Masha Ryskin is a Russian-born immigrant artist. She received an academic art education in painting in Moscow, Soviet Union, followed by a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the University of Michigan.
Ryskin uses a variety of media, including drawing and painting, printmaking, and installation. Her work is concerned with landscape and its elements as a metaphor for a sense of place, memory, history, and passage of time.
Masha's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has been reviewed in a number of publications, including The New York Times and Art New England. She has participated in a number of artist residencies, both in the United States and abroad. She is a recipient of many grants and fellowships, including a Rhode Island Artist Fellowship and two Fulbright grants.
For the past eleven years, Ryskin has collaborated with Montreal artist Serge Marchetta. Their collaborative practice stems from investigations of memory, a sense of place, and displacement. Together, they have been invited to a number of International artist residencies and have exhibited their work internationally.
Prior to collaborations with Marchetta, Ryskin worked together with Margaret Yuko Kimura as well as with other artists, dancers, and musicians.