON GALLERY Counterparts
THE BOX GALLERYTupelo Honey (two-person exhibition)
GALLERY NUCLEUS Society of Illustrators LA: Illustration West 49 (juried)

2010

PACIFIC ELECTRIC LOFTS BLUECANVAS Issue 6 Launch Event
GRAND CENTRAL ART CENTER - RENTAL AND SALES GALLERY Roost
GALLERY NUCLEUS ICON6 - Labor of Line 
PHONE BOOTH GALLERY Off the Hook III
GRAND CENTRAL ART CENTER - RENTAL AND SALES GALLERYKindred Spirits
PHONE BOOTH GALLERY Girs! Girls! Girls!

2009

CSULB UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM Insights 2009 (juried)
DENNIS W DUTZI GALLERYThe Earth Day Show
MAX L GATOV GALLERY - Illustration BFA Show
MARILYN WERBY GALLERY - INK 3 (juried)
GALLERY NUCLEUS Society of Illustrators, Los Angeles - Illustration West 47 (juried)

Honors/Awards

Outstanding Creative Achievement Award, 2013
President F King Alexander Purchase Award, 2009, 2012
Elizabeth Vyse Memorial Art Scholarship, 2012
Society of Illustrators, Los Angeles, Illustration West 47-50
Society of Illustrators, Los Angeles, Student Scholarship, 2007

Publications/Press

KCET ArtBound, April 2015
Platinum Cheese Blog, May 2014
Riviera Magazine, February 2013
Spider Magazine, 2012
CD SAVOIA Short Film, October 2012
OC Art Blog, November 2012
Suggestivism NYC Exhibition Catalog
Hi-Fructose Blog, June 2011
Small Magazine, Spring 2011
BLUECANVAS Magazine, Issue 5
Orange County Register, May 22, 2010, Weighty and Wispy Pieces, by Richard Chang
OC Weekly, Calendar, April 1, 2010, Kindred Spirits 
District, Vol.3.Issue 6, Long Beach, CA
Genre 9 Literary Journal, CSULB
CMYK Magazine, Issue 39, Illustration category
In, Above, and Around Santiago Park, Exhibition Catalog, Published by Grand Central Press