PHOTOGRAPHER, VISUAL ARTIST
BASED IN THE UK, LONDON
Evgeniya Strygina (b. 1989) is a London-based contemporary artist who specialises in landscape and architecture photography as she captures urban and natural environments to highlight both their relation to and their autonomy from human beings.
Following her early essays in film and digital photography as a teenager, Evgeniya took a real interest in the art of picture-taking while studying for her degrees in journalism and Spanish in Moscow. After graduating, she completed two courses at the Fine Art Photography School, also in the Russian capital, and a year-long course on contemporary art theory and practice at the Free Workshops, Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA).
A perfectionist in her work, Evgeniya has stuck to digital photography, a medium she believes helps her attain the result she is after as she is prepared to spend hours making dozens of shots to get the few mesmerising images that would satisfy her.
Between 2017 and 2019, Evgeniya took part in at least a dozen group exhibitions in Moscow, including two shows at the MMOMA, art fairs, biennales and festivals, including the Festival of Visual, Sound and Performing Arts in Brindisi, Italy. After taking a hiatus from art photography, Evgeniya relocated to the UK in 2022 to resume her artistic career and work on new projects further exploring her preferred themes such as the nature of space and longing for home.
The change in her environment brought new opportunities and recognition for her work. After relocating, her photographs have been showcased in numerous exhibitions, including Mall Galleries, London Lighthouse Gallery, PH21 Gallery, LoosenArt Gallery. She has received notable awards such as the Top 150 MIRA Mobile Prize, MonoVisions Photography Awards, and Photometria Awards judged by Martin Parr. Additionally, her work has been published in The Courtauldian, Al-Tiba9 Art Magazine, Artdoc Photography Magazine, and F-Stop Magazine.
In 2023, Evgeniya held first solo exhibition as a result of her art residency in the Czech Republic.
2023 | Borders and Beyond, Výměník, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
2023 | Darkness Falls, The Glasgow Gallery of Photography, Glasgow, UK
2023 | Through The Looking Glass, Mall Galleries, London, UK
2023 | Photographic Visions, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2023 | I Want To Believe, Millepiani, LoosenArt Gallery, Rome, Italy
2023 | Urban, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2023 | Enigma of Life, Artdoc Photography Magazine, Online Exhibition
2023 | Spring Exhibition, London Lighthouse Gallery, London, UK
2023 | Reflections, Royal Blue Gallery, Online Exhibition
2023 | Freedom and Social change, SB ART Gallery, London, UK
2019 | Data in ART, Art Gallery "Bogorodskoe", Moscow, Russia
2018 | Art-Fever Vol.2, Art Space "Squate 3⁄4", Moscow, Russia
2018 | Festival of Visual, Sound and Performing Arts "Timeless Fragments", Palazzo Granafei-Nervegna, Brindisi, Italy
2018 | It drives me crazy, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
2018 | City archive, Art Gallery "Bogorodskoe", Moscow, Russia
2018 | Dynamic Chaos, parallel program of the 6th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, State Darwin Museum, Moscow, Russia
2018 | Time signs, parallel program of the 6th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Art Gallery "Belyaevo", Moscow, Russia
2017 | Baltic Photo Biennale, Kaliningrad Art Gallery, Kaliningrad, Russia
2017 | Black and white is Here, Art Gallery "Here", Moscow, Russia
2017 | What Will I Leave, Artspace "Poligrafichesky Tsekh", Moscow, Russia
2017 | Workshop 17, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
2023 | Esence Místa, Vzbuďme Vary, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
2023 | MonoVisions Photography Awards, Honorable Mention, Series, Street Photography
2023 | Photometria Awards, Finalist,"Emerging Roots" competition judged by Martin Parr
2023 | 150 Top MIRA Mobile Prize
2015 | Best of Russia Photo Contest, Finalist, Architecture
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