The 301st meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday,  March 23, 2021 at 7pm. ONLINE PRESENTATION VIA ZOOM. Please email to register for this event. Free and open to the public.

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Masha Krasnova – Shabaeva: Still on My Way to Somewhere.

An account of my journey so far. Here I mean a literal geographical journey: I moved around quiet a lot and every time it had a profound influence on my work. As well as a metaphorical one: from becoming an illustrator by pure chance to transforming into huge fan of everything connected to illustration.

I was born in Ufa, Russia in 1981. Currently I’m based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. I was trained as a painter, but since 2004 I’ve been working a lot as a commercial illustrator for clients  around the world. My clients include: The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Vrij Nederland, Esquire, Elle, GQ, Rolling Stone and many others. Represented worldwide by Heart agency. Purely commercial work was never the most interesting for me, so parallel to this I’ve always been involved in a lot of art projects for museums and galleries, as well as self-publishing. Exhibited in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Uppsala Konstmuseum, Uppsala, Sweden; Rotopol, Kassel, Germany and other venues. Teaching at Artez academy in Zwolle and WdKA in Rotterdam. Website: