Olga Abramova – graphic artist.
Born in Moscow in 1976.
For more than 20 years, she has concentrated on working with graphic materials, with particular emphasis on pastel, charcoal and mixed media drawing.
She tries to convey a combination of simplicity and emotional completeness in her pictures.
In 1996 she graduated from the Moscow Academy of Design and Applied Arts (MGHPU), specializing in textile design.
In 2000 she graduated from the Moscow State Open Pedagogical University (MSOPU), in the faculty of graphic design.Since 1998 Olga has taken part in various exhibitions, showing her work in Russia and other countries. In 2017 she held two large solo exhibitions Moscow, presenting pieces using the technique of pastel undertaken in recent years.
Since 2001 she has been a member of the International Art Foundation (IAF).
From 2011 to 2015, she taught at the Flowers in Detail school, running original courses in drawing.
From 2008 to 2017, she taught at the Details school of interior design, tutoring students in landscape drawing.
For the last few years, Olga has demonstrated the process of creating her pastel paintings at master-classes, demonstration-classes and through online courses.
The nuances of her work, materials and events can be found in the personal blog of the artist.
She is a member of the Pastel Society of Italy (PASIT) and the Pastel Community of Southern California (PSSC).
In 2017, the French magazine Pratique des Arts published an edition devoted to pastels, containing an interview with the artist, “Olga Abramova. Morning meditation and the Russian school”.