Yulia Iosilzon

Yulia Iosilzon (Moscow, 1992) is a London based artist who spent her formative years in Tel Aviv. She holds an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art in London, and a BA in Fine Art from Slade School of Fine Art in London. Her work is born from an inherent interest in the narrative of stories anecdotally told and retold, fables proliferated and propagated through word of mouth and fairy tales passed down from generation to generation. Experienced moments or overheard conversations are rendered metaphorical on the canvas, encouraging deciphering or translation, hinting at a longer, continuing narrative hidden from the viewer. Yulia’s command of colour and application of figurative abstractions are inspired from artist’s Jewish origin and female identity, but also theatre, fashion and children’s illustration. Often painting directly on silk or thin cotton or linen, the artist’s approach is thoughtfully communicated through materials that point to weightlessness and delicacy. As the artist claims, transparency as a material and transparency as a meaning collide in her works all the time.

Yulia Iosilzon
Yulia Iosilzon

Yulia Iosilzon

Yulia Iosilzon


MA Fine Art, Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom

BA Fine Art, Slade School of Art, London, United Kingdom

Selected Exhibitions

Invisible power, Osnova, Moscow, Russia
Bloomberg New Contemporaries, South London Gallery, London, UK
Crowd, Hannah Barry Gallery, London, UK
RedivideR, Platform Soutwark, London, UK

Paradeisos, Carvalho Park, New York, USA (Solo)
Visions, Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Russia (Solo)
Lacuna Show, Sotto Sale Projects, London, United Kingdom
Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Leeds, United Kingdom
Library Show, Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Shelves Show, Spanish City, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Royal College of Arts Graduation Show, London, United Kingdom
Wolves by the Road, Assembly House, Leeds, United Kingdom
We Can Only Have Fun on Certain Days, Warbling Collective, London, United Kingdom
Nourishment, Guests Space, London, United Kingdom
AWB, Herrick Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Something Else, Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Russia
UJS Exhibition, London, United Kingdom
More Life, Hockney Gallery, London, United Kingdom
The Origin of Who, Kvadrat 16 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
Thumbnails, Hockney Gallery, London, United Kingdom

We Are the Ones Vol I, Group Exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark
Visions, Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Slade Degree Show, Slade School of Fine Art, London, United Kingdom

Personal Exhibition, Show Space Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Group Exhibition, Frames Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Shapes’, Group Exhibition, Art Moorhouse, London, United Kingdom
Group Interim Show, Woburn Square, Slade School of Fine Art, London, United Kingdom
Foundation Final Show, CCW , London, United Kingdom

Prizes and Awards

Bloomberg New Contemporaries, London, United Kingdom

Audrey Wykeham Prize, London, United Kingdom


Fad Magazine – Interview by Hector Campbell

Young Space – Interview by Kate Mothes