Ekaterina Vopiyashina - printmaking artist

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Artist Bio

Ekaterina Vopiyashina was born and grew up in Russia, Volgograd.

Vopiyashina studied academic drawing and painting at several independence studios in Moscow.

She moved to Calgary Alberta in 2015 to pursue BFA degree in Alberta with major in printmaking and minor in illustration.

Ekaterina works in several printmaking techniques, such as etching, drypoint, aquatint, relief print, silkscreen and lithography.

She also has an interest in painting and illustration. Her works respond to the culture of consumption and social problems, such as gender inequality and environmental issues.



Solo Exhibitions:

Just some prints, Galerie Gaulin, Calgary, February 24-March 9, 2018

Group Exhibitions:

The Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts, RBC Emerging artists show, Edmonton, August 2018 (upcoming)

Southern Graphics Conference, Las Vegas, USA, April 2018

Sawtooth Gallery in Winston-Salem, NC, USA, April 23-May 24, 2018

Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Print exchange Exhibition, January 2018

Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Print Department Exhibition, March 2017, 2018

Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, First Year Student Exhibition, participating and volunteering, Spring 2015

Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Show and Sale ACADSA exhibitions, participating and volunteering 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Online Exhibitions:

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) 2018 Art Showcase, 5 winners https://www.collegesinstitutes.ca/art/

New Impressions 2017 winners (category Intaglio/Etching) https://www.speedballart.com/contests/new-impressions-2107-winners-intaglio-etching/


Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) 2018 Art Showcase, 1st place in Sculpture, Textile, Mixed Media, & Printmaking category

New Impressions Printmaking Competition 2017, 2nd place in the Intaglio/Etching category

Participant at 2018 RBC Emerging Artist Project at the Nina Haggerty Centre for the Arts



This series currently includes 6 etching prints, but potentially could be extended. All the images are printed from 2 plates: the same bottom part (half of a face till eyeline) and different upper parts, belonging to different animals. Each image is supposed to represent one of the artist’s vices


Here are my series of Lingerie silkscreen prints. I was using actual objects to create an image. I was interested in the process of transforming 3d physical objects into 2d prints. I was exploring themes of gender, sexuality, and fashion in this project.

Second Shift:2018

This series of prints is telling a story about invisible labour. I want to make an accent on house chores, which historically supposed to be done by women. In 2007, researchers at Cambridge University looked into the average working week. For women in full time employment they worked an average of 68 hours (including commuting, domestic work and child care). The average working week for a man was 55 hours (including commuting and domestic work). This mentality of men being the breadwinners and women doing the housework most likely originated from how women were historically discouraged from working outside of the home. What then when both partners work full-time jobs nowadays? Often the women are still pushed to work a “second” or “third” shift when they return home. This isn’t to mean that these jobs aren’t important or that some women don’t dislike doing it. However there is an inequality in the work done at home, especially with things such as childcare.

Other prints 2015-2017

Here are some my prints which I've made other the last 3 years. Some of them come by series and I could come back to them eventually (Memento Mori Playing Cards, Botanical Drawings). Some of them are standing by themselves (such as DoppelGanger, Plague Doctor).

Recent news

29 May 2018. I am currently collecting "shoes stories" for my upcoming project and show. If you want to participate, please send me a photo of your shoes and a story (could be anything, somehow connected to your experience in this pair of shoes). The final piece will be a collection of shoes boxes, and the story and the image will be printed inside (some boxes are ready). As a reward you will get a professional print on paper of your shoes.

Leave me a message!

Ask me about my current, past or upcoming projects, collaborations, purchasing prints, commissions or anything else!

email: katevopiyashina@gmail.com; phone: +1-403-589-2319