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Irina Zaytceva

Biography to Display: 

1957Born Moscow, Russia

EDUCATION

1982BA, MFA Book Illustration, Moscow Art Institute, Moscow, Russia

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE

1987—Studio Artist

 

Irena Zaytceva is known for pinched porcelain works that are typically footed vessels with elaborately painted and gilded images. The narrative subject matter may be drawn from imagination or mythology and incorporates images of youthful boys and girls, mermaids, fish, birds, butterflies, and botanicals.

Zayctceva incorporates china painted jewels and fine textiles in her imagery. She prefers the fine grit of porcelain clay and its historical references. All of her works are high-fired porcelain with overglaze and underglaze painting and gold luster. In order to achieve the rich coloration effects and luster, each piece is fired multiple times. Zaycteva was trained as a book illustrator in Russia before emigrating to the US.

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI

Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Racine Art Museum, Racine, Wisconsin

University of Michigan Art Museum, Ann Arbor, MI

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, Virginia Beach, Virginia

 

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

Mathieu, Paul.  Sex Pots: Eroticism in Ceramics. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2003.  

 

CV or Resume: Click Here to Download
Source: Tansey Contemporary

 

Typical Marks
Animal Magnetism
Date: 2005
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: China Paint, Luster, Overglaze, Underglaze
Tansey Contemporary
Tansey Contemporary
Cat's Cradle, Vase in three parts
Date: 2010
Form: Vase
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: China Paint, Luster, Overglaze, Underglaze
Tansey Contemporary
Tansey Contemporary
Death of a Mermaid
Date: 2011
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: China Paint, Luster, Overglaze, Underglaze
Tansey Contemporary
Tansey Contemporary
Paladin's Cup
Date: 2011
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: China Paint, Luster, Overglaze, Underglaze
Tansey Contemporary
Tansey Contemporary
Photo: Tansey
June, July, August
Form: Vessel
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: China Paint, Luster, Overglaze, Underglaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist
Triton
Form: Vessel
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Hand Built
Surface Technique: China Paint, Luster, Overglaze, Underglaze
Photo: Artist
Photo: Artist

Citation: "The Marks Project." Last modified November 9, 2019. http://www.themarksproject.org:443/marks/zaytceva