“A sense of place and belonging is increasingly important to me, especially since my immigration from the Soviet Union. As a result, my work investigates history, personal memories and everyday rituals by assembling bits and pieces of my surroundings into imaginary environments.”
A political refugee from the USSR, Masha Ryskin studied academic painting before earning a BFA at Rhode Island School of Design and MFA at University of Michigan. Ryskin exhibits nationally and internationally and has been awarded numerous residencies and grants, including a Fulbright and RI Artist Fellowship. She teaches at Rhode Island School of Design.