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Irina Dorofeeva
South Bend, IN

About the Artist

Irina Dorofeeva is a silk artist living in South Bend, IN. She creates unique collections of silk paintings and silk scarves hand painted with different themes and motives. The particular technique she uses is called “the SERTI technique”. SERTI (French for "fence" or "enclosing") is the silk painting technique where designs are formed with gutta or resist liner. Irina studied this process in Russia, the country which is known for cultivating the SERTI technique and introducing it to Western Europe. Indeed this technique, so popular nowadays in France, came to Paris through members of the R…

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About the Artist

Irina Dorofeeva is a silk artist living in South Bend, IN. She creates unique collections of silk paintings and silk scarves hand painted with different themes and motives. The particular technique she uses is called “the SERTI technique”. SERTI (French for "fence" or "enclosing") is the silk painting technique where designs are formed with gutta or resist liner. Irina studied this process in Russia, the country which is known for cultivating the SERTI technique and introducing it to Western Europe. Indeed this technique, so popular nowadays in France, came to Paris through members of the Russian Czar’s family. During the Bolshevik Revolution, members of the Czar’s family dispersed throughout Europe. Many fled to Paris, bringing with them the secrets of the SERTI silk painting. When Irina learned the art of the serti technique, it quickly became her passion. She dedicated herself to develop master-level skills in applying this method of silk painting. In 2006 Irina moved to US and entered the University of Notre Dame as a graduate student. Apart from her major studies, she was taking classes in the art department and continued to improve her skills as an artist. At the same time she passionately worked on silk paintings and some day she realized that she had to start exhibiting her silk works. Right now she is participating in exhibitions and shows around the country, working with galleries on consignment and publishing her works in art related journals.

Artist’s Work

Cherry blossom 4
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Cherry Blossom

By Irina Dorofeeva

Morning glow 2
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Morning Glow

By Irina Dorofeeva

Still life saxophone
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Still Life with Saxophone

By Irina Dorofeeva

Red tree 2
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Red Tree

By Irina Dorofeeva

Fishing bear
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Fishing Bear

By Irina Dorofeeva

Sunset lake
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Sunset Lake

By Irina Dorofeeva

Lake view
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Lake View

By Irina Dorofeeva

Yosemity
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Yosemity

By Irina Dorofeeva

Cupolas
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Cupolas

By Irina Dorofeeva

Flowers and bird
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Flowers and Bird

By Irina Dorofeeva

Tranquil landscape
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Tranquil Landscape

By Irina Dorofeeva

Composition with fruits and grappa
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Composition with Fruits and Grappa

By Irina Dorofeeva

Town 2
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Town

By Irina Dorofeeva

Silk in the song of flowers
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Silk in the Song of Flowers

By Irina Dorofeeva

Winter in country
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Winter in Country

By Irina Dorofeeva

Tranquil blue floral garden
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Tranquil Blue Floral Garden

By Irina Dorofeeva

Composition with dombra
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Composition with Dombra

By Irina Dorofeeva

Amusing trees
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Amusing Trees

By Irina Dorofeeva

Shadowland
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Shadowland

By Irina Dorofeeva

Yellow flowers
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Yellow Flowers

By Irina Dorofeeva

Sea breeze 2
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Sea Breeze

By Irina Dorofeeva

Bears on mobius strip
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Bears on Mobius Strip

By Irina Dorofeeva

Tranquil blue flowers
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Tranquil Blue Flowers

By Irina Dorofeeva

Romantic flowers and sailor
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Romantic Flowers And Sailor

By Irina Dorofeeva

Night lute
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Night Lute

By Irina Dorofeeva

Still life with sailor
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Still Life with a Sailor

By Irina Dorofeeva

Landscape with river
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Landscape with a River

By Irina Dorofeeva

Upper peninsula
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Upper Peninsula

By Irina Dorofeeva

Blooming flowers in backyard
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Blooming Flowers in Backyard

By Irina Dorofeeva

The river 2
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The River

By Irina Dorofeeva

Notre dame in rain
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Notre Dame in Rain

By Irina Dorofeeva

Hydrangeas blooming flower
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Hydrangeas Blooming Flower

By Irina Dorofeeva

Selected Exhibitions

  • 11th annual Inter/National Art exhibition at Box Heart Gallery
    Pittsburgh, PA, 2011
  • "Exploring the Surface: a showcase of Contemporary Textile Art" at the Humanities Center
    Indianapolis, IN, 2011
  • "The Art of Silk Painting" solo show at SBCRC Gallery Space
    South Bend, IN, 2011
  • Solo show at Colfax Campus Gallery 2012
    South Bend, IN,
  • Solo show at Buchanan Art Center 2012
    Buchanan, IN,

Press and Accolades

  • Surface Design Magazine, Third Issue
    2011

Education

  • University of Notre Dame, Masters in Mechanical Engineering
    South Bend, IN,2010 
  • Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Masters in Applied Physics and Mathematics
    Moscow, RUSSIA,2005