Lina Narovlansky emigrated to the USA from Moscow, Russia as a mid-career artist. Fiber art compositions had always been included in her projects, both as an artist/ designer for the National Artists Fund and when completing her graduate education as a textile artist with the Stroganov Moscow State Academy of Arts and Industry.
Having made her home in the Boston North Shore area, Lina continues to approach fiber art from a variety of directions: collage, large scale wall panels, fabric sculpture and wearable art designs. She is a resident artist at the Boston Center for the Arts, has been recognized by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and has participated in New England Artist Congresses.
Over the last two decades Lina developed an original technique of painting on fabric. It’s a unique process that combines painting with monotype printing to produce striking colors and patterns, and opens new possibilities when painting on silk. As part of this process, she designs her own color schemas, often getting unexpected results. The fabric generated by this technique can evoke the feeling of being in a landscape or seascape and informs both her wall compositions and her clothes designs. The Purity and Transparency of the air, the Depth of the sky, the Chaos of the ocean: the coexistence of all these ideas is her inspiration. Lina’s paintings are in direct rapport with modern abstract art, while superimposed on the centuries-old tradition of painting on silk. Narovlansky’s aligned technique of painting on waxed rice paper is often inspired by the images of the larger areas of earth viewed from above. Both techniques are spontaneous and allow her wide latitude to experiment with color.Jacquard products used: Procion MX