Julia Kiryanova (Russia, Sterlitamak ) is an independent multidisciplinary artist based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Kiryanova is known for her paintings and performances using nude bodies and confronting vulnerability with sexuality. A fascination for people lies at the heart of much of Kiryanova’s work. Freedom of expression, sensuality and boldness are the basis of all her works. Her performances show the beauty and cruelty of nudity.
Kiryanova knew from a young age that painting and drawing were her greatest passions. She attended several art schools in Russia. In 2012 she moved to Europe, feeling that the country she grew up in did not allow her the artistic freedom she desired and did not provide healthy social environment. In 2016 she was admitted to the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and afterwards she attended to the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.
J.Kiryanova exhibited her work at Amsterdam museum, Museum Lieve Ons Op Solder, The National Holocaust Museum, Gallery Untitled, Rotterdam; Josilda da Conceição gallery, Amsterdam.