Irina Mozhaeva (Ирина Можаева)

Irina Mozhaeva (Ирина Можаева) was born in 1960 in Siberia, Russia. In 1984 she graduated from Moscow Textile University, faculty of applied arts. She is a member of Moscow Union of Artists. The media she works with include silk, oil and watercolours. Irina's practice also encompasses interior design. 25 years ago Irina Mozhaeva founded a school and until now she has been teaching silk painting using both traditional methods, and her own innovative techniques. From 1987 to 1992 Irina Mozhaeva earned a government contract for the design of greeting cards. In 2000 she wrote a monthly column about batik in the Russian magazine 'Light. Nature and Man'. Since 2007 she has been cooperating with the Moscow Philharmonia on the project ‘We paint music’. From 2012 Irina Mozhaeva's artworks are included in the annual catalogue Russian Art Guide. In 2012 a local TV channel made a documentary about her school. Irina has been featured in a number of publications in Russia, Germany, and the UAE. She regularly contributes to an art magazine ART+ published in the UAE in Russian.


Her artworks were acquired by the Kunsthalle Wurth museum in Schwabisch Hall (Germany) and form part of private collections worldwide.

Irina Mozhaeva lives and works in Moscow, Russia.


Selected solo exhibitions:

2014 - Dreams, The Gallery, The Club, Abu Dhabi, UAE

2013 - Symphony of Colour and Light, Baginskaya Gallery and Studio, Dubai, UAE

2012 – 'Artismailovo', Moscow, Russia

2008  -  Moscow Union of Artists exhibition hall, Moscow, Russia

2008  – State Duma, Moscow, Russia

2006  - Hungarian Cultural Centre, Moscow, Russia

2005  - Tauberbischofshaim, Germany

2003  - Oslo, Norway

2001  - Schrozberg castle, Germany

2000  - Schwabisch Hall, Germany

1999 -  Werthaim, Sparkasse, Germany

1997 - Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, USA

1995 – Wertheim, Dresdner Bank, Germany

Selected group exhibitions:

2010  -  State Duma, Moscow, Russia

2009  – 'ArtTishinka', Moscow, Russia

2005  -  'Women & Art – A Global Perspective', Sharjah, UAE