Tatiana Istomina was born in Siberia in 1977, graduated from Moscow State University in 2000 and in 2003 came to the US to pursue a science career. After receiving a doctoral degree in physics from Yale University (2009), she entered a fine arts MFA program at Parsons New School in New York. Since then Istomina has been working as an artist and art writer.
Her practice includes painting, sculpture, installation, text and video. Istomina’s projects have been featured in exhibitions and screenings across the US and abroad; venues include Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum, the Drawing Center, the Bronx Museum, Gaîté Lyrique, and Haus der Kulturen der Welt.
Istomina is a recipient of several awards including the AAF Prize for Fine Arts, Joan Mitchell Foundation grant, the Chenven Foundation grant, the Puffin Foundation grant and Spillways
Fellowship, and worked at multiple residencies, such as Yaddo, the Core program and Jan van Eyck Academie (Netherlands). Istomina is currently based in New York City; she has a four-year old son and works as a part-time faculty at Cooper Union, New York City.