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Artifacts of a Lost Reality, Ekaterina Vanovskaya

COFFEE BREAK: Artist Talks | Ekaterina Vanovskaya & Bill Ryan


Saturday, November 12 2022 | 10:00a.m. – 12:00p.m.

FREE | In-Person Event

Our Coffee Breaks are sponsored in part by the Jenkintown Lyceum.



Abington Art Center is proud to host this artist talk, featuring two of our 2022 Faculty Show artists, Ekaterina Vanovskaya and Bill Ryan.

Our Coffee Break series is a casual conversation with the artists featured in our exhibition programming. Learn more about the exhibiting artists’ process and technique through a talk and a Q&A. Coffee and bagels are provided for free.


Ekaterina Vanovskaya

Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Vanovskaya received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2009 and her MFA from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2015. Working primarily in oil paint, Vanovskaya paints pale, distressed figures in somber atmospheres that evoke feelings of loneliness, longing, and melancholia.

She works to translate her own feelings of emotional longing into paintings, drawing from her childhood experiences and acknowledging that “the physical places I no longer occupy and … do not exist in the same state, as when I knew them, all is imagined…How does our past impact our emotions, responses and ways of being?”


Bill Ryan

“I became serious about art after seeing a retrospective of paintings by Vincent VanGogh sometime around 1970 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.”

Local artist, Bill Ryan, draws inspiration from the works of Cezanne, Picasso, and the cubism movement to create large-scale abstract paintings and collages. His work explores geometric forms and color interaction, through expressionism and intricate composition. He notes “my pursuit is expression that emerges in the moment. I like to be surprised and open to what is unexpected”. This expression is evident in the intense mark making and brush strokes that encompass each canvas.


For more information on a particular artist or piece please call 215.887.4882


This event is produced as part of our 2022 Faculty Show, on view from November 4 – December 19.

Our Coffee Breaks are sponsored in part by the Jenkintown Lyceum.