Katerina Muravyova
St. Petersburg
Katerina Muravyova was born in 1982 in Zabaykalsky Krai, in the military town Chita-46. Now she lives and works in St. Petersburg. She graduated Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design and Savitsky Art School in Penza. Also, she studied at the New Media Laboratory on the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater in St. Petersburg. Katerina is a member at the Union of Artists. She works with painting, objects, installations and video art.

In the recent years, Katerina's activities tend to acquire social connotation. She participates in socio-cultural, inclusive and educational projects in art, social projects in urbanism. Her solo exhibitions took place in Sochi, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Petrozavodsk. Muravyova's works were part of the international project "Waterfront" (St. Petersburg, 2019), the festival of light art "Light Nights" (Gatchina, 2018, 2019), the media festival "The Longest Night at the French Institute" (St. Petersburg, 2018), The Baltic Biennale of Book Art (St. Petersburg, 2018), and also exhibitions in Montenegro and Canada.

Katerina Muravyova's works belong to the collections of the State Hermitage Museum, loft project "Etazhi", gallery "DiDi" and to private collections in Italy, Ukraine, Belarus, Montenegro, USA.
About the research
How did the artist work in the art residence
Katerina Muravyova is an artist with the painter's classical education, however, her work feature experiments with form, volume, use of light and electronics. As part of the art residence, Katerina invited guests to her open studio to think together about the value of her "Beehive" project. Yekaterinburg residents could have seen it as an installation at the "Undark festival" at the end of December 2020. The guests of the residence could see the project in a variety of its manifestations: they could both attentively examine the bee canvases, and their transformation into a video installation, and smell warm natural wax. However, discussing the topics underlying the project remained essential for the residence: how to work with artifacts-triggers; does everyone have objects that bring up childhood memories and how they can be integrated into creative space. Traditionally at a residence, such conversations about the subject of studies in a specific project lead to new phrasings, new discoveries both in the artist's practice and in the way guests perceive their innermost experience.
Photo: Alyona Skala, Anastasia Bogomolova (Undark festival)