Katya Ilina

Artist member since 2020
Toronto, Ontario

Katya Ilina is a Russian born and Toronto based portrait and fashion photographer. Her works explore themes of cultural identity of people and their environments in the context of globalisation.

Having grown up in a culture on the crossroads of Europe and Asia, she spent several years living and working in countries like the UK, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, the US and Canada. This allowed Ilina to see and experience interconnections between the cultures while reflecting back on her personal identity. Thus, her artistic influences range from Fauvists to symbolism of nature in Asian arts.

Katya’s works were exhibited in the UK and South Korea.


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Describe the person your work appeals to in 3 words

Global citizen, curious, contemporary

How long have you been creating art?

Over 10 years

Upcoming Exhibitions

Bristol, London, Birmingham, UK
International Photography Exhibition 162 (The Royal Photographic Society)

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Glasgow, UK
International Photography Exhibition (The Glasgow Gallery of Photography)


Seoul, South Korea
Empty (Vofol Gallery)


Ryerson University
BA Photography

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