About Yulia Makeyeva

I like to push the boundaries of the ordinary. Exploring the capabilities of materials and techniques I learn through making.

Yulia Makeyeva is a multidisciplinary artist and founder of Connect With Art. She grew up in Russia and is now based in Jersey, Channel Islands. Yulia turned her full attention to art practice in 2019.  Her Linguistics and Art History background and interest in anthropology are firmly rooted in her art practice. Being interested in concepts of memory and time, language and non-verbal communication, boundaries and borders, she works on multiple projects simultaneously, drawing inspiration from public and private archives.

Yulia’s work received immense support and development at a 3-month intensive Art Portfolio course in London where she experimented with different mediums, spanning video, photography, sculpture, collage, printmaking, painting and traditional domestic crafts. By often reducing her means to a minimum, she creates a compelling image evoking multiple meanings.

In 2021 Yulia has been awarded a ‘distinction degree’ UAL Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design/Foundation Studies/Highlands College, Jersey Channel Islands. She is currently involved in an educational art project at Hautlieu School, Jersey, as part of a forthcoming group exhibition 2Lives

Yulia was part of Skipton Big Ideas Exhibition, produced by Jersey Art House, October/November 2021 in Jersey, with her sculpture ‘Continuum’.

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