Tonight's Alina Poroshina reception at Gallery 180 of The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago was well attended. Poroshina [not pictured] flew in from New York to attend the event.
Born in Moscow, Poroshina moved—with her family—to Lansing, Michigan as a refugee at the age of ten. As her life continued, she earned BFA in Painting, with a minor in Illustration, from Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University. She continued her education and in 2007 earned an MFA in Studio Art, attending Kendall's graduate program on a merit scholarship.
In describing her paintings, Poroshina explains:
“The hidden symbolism—found in my paintings—creates a multi-lingual narrative that is interpreted in accordance with the unique cultures of the viewers. Seemingly different, all my paintings reflect my internal struggle, my passions, and the painful analysis of the fears and hopes of my generation.”The Alina Poroshina exhibition continues through April 15th at Gallery 180 of The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago. The exhibited works are available for purchase. Gallery 180 is located at 180 N. Wabash—at the corner of Lake and Wabash—in Chicago's Loop.