I love color, gesture and expression with paint - those are the major forces behind my artistic practice and exploration. Surfaces don't matter as long as they support this adventurous exploration. The main artists who continue to inspire me throughout the years are: De Kooning, Rothko, Matisse, Mitchell, Krasner. I also work as an interaction designer and artist in media, holding an MFA in Design and Technology from The New School, Parsons School of Design in New York and a BFA in Advertising Design from Syracuse University, where I studied painting with Jerome Witkin.
2019 “…dream again.”, The Plaxall Gallery, Long Island City, NY
2019 LIC-A@Atlantic 2019, Atlantic Gallery, Chelsea, New York, NY
2018 - 2019 Off The Wall, The Plaxall Gallery, Long Island City, NY
2018 Long Island City Artists Spring Member Showcase Group Show, Long Island City, NY
2010 – 2016 LIC Arts Open Studios, Long Island City, NY
Delavan Art Gallery, Syracuse, NY
Think Now, Design Later by Pete Barry
Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
2011 DESIGN TEACHING FELLOW - Parsons Bootcamp
Developed and taught a 3 week intensive bootcamp course in design. Partnered with web design and code (Processing) instructors to bootcamp prepare entering MFA Design and Technology 1st Year students.
LaGuardia Community College, New York NY
2005 - 2010 ART AND DESIGN CONTINUING EDUCATION TEACHER
Lead and developed a variety of art and design classes as part of CUNY College for Children and Teen Academy programs.
College for Children - Art Workshop 1 and 2
Teen Academy: Art & Design, Logo Design
Parsons School of Design, MFA in Design and Technology 2012
Syracuse University, BFA in Advertising Design 2004
Born in Bulgaria, based in New York, Roussina migrated to the US in 2000. She works as an interaction designer and artist in media, holding degrees in Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design in New York and in Advertising Design from Syracuse University. As an adventurous explorer of every hue and nuance, color and expressive gesture are the main forces behind her work. Please feel free to reach out directly should you have any questions or requests. Email roussina[at]gmail.com or call 917.254.0065.