Summer in Charleston | 2017, oil on canvas, 24" x 30"
Dining Room (Charleston) | 2017, oil on canvas, 24" x 30"
Waiting For Your Call | 2017, oil on canvas, 24" x 30"
Evenings We Spent Dreaming | 2017, oil on canvas, 24" x 30"
Guestroom | 2017, oil on canvas, 24" x 30"
Sylvie’s Room | 2017, oil on canvas, 24" x 30"
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Member Portfolio

Ekaterina Popova

Philadelphia, PA


Artist Statement

For the past several years, Popova has been exploring the theme of interiors in her work. It is the series that has garnered her critical media attention and a sizable list of worldwide collectors. The interest in this subject began as a way for her to reflect on her upbringing in Russia, but eventually evolved into a deeper investigation of the overall idea of “home” and what it means to her now. Her paintings highlight the warmth and beauty of lived-in domestic spaces, including items and objects that refer to a human presence without including the figure.  
“Enjoy The View” will debut over twenty paintings that continue Popova’s series of romantic interiors and intimate domiciliary spaces. These works are about enjoying the actual views depicted in her rich, painterly compositions but are also a metaphor for taking the time to be present and mindful in one’s life. She inspires and encourages us to savor every moment and to fall in love with the people and places that add color to our lives. In these paintings of decadent rooms, unmade beds, airy balconies and open windows, the artist playfully explores texture and light with oil paint. Through her mastery of color and value, she creates a lush and dreamy atmosphere in each scene. Ekaterina aims to transport the viewer to a fantasy world of quiet, ethereal spaces inspired by travels to France, Spain and beyond.

Artist Biography

Ekaterina Popova is an award-winning artist known primarily for her original oil paintings of interiors. Popova received a Bachelor's in Fine Art from Kutztown University in 2011. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at Cohle Gallery in Paris and Menorca, The Painting Center in New York, James Oliver Gallery in Philadelphia, Decorazon Gallery in New York, and Paradigm Gallery in Philadelphia, among others. She has also previously shown at contemporary art fairs such as Affordable Art Fair and Art Miami.
Popova has been featured by multiple blogs and publications such as Colossal, Beautiful Bizarre Magazine, American Art Collector, The Jealous Curator, DPI Magazine, Friend of The Artist, Iceview and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
She has completed several artist residencies including ones at the Centre Pompadour in France, the NES Residency in Iceland and the Skopelos Foundation for the Arts in Greece. Popova works out of her rustic factory studio at 1241 Carpenter Street Studios in Philadelphia.

Awards & Honors

The Delaware Division of the Arts Opportunity Grant
Semi-Finalist, The Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Philadelphia
2nd place, The Magic of Charvin Infinite Color Contest
The Delaware Division of the Arts Opportunity Grant
The Creativity Habit, Episode 11: Ekaterina Popova "How to Build a Following and Make a
Difference with Your Art"

Nes Artist Residency, Iceland
The Skopelos Foundation for the Arts, Greece


World of Interiors Magazine, November, 2017
"In the Studio With Ekaterina Popova", Creative Founders, October 2017
Find Liaison, Interview, September 2017
Newhall, Edith "Exceptional summer shows at local galleries…", Philadelphia Inquirer, July 27 2017
"New York: art aesthetics’ 5 Must See Artists at The Other Art Fair New York" Saatchi
Art/Art Aesthetics
, May 2017
Average Arts Magazine, Issue 10, May 2017
Beall, Kelly "Ekaterina Popova", Design Crush Blog, April 19, 2017
Schira, Ron "GoggleWorks hosts two exhibits: painting and sculpture" Reading Eagle, April
9, 2017
Ignant, February 16, 2017
Dube, Ilene "Trenton museum exhibit looks at furniture as art", Newsworks, February 17,
Art Reveal Magazine, Issue 25, February 2017
"Spotlight: Ekaterina Popova", Emboss Magazine, February 13, 2017
Apperloo, Sandra “Beautiful Bedrooms By Ekaterina Popova”, Artistic Moods, January 30,
The Jealous Curator, January
Cowan, Katy "Artist Ekaterina Popova paints an inviting picture of "Home" to remember her roots", Creative Boom, January 19, 2017
White Sidell, Misty "Kara Ross’ Diamonds Unleashed Takes to Art Basel Miami Beach", WWD, November 30, 2016
Featured, September 2016
"Domestic Spaces and Still Lives in Paintings by Ekaterina Popova," The ArtBo, September 2016
Rief, Cassie "Ekaterina Popova: Thought-provoking and Emotionally Moving Oil Paintings" Empty Easel, August 2016
Feature Art Hunters, Summer 2016
Tussle Magazine, Summer 2016
Glassworks Magazine, Fall 2016
Studio Visit Magazine Summer 2016
Minetta Review, Spring 2016
365 Artists 365 Days Project, September 23,
The Artist Catalogue, Volume 4 Issue 2, Summer 2015
Expose Art Magazine, Issue 2, February 2015
Studio Visit Magazine, Volume 27, Winter 2014
Ivory Tower, Delhi, India, October 2013
Fisher, Dani Interview, Prolifick Radio, Allentown, PA, September, 2013
Coldiron, Cindy “Flowers In Art: Contemporary International Artists,” January 2013
Cred Magazine, Issue 3, November 2012
Kovaloski, Serena “Dreaming of a Russian Childhood,” Artful Vagabond, July
Knapp, Tom “Works of Light and Dark, Memory and Fantasy, at Red Raven,” Intelligencer
, March 2012
Daub, Matthew “The Art of The Critique,” Professional Artist Magazine, December 2012


Capital One, Oliver Evans Building, Wilmington, DE
Kutztown University, PA
Berks Country Intermediate Unit, Reading, PA


Solo & Two-Person
Highlight Artist, Red Raven Art Company, Lancaster, PA
Eckhaus Gallery, Kutztown, PA
Come on in, Ekaterina Popova and Erika Stearly, Goggleworks, Reading, PA
Ekaterina Popova and T.S. Kist, Capital One, Wilmington, DE
Glimpses of Home, Redding Gallery, Wilmington, DE
Space 2033, Philadelphia, PA
Grand Opera House Gallery, Wilmington, DE
Inside/Outside, Independent Space Gallery, Kutztown, PA
The Blue Series, F&N Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Emerging Artist Exhibition, Red Raven Art Company, Lancaster, PA

Fire and Air Gallery Pop Up, The Hive, Philadelphia, PA
The BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® Artisan Series Exhibition, Painted Bride, Philadelphia, PA
Fight or Flight, The Painting Center, New York, NY
The Other Art Fair, New York, NY
Sex Symbol, Carpenter St. Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Friends Juried Exhibition, Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE
On These Walls, Trenton City Museum, Trenton, NJ
Diamonds Unleashed, Art Miami Fairs, Miami, FL Funded in part by Delaware
Division of the Arts grant
In the Secret Garden, A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Contemporary Still Life, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
POST, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
The Shaft Juried Exhibition, Shaft, Wilmington, DE
Assemblage, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
POST, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Benefit for Ballet X, Bridgette Mayer Gallery Philadelphia, PA
Identity, UForge Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA
June Auction, ArtBombNY, New York, NY
Masquerade, AIGA Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Frozen, LibertyTown Arts, Fredericksburg, VA
Juried Exhibition
Locale, Painted Bride and Paradigm Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Benefit for Ballet X, Bridgette Mayer Gallery Philadelphia, PA
WFIX II Aerious, Chris White Gallery, Wilmington, DE
Greenpoint Gallery Spring Salon, Greenpoint Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
New Wilmington Painting, Tower Hill Gallery, Wilmington, DE
Art Inter/National, Box Heart Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA
December Exhibition, Red Raven Art Company, Lancaster, PA
Illuminated Chroma, Buckham Gallery, Flint, MI
Mid Atlantic Juried Exhibition 2012, New Castle, PA
Reconstruct-Deconstruct, EYA Member Exhibition, Columbus, OH
From Our Perspectives, Oakland College, Farmington Hills, MI
Multiplicity, EYA Exhibition, Goodwyn Hall Gallery, Montgomery, AL
Grand Opening Exhibition, Prelude Gallery, Philadelphia,PA
Biggs Picture 2011, Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover, DE
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