Julia Stotskaya

1970, Moscow and Jerusalem

The celebrated illustrator Julia Stotskaya was born in 1970 in Moscow, where she showed a precocious ability even as a young child. She studied privately with Vladimir Petrov-Kirillov and Boris Malinkovskiyshe before enrolling at Moscow’s Academic Art School in the department of Industrial Graphic Design.

She later worked as a designer at major printing houses and design studios, ultimately becoming art director at Grey Advertising G2 and the creative agency Indivision.

Her graphic illustrations are well-known to Russian-speaking audiences around the world, appearing on the covers of books published by major houses such as Eksmo, Sindbad, Ripol Classic and Fenixbooks. And her ‘Literary Porcelain’ tea services, based on authors including Lermontov and Pushkin are now collectors’ items.

A member of the Moscow Union of Artists, Julia Stotskaya has participated in group exhibitions in Russia and Israel (where she moved in 2016). She has worked as an illustrator for the Israeli creative publishing house Citykat Stories, and held personal exhibitions in galleries including the Open Club, Promgraphika and the Jewish Cultural Center (Moscow); and the Harmony Cultural Center, Skizza, and Talis (Jerusalem).

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