URIYA'S ART STORY
Uriya Jurik is a multimedia artist and curator from Kazakhstan, currently living in Guildford, UK.
Appropriating nomadic traditions from her homeland Kazakhstan, multimedia artist Uriya Jurik embraces found and organic media including sheep bones and wool.
Intertwining quantum theory with ancient wisdom, her metaphysical objects and landscapes challenge the audience’s perception of reality. Her work aims to raise collective consciousness to catalyse wellbeing on the planet.
Embracing felt’s chaotic constitution, her wool installations make palpable the entanglement of the Universe which evolves through us – tiny and vulnerable wool fibers in the infinite interconnected tapestry of the world.
Following graduation with a BA in International Economics and later an MBA in Corporate Finance, she worked in stressful corporate world until her passion for art surpassed corporate career ambitions.
Although Uriya was drawn to art from a young age, she started studying art later in life, first at KABK (Royal Dutch Academy, The Hague), then at Contemporary Art Business in Sotheby's Institute, Art Gallery & Exhibition Management at City University of London, followed by an MA Fine Art (Distinction) at the University for the Creative Arts, UK.
She has participated in solo and group exhibitions in The Netherlands, UK, Monaco and USA. Her art is in private collections throughout the world. As a charity project she has also been promoting contemporary artists from Central Asia in prominent exhibitions like London Art Fair and London Biennale.