Yulia Iosilzon b. 1992

Yulia Iosilzon (b. 1992), lives and works in London. She received her BA from Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, in 2017, and completed her MA in Painting from The Royal College of Art in 2019. 


Yulia draws on children’s illustration, fashion and theatre to posit fragmentary narratives in large-scale works. An initial readability in her work is thrown into question by the persistent use of techniques which serve to interrupt the image and break down earlier impressions of visual plenitude. Iosilzon’s circular approach to narrative is leavened with her lightness of touch. This is seen primarily through the artist’s own deployment of burlesque, the grotesque, irony and humour in images which use as their starting point everyday scenes.


From March until May (2024), Iosilzon will present a solo exhibition at Berntson Bhattacharjee in London. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Heaven’s Chambers’ at Carvalho Park in New York (2023); 'Frogspawn' at Sapling Gallery in London (2023; 'Amanita Muscaria' at De Brock Gallery in Knokke (2023); 'Nocturnal' at Foundry in Seoul (2023); and  ‘Big Fish!’ with Berntson Bhattacharjee Gallery at Sotheby’s in Stockholm (2020). Recent group exhibitions include 'Hold Me Now' at IONE & MANN in London (2023); 'Luminous Terrain' at Atipografia in Arzignano (2023); 'Processing the past and digesting the future' at Badr El Jundi in Madrid (2023); 'L’heure du conte' at Pangée in Montréal (2023). Recent Art Fairs include Kiaf Seoul with Carvalho Park (New York) in Seoul (2023); Art Brussels with De Brock (Knokke) in Brussels (2023); Untitled Art Fair with Carvalho Park (New York) in Miami (2022); Kiaf Seoul with Carvalho Park (New York) in Seoul (2023).