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Yulia Iosilzon’s paintings evoke a dreamworld of human-plant hybrids and playful childhood memory, tinged with the quiet menace of mythology. Figures and faces emerge from the surface of the canvases before dissolving into foliage, water, and the bodies of animals. The paintings contrast chaos with control, baroque abundance with boldly delineated segments of color. Showing sympathy to the significant lineage of famed color-field painters, Iosilzon employs a soak staining technique similar to that popularized by Helen Frankenthaler in the 1950s and 60s.

Yulia Iosilzon (b. 1992, Moscow, Russia) is an Israeli artist who lives and works in London. She graduated both from the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal College of Art and has won several prizes for her work, including the Audrey Wykeham Prize in 2016 and the Bloomberg New Contemporaries prize in 2019. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Carvalho Park, New York (2023); Sapling, London (2022); De Brock, Knokke (2022); Foundry, Seoul (2022); Berntson Bhattacharjee, Stockholm (2021); Huxley Parlour, London (2021) and Osnova, Moscow (2020).

My paintings are a theatre of the absurd, where fantasies happen all at once in one space.

Yulia Iosilzon



  • 2017 - 2019

    Royal College of Art, London, UK

  • 2013 - 2017

    Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK


  • 2019

    Bloomberg New Contemporaries

  • 2016

    Audrey Wykeham Prize


  • 2024

    Palazzo Monti, Brescia, Italy

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2024

    Modus Operandi, Berntson Bhattacharjee, London, UK

    Miart, with Atipografia, Milan, Italy

    Cool Summer, De Brock, Knokke, Belgium

  • 2023

    Heaven's Chambers, Carvalho Park, New York, NY, USA

  • 2022

    Nocturnal, Foundry, Seoul, South Korea

    Amanita Muscaria, De Brock, Knokke, Belgium

    Art Narratives, Roksanda, London, UK

    Frogspawn, Sapling, London, UK

  • 2021

    Fanfarria, Huxley-Parlour, London, UK

    A Chorus of Beauty and Menace, Carvalho Park, New York, NY, USA

    The Big Fish!, Berntson Bhattacharjee x Sotheby’s Nordics, Stockholm, Sweden

    Art Antwerp, with De Brock, Antwerp, Belgium

  • 2020

    Invisible Power, Osnova, Moscow, Russia

    Artist Room, Columbia x Roman Road, London, UK

  • 2019

    Paradeisos, Carvalho Park, New York, NY, USA

Group Exhibitions

  • 2024

    Kristian Touborg, Se Yoon Park, Yulia Iosilzon, Carvalho Park at Frieze No. 9 Cork Street, London, UK

    The Dimension of Feeling, Vortic x House of Koko, London, UK

  • 2023

    Hold Me Now, IONE & MANN, London, UK

    Kiaf Seoul, with Carvalho Park, Seoul, South Korea

    Luminous Terrain, Atipografia, Arzignano, Italy

    Processing the past and digesting the future, Badr El Jundi, Madrid, Spain

    Art Brussels, with De Brock, Brussels, Belgium

    L’heure du conte, Pangée, Montreal, Canada

  • 2022

    The Sky above the Roof, Tabula Rasa Gallery, Beijing, China

    The Earth has music for those who listen, Sapling, London, UK

    Kiaf Seoul, with Carvalho Park, Seoul, South Korea

    Two Sisters, Roman Road & Working Project, London, UK

    Once Upon a Time in Mayfair, Phillips, London, UK

    Jingle Bells VI, De Brock, Knokke, Belgium

  • 2021

    Paradise Is Not Just a Place, Roman Road, London, UK

    The Ode to the Body, Daniel Benjamin Gallery, London, UK

    Selfhood, Berntson Bhattacharjee Gallery, London, UK

  • 2020

    Fight or Flight, Roman Road, London, UK

    Birthday, White Crypt, London, UK

    Begin Again, Guts Gallery, London, UK

    London Now, Space K, Seoul, South Korea

    Crowd, Hannah Barry Gallery, London, UK

    RedivideR, Platform Projects, Platform Southwark, London, UK

  • 2019

    Bloomberg New Contemporaries, South London Gallery, London, UK

    Detritus, Wells Projects, London, UK

    Lacuna, Sottosale Projects, London, UK

    Velvet Ropes, House of Vans, London, UK

    Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, UK

    Varieties of Disturbance, Shelf Spanish City, Newcastle, UK

    Wolves by the Road, Assembly House, Leeds, UK

    Rub The Bronze Dog’s Nose, Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia

    Splodge, Hockney Gallery, London, UK

    We Can Only Have Fun on Certain Days, Warbling Collective, London, UK

    Nourishment, Guests Space, London, UK

    AWB, Herrick Gallery, London, UK

  • 2018

    Something Else, Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Russia

    UJS Exhibition, London, UK

    More Life, Hockney Gallery, London, UK

    The Origin of Who, Kvadrat 16 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Thumbnails, Hockney Gallery, London, UK

    We Are the Ones Vol I, Group Exhibition, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Visions, Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Russia

  • 2017

    Slade Degree Show, Slade School of Fine Art, London, UK

Selected images