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Irina Voronina is the member of Russian Union of Artists; Creative Union "Blue Pomegranate"; European Group "Art Quilt Fusion". 1981-1987 had studied at architectural faculty in Repin's Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture of USSR Academy of Arts. 1987 - graduated from Academy with honors degree on the specialty architect-artist. Since 1987 had worked in various architecture studios and publisher's houses. Had projected interiors of N.Durova's Museum of Elabuga; S.Kovalevskaya Museum in Leningradsky region. Since 2000 has been designing public and private interiors and graphics for books and journals. Since 1989 has been working in the art quilt technique. My first encounter with textiles happened in 1989. Since that time they've never ceased to amaze and fascinate me. Being a painter, I work with pieces of fabric as if they were brushstrokes, presenting visual effects of light an depth, creating layers of semi transparent, burnt,dyed or painted materials. I manipulate cotton and sheer organza fabrics, add embellishments, invent textures to achieve the desired effect and convey my message to the viewer. The artistic idea is the starting point for my work. I always make a detailed sketch based on my drawings and photographs still its implementation demands complete devotion and concentration, long hours of seclusion in my workroom. I feel privileged to live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world- Saint-Petersburg. It has both splendour and poetry and an infinite source for inspiration for any artist. Took part in different exhibitions, contests and festivals with interiors and quilts in Russia, Canada, France, Great Britain, USA, Japan, Finland, Hungary. The works are in private collections in Russia, Germany, Finland, Canada.