Sergei Isupov


Sergei Isupov installed at IAP


Sergei Isupov splits his year between Western Massachusetts and Estonia. With studios in both countries he produces work influenced by a strong connection with local geography – both internal and external. Isupov has a long international resume with work included in numerous collections and exhibitions, including the National Gallery of Australia, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (TX), Museum of Arts and Design (NY), Racine Art Museum (WI), and Museum of Fine Arts Boston (MA). He teaches workshops and lectures internationally at museums, universities and art centers. Recent residencies include Archie Bray Foundation, Helena (MT), The International Ceramics Studio, Kecskemét, Hungary and Guldagergaard, International Ceramic Research Center, Skælskør, Denmark. In 2001 was awarded the Louis Comfort Tiffany Biennial Award.


Isupov works in porcelain using traditional hand building and sculpting techniques to combine surface and form with narrative painting using stains and clear glaze. His work exquisitely portrays human and animal characters drawn from his imagination, capturing a composite of fleeting moments, movements, sentiments, and emotion. The artist’s use of a bold color palette, heavily tattooed faces, and textured surfaces relate these works to the aesthetics of traditional Russian art, as well as to contemporary styles of illustration.



Sergei Isupov is represented by Ferrin Contemporary.

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