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Alexandra (Alya) Rozenman was born in 1971 in Moscow, USSR. She was classically trained at the Soviet Academy of Arts for two years and later studied with dissident artists, well-known today, from Moscow’s underground movement. While still a teenager, she became part of Moscow’s alternative scene of the 1980s. After immigrating to the US, she spent the early 1990s in New York, becoming a part of what later became the International Art Alliance on the Lower East Side and earning her BFA from SUNY in 1993. She later relocated to Boston, earning an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts in 1998, and studying with Gerry Bergstein and Robert Ferrandini. Her paintings and drawings blend the styles and symbols of folk art, Russian Underground Conceptualism, illustration, and Jewish art.

She was the recipient of the MacDowell Foundation Fellowship in 2006.

Rozenman exhibits nationally and internationally, most recently at the Trustman Gallery in Simmons College in Boston and at the Hudson Gallery in Gloucester, MA. Rozenman is a member of Fountain Street Gallery in Boston. Her two shows in 2018 will be at the Fountain Street Gallery in Boston and the Flinn Gallery in Greenwich, CT.


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