Raisa Nosova holds an MFA degree from NYU Steinhardt. She is a recipient of the George T. Dorsch Grant and Fannie Kipnes Memorial Award. She has completed an Artist Residency at the Berlin Art Institute and at ESKFF in Jersey City, NJ. Raisa has been the highlight artist for the Montclair Art Museum, NJ, a guest speaker at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, and an artist on panel discussions at the San Joaquin County Office of Education, Stockton CA, Monmouth Museum, Monmouth, NJ and the Laurelwood Arboretum, Wayne, NJ. Raisa is an adjunct painting professor at the New York University and the founder of Supernosovas art education program for youth.
Solo exhibitions include 80WSE Gallery, New York, NY, La Galerie Emeric Hahn, Paris, Parasol Projects, New York City and Amsterdam International Art Fair. Nosova’s public art projects are located in Brooklyn, NY, Yonkers, NY, Hoboken NJ, and Berlin, Germany. Group shows include Rexer Gallery, Hoboken, NJ, Mulberry Street Library, New York City, 440 Gallery Brooklyn, NY, Workspace Gallery, Tacoma, WA, Espace Moss, Brussels, Armory Art Center, West Palm Beach, Monmouth Museum, NJ, Morristown Museum, NJ and the Whistler Museum, Lowell, MA. Her work has been featured in periodicals including Fresh Paint Magazine, Star Leger, and Washington Square Review.
The body of work “I Smell Mother” is a documentary self-portrait as I go through my first pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and postpartum. The multidisciplinary installation consisting of video, glass and breastmilk sculpture, as well as painting, is a direct cry of motherhood pride and fragility. In my practice I dissect, peel, slice, unveil and reorganize extreme experiences such as my childhood separation from my mother during my immigration to the US, to help me process the impacts.
About Garden of Nostalgia
To me the word Garden is reminiscent of the idea of abundance. And Nostalgia perhaps resides in the subconscious. My restlessness of search for something undefined in my abundant subconsciousness emerges to tactile reality through my practice. This relationship answers the unspoken questions I did not know I had.