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Alla Broeksmit



Alla Broeksmit

Alla Broeksmit was born in the Ukraine. Her childhood memories growing up in Kiev have always played a strong role in her art. After emigrating from the Soviet Union, she began to approach art more deliberately, first practicing life drawing and then enrolling in formal art training at the Parsons School of Design in New York City. After moving to London in 1997 she co-founded the Lots Road Group. Alla received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the New York Studio School in 2017 and is currently studying at the Slade School of Fine Art. Her painting “Midway” is included in “The Screen Show,” an exhibition opening next year at the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, Maine, U.S.A.


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About Alla

Alla Broeksmit, born in Ukraine, lives and works
between London, New York, and Maine.

I imagine travelling alone in a foggy space, the twilight of dawn is revealed and concealed. I am standing in front of the canvasses. Are they windows, or doors, or mirrors? These new paintings are self-portraits, but the surrogate self is a chameleon; the image can become one’s own image, no matter who experiences it. This allows the essence of the viewer to be revealed as if in front of a mirror-like surface. The painter and the beholder have become one, united. The surfaces, textured and layered, are created with soft transparent colors and chant like ritual of repetition that reflects our inside light. They become portals to the very illusion of ourselves, behind the layers of paint. The landscapes are lifted towards the center of the composition, opposite axes are intertwined and the essential is revealed: the landscape of the heart.

Slade Affiliate Studies   

Completed certification at Slade Affiliate Studies.

Post Grad NYSS

Completed certification at the New York Studio School.

Master of Fine Arts

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in painting at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture (Class of 2017).

Heatherley’s Diploma

Alla was awarded the Heatherley’s Diploma and Post Diploma in Portraiture (2012 and 2013 respectively).

Portrait Painters

A. Broeksmit is one of the founding members of The Lots Road Group, an association of portrait painters which curate exhibitions.

Interior Design

Her background in interior design, coupled with her association with art institutions, have allowed her to develop her artistic eye.