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Fall '23

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IRINA TALL NOVIKOVA

Titles, top to bottom: " Little kitten in a big forest," (2021) "Don’t be surprised, I’m not a ghost..." (2021) and "When she became a mermaid" (2023).

Irina Tall Novikova is a graphic artist and illustrator. She graduated from the State Academy of Slavic Cultures with a degree in Art, and also has her bachelor's in Design. Her first personal exhibition My soul is like a wild hawk (2002) was held in the museum of Maxim Bagdanovich, and in 2020, she took part in Poznań Art Week. In her works, she raises themes of ecology and anti-war, and in 2005, she devoted a series of works to the Chernobyl disaster, drawing in on such themes. The first big series she drew was The Red Book, dedicated to rare and endangered species of animals and birds. In addition to her art, Novikova writes fairy tales, poems, and illustrates short stories. She draws various fantastic creatures: unicorns, animals with human faces, and she especially likes the image of a man - a bird - "Siren." Her work has been published in Gupsophila, Harpy Hybrid Review, Little Literary Living Room and others. In 2022, her short story was included in The 50 Best Short Stories and her poetry was published in The wonders of winter.

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