Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

Polina Tereshina (Seattle) is a painter born in Chelyabinsk, Russia. She moved to Washington in 2002 and has been living and working in and around Seattle since. She earned a BFA in painting and drawing from the University of Washington in 2013. Polina has exhibited her work in Germany, New Orleans, Portland, and Seattle. Her work draws from and conveys intimate feelings that cannot be put into words. It ranges from figurative to abstract, from flat to sculptural, but always with a distinct look and feel.


Polina Tereshina will receive 2016 GAP funding to create a series of large works on paper and linen.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.
From the Artist

I’m honored and very grateful to get this award! Thank you Artist Trust!

Polina Tereshina